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#26 2013-05-12 12:45:53

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

up


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#27 2013-05-12 19:34:22

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#28 2013-05-12 21:08:50

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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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#29 2013-05-13 05:33:09

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

StringCases[ToString[N[ChampernowneNumber[], 1234]], "1234"] =1234

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#30 2013-05-13 17:59:48

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

upup


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#31 2013-05-14 01:42:21

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

First[Flatten[StringPosition[ToString[N[Pi, 13!!]], "1234"]]]
StringTake[ToString[N[Pi, % + 2]], -4] =1234

StringTake[ToString[N[Pi, FromDigits[{1, 3, 4!!, 1, 3 - 2}]]], -4] =1234

If[StringMatchQ[ToString[N[Pi, 12!!]], "*1234*"], FromDigits[Table[i, {i, 4}]]] =1234

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#32 2013-05-14 11:51:45

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

upupup


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#33 2013-05-14 20:45:14

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Find the four 3-digit numbers and the products as indicated in this arithmetic sum, where
- each letter stands for a single digit,
- the same letter stands for the same digit, and
- no values are shared with other letters.

     4 x abc  =
+   3 x cba  =
-    2 x cab  =
+   1 x dba  =
                       -----
                       1234
                       ===

Clue: Letter values are from the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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#34 2013-05-14 21:37:28

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi;



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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#35 2013-05-14 22:17:20

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

I solved it!

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#36 2013-05-15 04:56:07

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Hi Elaina & Bobby,

Correct! smile

Not quite the full answer to my two questions, but I know what you mean. I don't know how Teacher Bob would have marked your answers, but I give you a good pass. up

And yes, the puzzle has a unique solution.


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#37 2013-05-15 05:01:38

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

You wanted her solution, did you not?


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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#38 2013-05-15 05:20:41

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

True, but also the four 3-digit numbers. No problem, though...just messing around.

Those 3-digit numbers contain just the digits as per the thread, so I'd been hoping that their solutions would have shown up in the answers too. Maybe I could have worded my puzzle better.

Did you have a look at my M codes in post #31? I had some fun getting those to work, and needed help from the Help files.


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#39 2013-05-15 05:25:56

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Hi phrontister;

No I didn't, I forgot all about that game. I will look at them a little later because I have to get offline now. See you then.


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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#40 2013-05-15 05:28:19

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Ok...ciao for niao. Bed for me, anyway; so good night, and see you later.


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#41 2013-05-15 08:13:53

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi phro


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#42 2013-05-15 09:58:15

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi;

That code is working!

This is a violation of the rules but there is a 1234 located at position

of the constant e. I smell a new Dan Brown book!


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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#43 2013-05-15 11:26:05

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Hi stefy,

Correctamundo! up


Hi Bobby,

How do I test that? Also, I've never used e, and I don't know what it does or what it's for.

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#44 2013-05-15 11:30:13

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi phrontister;

In M talk e is Exp[1]. It is the most important constant in mathematics and more common then pi.

Test that power tower? Not likely!


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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#45 2013-05-15 11:31:28

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi Elaine, Bobby and stefy,

How did you solve my alphametic? Pencil + paper + logic, maybe? (I didn't...I used Excel)


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#46 2013-05-15 11:38:26

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Takes a little time with pencil and paper. There are only 24 possibilities to consider.

There is a M command that does this easily.


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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#47 2013-05-15 11:42:42

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Oo...hint?

Czeched out 'e' on Wikipedia and it's all double Dutch to me. Might as well have been written in Greek! (which it probably has, in a Greek W version...I keep forgetting that English isn't the only language on the globe).


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#48 2013-05-15 11:48:17

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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only

Hi;

I hate to give this up! No one seems to know about the mightiest command in M.

[removed by admin, breach of national security.]


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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#49 2013-05-15 11:54:51

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Copied and tested. Thanks...I'd better look at it next. smile

I think I know what you mean with 'e'...and the same would apply to any position >4, then.

I originally only thought of the decimal approximation, not the infinite series.

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#50 2013-05-15 11:58:43

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That was a joke. I have no idea what is at position

Do some reading on that command, it is well worth it.


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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