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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:34 am

Abstract wrote:i edited the tab check it again


So did I it's still wrong, maths or at least numbers are of no use here.


It's one of those things that you usually think number sequences would solve, but actually it's far simpler than that, and when you get it, you will slap your forehead and say: how did I not get that!

You seem like a smart guy, I have no doubt you can work this out. :)
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Abstract » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:37 am

is it
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:39 am

Abstract wrote:is it


Hmmm if I answered that it would give you too big a clue, but suffice to say a lower case t is not the answer. Which is in itself a clue.


Hell the reason I like this one is because number sequences are a real weakness of mine, I really am garbage at them. This however relates to all sorts of maths, but not in a conventional numerical way.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Abstract » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:46 am

if it is not:
T or S i give up
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:49 am

Abstract wrote:if it is not:
T or S i give up


The next letter is indeed T but not S, honestly you are thinking too hard about numbers and not shapes: topology. You know what differentiates a T from an S, you just are thinking too much about high school maths and not maths beyond it. If you've worked it out give me the next 3 letters in the sequence after T. :)
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Abstract » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:34 am

hmmm....
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:06 am

Well I can give you the answer by PM, but that will be one of those moments where you kick yourself so hard, that you lose the will to live. It's really not at all hard, and it really has nothing to do with numbers per se.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:12 am

lol
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:40 am

captaincrunk wrote:
lol


Crunk I can't believe you haven't worked it out either. It's sooo simple. :)

As easy as A but not B and C.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:41 am

i haven't read the problem yet
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:43 am

OK then don't read it it will give you nightmares. :)
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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:45 am

each problem deserves its own thread
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:47 am

captaincrunk wrote:each problem deserves its own thread


I doubt that, all I would suggest is if you read my problem you don't eat cheese before bed time, the nightmares will be bad enough without cheese dreams. God help you.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:50 am

where is the problem?
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:54 am

captaincrunk wrote:where is the problem?


Not sure whether that was a witty joke or a genuine request for a problem but I tend to think you are an intelligent guy so with that in mind it could be either, suffice to say this is the problem:

AE FHIK LMN what letters come next?
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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:22 am

I figured it out.

it's these letters: "what letters come next"
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:25 am

captaincrunk wrote:I figured it out.

it's these letters: "what letters come next"


:lol: No. Nice try though. Can't fault your logic but as you yourself said the answer is not what logic says, but what is the actual answer, even if you are technically correct.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Silhouette » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Tralix wrote:Topology question sequence:

AE FHIK LMN

What letters come next?

It's loosely related to maths, but then isn't everything.

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Re: Math Fun

Postby captaincrunk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:37 pm

well they're in alphabetical order, skipping some letters and adding some spaces and stuff
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Abstract » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:46 pm

here is the hint to my problem:
http://primes.utm.edu/lists/small/10000.txt ignore 2 3 5 7
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Silhouette » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:37 pm

Tralix wrote:If you've worked it out give me the next 3 letters in the sequence after <the answer> :)

How about I give all 5 of the remaining letters in the sequence just to prove I've got it, since I only just untabbed previous guesses and it seems Abstract already got my answer.... though he didn't know why.... which makes me wonder why he guessed his guess?

V,W,X,Y,Z

As for Abstract's sequence, I considered music since the numbers only go from 1-8 (an octave), but then I played it and it sounded awful. But since his most recent post indicates that it's just about primes, I find I've lost interest.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:51 am

Silhouette wrote:
Tralix wrote:If you've worked it out give me the next 3 letters in the sequence after <the answer> :)

How about I give all 5 of the remaining letters in the sequence just to prove I've got it, since I only just untabbed previous guesses and it seems Abstract already got my answer.... though he didn't know why.... which makes me wonder why he guessed his guess?

V,W,X,Y,Z

As for Abstract's sequence, I considered music since the numbers only go from 1-8 (an octave), but then I played it and it sounded awful. But since his most recent post indicates that it's just about primes, I find I've lost interest.


Correct he siad S or T, I therefore assumed he didn't know the answer because he had not specified T as the only answer, I then suggested he give me the 4 letters, so that it would show he had solved it, so I could be sure.

It's obvious enough, S has curves T is all straight lines, it's a topology maths problem. Which letters of the alphabet can be decsribed by a function that has only straight lines and which by functions that have curves, not all are linear, as when we write we sometimes take the pen from the page but all are mathematically describable anyway


Don't untab these ones work it out, it's not that hard really. :)
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:56 am

Abstract wrote:here is the hint to my problem:
http://primes.utm.edu/lists/small/10000.txt ignore 2 3 5 7


Ok well I am pleased I was on the right lines with primes. I think I have it now but meh. :)

if you get rid of all the primes all that is left is a sequence of non primes so the answer is those which you dould I suppose use the primes to determine the non primes. D'oh I should of got that.
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Silhouette » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:02 am

Tralix wrote:Don't untab these ones work it out, it's not that hard really. :)

So did I get it or not? I need confirmation :P
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Re: Math Fun

Postby Tralix » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:02 am

Silhouette wrote:
Tralix wrote:Don't untab these ones work it out, it's not that hard really. :)

So did I get it or not? I need confirmation :P


Yes spot on well done. :)

Still I bet no one can solve Zeno's paradox and show why it is not a paradox without using the internet.

Clue: 1/2 of the time is not equal to half of the distance, necessarily, eventually as an analogy a bouncing ball comes to rest at a limit.

The answer is radiation of "movement", another clue.

Fire an arrow time moves on, the object you are trying to hit moves on, but it does so presumably uniformly so the arrow never reaches its target or does it?
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