Find a piece of paper, a pencil, a calculator and a friend

Write 73 on a piece of paper, fold it up, and hand it to your unsuspecting friend.

Ask your friend select a four-digit number and enter it twice into a calculator.

Ask your friend to divide this number by 137.

Now ask your friend to divide the answer by his original four-digit number

Ask your friend to look at the folded piece of paper.

You are a Math Magician!

Entering a four-digit number twice (23452345) is equivalent to multiplying it by 10001.(2345 x 10001 = 23452345).

Since 10001 = 73 x 137, the eight-digit number will be divisible by 73, 137, and the original four-digit number.

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Write 73 on a piece of paper, fold it up, and hand it to your unsuspecting friend.

Ask your friend select a four-digit number and enter it twice into a calculator.

*Example*: 23452345Ask your friend to divide this number by 137.

*Example*: 23452345 / 137 = 171185Now ask your friend to divide the answer by his original four-digit number

*Example*: 171185 / 2345 = 73Ask your friend to look at the folded piece of paper.

You are a Math Magician!

**Why this happens**:Entering a four-digit number twice (23452345) is equivalent to multiplying it by 10001.(2345 x 10001 = 23452345).

Since 10001 = 73 x 137, the eight-digit number will be divisible by 73, 137, and the original four-digit number.

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