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 17th March 2003, 21:59 #121 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 I decree we not get picky. Savannah had a coin in her pocket.
 17th March 2003, 21:59 #122 dlinkwit27 has no CT(Forum King)     Join Date: Sep 2000 Posts: 13,235 not quite.....lol.
17th March 2003, 21:59   #123
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 Originally posted by dlinkwit27 oh blech. your pulling that outa ur ass now. fine. congratz xzxzzx. happy? now back to my riddle.....
No! You must recite "gnorw" backwards, 8^76 times!

On another note, I am always cryptic.

As I always say, never Eschew Obfuscation, nor Inordinate, Profuse, Superfluous and/or Redundant Loquaciousness and Prolixity.

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 17th March 2003, 22:04 #124 dlinkwit27 has no CT(Forum King)     Join Date: Sep 2000 Posts: 13,235 /still thinx ur pulling "starlgiht = sun" outa ur ass so u can stall for time to solve current riddle. ill give u a hint. george = lincoln*5
 17th March 2003, 22:08 #125 xzxzzx Forum King     Join Date: Aug 2002 Posts: 7,254 Stalling? It's clearly a giant sperm. Or, the more conventional solution has already been posted by festerhead (coin, duh). Sunlight is starlight! I would add the above to my sig, but it's already 2 lines over the limit, I think... Freedom of speech is the basic freedom of humanity. When you've lost that, you've lost everything. 1\/\/4y 34|<\$p4y 1gp4y 33714y, 0d4y 0uy4y? | Roses are #FF0000; Violets are #0000FF; chown -R \${YOU} ~/base The DMCA. It really is that bad. : Count for your life.
17th March 2003, 22:21   #126
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 Originally posted by dlinkwit27 ill give u a hint. george = lincoln*5
Oh yeah? Well

quarter = 100 * (nickel*(penny/dime*25*50^(5+(8^2)+2+5+18-(28+4^3)))/1000 - 31)

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17th March 2003, 22:23   #127
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oops, didn't see that.

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 Rearrange the cards, moving as few as possible, so that the two columns add up to the same number.

 17th March 2003, 22:38 #128 anubis2003 Forum King     Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: middle of somewhere Posts: 5,564 Tis not possible. Unless if you use a third column as well. [Over The Monkey] | [My DeviantArt] | [Seti] | [Atmo Digital Design Forums]
 17th March 2003, 22:42 #129 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 Remember the decree? Let an upside down 9 equal a 6. Exchange the 8 and 9, then turn the 9 upside down.
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 17th March 2003, 22:45 #131 skinme! Forum King     Join Date: Feb 2001 Location: 127.0.0.1 Website: skinme.net Posts: 3,352 9 swap with 7. 8 swap with 7. 9 with 2. 5 with 2. 8 with 2. ```code: 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 2 4 -> 2 4 -> 9 4 -> 9 4 -> 9 4 = 13 7 5 9 5 2 5 5 2 5 8 = 13 9 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 2``` He had decided to live forever, or die in the attempt In America - a must see film
 17th March 2003, 22:47 #132 dlinkwit27 has no CT(Forum King)     Join Date: Sep 2000 Posts: 13,235 How many straight lines are needed to separate each star from all of the others?
 17th March 2003, 22:57 #133 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 The maximum needed is 3 * the number of stars. This will put a small triangle around each. The minimum is still being worked out...
17th March 2003, 23:04   #134
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 Originally posted by dlinkwit27 How many straight lines are needed to separate each star from all of the others?
You need to define "separate".

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 17th March 2003, 23:10 #135 dlinkwit27 has no CT(Forum King)     Join Date: Sep 2000 Posts: 13,235 make each star in its own lil section.
17th March 2003, 23:13   #136
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Too much sunlight, xzxzzx?

I got down to 4 lines.
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 17th March 2003, 23:15 #137 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 This one is dumb. A man gave his two children, Foo and Bar, 10 cents and 15 cents respectively. What time did this transaction occur?
17th March 2003, 23:17   #138
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 Originally posted by festerhead Too much sunlight, xzxzzx? I got down to 4 lines.
Damn you. Ah, I would have gotten it in a few minutes. (I realized it was 4, but I couldn't get the lines in the time I let myself not do work in).

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17th March 2003, 23:20   #139
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 Originally posted by festerhead This one is dumb. A man gave his two children, Foo and Bar, 10 cents and 15 cents respectively. What time did this transaction occur?
10:15, maybe? This had better not be one of those "well, you see, 'c' in children is the roman numeral for 100, and "cents" could be a misspelling of sense, etc, ad absurdum"

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 17th March 2003, 23:25 #140 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 You're on the wrong side of noon Assuming 10:15 = 10:15am  The two lines above don't make much sense anymore. They did when I first typed them. Summary: 10:15 is incorrect [/edit]
17th March 2003, 23:28   #141
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 Originally posted by festerhead You're on the wrong side of noon Assuming 10:15 = 10:15am
Sorry, this is too stupid to try and get. I would rather start guessing the phase of the moon.

