~~Trains44~~Full speed locomotiv- 21 Feb '06 23:40

why do you give more answers if the solution was given already?*Originally posted by royalchicken***4321**

i would like to have an explanation though. i got 323x while x can be anything. the pattern is that all rows and files have the same numbers then. therefore it doesnt matter what the last number is. but i guess thats not correct if it has to be 3232. - 22 Feb '06 01:06

No, the pattern can be anything, as in any 'what's the next term in the ambiguously defined sequence' puzzle. My second answer just makes every column sum to 9; my first reflects crazyblue's query.*Originally posted by perihelion***Are you guys guessing at the 5th row? Someone got the fourth already if you didn't see...**

For anyone still trying to figure it out, don't concentrate too hard on the symmetry of it (which is probably the most obvious thing). Theres a simple rule that generates the whole pattern. - 22 Feb '06 01:27 / 1 edit

True, sequence puzzles can have any number of obscure solutions that involve some kind linear algebra equation of the last n terms. But this ones different i swear!*Originally posted by royalchicken***No, the pattern can be anything, as in any 'what's the next term in the ambiguously defined sequence' puzzle. My second answer just makes every column sum to 9; my first reflects crazyblue's query.**

I hope this hint doesn't give too much away...... forget the math, think chess. - 22 Feb '06 04:48

You made it too easy with that clue .*Originally posted by perihelion***True, sequence puzzles can have any number of obscure solutions that involve some kind linear algebra equation of the last n terms. But this ones different i swear!**

I hope this hint doesn't give too much away...... forget the math, think chess.