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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    07 May '05 08:57
    I am going to give a list of groups of numbers of the form

    X,Y,Z

    I'd like to see if anyone can discover the missing number, marked with a question mark (?). If you figure it out, just give the number.

    Here it is:

    2,3,13
    2,5,14
    2,3,?
    8,1,3
    1,9,27
    1,(undefined),8
  2. Standard member Trains44
    Full speed locomotiv
    07 May '05 14:13
    What did the angry blind fish say when he hit a wall? Dam!!!!
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Sincerely, Trains44
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    08 May '05 19:43
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I am going to give a list of groups of numbers of the form

    X,Y,Z

    I'd like to see if anyone can discover the missing number, marked with a question mark (?). If you figure it out, just give the number.

    Here it is:

    2,3,13
    2,5,14
    2,3,[b]?

    8,1,3
    1,9,27
    1,(undefined),8[/b]
    All right you losers. I have to give you a clue eh?

    The numbers are somewhat related to the other numbers in their group. The first two are kind of dependent on the last one. If the last one is large, the second will be large as well, and the first small. The one with (undefined) is the exception.
  4. 10 May '05 22:59
    ? = 13!! =)

    2 rows above it is the same thing
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    11 May '05 08:13
    Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
    ? = 13!! =)

    2 rows above it is the same thing
    Nope. U lose!!!!
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    11 May '05 08:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I am going to give a list of groups of numbers of the form

    X,Y,Z

    I'd like to see if anyone can discover the missing number, marked with a question mark (?). If you figure it out, just give the number.

    Here it is:

    2,3,13
    2,5,14
    2,3,[b]?

    8,1,3
    1,9,27
    1,(undefined),8[/b]
    Another clue. If you sum the first numbers, you get a result which makes sense; the sum of 16 is a useful number. Likewise with the second numbers, if you leave out the undefined value. However summing the third numbers does not give a meaningful result.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    11 May '05 08:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Another clue. If you sum the first numbers, you get a result which makes sense; the sum of 16 is a useful number. Likewise with the second numbers, if you leave out the infinity. However summing the third numbers does not give a meaningful result.
    And another clue!

    If the last set (the one that includes an undefined value) did not refer to a special case, the second value in that set would be 3. But it does refer to a special case, so it's undefined.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    12 May '05 23:11
    Another clue as no one dares try the puzzle yet.

    For the set (1,9,27) the last value of 27 is basically derived by summing 13 and 14, which are the third values for two of the other sets.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    12 May '05 23:14
    Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
    ? = 13!! =)

    2 rows above it is the same thing
    I'll give you a special clue for your valiant effort though.

    It would make sense for ? to equal 13. However, the 13 is an inflated number, because that set represents something of a special case.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    12 May '05 23:36
    ?=5 ?
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    13 May '05 03:15
    Originally posted by Palynka
    ?=5 ?
    Nope.

    Another clue.

    The third number represents a maximum for the set.

    I'll add in a minumum value as well; this will be the fourth value and represents the minumum for the same thing that the third value represents the maximum for.

    2,3,13,7
    2,5,14,14
    2,3,?,2
    8,1,3,1
    1,9,27,21
    1,(undefined),8,5
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    14 May '05 00:32
    YOU FREAKISH NUMBSKULLS! YOU GAILY SWINGING BALL POUCHES! USE YOUR GRAY MATTER! FIGURE OUT THE ANSWER, RECRUITS!!!
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    14 May '05 23:23
    If you were a BIG CAT then you could solve this problem.
  14. 20 May '05 07:57
    30
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
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    20 May '05 09:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by n8harned
    30
    Nope.

    More clues.

    Religion has something to do with the first set.
    Masonry has something to do with the second.
    Animals have something to do with the third.
    The Soul is represented by the fourth set, according to at least one expert in his field (a field related to what these sets represent).
    Homosexuality has something to do with the second to last,
    and Government has something to do with the last.