66 entries in Numbers / Miscellaneous
  
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Unknown Le Petit Chasseur automaton with a bow shoots arrow on a cardboard and hits selected number La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 42
Unknown How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint. people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers Breslaw's Last Legacy 40
Adolf Blind (Magicus) The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested orderAlso published here Later Magic 581
Adolf Blind (Magicus) The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested orderAlso published here Magical Titbits 29
Oswald Rae The Elusive Digits four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand Between Ourselves 34
Unknown The Elevens Stunt Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 20
Unknown Telling a Chosen Card Divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three) Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 25
Jack Yates Object in Mind divination of one of three objects, mathematical principle Minds in Close-Up 25
Ronald B. Edwards Think of a Number business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 34
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Bill Trick Serial number divination, very mathematical Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 52
Martin Gardner The Mysteries of Seven Explains why the number nine has such weird properties Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 168
Lloyd E. Jones The Cyclic Number A packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 9
Royal Vale Heath Heath's "Tappit" Tapping the Hours type of trick, but with colored tiles and numbers printed on themInspired by Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 102
Will Blyth Blyth's Domino Box Dominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shiftedVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 110
Max Katz Favorite Number calculation in which favorite number appears nine times at the end 26 Originals 23
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handlingInspired by
  • Henry Dudeny puzzle from "Modern Puzzles" (1926)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 429
Sam Lloyd The Missing Digit spectator form two numbers from all ten digits, adds them and removes one digit from answer which the performer divines, from a Dover collection edited by Martin Gardner The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 2) 578
Jerry Mentzer Numbers Game several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with ABC cards and performer divines number The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 65) 323
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves In the Mirror spectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by Reinhard Müller The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 4) 712
Karl Fulves Mathemagic intro The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 750
L. Vosburgh Lyons Add and Subtract number thing with desk calculator The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 750
Stewart Judah Lightning Strikes Thrice three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical, see p. 1053 for note by Johnnie MurrayVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 10th Folio (Part One)) 798
Arthur Hill Smart As Hell numbers written on slip, some chosen, person with higher total wins, amazingly the totals are equal The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 969
Karl Fulves Math Trix intro The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1057
Jack Bridwell Flash-Mental cards with simple math problems, selected one is divined The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 148) 738
Larry Becker The New Math Miracle six cards with numbers on both sides in envelopes, shuffled and turned over by spectator, total is divinedInspired by World of Super Mentalism 29
Sam Schwartz Hypno-Math No. 8, spectator cannot add two numbers correctly, upside-down numbers Self-Working Mental Magic 10
Alex Elmsley Liar's Matrix 0-1-combinations, 1 bit changed in any line gives a unique line Curioser 29
Unknown Computer Dating No. 2, two persons write a digit, calculation done with one digit leads to two-digit number composed of both original numbers Self-Working Number Magic 2
Unknown Resistible Rithmetic No. 3, spectator writes number with writing surface held away and gets it wrong (18 instead of 81), mirror writing Self-Working Number Magic 3
Unknown Step Right Up No. 4, sixteen slips, half with "i owe you $1", half with "you owe me $1", spectator writes down 1, 2, 4, 8 in any order with plus or minus between and counts to a slip and loses Self-Working Number Magic 5
Stewart Judah Lightning Strikes Thrice No. 10, three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identicalAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 12
Unknown Mah Jongg Cubes colored squares with numbers on other side, number selected and spelled with mixed squares The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 20
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers No. 9, paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with card values on paper or card layout (chosen card turned over is only odd-colored at the end)Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 18
Karl Fulves Mind Scan No. 57, two cardboards, one has triangle and circle cut out, other has some numbers, spectator puts first one on top of second one, adds numbers that are visible and announces total, performer knows numbers and which is in circleRelated to Self-Working Paper Magic 100
Karl Fulves Matrix Notes Crooked Tales 74
Mel Bennett S.P.A.T. letters associated with numbers, credit informationInspired by
  • Lee Sallows idea in Word Ways, Feb. 1990
Verbatim (Issue 10) 133
Karl Fulves Jumble number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of Sallows Square
- Crosswords
- Si Minus (card counting analog)
Verbatim (Issue 10) 137
Karl Fulves Down-Under Age Cards reporting a misplaced idea in which number cards are down-under dealt The Fine Print (Issue 1) 4
Karl Fulves Comment on Contest Influence five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid outInspired by
  • "Contest Influence" (Robert Ecklund, Ed Mellon's "Mental Wise")
Variations
The Fine Print (Issue 2) 31
Alex Elmsley Tailpiece revealing a number typed into the calculator of a windows computer Mouse Magic 51
Mel Bennett Millennium Minus 5 properties of the number 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 67
Maurice Kraitchik Age Cards Automaton Also published here
  • Mathematical Recreations
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 68
Max Abrams Contest Influence Solutions five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out, two methods, velledaInspired byRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 90
Martin Gardner, Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix A New Year Curiosity "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1997 arrived at
VariationsAlso published here
  • REC Newsletter (Michael Ecker)
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 127
Sam Schwartz A Very Good Year "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1998 arrived at
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 6) 163
Karl Fulves Pick A No. "Short Takes"
way to get a small number when required
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 231
Karl Fulves Your Better Half "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
age revealed after some number calculation
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 250
Karl Fulves Totalizer "An impromptu trick with four dice"
four dice put on table with One-Two-Five-Six sides up, spectator follows some instructions or not while back is turned and covers dice, performer arranges dice so that two left dice have same total as right dice
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 128
David Berglas Cryptomania board to transcribe letters into numbers, names become numbers etc The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 455
Karl Fulves Binary Basics explaining binary numbers Combo II 5
Karl Fulves Alpha Numeric further notes on Combo system and number systems
- The Octal System
- The Hexadecimal System
- Binary To Hex
Combo II 112
Karl Fulves Odd Bits self-similar sequence oddity Combo II 118
Mel Bennett Easy As Abc calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricksInspired by
  • Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 2) 109
Karl Fulves Digit Daze memorizing digits Word Play 49
Robert E. Neale Breaking Bread Small pieces of bread placed in groups that form a square, even though some are eaten, the amount of bread stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)Inspired by This Is Not a Book 16
Robert E. Neale I Bless Bile Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull pictureInspired by This Is Not a Book 87
Roberto Giobbi Mathematical Curiosities (2^2)^2 = 2^(2^2), presentational idea Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 8) 11
Roberto Giobbi Fibonacci Numbers about hidden structures and curiosities Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 5) 40
Roberto Giobbi Name a Number other ways to arrive at a number instead of just asking for one Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 19) 54
Roberto Giobbi How to Lie With Statistics Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 28) 92
Roberto Giobbi 52! = 8.07 x 1067 as presentational hook Hidden Agenda (Issue July 20) 208
Roberto Giobbi Formula X on mathematics & magic Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 26) 339
Bob Farmer The Trinary Number System "Don't be afraid of the math - it is your friend." The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 40
殷欣 (Sion) 暧昧 (Ambiguous) Magician correctly divines spectator's birthdate and astrological sign, proplessRelated to 暧昧 12
Bob Farmer 1 to 53 in Standard Ternary table The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 56