Follow the sequence of tsteps listed below, if you have the patience, and a calculator #0. Think of a positive integer (the smaller, the better for you) #1. Add 30 to it #2. Multiply this by 7 #3. Write this number in the form 10X + Y, where [itex]0 \leq Y \leq 9 [/itex] (eg : N = 345 => X = 34, Y = 5) #4. Find A = |X - 2Y| #5. If A > 9 then write A = 10X + Y and repeat #4, else go to #6. #6. If A is any of 0,1,2,3,4 then find B = A+10, else if A is one of 5,6,7,8,9 then B=A+3 #7. Find the B'th letter of the alphabet (1=>A, 2=>B, 3=>C, ...) #8. Think of a country beginning with this letter, in the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania/Australia) #9. Take the last letter in this country's name #10. If possible, pick the smallest positive number whose spelling begins with this letter (T=>2, F=>4, S=>6), else pick the number corresponding to the position of this letter in the alphabet (a=>1, B=>2, C=>3, D=>4, G=>7, etc.) #11. Add 4 to this number. #12. Multiply this by any whole number less than 10. #13. Write this number, D as 10X + Y, just like before #14. Find E = |3X - Y|, and as before, repeat until E < 10 #15. Multiply E by anyinteger you choose. Your final answer is..... :: ZERO ? :: Debunk the magic (if it worked ).