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### Share These Magic Tricks with Your Kids

Hey, kids! Are you wishing you could make your homework disappear? Although we can’t help you with that, here are some real magic tricks that you can do.

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This is a great trick to do with a friend. Take a piece of paper and write down the numbers one to twenty. Choose one number and write it on a piece of paper. This is your prediction. Without showing your friend, fold the paper and place it to the side. Your friend will begin by choosing two numbers and saying them out loud. This is the “nomination.” From those two numbers, you choose one to eliminate. Cross this number off the list. It is now your turn. Nominate two numbers. Your friend will choose one and cross it off the list. Continue until there is only one number left. Open up your prediction and watch your friend be amazed when it is the same number!

The Trick: You control this trick by knowing ahead of time which number you want to remain at the end. When the first two numbers are nominated, if neither is the number you chose, it doesn’t matter which one you choose to eliminate. If one of them is your number, however, make sure to choose the other one. Every time it is your turn to nominate two numbers, do not choose your predicted number. That way, your friend cannot eliminate your number. If you continue with this strategy, you will always end up with your predicted number. Just a note: you can do this trick with different objects as well. If you ever start out with an odd number of objects, make sure that you go first and nominate the first pair. Otherwise, this trick will not work.

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