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#1 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-27 10:42:12

Hi bobby
I actually do the opposite for the 13 game (I always try to give the simplest answer).
About the number splitting thing, I believe a master Jedi such as Yoda ;-) would have made,
at the very least, a great Sumurai.
Best
[A million and one things. Will be somewhat "rare" these days]

#5 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-23 05:27:32

I would add that the puzzle actually has some similarities with Mean Sumurai. And I could see also on the "Add 13" thread that bobbym was splitting numbers long before I joined the forum.
So, bobbym, if you have an Android, there is a new Mode Arena that you could like. I would like to see how you fare against games that I (or Jess Chua, a player that may be better than me at my own game) solved and uploaded.

#6 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-23 05:19:41

well, I just did. Funny stuff. Great headache material :-D.
(English is actually my third language, so the pain was possibly greater than "intended").
I see your point now about having seen "less understandable" puzzles.
Note that I sometimes do this kind of things too (making all sorts of factual but
arguably pointless connections between this and that) but that puzzle is a masterpiece.

#7 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-23 04:47:58

Hi stefy
I read all the thread (except the hidden parts). Some bits were quite funny :-d
My take:
1) This chain is not really for puzzles that seem so hard :-) so when I said, "any puzzle will do", it should not be believed
2) The warning message accompanying the puzzle is just too convincing. I'm already late for too many things and I don't
really feel like coding to solve the puzzle [I have saved the pdf though. I may try to do it manually some day]

#8 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-23 04:16:14

any puzzle will do, bobbym. The initial version, your version, or a version themed around a mathematician/scientist you admire, etc.
The cool thing with the themed version is that it gives an additional tiny bit of mathematics culture/trivia to the people who try to solve it.
The less cool thing is that it requires more time to build, compared to the simpler puzzles.

#10 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-23 01:46:56

well done, anonimnystefy.
(You give me more work though because I have to build another puzzle to make up for the one you didn't provide :-P)

#12 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-22 11:21:13

Answer to previous

Pascal-themed puzzle

My numbers are between 1 and 99
Glued together, they give 919236295
To get the sum of my numbers, you have to get a list of the first prime numbers
and retrieve the position occupied by the prime number obtained by dividing Pascal birthyear by 3.
(phew, I'm not even sure this is understandable :-D)

Constraints/Hints
#1 One of my numbers is the monthday of Pascal's birth and death

#13 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-22 02:33:13

You're right anonimnystefy
but what he did is a cool variant. I enjoyed solving it.


If there is no other answer, I will add my own puzzle later today.

#17 Re: Puzzles and Games » "Guess my numbers" chain » 2013-08-21 12:15:13

Answer to previous: 2 3 93 1 89 7

My numbers are between 1 and 99.
Glued together, they give the sequence 66267115
Their sum is 151

Constraints/Hints:
#1 Two of my numbers can be expressed as the sum of two of my other numbers


***** ANSWER FORMAT *****

Answer to previous: ...

My numbers are between 1 and 99.
Glued together, they give the sequence ... [10 digits or less]
Their sum/mean is ...

Constraints/Hints:
#1
#2

#21 Re: Puzzles and Games » Add 13 more and post it forever. » 2013-08-21 08:44:50

24180


(having fun but gotta ride home. will be back)

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