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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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I don't know how many of you read Foxtrot, but I just came across this little puzzle. I haven't actually tried to solve it yet.

It's a numerical word search...

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Cool!

Maybe I coulod adapt this game to suit: http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/word-search/

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

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Hey, that's awesome!

MathsIsFun wrote:

Maybe I coulod adapt this game to suit: http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/word-search/

Yes!

You could have separate nerdsearches using different types of clues to figure out the numbers - starting easy (subtraction, multiplication), and then getting harder (trigonometry, factorising/expanding, surds etc etc.)

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Good one, ryos!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**ryos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-04
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Just solved it. I'm now (as though it wasn't obvious enough already) officially a Nerd.

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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**babygirl_9545****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-22
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hi how r u today?lol

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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This could be published in books - Nowadays they don't publish as many math puzzles in books as t hey used to! With the exception os Sudoku, of course.

Anyway, I can imagine it...Issue 17, NerdSearch. A nice image and a catchy slogan (optional) on the front and I think it would sell! Maybe MathsIsFun could publish a book with NerdSearch puzzles in it, and possibly some variations?

It's all a dream, but it does seem possible.

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