The comeback of brainteasers

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Postby Glyn » Sat May 31, 2008 4:25 pm

Not forgetting Fibonacci and his rabbits. I thought it was neat that these two series added term by term started 4;8,16,.... then that 2 spoils it all.

For Pi alone the new maximum is 436 just over 300 terms further on.

Note I kept saying continue.:)
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Postby udosuk » Sat May 31, 2008 4:29 pm

Bigtone53 wrote:My yellow rationale does not sound great. I was distracted by the guy who came up with the 355/133, who lived in the Yangtze (yellow river) region.

Tsk tsk tsk.:) But the Yangtze River (aka Long River/Chang Jiang) and the Yellow River (aka Huang He) are 2 different rivers!:idea: Although the brilliant guy who came up with 355/133 did have a skin colour of yellow, which might have prompted you toward that direction.:)

Some more yellow-faced friendly smiles for you.:):):):):)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sat May 31, 2008 4:36 pm

udosuk wrote:But the Yangtze River (aka Long River, Changjiang) and the Yellow River (aka Huanghe) are 2 different rivers.


I am going to do the decent, British, stiff upper-lip thing here and wholeheartedly blame my wife, a Geography teacher, for this misinformation on my part:D
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Postby udosuk » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:31 am

tarek, if you don't have one to post at the moment, I have one "in hand" for you guys.:)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:50 am

udosuk, suggest that you go for it in case tarek has been held up. I am sure that there are enough multitaskers here to deal with two at a time should tarek get back before yours is solved. I imagine though that tarek's one when it comes is the 'official' one for succession purposes.
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Postby tarek » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:11 am

udosuk, go for it ....

couple of things will hold me up for about 24 hours ...:D

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Postby udosuk » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:50 pm

Okay, here we go:

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Which academic institution am I?:?:

(Corrected thanks to Bigtone53, see below.)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:26 pm

OK, first stab

Roadrunner?
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Postby udosuk » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:57 pm

Bigtone53 wrote:Roadrunner?

OMG, I can't believe there is really a website named "Road Runner University"!:!:

But no, it's not the answer to this riddle. It can't be that easy...

But you've got the correct identity of the cartoon character...

Perhaps like Glyn always says this will also surrender quickly, making way for tarek's next bash.:)
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Postby hobiwan » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:23 pm

Can it have something to do with the fact, that the sudoku needs a quadruple in the solution?
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:37 pm

... aaah, but is this a sudoku or just an array of numbers? We have been caught out earlier in this chain on this point!
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Oxford University:?:

(additional edit) Runner - place of learning- Roger Bannister - sub 4 minute mile - Oxford 6 - 5 - 1954 - first row total 6, second row total 5. Then it goes wrong:(
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Postby Glyn » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:59 pm

Four candidates locked in Road Runner.
Road Runner appeared in Gold Key Comics(1966-1984).
Key, Lock so I'll try Yale University.:?:
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Postby udosuk » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:22 am

hobiwan wrote:Can it have something to do with the fact, that the sudoku needs a quadruple in the solution?

Yes.:idea:

Bigtone wrote:... aaah, but is this a sudoku or just an array of numbers? We have been caught out earlier in this chain on this point!

It is a genuine sudoku. No trick this time.:)

No luck for both guesses above. Keep on trying!
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:54 am

Mmm. as hobiwan says, the 4 cells covered by roadrunner are the naked quad that cracks this puzzle. What worries me though is that udosuk is perfectly capable of creating a 'nice' (ie symmetric) sudoku with this characteristic so there must be something more in the other numbers.

Quads and academic institutions go nicely together, but the question says institute, a slightly different thing.

I wonder whether udosuk's day job involves computers? Google tells me that last week, IBM was testing its updated Roadrunner computer, supposedly the fastest in the world. It is going to be used at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Can I find LANL in the grid? No quads though!
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