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## #176 2012-03-08 09:04:16

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

It is a toughie.

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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## #177 2012-03-08 09:05:19

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### Re: Bafflers?

i know.i don't now what to do.

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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## #178 2012-03-08 09:09:30

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

That is okay, think about it.

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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## #179 2012-03-08 10:22:34

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

hi bobbym

i just need a hint.

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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## #180 2012-03-08 12:29:27

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #181 2012-03-13 02:31:26

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Baffler #4

Batches of 15 steel balls are given to you. 14 of them are exactly alike. One ball is slightly heavier in each batch. You have a two pan balance that you can use to weigh the balls against each other. As the plant manager you are given the job of designing a method to find the heavier ball in each batch. Each weighing of any group of balls is considered one move. What is the average number of moves to determine the heavier ball for each batch?

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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## #182 2012-03-13 03:49:47

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #183 2012-03-13 04:13:27

bobbym
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

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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## #184 2012-03-13 04:39:04

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #185 2012-03-13 04:46:46

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

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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## #186 2012-03-13 05:03:24

gAr
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym,

Thanks. I did not check for smaller groups than that.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #187 2012-03-13 10:31:29

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

Thanks for working on the problem.

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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## #188 2012-03-14 10:00:09

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

hi bobbym

Is that correct?

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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## #189 2012-03-14 10:02:31

bobbym
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Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

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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## #190 2012-03-14 10:08:27

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
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### Re: Bafflers?

hi bobbym

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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## #191 2012-03-14 10:10:45

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #192 2012-03-14 10:14:49

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
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### Re: Bafflers?

hi bobbym

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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## #193 2012-03-14 10:18:28

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

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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## #194 2012-03-14 12:05:44

anonimnystefy
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Registered: 2011-05-23
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym

yaaaaaaaaaaay ! Finally! I'm not a failure! I can now sleep peacefully!

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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## #195 2012-03-14 12:37:53

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #196 2012-03-17 10:08:27

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### Re: Bafflers?

You think so?

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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## #197 2012-03-17 13:08:33

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

Yes I 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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## #198 2012-03-17 13:16:19

anonimnystefy
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Posts: 16,037

### Re: Bafflers?

Hope you're right.

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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## #199 2012-03-17 13:32:26

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Bafflers?

I am. Why are you suddenly vacillating?

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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## #200 2012-03-17 13:33:38

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,037

### Re: Bafflers?

Vacillating?

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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