# A pair serie

FabianFnas
Posers and Puzzles 31 Mar '08 08:19
1. 31 Mar '08 08:19
This is a serie of ordered pairs:
(0,6), (1,2), (2,5), (3,5), (4,4), (5,5), (6,6), (7,3), (8,7), and (9,6) and this is the whole serie.

This means that every one-figure number has a corresponding number attached. Like you say 3 and I say 5. 10 is not defined in this serie so you get no answer for that.

Here is the question: What is the principle behind the pairs?

(This is perhaps an impossible question if you are not a Mega Mensa of some kind, but start asking questions about it and I answer in regular intervalls. If no questions comes, then I start giving hints after a while.)
2. 31 Mar '08 11:341 edit
Dont want to spoil ðŸ˜›, ill mail Fabian
3. 31 Mar '08 11:59
Originally posted by FabianFnas
This is a serie of ordered pairs:
(0,6), (1,2), (2,5), (3,5), (4,4), (5,5), (6,6), (7,3), (8,7), and (9,6) and this is the whole serie.

This means that every one-figure number has a corresponding number attached. Like you say 3 and I say 5. 10 is not defined in this serie so you get no answer for that.

Here is the question: What is the principle be ...[text shortened]... I answer in regular intervalls. If no questions comes, then I start giving hints after a while.)
Do you know what does "Mensa" mean in spanish?
4. Palynka
Upward Spiral
31 Mar '08 19:24
Originally posted by David113
Do you know what does "Mensa" mean in spanish?
Yes. It doesn't mean anything... Perhaps you mean Italian?
5. 31 Mar '08 19:45
Originally posted by Palynka
Yes. It doesn't mean anything... Perhaps you mean Italian?
It's latin, actually, and means 'table'.

When Mensa was started it was thought of having a think-tank around a round table, like the King Arthur's table, therefore they called it Mensa, the table. As I've understood it...

But this was off topic, sorry.
6. 31 Mar '08 19:48
f(x) = -.0002066798945 x^9 + .0074652778 x^8 - .1127480161 x^7 + .9357638906 x^6 - 4.745312509 x^5 + 15.49774308 x^4 - 32.88816143 x^3 + 42.05902783 x^2 - 24.75357145 x + 6
7. 31 Mar '08 20:45
Originally posted by Palynka
Yes. It doesn't mean anything... Perhaps you mean Italian?
Is that so?

I used this site
http://world.altavista.com/

to translate the word 'mensa' from spanish to English... try it and see.
8. 01 Apr '08 01:31
Originally posted by Jirakon
f(x) = -.0002066798945 x^9 + .0074652778 x^8 - .1127480161 x^7 + .9357638906 x^6 - 4.745312509 x^5 + 15.49774308 x^4 - 32.88816143 x^3 + 42.05902783 x^2 - 24.75357145 x + 6
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9. Palynka
Upward Spiral
01 Apr '08 09:56
Originally posted by David113
Is that so?

I used this site
http://world.altavista.com/

to translate the word 'mensa' from spanish to English... try it and see.
I guess I stand corrected. Never heard it spoken or written elsewhere, though.
10. 01 Apr '08 10:191 edit
In my Spanish dictionary, it says:
"Menso (mex) - fool"

Then 'mensa' is its feminin form.

Spanish? Well, local mexican rather.
Can any mexican reader verify this?
11. 01 Apr '08 10:47
Originally posted by FabianFnas
(This is perhaps an impossible question if you are not a Mega Mensa of some kind, but start asking questions about it and I answer in regular intervalls. If no questions comes, then I start giving hints after a while.)
Hint: I got the idea of this problem while watching a movie on my VHS tape recorder.
12. 01 Apr '08 10:50
Originally posted by Darrie
Dont want to spoil ðŸ˜›, ill mail Fabian