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## #51 2005-05-23 20:09:37

Milos
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### Re: Horse race

I've got one which could be interesting.
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You are supposed to connect these dots with only 4 straight lines without lifting a pen from the paper, from the moment you put it on.
*Note - if you make a line and than go back over it, it counts as 2 lines.

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## #52 2005-05-25 03:17:41

Roraborealis
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### Re: Horse race

I guess I'm stumped?

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #53 2005-05-25 09:30:45

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

"Think Outside The Square!"

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

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## #54 2005-05-25 11:14:31

Milos
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yep, that's it.

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## #55 2005-05-26 00:37:08

Vulcan
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### Re: Horse race

i done this
you extend .  .  .
.  .  .
.  .  .
into .  .  .  .
.  .  .
.  .  .
.
simple

one day, i couldn't find my hat
then it occured to me that i didn't have one
so i didn't where it!!!

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## #56 2005-05-26 00:52:39

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

Go on, draw the lines, then!

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

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## #57 2005-05-26 20:17:52

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: Horse race

this is probably not very easy to understand, but here's how it's done....

``````._._._
\   /
. . .
|  X
. . .
|/   \
^``````

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## #58 2005-05-26 21:10:27

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

Faaar Out!

You showed it!

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

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## #59 2005-05-27 10:28:42

Zach
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### Re: Horse race

Since when where you adding more dots?

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #60 2005-05-28 01:50:56

Vulcan
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### Re: Horse race

?

one day, i couldn't find my hat
then it occured to me that i didn't have one
so i didn't where it!!!

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## #61 2005-05-28 05:31:49

cool_me
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### Re: Horse race

i guess the king wont tell them tht the property will be given to the person who loses or wins.he just keeps a race and then whoever loses the race will be the owner of tht royal property,
if this is not the answer then u shud try it out first!

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## #62 2005-05-30 23:42:09

Mr T
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### Re: Horse race

go math urself

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## #63 2005-05-31 09:16:20

Milos
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### Re: Horse race

cool_me wrote:

i guess the king wont tell them tht the property will be given to the person who loses or wins.he just keeps a race and then whoever loses the race will be the owner of tht royal property,
if this is not the answer then u shud try it out first!

Yeah, but he told them that the last horse wins. I have already stated that the point of puzzle is to make you think in another way.

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## #64 2005-05-31 10:46:47

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

And we certainly DID think in different ways.

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

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## #65 2005-05-31 23:36:58

Milos
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,yep.

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## #66 2005-06-01 00:06:59

Zach
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### Re: Horse race

I think in different ways, though that's sometimes not a good thing.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #67 2005-06-01 04:04:53

Roraborealis
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### Re: Horse race

justlookingforthemoment wrote:

this is probably not very easy to understand, but here's how it's done....

``````._._._
\   /
. . .
|  X
. . .
|/   \
^``````

Hm............I don't understand.........

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #68 2005-06-01 09:32:42

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

The nine dots (.) are Milos' original puzzle. justlookingforthemoment joined them up with the / lines. He went past the edge.

Start at the ^, then go diagonally to the top corner \, then go left _ then down and to the left / ( the x is where two lines cross), and then up a little | .

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

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## #69 2005-06-01 23:36:24

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### Re: Horse race

if u look at it carefully he cheated

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## #70 2005-06-01 23:40:03

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: Horse race

Who's he?

Me? *shrugs and looks over shoulder*

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## #71 2005-06-02 05:29:56

Zach
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### Re: Horse race

Actually, he didn't cheat. He just didn't stop the lines at the dots.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #72 2005-06-02 09:47:30

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

"Thinking outside the square"

The strange ability to think beyond the normal has lead to many great discoveries.

So, maths teaches us lots of definitions and rules and "this is how you do it"s, but you should always try to think strange thoughts because a) its fun, and b) you don't know where it may lead!

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

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## #73 2005-06-02 11:40:10

Zach
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### Re: Horse race

You lie. It's thinking outside the square.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #74 2005-06-19 20:57:09

sarah briggs
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### Re: Horse race

i think it is good:D

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## #75 2005-06-19 21:56:29

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Horse race

Thanks sarah, I agree.

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

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