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## #1601 2012-10-30 18:43:19

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Hi phrontister;

Okay, I will look at it some more.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1602 2012-10-30 18:52:14

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Hi Bobby,

It's not at all important as the problem is solved, so if you've got something better to do...

Getting the answer is mainly to satisfy my curiosity and to help me get to know M a bit better. Maybe, too, I've got myself into this hole by basically copying my LB code over to M.

Was there a better way to have solved the puzzle? How did you use M to do it?

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1603 2012-10-30 18:58:08

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1604 2012-10-30 19:49:45

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Hi Bobby,

Yes, that works for the triangle orientation with base 250. Still trying to work out exactly what you've done, and how you arrived at those formula figures. I think I'm beginning to understand some of it (I entered it into Excel to help me get some idea). Among other things, I can see that:

I'll have to return to this later...important paperwork to do now, even more important than your puzzle, would you believe!

Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-30 20:23:36)

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1605 2012-10-30 20:56:48

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Hi phrontister;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1606 2012-10-30 23:13:52

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Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1607 2012-10-31 01:38:10

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1608 2012-10-31 01:53:42

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1609 2012-10-31 01:56:08

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1610 2012-10-31 02:18:15

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1611 2012-10-31 02:30:05

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1612 2012-10-31 02:37:15

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Hi,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1613 2012-10-31 02:48:08

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1614 2012-10-31 03:09:55

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Hi,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1615 2012-10-31 03:12:38

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1616 2012-10-31 03:15:46

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1617 2012-10-31 03:21:19

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1618 2012-10-31 04:55:43

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Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1619 2012-10-31 08:30:22

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Hi Bobby,

Just letting you know I've changed the drawing and some point letters in my previous post, trying to make my explanation clearer.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1620 2012-10-31 15:17:19

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Hi phrontister;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1621 2012-10-31 23:12:38

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1622 2012-10-31 23:33:34

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1623 2012-10-31 23:57:36

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1624 2012-10-31 23:59:09

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #1625 2012-11-01 00:07:51

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Hi;

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson