Report Cross out a number - any number - and I'll tell you what it in New Logic/Math Puzzles Posted August 30, 2007 I hand you a sheet of paper with the following instructions:  Write down a 6-digit number. Say you write 352687  Scramble the digits. Say you come up with 762853  Subtract the smaller from the larger. You get: 762853 - 352687 = 410166  Cross out one of the digits [but not a zero, cuz it's basically not there anyway.] Say you cross out a 6.  Scramble the remaining digits. Say you get: 61401  Tell me the digits. You say 6 1 4 0 1. What are the odds that I will say, "you crossed out a 6"?Odds are 100%. Anybody can say "You crossed out a 6" If you got that answer, congratulations, you're a nit-picker, and nobody likes to talk to you. ==> OK then, the REAL question is, ==> What are the odds that I will correctly tell you the number that you crossed out?