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Offline DR M

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... Puzzle games!
« on: July 17, 2015, 01:55:58 PM »
Let's start with this one:

Replace the letters with numbers (0-9), to give a meaning to the equations:

RE + MI = FA

DO + SI = MI

LA + SI = SOL

RE = 27


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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 06:51:14 PM »
Hm... Nobody yet? It's not difficult! No Algebra needed. Not comparable with that problem from Singapore!

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 05:58:47 AM »
Still working on it, yet I'm sure someone will beat me to the punch. Tic-toc, Tic-toc,...
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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 07:11:52 AM »
Still working on it, yet I'm sure someone will beat me to the punch. Tic-toc, Tic-toc,...

And the winner is ............   :dance:

"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 02:56:09 AM »
Let's start with this one:

Replace the letters with numbers (0-9), to give a meaning to the equations:

RE + MI = FA

DO + SI = MI

LA + SI = SOL

RE = 27


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You failed to mention the prize.  :wink:

R=2, E=7, M=5, I=6, F=8, A=3, D=4, O=0, L=9, S=1

RE=27, MI=56, FA=83, DO=40, SI=16, LA=93, SOL=109


Thus:

27 + 56 = 83
40 + 16 = 56
93 + 16 = 109
"In an age when mass society has rendered obsolete the qualities of individual courage and independent thought, the oceans of the world still remain, vast and uncluttered, beautiful but unforgiving, awaiting those who will not submit. Their voyages are not an escape, but a fulfillment."

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 12:30:44 AM »

And the winner is ............   :dance:

And the prize is ............    :dance:

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 07:46:20 AM »
And the Winner is .....

JDBush!!!!!






You can choose your prize:
A. A free upgrade to Windows 10, and like it or not you will be updated!!!  :dance:

B. A url address, leading to a place your computer will love it:  http://www.landzdown.com/index.php  :thumbsup:

C. A beer from me!!!  :Hammys pint:


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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 08:11:10 AM »
Here is another one:

Prove using elementary geometry, that C=A+B


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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 05:46:09 PM »

A. A free upgrade to Windows 10, and like it or not you will be updated!!!  :dance:

B. A url address, leading to a place your computer will love it:  http://www.landzdown.com/index.php  :thumbsup:

C. A beer from me!!!  :Hammys pint:

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Very funny!!  :wink: B and C? That's a given! Still thinking about A.  :smiley:
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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2015, 01:50:14 AM »
Geometry always kicked my behind.  :wink: Haven't a clue.

Here's an age-related math puzzle:

Corrine asked her Granny how old she was. Rather than giving her a straight answer, she replied:

"I have 6 children, and there are 4 years between each one and the next. I had my first child (your Uncle Peter) when I was 19. Now the youngest one (Your Auntie Jane) is 19 herself. That's all I'm telling you!"

How old is Corrine's Granny?

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2015, 08:23:49 AM »

Corrine asked her Granny how old she was. Rather than giving her a straight answer, she replied:

"I have 6 children, and there are 4 years between each one and the next. I had my first child (your Uncle Peter) when I was 19. Now the youngest one (Your Auntie Jane) is 19 herself. That's all I'm telling you!"

How old is Corrine's Granny?


Ok, this is easy.
Corrine's granny had her last baby (Jane) at the age of 39 (19+4+4+4+4+4). Now Jane is 19, so Corrine's granny is 58 years old (39+19).  :dance:

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2015, 12:20:47 PM »

Corrine asked her Granny how old she was. Rather than giving her a straight answer, she replied:

"I have 6 children, and there are 4 years between each one and the next. I had my first child (your Uncle Peter) when I was 19. Now the youngest one (Your Auntie Jane) is 19 herself. That's all I'm telling you!"

How old is Corrine's Granny?


Ok, this is easy.
Corrine's granny had her last baby (Jane) at the age of 39 (19+4+4+4+4+4). Now Jane is 19, so Corrine's granny is 58 years old (39+19).  :dance:

BINGO!!! You, sir, are a puzzle master of the highest order! Congratulations! Sorry that it was so easy.  :wink:
"In an age when mass society has rendered obsolete the qualities of individual courage and independent thought, the oceans of the world still remain, vast and uncluttered, beautiful but unforgiving, awaiting those who will not submit. Their voyages are not an escape, but a fulfillment."

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2015, 02:58:22 PM »

BINGO!!! You, sir, are a puzzle master of the highest order! Congratulations! Sorry that it was so easy.  :wink:

  :wink:  Here is another one (no Geometry):

Make the number 30, using the digits 6, 5, 6, 5, and any mathematical symbol!  :thumbsup:

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2015, 08:03:03 PM »
6 x 5 X (6 -5) = 30
(6 - 5) =1 so the above becomes 6 x 5 x 1 or 30

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Re: ... Puzzle games!
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2015, 09:08:01 PM »

Draw two lines as shown
A + D is obviously equal to C
D and B are corresponding angles in right triangles with a base double the height, therfore D = B
therefore A + B = C