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 17th March 2003, 23:34 #142 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 There are tables and the U.S. Naval Observatory for that. http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/phase.gif
18th March 2003, 01:03   #143
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 Originally posted by festerhead There are tables and the U.S. Naval Observatory for that. http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/phase.gif
I know that. But I would rather start guessing it.

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 18th March 2003, 17:43 #144 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 Thread killer? The man gave a quarter to two. That would be 1:45
 18th March 2003, 17:51 #145 zootm Forum King     Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: the nether reaches of bonnie scotland Posts: 13,375 i'm glad i'm from the UK - i don't have to understand your silly money
 18th March 2003, 18:03 #146 ujay Forum King     Join Date: Jul 2001 Location: London Posts: 6,072 A bit like the previous one this. Arrange 9 points in a square (3 rows of 3). How many straight lines to pass through all points without taking your pencil off the paper ? UJ
18th March 2003, 18:27   #147
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 Originally posted by festerhead Thread killer? The man gave a quarter to two. That would be 1:45
No he didn't. He gave 15 to one, and 10 to another - do you mean to tell me I can cut a quarter if half, and it's still valid currency?

Anyway, that was quite stupid. And arbitrary riddles would indeed kill this thread.

Example:

"What's in my pocket?"

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18th March 2003, 18:32   #148
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 Originally posted by ujay A bit like the previous one this. Arrange 9 points in a square (3 rows of 3). How many straight lines to pass through all points without taking your pencil off the paper ? UJ
I can do it in 5 - I suspect there's a way with 4.

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 18th March 2003, 18:42 #149 ohhjebus Senior Member   Join Date: Sep 2001 Posts: 252 4 Solution its messy but i think you can see how i did it.
 18th March 2003, 18:56 #150 ohhjebus Senior Member   Join Date: Sep 2001 Posts: 252 Show what is wrong with this proof: [list=1][*]let A=1 [*]let B=A [*]multiply both sides of (2.) by A, you get AB=A2 [*]subtract B2_from both sides, you get AB-B2=A2-B2 [*]factor left and right hand sides, you get B(A-B)=(A-B)(A+B) [*]divide both sides by (A-B), you get B=A+B [*]plug A=1 and B=A into (6.), you get 1=2 [/list=1]
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i see what you did... hopefully this version will be clearer (if tiny)
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 18th March 2003, 18:59 #152 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 You can do it in one. Point, line, and plane are undefined in geometry. Make the line wide enough to pass through the nine points.
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 Originally posted by ohhjebus 6. divide both sides by (A-B), you get B=A+B
(A-B) = (A-A) = 0

you can't divide by zero, the result is undefined, and thus the proof is invalid.

thankyouverymuch.

and festerhead, point line and plane are all defined in geometry, and a line does not have a width. it either passes through a point or not.

 18th March 2003, 19:03 #154 Mrs_Mia_Wallace has a crush on Bilbo(Forum Queen)   Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: Switzerland Posts: The starting points at a racetrack. Posts: 3,060 Huh??? We just had that problem one (or two) page ago...and I was the one who solved it So where is the new riddle? Mia
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 Originally posted by zootm (A-B) = (A-A) = 0 you can't divide by zero, the result is undefined, and thus the proof is invalid.
Indeed. Plus, this riddle was already done...

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 18th March 2003, 19:04 #156 zootm Forum King     Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: the nether reaches of bonnie scotland Posts: 13,375 lol! i don't check back at this as often as i should.
 18th March 2003, 19:08 #157 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 http://regentsprep.org/Regents/mathb...finedterms.htm It's not the best source, but the information is true. FYI: I Googled for "point line plane undefined geometry"
 18th March 2003, 19:29 #158 FesterHead Alumni     Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Maui, Hawaii Posts: 14,108 Here's a reasonable one. After seeing Fred's recent class photo from his elementary school, everyone at the Winamp family gathering started looking at old family pictures. Foo commented that when he was the age of Bar in the old photograph, he was twice as old as Fred is now. Bar added that it was four years ago, and in two more years, Fred would be half as old as he is now. Fred said to Bar, "You and Foo are ten years older than I am. I bet I'll be taller than you when I'm that old." How old are Foo, Bar, and Fred now?
 18th March 2003, 19:35 #159 zootm Forum King     Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: the nether reaches of bonnie scotland Posts: 13,375 Foo and Bar are 16. Fred is 6. maybe.
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