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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
- Registered: 2009-07-12
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Hi stefy,

Do you mean with mine, in post #16? With that one, it's 12+1+8.

If you're referring to the one in post #13, mathsyperson already made that observation in post #14.

*Last edited by phrontister (2014-06-12 03:27:07)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Are you sure that's valid?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Yes.

From post #1's link:

You are only allowed to add neighbours (numbers touching each other) and you can only use one of each number in a sum.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Yes, I know, but are you sure that includes that type of connectedness?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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The examples in that link don't include that type, but that may only be coincidence. It seems valid to me. But not to you?

*EDIT: Oops...there is an example there that's just like my 21 (sorry). It's 5+1+2=8, in their daisy that goes from 1 to 25.*

*Last edited by phrontister (2014-06-12 03:42:39)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi phro

Ah, I see. Missed that one. Thanks! That makes 46 largest so far.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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I've had several goes at trying to better 46, but I can't.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That means it will be difficult. Since I have had a few goes also, that means it is darn near impossible.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Only "darn near"...so there is a glimmer? There must be a proof out there somewhere, just waiting to be found. But not by me...I give up.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Darn near means a smidge passed impossible.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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