_______________________________
| |
| THE MONEY MILE |
| |
|______________________________|
|CARLTON |WATER |LIVELY |
| MANOR |COMPANY |PLACE |
|22acres | |5 bedrooms|
|£625 |£750 | ______ |
| ____ | | |SIX | |
| | 12| | | |____| |
| |___| | | |
| | | £500 |
|________|__________|__________|
Yes, that theory has been suggested, but adding the numbers making up each number on the last puzzle (answer 7894), this method would only have yielded 4243 or, if including the results of the calculations, way more than 7894.
]]>Thanks Angeleyes for trying to put a graphic representation on here - it almost worked. Anyone who hasn't seen the original on TV may like to know that the image is supposed to be a section of a Monopoly board with 3 properties:
CARLTON MANOR 22 Acres £625. The picture of the house has "12" on the door
WATER COMPANY £750
LIVELY PLACE 5 Bedrooms £500. The picture of the house has "SIX" on the door
Together, these propertiescomprise THE MONEY MILE
]]>For example if it said add 5 and 5
1+2+3+4+5+1+2+3+4+5 = 30
Or have I totally missed the point?
]]>MI, IL, MIL from "MILE"
LI, IV, LIV from "LIVELY"
IX from "SIX"
Then all of the english numbers (6,12,5,22,625,750,500)
Somebody did give an answer of 10,605 last night. Can't see how they got the extra 300 - poss just addition error - but it was wrong anyway!
]]>ADD ALL THE NUMBERS
]]>Working on this and the other recent examples, I have been able to get extremely close to the answer on 4 occasions now, so I think I have the general basis (if not entirely correct). It seems to be made up of:
1) the answer to the obvious calculation
2) the summation of the arabic numbers as displayed (and possibly including such things as adding the "nine" from the word "ninety")
3) the summation of all roman numerals (including technically erroneous ones like ID and VID)
4) the answer to all partial calculations (eg, 5*10=50; 5*10-12=38)
Using this method, I have arrived at 7857 and 7869 (the difference being whether or not to include "-12" as a stand-alone calculation. Still either 25 or 37 short of the correct answer.
I honestly don't believe that they have included hex numbers as they would also have to include combinations, as they do for Roman. In this instance, the occurence of the string "ded" in the word "divided" would yield 3565 on its own.
Although most people think that the organisers change the rules for each competition, I actually think that they may be consistent, given that I am consistently very close to the correct answers with this methodology. This would certainly explain why they don't reveal the logic and, to be honest, I prefer to crack it myself rather than be told by the puzzle composer!!
]]>angeleyes: can you tell us more about the competition? and the reasoning behind the answer so that we can do a better job next time.
]]>If you can get through and it's correct we can share the prize £.
Cheers
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