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#1 2012-10-01 17:46:57

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New Puzzles 2


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

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#2 2012-10-01 21:25:26

anonimnystefy
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Re: New Puzzles 2

Nice puzzles. After all those mince pies it is no wonder Horace is the heaviest of his friends... smile


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#3 2012-10-01 21:31:11

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Re: New Puzzles 2

Hi;

Pure-Coincidence was the first problem I ever saw. My Mom showed it to me and I never forgot how amazing the solution was.

Hungry Horace reduces to three simultaneous equations.

horace = 50
tim        = 25
kate      = 35


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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#4 2012-10-02 16:42:42

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Re: New Puzzles 2

Thanks Guys,

That was cool of your Mom, bobby. I will also add the equns to "Who Weighs What"


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#5 2012-10-02 19:53:52

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Re: New Puzzles 2

Thanks MIF.


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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