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**Stormtangent****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-03
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Hi everyone,

I discovered this forum in a search for interesting logic puzzles and programming exercises; ever since then, I have meandered through each of the quirky sections and found many topics discussed that interest me and many people after my own heart. I have always loved solving that challenge math problem, writing that tricky program (like a word processor), cracking that seemingly impossible code, and this seems like a great place to talk with people that have similar interests. It probably is also a good place to start getting into topics that have previously eluded me, such as calculus, and hone my skills in areas that I already know, such as trigonometry.

By the way, I am going into ninth grade.

Here's a fairly simple code to crack:

Hydrogen Iodine. Holmium Tungsten Argon Yttrium Oxygen Uranium?

"Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? "

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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hi Stormtangent

Welcome to the forum!

The puzzle

HI.HoW Ar YOU? you are missing E.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stormtangent,

Welcome!

Have you considered Europium ?

bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bob

Europium is Eu,so it wouldn't work.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Granted. But then you can drop the

Yttrium Oxygen Uranium

and it works after a fashion.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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you get

HI.HoW ArE u?

which can work.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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That's what I meant.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**Stormtangent****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-03
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True, true. I dropped the E because I couldn't figure out a way to fit it in, but your way works perfectly bob.

"Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? "

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

Welcome to the forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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