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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Here is an interesting testing problem for you. Arranged in the three boxes are the numbers 0 through 14. The 'tester' has placed the numbers in each box according to some scheme he has made up. The problem is to reason the scheme out so that you can place the next three numbers, 15, 16, and 17, into the correct boxes. Your time limit on this test is five minutes.

**0 3 6 8 9 BOX I**

**1 4 7 11 14 BOX II**

**2 5 10 12 13 BOX III**

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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**If five minutes aren't enough, you may take ten!**

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**ashwil****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-27
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Ten days may be more useful! More to the point, did this sad individual have a practical purpose for putting numbers in boxes?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Okay, Ashwil. Take 10 days.

Here's a clue for you.

The sad individual was either a painter or a designer.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**insomnia****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Leonardo Da Vinci!!! That's probably not who it was, but he was confusing

Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

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**ashwil****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-27
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Thanks. The hint did it.

*Last edited by ashwil (2006-03-02 01:28:44)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**Ikcelaks****Member**- Registered: 2006-03-13
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I don't think I would have ever

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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**Excellent, Ikcelaks!**

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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