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## #1 2007-01-03 08:01:15

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### process of elimination

here is a puzzle:

18, 7, 3, 9, 56, 12, 350, 67, 831, 36, 645, 34, 78, 13

No it's not a sequence that you finish. Eliminate all numbers that are not connected to a certain other number in the list.

0 can be nothing and something.
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## #2 2007-01-03 08:41:15

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### Re: process of elimination

I could find perfectly valid reasons which differ from yours.  Heck, I say that all the evens are connected.  Perhaps you need to specify a little more about what you mean by "connected".

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## #3 2007-01-03 08:59:12

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### Re: process of elimination

So, there is a "master" number somewhere in the list, and we should eliminate all numbers not connected to it?

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## #4 2007-01-03 09:49:49

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### Re: process of elimination

Well, so far I think the master number is 67, because it is neither a multiple or factor of any other number. What do you think?

## #5 2007-01-04 00:09:51

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### Re: process of elimination

Alright then, let me make it a little more clear. Study every single number in the list indepentely. This is the the way to come to your answer.

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## #6 2007-01-04 01:06:32

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### Re: process of elimination

I think the master number is 3 because a lot of them are multiples of 3 so you eliminate the numbers that aren't multiples of 3.

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## #7 2007-01-29 19:50:00

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### Re: process of elimination

For the record, I beleive the there are two numbers to eliminate - 67 & 34.

All the rest are divisable - or can be divided by - one or more of the others.