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Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyHi Bobby. Last edited by phrontister (20130516 11:33:52) "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 #53 20130516 11:34:08
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyBut one true!
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #54 20130516 13:29:07
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyTrue! I saw that (see my edit to post #52, 16 seconds before yours). Last edited by phrontister (20130516 13:29:49) "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 #55 20130516 14:25:15
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only
Which command is it? Tuples, maybe? Last edited by anonimnystefy (20130516 14:28:20) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #56 20130516 15:07:19
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyHi stefy,
Well, that fits in nicely with the theme of my puzzle. I'm the stupid brute who forced himself to persevere for ages to find some nottooeasytosolve (by hand) alphametic for letters with values 1, 2, 3 and 4. "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 #57 20130516 15:40:13
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyA stupid brute? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #58 20130516 17:50:32
#59 20130516 19:55:40
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only
Yes, probably my 'goto' algorithm...especially if I can't see the benefit of trying to find a more elegant alternative that would have given a solution in a fraction of the brute's time, but well after the brute has already been written and run, and all of the people have gone home. Last edited by phrontister (20130516 20:20:31) "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 #60 20130516 20:55:57
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyExact a mundo! CSBFC in a nutshell. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #61 20130517 00:47:44
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyThe CSBFC principle, described in an unpublished article by a brilliant guy. I've only read good reports about it, but know no more about it than that. Last edited by phrontister (20130521 03:33:26) "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 #62 20130517 00:49:40
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyPerhaps he will resurface again someday... In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #63 20130517 01:03:16
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyNo, I haven't yet. I'd been meaning to, but I've been very busy with something else the last four hours or so. Tuckered out now and I don't feel like using matchsticks to prop my eyes open, so bed for me...and it's not even very long after midnight! "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 #64 20130517 01:04:23
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyOkay, see you tomorrow. Thanks for the problem! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #65 20130518 11:00:48
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyAnymore solutions? I will give you five ! 246 pages on Prime Numbers Wiki (+1) #66 20130518 16:49:57
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyTo phrontister's? There is only that one. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #67 20130520 12:07:13
#68 20130521 10:34:17
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyHere is a cryptic puzzle, and your task is to interpret its meaning, which will then reveal the method by which I arrive at the answer 1234.
Warning: To obtain the desired result, do not stir the Italian ingredients (the other can be stirred as much as you like...if done properly). Last edited by phrontister (20130522 00:42:44) "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 #69 20130521 11:00:19
#70 20130521 11:32:26
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only
I liked the bond reference. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #71 20130521 16:40:56
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyOk. After that overwhelming avalanche of votes from ¼ that is in favour of the original...here it is again (ie, the original wording of the changed cryptic puzzle in post #68): Last edited by phrontister (20130522 00:45:05) "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 #72 20130521 16:52:13
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 only
No doubt the light will turn on for someone soon, and they'll spill the beans and put my cryppy to rest. "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 #73 20130521 17:44:59
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyI hope you don't mind if I turn it into a limerick. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #74 20130521 22:55:19
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyNice one, stefy! "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 #75 20130521 23:42:09
Re: Make 1,234 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 onlyWhich puzzle? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment 