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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    16 Nov '14 22:35
    IF 1 + 9 + 8 = 1

    WHAT IS 2 + 8 + 9
  2. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    17 Nov '14 03:42
    Well, it could be 2. I don't know if there's enough information to be able to say for sure.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    17 Nov '14 17:48
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    Well, it could be 2. I don't know if there's enough information to be able to say for sure.
    I thought 2 also. The actual answer is more cute.

    The order is important.
  4. 17 Nov '14 19:20
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I thought 2 also. The actual answer is more cute.

    The order is important.
    Ten.

    But 2 is a correct answer, too, for the question as first, imprecisely, stated.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 Nov '14 23:03
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Ten.

    But 2 is a correct answer, too, for the question as first, imprecisely, stated.
    2 is a valid answer. It is not the correct answer.

    10 is correct.
  6. 18 Nov '14 23:55
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    2 is a valid answer. It is not the correct answer.

    10 is correct.
    I dispute your interpretation of the word "correct". If you'd used "desired", or "Mgt.-mandated", you'd have been right. But given the problem as stated in your first post, 2 is exactly as correct as 10 - if not more so.
  7. Standard member Duncan Clarke
    Student
    19 Nov '14 09:00
    How is the answer derived?

    Duncan
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    20 Nov '14 07:25
    Originally posted by Duncan Clarke
    How is the answer derived?

    Duncan
    ONE
    NINE
    EIGHT

    TWO
    EIGHT
    NINE
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '14 16:06
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    [b]ONE
    NINE
    EIGHT

    TWO
    EIGHT
    NINE[/b]
    Groan
  10. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    21 Nov '14 16:17
    Here, let me give another example following the same rule:

    ... oh, wait, there are no more examples
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Nov '14 01:11
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Groan
    I can do worse than that!

    What's
    A + 10 + 8 + 8 + 9
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Nov '14 04:19
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I can do worse than that!

    What's
    A + 10 + 8 + 8 + 9
    18
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    25 Nov '14 21:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    18
    Full marks!
    That's the cheesiest problem I could think of.