October 9, 2012

Your Age in Book Years

Posted by at 2:35 am in Personality Quiz, Trivia | Permalink

Trivia_quiz1Your Age in Book Years

You know how dogs’ ages are different in dog years than in human years? Supposedly, 1 year of human life equals 7 years of dog life. So a 6-year-old dog is really like a 42-year-old human! Well I was wondering if that applies to other things too. . . like those of us who read a lot.

If you read a lot of books, does that make you age differently? Get a pencil and paper, and take this fun (strictly non-scientific) quiz to find out your age in book years.

  • How many books do usually you read per week?
  • Multiply this number by 2.
  • Add 5.
  • Multiply it by 50.
  • If you have already had your birthday this year, add 1762.
    If you haven’t, add 1761.
  • Now subtract the 4-digit year that you were born.

The total number you get is your age in book years, but notice the cool part. The first digit of this number is your reading number (how many books you read per week).
The last 2 numbers are YOUR HUMAN AGE!

Cool, right? Leave a Comment telling us your age in book years!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. Nicole

    WHOA! Cool! I got
    1711 and I’m 11! COOL!!! Maybe I should stop reading 17 books a week. Tone it down a bit to like…13. If I did my answer would be 1311! Still eleven! Cool trick. Gonna show all my friends at school!

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  2. Charlotte

    Obviously, if your last two digits come out differently than your age…YOu did your math wrong! The formula still works even if you read ZERO books per week.

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