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Old 02-20-2013, 05:43 AM   #10891
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8x((8x(8+8))-((8+8)/8))-8 = 1000
Does that work? It doesn't seem to to me. The first side of the equation (before the - sign) is 1024, the second side is -6, isn't it (I am normally mathematically challenged, so I could well be wrong here)?

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:45 AM   #10892
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8x((8x(8+8))-((8+8)/8))-8 = 1000
I thought Paul would come up with an answer... That's correct, and one I didn't have, well done.

As a clue to my last one, it starts "888 +" and includes addition, subtraction and multiplication.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:48 AM   #10893
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Does that work? It doesn't seem to to me. The first side of the equation (before the - sign) is 1024, the second side is -6, isn't it (I am normally mathematically challenged, so I could well be wrong here).
It resolves like this:

8x((8x(8+8))-((8+8)/8))-8 = 1000

8x(128-2)-8
(8x126)-8
1008-8 = 1000
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:53 AM   #10894
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It resolves like this:

8x((8x(8+8))-((8+8)/8))-8 = 1000

8x(128-2)-8
(8x126)-8
1008-8 = 1000
Aha. So I misinterpreted the brackets. It doesn't surprise me, I'm often wrong when it comes to maths.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #10895
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I thought Paul would come up with an answer... That's correct, and one I didn't have, well done.

As a clue to my last one, it starts "888 +" and includes addition, subtraction and multiplication.
888 + (8+8)x8 - (8+8) = 888 + 16*8 - 16 = 888 + 128 - 16 = 1000
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #10896
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888 + (8+8)x8 - (8+8) = 888 + 16*8 - 16 = 888 + 128 - 16 = 1000
That's almost exactly how I had it written down, and is correct. 2 points to pdurrant, 1 to Fbone and maianhvk, so it's over to you Paul.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:30 AM   #10897
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That's almost exactly how I had it written down, and is correct. 2 points to pdurrant, 1 to Fbone and maianhvk, so it's over to you Paul.
Hmm... I suppose it could be written

888 + (8+8)x(8-8/8)

Hmm... a puzzle, a puzzle....


It takes two men using four buckets half an hour to empty a bathtub that's only half full of water.

How long would it take you and one bucket to empty a bathtub that's full of water?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #10898
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or I'd unplug it...
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:16 AM   #10899
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or I'd unplug it...
You have the right answer! Why would anyone empty a bathtub with a bucket when they could just pull out the plug?

Over to you.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #10900
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Could someone please take over? I've no idea right now.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #10901
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A sequence question this time then. What comes next in the following sequence of letters?

W
C
N
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T
F
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #10902
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #10903
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O and L

These are the first letters of the words of your question.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:00 AM   #10904
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O and L

These are the first letters of the words of your question.
Yes! Over to you, Billi.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #10905
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Hmm....I should know this. In my best robot voice: "We Can Not Identify This F... Sequence".
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