Thanks Glyn,

Please can you confirm that the semicolon between 4 and 8 has significance or is it a typo?

The semi colon is important but to help I'll restate the problem to point you in the right direction. (I hope)

I've added the terms of two series by mistake can you separate the trivial ones out and identify something that sounds edible and more importantly the colour that it has taken on.

4;8,16,2,... I could continue but it might give the game away.

If that fails I'll give the next term(s).

I've added the terms of two series by mistake can you separate the trivial ones out and identify something that sounds edible and more importantly the colour that it has taken on.

4;8,16,2,... I could continue but it might give the game away.

If that fails I'll give the next term(s).

- Glyn
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OK, stabs in the dark time.

1. Do the numbers relate to letters?

2. Are they in base 10? The unexpected arrival of the semicolon might suggest base 11, as well as the need to eliminate trivial 1s.

3. Base 12, ie the commas are relevant?

4. Taking trivial ones out of the given numbers and turning into letters gives C;GOA . Any relevance?

1. Do the numbers relate to letters?

2. Are they in base 10? The unexpected arrival of the semicolon might suggest base 11, as well as the need to eliminate trivial 1s.

3. Base 12, ie the commas are relevant?

4. Taking trivial ones out of the given numbers and turning into letters gives C;GOA . Any relevance?

- Bigtone53
**Posts:**413**Joined:**19 September 2005

Okay the googling tipoff works.

Got the edible thing but still working out the colour connection.

Bigtone53 gets most credits so cheering for him to find it before tomorrow as I'm about to go to sleep now.

This one is more mathematical than I originally thought.

Got the edible thing but still working out the colour connection.

Bigtone53 gets most credits so cheering for him to find it before tomorrow as I'm about to go to sleep now.

This one is more mathematical than I originally thought.

- udosuk
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OK. also got the edible chart thing, can see the next number is 292 (or perhaps 293, with the unwanted ones), and then the missing ones (or twos), all leading to 355/113. No thoughts on colour through yet or indeed the significance of semi-colon.

Further thought - Yellow?

Further thought - Yellow?

- Bigtone53
**Posts:**413**Joined:**19 September 2005

Well done both in finding that. The semi-colon is not always used but it nicely differentiates the integer part so I thought it might help.

Now what will you do with the ones, must be the world's most boring sequence of numbers. ZZZzzzz. Is that the numbers or just me rabbiting on?

Now what will you do with the ones, must be the world's most boring sequence of numbers. ZZZzzzz. Is that the numbers or just me rabbiting on?

- Glyn
**Posts:**357**Joined:**26 April 2007

Glyn wrote:The exact shade of Pi's crust was Golden.

To clarify, we're talking about continued fractions here.

The "circular ratio" Pi=3.1415926535... is represented as 3 +1/( 7 +1/( 15 +1/( 1 +1/( 292 +1/( ...

i.e. 3;7,15,1,292,...

The "golden ratio" Phi=1.6180339887... is represented as 1 +1/( 1 +1/( 1 +1/( 1 +1/( 1 +1/(...

i.e. 1;1,1,1,1,...

Therefore while the former sounds like the food pie, the latter is connected to the golden colour.

Also, in the Olympic Games, finishing as #1 wins you a Gold Medal.

- udosuk
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