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MathsIsFun
2005-06-03 21:50:17

Thanks, mathsyperson. At least they are even and odd roll

Seems way too high to be any mathematical pattern. Well, any reasonably logical pattern, because you could construct something to fit if you needed to.

Thet reminds me of someone who developed a formula that was able to come up with the name of every US President. Give it a President No and it would spit out a number which could be turned into the correct Presidents Name (I don't remember how, but it apparently worked). But when asked to predict the next President's name it responded with Zxyftys Ljqahdyd.

mathsyperson
2005-06-03 20:57:10

If anyone's interested, the published answer was 337146, but it didn't tell you the two numbers or how they got to them.

Prime factor analysis shows that 337146=2x3x83x677, which we can use to speculate as to what the two numbers might be.

I'm guessing 498 and 677, but I still don't have a clue why.

stewie
2005-06-02 22:11:53

http://www.quahog5news.com/content/wallpaper/moreyouknow-stewie-640.gif

MathsIsFun
2005-06-01 10:12:48

594, 487, 566, 493, 310, 447, ____, ____
even,odd,even,odd,even,odd

MathsIsFun
2005-05-31 15:01:03

Let's know what the solution is when it arrives.

cheer99
2005-05-31 09:28:05

I tried everything i can think of and no result. Oh well...maybe next weeks will be easier. Thanks for the help anyway!

MathsIsFun
2005-05-29 22:26:08

Hi, mathsyperson. Good to have you on board.

mathsyperson
2005-05-29 21:27:13

You're right, I'm sorry.

Anyway, as MathsIsFun has already tried everything I can think of, I'm guessing that the answer has some obscure Neopets connection type thing, meaning that unless we want to spend ages on the website, we should give up on it.

Zach
2005-05-29 19:12:33

mathsyperson wrote:

Wow, that's a coincidence.

He's just happened to put up the current Lenny conundrum again.

What are the odds?

That was terrible. That shouldn't even classify as wit.

MathsIsFun
2005-05-29 16:14:35

Doesn't matter. A puzzle is a puzzle.

And this one is tough.

I have tried fibonacci, primes (only 487 is prime), powers, multiplication, and they all have random results.

I am thinking either
a) you can never guess the two numbers but you can guess their product, or
b) it needs to be decoded somehow (words, letters or something)

cheer99
2005-05-29 11:11:17

mathsyperson wrote:

Wow, that's a coincidence.

He's just happened to put up the current Lenny conundrum again.

What are the odds?

I couldn't figure it out, so I asked for help. I'm pretty sure you're some middle school person who asks your teacher for help on these. Why not ask for help on here??? I'm not in math anymore, so what better place to ask for help?

Guess you didn't think to come here and ask for help did you?

Princess123
2005-05-29 10:42:42

Well, I have no idea, since there is no noticeable pattern:/( which is unbelievable because no sequence has an unnoticeable patern)

mathsyperson
2005-05-28 22:55:36

Wow, that's a coincidence.

He's just happened to put up the current Lenny conundrum again.

What are the odds?

cheer99
2005-05-28 16:02:06

If you take the next two numbers in this sequence and multiply them together, what number will you get?

594, 487, 566, 493, 310, 447, ____, ____

What is the answer?


A little help please and THANK YOU!!!

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