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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Sep '14 00:35 / 2 edits
    From a book; I will have to describe in words the diagram.

    A board is divided into two rows of four cells. Starting upper left, we can label the first-row cells as 1, 2, 3, 4. We can label the cells in the row under them, from left, as 5, 6, 7, 8.

    All of a sudden the board lights up the cells. Each cell is one of eight colors: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo, violet, or tan. No color is repeated and all colors are used. Can you assign colors to cells, with the following clues?

    i) One column has a red cell over a blue cell. Another column has an orange cell over a violet cell.

    ii) Number 8 is tan.

    iii) Green is to the right of orange, and violet is to the right of indigo.

    iv) Blue is on an odd number, and indigo is on an even number.

    v) Blue is to the left of indigo, and both orange and green are in cells with higher numbers than both red and yellow.
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Sep '14 03:54
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    From a book; I will have to describe in words the diagram.

    A board is divided into two rows of four cells. Starting upper left, we can label the first-row cells as 1, 2, 3, 4. We can label the cells in the row under them, from left, as 5, 6, 7, 8.

    All of a sudden the board lights up the cells. Each cell is one of eight colors: red, yellow, orange ...[text shortened]... of indigo, and both orange and green are in cells with higher numbers than both red and yellow.
    Clue (ii) is not required.

    RED YELLOW ORANGE GREEN

    BLUE INDIGO VIOLET TAN
  3. 07 Sep '14 04:32 / 1 edit
    Wolfgang (again) for the win!


    Extra credit if anybody can name the tune I take the thread title from.
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    07 Sep '14 04:50
    My Ecstasy by Troy Castellano
  5. 07 Sep '14 07:14
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    My Ecstasy by Troy Castellano
    I just listened to that song on the Net, and I have to hand out the extra credit.

    But gosh, that's not the song I had in mind.
  6. 08 Sep '14 03:34
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    But gosh, that's not the song I had in mind.
    Colored lights can hypnotize
    Sparkle someone else's eyes
    Now woman, get away from me
    American woman, mama let me be


    --The Guess Who, 'American Woman,' 1970s