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#101 2015-06-07 23:10:43

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Nohow

I just made use of the principles of EM. They are as applied to this problem:

1) RIPOSTP

2) I made use of the hybrid super brain.

3) Repeated application of FindInstance, Solve and up down - right left logic.

Test:

((823 + 800) (704 - 600))/3 = 56264

And what did you think of the puzzle?

I thought it might be one that I could do, one that experimental methods could do.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#102 2015-06-08 00:46:08

phrontister
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Registered: 2009-07-12
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Re: Nohow

Hi Bobby,

bobbym wrote:

I just made use of the principles of EM. They are as applied to this problem:

1) Not doing adequate Research Is Part Of the reason for failing to Solve The Problem.

2) "Wolf, Wolf". Throw that doggie a bone!

3) Hmm...I'll have to look into that one.

I'll PM you my M code soon.

Sorry, but your test has an error, giving an incorrect answer. When you get the correct answer you'll see why it makes sense "as a check".

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#103 2015-06-08 02:50:52

bobbym
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Re: Nohow

Hi;

I was wondering why it was different from last time. I will work on it.

(823 + 800) (749 - 600)/3 = 80609

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#104 2015-06-08 03:11:46

phrontister
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Re: Nohow

Correct...the answer is a NOHOW number.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#105 2015-06-08 03:14:16

bobbym
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Re: Nohow

Oh, I see. I will look at your notebook.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#106 2015-06-08 03:26:26

phrontister
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Re: Nohow

Oops...I forgot that I was going to send the notebook file and posted the code instead. The notebook contains some extra bits (puzzle wording, solution, the "quick-'n-easy way" I referred to in post #90), but you have the main ingredients, which is probably all you really need.

Bed time now. See you later...

Last edited by phrontister (2015-06-08 03:27:16)

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#107 2015-06-08 03:39:12

bobbym
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Re: Nohow

The code looks okay. It is shorter than mine.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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