Posers and Puzzles

AThousandYoung
Posers and Puzzles 07 May '05 08:57
1. AThousandYoung
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. Trains44
Full speed locomotiv
07 May '05 14:13
What did the angry blind fish say when he hit a wall? Dam!!!!
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3. AThousandYoung
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 ðŸ˜€
5. AThousandYoung
11 May '05 08:13
Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
? = 13!! =)

2 rows above it is the same thing ðŸ˜€
Nope. U lose!!!!
6. AThousandYoung
11 May '05 08:151 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. AThousandYoung
11 May '05 08:172 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. AThousandYoung
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. AThousandYoung
12 May '05 23:14
Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
? = 13!! =)

2 rows above it is the same thing ðŸ˜€
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. Palynka
Upward Spiral
12 May '05 23:36
?=5 ?
11. AThousandYoung
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. AThousandYoung
14 May '05 00:32
YOU FREAKISH NUMBSKULLS! YOU GAILY SWINGING BALL POUCHES! USE YOUR GRAY MATTER! FIGURE OUT THE ANSWER, RECRUITS!!!
13. AThousandYoung
14 May '05 23:23
If you were a BIG CAT then you could solve this problem.
14. 20 May '05 07:57
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15. AThousandYoung