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Old 10-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #9526
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Yes, that is why I hinted the answer is not 64.
Chessboard is lost, and trying to abstractly count is hurting my brain.

Going to do it in excel.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:01 AM   #9527
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Oh man! I thought I had it then forgot about all the overlapping ones.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:20 AM   #9528
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If you can redraw lines and not use the same block lines?
*I'm sure there is an algebraic equation or something for this, but a pencil and paper works too. A pen didn't work too well with this.*

board of 8x8 = 1
blocks of 7 x 7 = (2x2) = 4
blocks of 6 x 6 = (3x3) = 9
blocks of 5 x 5 = (4x4) = 16
blocks of 4 x 4 = (5x5) = 25
blocks of 3 x 3 = (6x6) = 36
blocks of 2 x 2 = (7x7) = 49
blocks of 1 x 1 = 64

total = 204?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #9529
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I think dreams has the answer to Fbone's quicky. (At least, it looks right to me.)

A quick riddle. No doubt it will pose no problem to you lot.

We are little creatures;
all of us have different features.
One of us in glass is set;
one of us you'll find in jet.
Another you may see in tin,
and the fourth is boxed within .
If the fifth you should pursue,
it can never fly from you.
What are we?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #9530
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:01 AM   #9531
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Yes. I thought that might be quick! I'll make it a fiendish maths problem next time!

Ok, over to you, SneakySnake.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #9532
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If you can redraw lines and not use the same block lines?
*I'm sure there is an algebraic equation or something for this, but a pencil and paper works too. A pen didn't work too well with this.*

board of 8x8 = 1
blocks of 7 x 7 = (2x2) = 4
blocks of 6 x 6 = (3x3) = 9
blocks of 5 x 5 = (4x4) = 16
blocks of 4 x 4 = (5x5) = 25
blocks of 3 x 3 = (6x6) = 36
blocks of 2 x 2 = (7x7) = 49
blocks of 1 x 1 = 64

total = 204?
Correct!

Well done.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:46 PM   #9533
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Yay! I was tired drawing and erasing lines, but didn't want to give up. By the time I did the first three, I could see a pattern.

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Yes. I thought that might be quick! I'll make it a fiendish maths problem next time!
Ouch, those are hard. I have a feeling I need to brush up on my maths and need to check out the Khan Academy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #9534
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please somebody else go - e.g. dreams.

i don't have a Q and I am going out shortly.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #9535
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I'll throw out a quickie...

There is one vegetable that can be found in approximately 98% of all prepared/packaged/canned foods in one form or another. Name that vegetable!


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Old 10-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #9536
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There is one vegetable that can be found in approximately 98% of all prepared/packaged/canned foods in one form or another. Name that vegetable!


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Corn? Or maize as it is sometimes known.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #9537
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I'm going to guess wheat because I believe it is just as much a vegetable as corn.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #9538
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #9539
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #9540
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