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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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I couldn't go private with this issue (because I don't have Private messaging yet)

Basically I posted a puzzle in this thread http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=12270

No-one answered (fair enough!)

but then someone posts "exactly" the same puzzle as me but states it differently in this thread http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=12454

And people are on it like a shot even though it's the same puzzle!

Now in my thread I had come up with the idea to extend such puzzles to include harder ones.

Since I had "invented" this idea (the extension not the original puzzle) I was annoyed (and hurt) that people ignored it but didn't when someone posted the original puzzle.

I posted in the second thread to say that I had already posted this puzzle and no-one had answered, and I was ignored (again!)

I don't want to cause trouble nor am I trying to make a big deal, I just feel hurt.

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi wintersolstice;

I didn't post on either puzzle because frankly I couldn't solve either of them. I did look at yours many times. I'm sure a lot of other people did too because your post had 192 views. I look and work on all posts but solve only a few. I am not ignoring you and I don't think anyone else is either. Just keep posting, they are being read!

*Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-31 16:51:03)*

**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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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Oh, I am sorry, wintersolstice. Your post was thought provoking, no doubt.

For me soroban's post had the instant appeal of seeing the chains ... I just wanted to link them up! (BTW, that puzzle is not solved yet.)

Why don't you add a post on your topic, something like, "OK, try solving this one: ... "

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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MathsIsFun wrote:

Oh, I am sorry, wintersolstice. Your post was thought provoking, no doubt.

For me soroban's post had the instant appeal of seeing the chains ... I just wanted to link them up! (BTW, that puzzle is not solved yet.)

Why don't you add a post on your topic, something like, "OK, try solving this one: ... "

Well maybe if I could do pictures of chains (I don't don't how!) the 1-100 chain puzzle would be hard to draw without the ellipses.

You see no-one asked what my puzzles were about so if someone could tell me how to do pictures, I could make some other chain puzzles. There's a trick to ones with chains of different lenghths (an idea of my own:D)

thanks

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Pictures: use any drawing program (from paint to photoshop. I like Inkscape myself) to create the image on your computer, and then upload it into your post.

Have a try and ask questions if you get stuck.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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MathsIsFun wrote:

Pictures: use any drawing program (from paint to photoshop. I like Inkscape myself) to create the image on your computer, and then upload it into your post.

Have a try and ask questions if you get stuck.

The thing is Soroban didn't use drawing software, they did it with the Maths cod, I was asking how to do that?

Thank you

*Last edited by wintersolstice (2009-08-01 02:29:37)*

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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To see the latex code that made it, just click on the image.

For me, I would still prefer to draw it

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi MathsisFun;

Thanks, I didn't know about clicking on the latex. It works for math too.

**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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