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Want to be a magician like David Copperfield? Start by mastering the easy magic tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A friend
- A pen
- A calculator
Have friend write a number
Tell your friend to write any number on a sheet of paper. The number can be as many digits long as they want.
Write the number nine
Tell your friend you will predict the final number they will have at the end of the trick. Write the number nine on another sheet of paper, fold the paper, and set it aside.
Scramble the digits
Have your friend scramble the digits of their number and write it down. If the original number is 435, they might write down 354.
Have your friend use the calculator to subtract one number from the other.
Have your friend add the digits of the number together until only one digit is left.
Show your prediction
Show your friend your prediction on the piece of paper. Ask, "Is this your final number?" and prepare to watch their jaws drop in amazement at your magic skills.