Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. DonationAcolyte
    Now With Added BA
    Loughborough
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    28 Oct '03 17:32
    James and John are told to put the numbers 1-10 in order. James puts them in the order 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10; John puts them in the order 8,5,4,9,1,7,6,10,3,2. Can you explain John's reasoning?
  2. Standard memberroyalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    Elsewhere
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    28 Oct '03 18:45
    Do you mean other than their placement in alphabetical order according to their English spelling?
  3. DonationAcolyte
    Now With Added BA
    Loughborough
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    28 Oct '03 19:45
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Do you mean other than their placement in alphabetical order according to their English spelling?
    No, that's all there is to it. How about this: 1,2,3,9,8,5,4,6,7 ?
  4. Joined
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    05 Mar '04 18:24
    Try this: 3. 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, ...
  5. central usa
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    07 Mar '04 17:271 edit
    Originally posted by penley
    Try this: 3. 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, ...
    i think the next set would be 3,3,5 again. that is, 3, 4, 5 in circular order. two 3s, one less which is 5; two 4s, one less; two 5s, one less; and since 3 follows 5, we are back to two 3s, one less, and so forth.

    here is another really obscure one:
    1, 7, 4, 2, 3, 5, 0, 6, 9, 8.
  6. Donationrichjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
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    09 Mar '04 00:09
    Originally posted by penley
    Try this: 3. 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, ...
    Looks like a par on the front nine - not too shabby penley, what's your handicap?
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