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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Below are 13 sets of numbers and letters. Your job is to find out what the numbers and letters stand for.

Example:

366 DIALY ----> 366 Days In A Leap Year

20000 LUTS ----> 20000 Leagues Under The Sea

Except, hopefully, they won't be that easy.

Here they are:

a) 13 IABD

b) 2006 WOIT

c) 360 DIAC

d) 10 NOAPK

e) 12 DOC

f) 100 DCTBW

g) 1 FBOHZIAG

h) 5 PIAQ

i) 3 SOAT

j) 5 TOEF

k) 50 SOTUSF

l) 3 LPATBBW

m) 23 LIJLFTM

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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c) 360 DIAC

Degress in a circle

e) 12 DOC

Days Of Christmas

i) 3 SOAT

Sides of a triangle

*Last edited by Ricky (2006-02-18 16:02:27)*

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Nice work, Ricky, and especially ryos!

You got m)! I *was* going to put my name as a whole word, but I wasn't sure if it would be too hidden.

And in ganesh style:

Edit: Two more posts, ryos! I didn't see those. Your answer for d) wasn't what I was expecting, but still could be correct.

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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Looks like I was wrong on d. It fit the acronym, but I didn't bother to check the number.

Wikipedia wrote:

The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s, lists 25 names of knights. Every year, Arthur had the Knights return to Camelot on Pentecost. Different stories had different numbers of knights, ranging from only 12 to 150 or more.

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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d) 10 numbers on a phone keypad (???)

l) 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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These are fun, 23 JLFTM!

n) 8 BIAB

o) 7 DYTHY

p) 1.21 GWTTBTTF

q) 3 ICFIAC

r) 6 SOAD

s) 52 PCPD

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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That's right, darthradius!

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I love these! ^_^

At the moment, I can only find one, but I'll keep looking.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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t) 1 TLA (referring to in this thread)

*Last edited by Ricky (2006-02-19 06:16:17)*

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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s) 52 playing cards per deck

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

-Bertrand Russell

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Is t) 1 Three-Letter-Acronym? Because if it is, it has falsified itself with its existence.

It's probably something else that I've missed though.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Nah, you got it. And at the time of writing, it was the only one, so it's true with respect to its timeframe.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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Darth and Justlooking are correct.

I'm still clueless about g) 1 FBOHZIAG.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Mathsy, you are right!

Ryos, I'm not going to give you any hints for g) - you got the others far too easily! This one must test you.

And your ones are pretty tricky too... in other words, I have no idea!

Lame guesses:

p) 1.21 GWTTBTTF <--- Something to do with 1.21 Gigawatts?

q) 3 Ice Cubes Floating In A Cup <??!!>

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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darthradius wrote:

s) 52 playing cards per deck

There are 54 playing cards in a deck.

There are 52 commonly used playing cards. The Joker is used in 5-of-a-kind poker.

Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.

And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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**espeon****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-05
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How about these?

u)7 CONWBC.S.L

W)24 BIAP

x)60 DIEAOAET

y)2 EIE

z)26 LITA

aa)1 ZIT

ab)3.14 IP

ac)1,000,000 PTBWIWWTBAM

Hope these are hard enough for you

*Last edited by espeon (2006-02-20 00:53:41)*

Presenting the Prinny dance.

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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w) 24 Blackbirds In A Pie.

z) 26 Letters In The Alphabet.

ab) 3.14 Is [an approximation of] Pi.

ac) 1,000,000 Pounds [or maybe Points] To Win In "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

**Still unsolved**

o, q, u, x, y, aa

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**espeon****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-05
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w,z,ab,ac all correct

Presenting the Prinny dance.

Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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**ashwil****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-27
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*Last edited by ashwil (2006-03-02 02:30:46)*

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**ashwil****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-27
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p.

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Ah. I should have seen that G. Very nice clue, justlooking, and very well solved, ashwil!

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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