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Old 11-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #9961
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Our last two spots go to the non-tasty (fowl tasting?) chicken. This gives Orlok the win with 4 correct answers.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #9962
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Thank you. Here's a quickie:

Start at the second month of the year in the Julian calendar and go backward 4 months. Combine the antepenultimate letter of that month with the ultimate letter of the month during which Daylight Savings Time began in the US prior to 2007. Add to that the antepenultimate letter of the month named for "Venerable Caesar." End with the penultimate letter of the month of the autumnal equinox.

The resulting word is?:

1. Eukaryota
2. An unfocused image
3. A boaster
4. The fifth color in a rainbow

Note: I'll need the explanation as well
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #9963
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Are we allowed to look up some of the meanings to help find the answer?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #9964
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I s'pose so, though I did it by guessing .
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #9965
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4. BLUE.

In the Julian calendar, the first (& last) month of the year was March, so the second is April, going back four gets us to December, and antepenulitmate is not the last (ultimate) not the second last (penultimate) but the third from the end: B

The last letter of April is L

Venerable Caesar is Augustus, so the month is August, and the letter is U

Autmnul Equinox is 21st September, so the letter is E

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:42 PM   #9966
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Our last two spots go to the non-tasty (fowl tasting?) chicken. This gives Orlok the win with 4 correct answers.
Congrats! You're the first to notice my pun (non-tasty = foul/fowl tasting)
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #9967
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So the answer to this quiz is ---

4. The fifth color in a rainbow

See PDurrant's explanation for why this is the answer.

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P.S. I'm just joking around. I was snaking poohbear's answers earlier, so I thought I'd give a shot at stealing pdurrant's too.



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Old 11-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #9968
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In the hopes that I'm right enough, a maths puzzle for you before I go to bed.

A car company sold 150 cars in a special 6-day tent sale offer. Each day the company sold 6 more cars than the day before. How many cars were sold on the 1st day?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #9969
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In the hopes that I'm right enough, a maths puzzle for you before I go to bed.

A car company sold 150 cars in a special 6-day tent sale offer. Each day the company sold 6 more cars than the day before. How many cars were sold on the 1st day?
Ten? ..
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #9970
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Ten? ..
Yes.
I found that too, but a little too late
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #9971
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #9972
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If the answer is ten, then I would like to see how it was worked out. I know we could prove it knowing the answer, but other than trial and error, how do you get to the result?

please.......

And they sold green cars on the first day, and blue ones on the second.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #9973
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4. BLUE.

In the Julian calendar, the first (& last) month of the year was March, so the second is April, going back four gets us to December, and antepenulitmate is not the last (ultimate) not the second last (penultimate) but the third from the end: B

The last letter of April is L

Venerable Caesar is Augustus, so the month is August, and the letter is U

Autmnul Equinox is 21st September, so the letter is E
Apologies for the delay in answering. Watching Derren Brown administer placebos to fix a number of phobias. Amazing man.

You are of course correct. Over to you. (oh, wait, you have already posed one...). Is the answer 10?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #9974
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So the answer to this quiz is ---

4. The fifth color in a rainbow

See PDurrant's explanation for why this is the answer.

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P.S. I'm just joking around. I was snaking poohbear's answers earlier, so I thought I'd give a shot at stealing pdurrant's too.

Close, but no cigar
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #9975
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If they sold n cars the first day, they sold n+6 the second, n+12 the third, n+18 the fourth etc.

So they sold:
1. day: n
2. day: n+6
3. day: n+12
4. day: n+18
5. day: n+24
6. day: n+30

6+12+18+24+30=90
150-90=60
60/6=10

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Just for the pure fun of it, let's set up the complete equation (in one dimension). Every paranthesis is the sale for one day. Inside the square paranthesis is the total sale for the previous day:
(n) + ([n]+6) + ([n+6]+6) + ([n+12]+6) + ([n+18]+6) + ([n+24]+6)
= 6n + 90 = 150

6n = 150-90 = 60
n = 10

Edit: I have ignored the colors of the cars

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