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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    01 Oct '15 19:36 / 1 edit
    : 06 : 68 : 88 : -- : 98 :

    These numbers follow a specific sequence.
    The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
    Each number has two digits.
    What is the correct missing number at "--" ?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    02 Oct '15 05:04
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    : 06 : 68 : 88 : -- : 98 :

    These numbers follow a specific sequence.
    The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
    Each number has two digits.
    What is the correct missing number at "--" ?
    I cannot write the correct answer with my keyboard.
  3. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    02 Oct '15 11:21
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I cannot write the correct answer with my keyboard.
    Can you spell it out then? If you think for example that the correct number is 22, just type "twenty two". (That isn't it, but you get the idea.....)
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    03 Oct '15 01:29
    I know what it is I saw it on Facebook...no need for me to spoil it.
  5. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    03 Oct '15 01:45
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    : 06 : 68 : 88 : -- : 98 :

    These numbers follow a specific sequence.
    The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
    Each number has two digits.
    What is the correct missing number at "--" ?
    One of the digits of the missing number isn't exactly a number.
  6. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    03 Oct '15 01:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    One of the digits of the missing number isn't exactly a number.
    No, it's a regular number with two regular digits.
  7. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    03 Oct '15 03:10
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    No, it's a regular number with two regular digits.
    Sorry, that was a bad explanation. The number has actual numerical digits as it's read, but it's use in interpreting the pattern only has one "actual" digit. Right?
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    03 Oct '15 07:47
    87
  9. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    03 Oct '15 11:38
    Thas is correct ATY!.
  10. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    03 Oct '15 11:43
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Sorry, that was a bad explanation. The number has actual numerical digits as it's read, but it's use in interpreting the pattern only has one "actual" digit. Right?
    These are just examples and are not the answer.
    It has two actual digits, such as 53 or 42. It is a two-digit number.
  11. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    03 Oct '15 12:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    These are just examples and are not the answer.
    It has two actual digits, such as 53 or 42. It is a two-digit number.
    I would argue that 78 is the answer. Not 87. If that can't be recognized as a valid point, then I would say the neither answer is fully correct.
  12. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    03 Oct '15 13:50
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    I would argue that 78 is the answer. Not 87. If that can't be recognized as a valid point, then I would say the neither answer is fully correct.
    78 is not correct.
    The original string of numbers are presented upside-down.
    If you invert the entire string you will see that 87 is the correct missing number in the sequence.
  13. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    03 Oct '15 18:16
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    78 is not correct.
    The original string of numbers are presented upside-down.
    If you invert the entire string you will see that 87 is the correct missing number in the sequence.
    But you should also notice that as you read the string from left to right, all the inversions are numbers themselves. Not a regular number and an inverted number.
  14. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    03 Oct '15 18:26
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    But you should also notice that as you read the string from left to right, all the inversions are numbers themselves. Not a regular number and an inverted number.
    We were supposed to be looking for a "number" that fills the gap in the sequence if you put 87 as the answer the original sequence reads

    06,68,88,L8,98

    L8 is clearly not 2 numbers
  15. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    03 Oct '15 20:13
    When I invert the string and look at it I see :86:--:88:89:90:
    The missing number is 87 when I follow that sequence.

    So maybe I needed to present the original puzzle better.