tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1974069331194878127.post7154046648977844659..comments2014-12-19T08:24:42.116-06:00Comments on TransylvanianDutch: How Genealogy Can Determine Your Age - 2009Johnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16874952946606709532noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1974069331194878127.post-70160443516270315412009-01-11T12:18:00.000-06:002009-01-11T12:18:00.000-06:00I will claim my answer is 639. I will only be able...I will claim my answer is 639. I will only be able to make that claim for 10 more days.Johnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17779409214968505642noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1974069331194878127.post-58385844117628476922009-01-11T10:24:00.000-06:002009-01-11T10:24:00.000-06:00Pretty cool! My result was 550!Pretty cool! My result was 550!Cheriehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04625105591596765120noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1974069331194878127.post-72924876093819188052009-01-11T09:38:00.000-06:002009-01-11T09:38:00.000-06:00Yes, Tamura, but the result for (100*gp+age) isn't...Yes, Tamura, but the result for (100*gp+age) isn't surprising to anyone. The result for (100*gp+2009-by) is probably equally boring to most people.<BR/><BR/>That's why the math has to be made a little more complicated to confuse those who aren't mathematically inclined. They start to wonder what 1759 has to do with anything. In the realm of magic it is known as 'misdirection.'Johnhttp://transylvaniandutch.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1974069331194878127.post-50949824150164915952009-01-11T08:51:00.000-06:002009-01-11T08:51:00.000-06:00gp = number of grandparentsby = birthyearIgnoring ...gp = number of grandparents<BR/>by = birthyear<BR/><BR/>Ignoring the -1 correction for those who have not had their birthday yet, the formula is<BR/><BR/>( gp * 2 + 5 ) * 50 + 1759 - by <BR/>= 100 * gp + 2009 - by <BR/>= 100 * gp + age<BR/><BR/>It is to make this work for centenarians; just modify the formula to use gp * 1000.TamuraJoneshttp://tamurajones.myopenid.com/noreply@blogger.com