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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  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 11:34 / 1 edit
    Dont want to spoil , 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. Standard member 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
  9. Standard member 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 10:19 / 1 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 , ill mail Fabian
    Some of us already saw your answer! Looked good to me.
  13. 01 Apr '08 12:20
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Some of us already saw your answer! Looked good to me.
    Those of you who saw the answer, please don't spoil the fn for the rest of them trying to figure it out.
    Send me a mail with the answer if you have figured it out...
  14. 02 Apr '08 08:55
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Hint: I got the idea of this problem while watching a movie on my VHS tape recorder.
    Hint2: I'm certain that the time was 12 minutes past 8 when I got the idea.
  15. 03 Apr '08 11:12
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Hint2: I'm certain that the time was 12 minutes past 8 when I got the idea.
    Hint3: I know the time for sure, because the clock of the VCR in light figures told me that.