Old 15th March 2003, 20:33   #41
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You're wrong. If you draw two 8's correctly, you can get infinity to the power of infinity.
Technically, both are correct, because infinity^(x) is still infinity, regardless fo whether x is 2 or infinity.
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Old 15th March 2003, 20:34   #42
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Yeah, but it's a higher degree of infinity.
n^n is higher than n^2 for all n such that the absolute value of n is greater than 2.
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Old 15th March 2003, 20:35   #43
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The answer is moot unless there is a definitive definition for the set of digits.

Is set of digits {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}?
Is the set of digits two of your fingers? I can hold a writing implement with two digits and write whatever you can plus one.

If you turn two 8's sideways, don't you get two 8's sideways?

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9^9

Nine to the ninth power?
Correct.

9µ =387,420,489

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What about infinity^infinity? That's greater than 9^9 and s made using two 8's.
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"n" isnt a digit. n is a letter.

8 sideways ( ‡ ) is a character. not a number.

infinitiy is a word. not a digit.

[e]infinitiy sign isnt wanting to show up.oh well[/e]

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Old 15th March 2003, 20:39   #47
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n^n is higher than n^2 for all n such that the absolute value of n is greater than 2
For all REAL numbers n, yes...infinity doesn't count as a "real" number, and exponentiation of infinity only matters when you evaluate something like (infinity)/(infinity^2), which is equivalent to 1/(infinity) which is equivalent to 0.
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an 8 is a number. I was using n to explain something else.

[edit]Next question?[/edit]
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Old 15th March 2003, 21:47   #49
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Brilliant.
No, it's stupid. It works only when it is spoken. {"the English language"} is grammatically different different from {the English language}.

Please, post something that is not a language trick - those don't work online. (on anther note, this is indeed old)

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Old 15th March 2003, 21:53   #50
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I say we give festerhead a half an hour before someone else posts a new riddle.
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Old 15th March 2003, 21:54   #51
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For all REAL numbers n, yes...infinity doesn't count as a "real" number, and exponentiation of infinity only matters when you evaluate something like (infinity)/(infinity^2), which is equivalent to 1/(infinity) which is equivalent to 0.
Noooo, not mathematical theory all over again!
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Old 15th March 2003, 23:11   #52
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ok, i'll post a quandry. wtf is the lgiht on vacume cleaners for?
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Old 15th March 2003, 23:40   #53
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it tells when the bag is full.

easy one:

A crazy, lonely, agorophobic old lady goes to a pet shop. She sees a parrot and asks the salesman whether or not the parrot can talk, to which he replies that the parrot will repeat every word it hears, and she buys the parrot.

The next week she goes back to the store and angrily (and crazily) tries to return the parrot, because it hasn't said a thing to her since she bought it...so why does the parrot refuse to talk to her?
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Because the old lady doesn't say a word to it.
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Old 15th March 2003, 23:48   #55
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The parrot died.
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Old 16th March 2003, 02:58   #57
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nope again
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What does agorophobic mean?
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Old 16th March 2003, 03:40   #59
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A fear of open space.
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Old 16th March 2003, 03:46   #60
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The parrot is deaf ?

(edit) And don't get me started on transfinite numbers again (/edit)

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ujay got it.
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Old 16th March 2003, 04:42   #62
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Would someone else put a riddle up please, It's been a long night and I'm off to bed

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Old 16th March 2003, 04:46   #63
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fine...a less easy one:

High in the mountains there is a cabin full of people, all of whom are dead...how did they die?
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they froze?
avalance?
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Old 16th March 2003, 04:59   #65
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infinity isn't a number.

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Old 16th March 2003, 05:06   #66
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Yeah, but it's a higher degree of infinity.
n^n is higher than n^2 for all n such that the absolute value of n is greater than 2.
there is no such thing as a higher degree of infinity. infinity^infinity is equal to infinity. by its very definition the value of infinity is boundless, so raising it to a power is meaningless, because it is still boundless.
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there is no such thing as a higher degree of infinity. infinity^infinity is equal to infinity. by its very definition the value of infinity is boundless, so raising it to a power is meaningless, because it is still boundless.
true. plus the fact that it's not a number. it's something number series can tend to, but it has no concrete meaning as far as numbers go.

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Old 16th March 2003, 05:19   #68
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They didn't freeze, and there was no avalanche.
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if you fill a cabin full of people, they'll all suffocate/get crushed to death? black cabin of calcutta?

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it is the cabin of a plane and they died in a crash
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Old 16th March 2003, 05:32   #72
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here is the new riddle:

a man takes his son out to a ballgame. on the way back, the car they are driving in is blind-sided by a drunk driver. the father is killed instantly, and the son is criticaly injured. the son is rushed to the nearest hospital. the ER surgeon takes one look at the child and says "I can't operate on this child, this is my son."

How can this be true?
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Old 16th March 2003, 05:41   #73
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ER surgeon = mother of child.

Please pardon my absence from this discussion. I was processing some cds. I was not writing my number

Here's a good one.
Source: February 2003 Games

In the three puzzles below, each letter stands for a digit () from 0 to 9; codes change from puzzle to puzzle. When the correct numbers are substituted, the result will be a simple addition problem. note: The first letter of a word is never represented by 0 (zero). [puzzle 1 hint]Y = 9[/puzzle 1 hint]

code:

S P A I N
+ R U S S I A
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N O R W A Y


code:

N E V A D A
K A N S A S
+ T E X A S
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I N D I A N A


code:

O H I O
A L A S K A
+ K A N S A S
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A L A B A M A


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correct. sorry that was so easy, my brain dosen't function that well after being awake for 20+ hours
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Need a hint for puzzles 2 and 3?

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Is SPAIN supposed to be lined up like that?
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Old 16th March 2003, 20:08   #77
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Need a hint for puzzles 2 and 3?
Its a toal guess and check problem. No logic in the world could help you figure that out.
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Old 16th March 2003, 22:22   #78
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Q: Is SPAIN supposed to be lined up like that?
A: Yes.

S: Its a toal guess and check problem. No logic in the world could help you figure that out.
R: Sure, but make it easier by using educated guesses based on reasoning (i.e. logic)

From the hint on puzzle 1, you know the value of A.
From the value of A, you know some combinations that can and cannot be N plus I.

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Here's a hint for you guys. In the second one i=1 or 2 and in the third one a=1 .
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Here's a hint for you guys. In the second one i=1 or 2 and in the third one a=1 .
the first one of those can only be the first answer, if i'm not mistaken.

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