Serial Number Fun
There are lots of interesting facts and symbolism on United States currency. Oh I'm not going to bore you with all that stuff. But I am going to take advantage of some information that I know about serial numbers and have some fun with you... if you'll play along!
Just by forming a few simple math calculations, I'll be able to tell you what your serial number is. Don't believe me? Can YOU figure it out (on your own)? Try it out!!! This won't help you with your taxes or your investments, but it could actually stimulate your brain. Consider yourself warned!
This will work on any US made money - not just a one dollar bill as illustrated below. But since it's more likely that you'll have a dollar on you, take it out and look at the serial number. Disregard any letters that may be included - look solely at the numbers. You'll be asked to add pairs of numerals together and input your answers into the space provided.
The dollar bill shown has numbers on it that correspond to each instruction. Instruction #1 says to enter the total of the first and second digits. The "1" on the dollar bill (it's red with a black outline) points to the first two digits. You would add 0+3 and enter the total, which is 3, into the empty box to the left of instruction #1. Here are the answers that you should put for the dollar bill shown:
2. 3 + 7 = 10
3. 7 + 7 = 14
4. 7 + 9 = 16
5. 9 + 7 = 16
6. 7 + 1 = 8
7. 1 + 8 = 9
8. 3 + 8 = 11