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tr0u200d
Ignor that, got a bit lost!

Soz, got a bit lost there.

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:11 am
tr0u200d
defo fibo

1+1 = 2
2+1 = 3
3+2 = 5
5+3 = 8
8+5 = 13
13+8 = 21
21+13 = 34
34+21 = 55

and so on?

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:32 am
joolsweb
Got my card

Ooh my card arrived today, thanks Hits her Mark (especially for the very good packaging)...my very 1st card...I will treasure it forever..... aaahhhh

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:16 am
Violet

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 11:13 am
napier
 Violet wrote: napier, what u grinnin at? Is it my pain? Cuz it better not be my pain....!!!

i'm afraid it is, in fact, your pain

many arsenal apologies

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:02 am
Violet
napier, what u grinnin at? Is it my pain? Cuz it better not be my pain....!!!

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 1:53 pm
napier
 Violet wrote: I'm too depressed about the footie to check

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 5:55 am
geofortean
 SteveC wrote: This seems pointlessly easy for #85? Aren't they supposed to get difficult as they get higher?

Just to say, it's the colours that denote the difficulty, not the number of the card.

Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 7:05 am
<PSH>
Re: [PUZZLE] #85 Yellow Maze - Sweet Dreams (E3)

 spugmeistress wrote: the mathmos present may cry sacrilege if i say this, (and i've already edited out once cos i thought i was wrong) but is the other name you refer to something to do with the fibonacci sequence being a special case of a lucas series?
because you ask for it SACRILEGE!!! ... anyway... they are related but not the same...
here's a good website on Fibonacci(series/sequence/numbers), Lucas series, and Phi numbers/ The Golden ratio

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:58 pm
HitsHerMark
Re: [PUZZLE] #85 Yellow Maze - Sweet Dreams (E3)

spugmeistress wrote:

 HitsHerMark wrote: This series goes by two names. The first people to reply with one or other of the names will also get this card from me. (Don't give both, just one so we can get as many "winners" as possible please.)

the mathmos present may cry sacrilege if i say this, (and i've already edited out once cos i thought i was wrong) but is the other name you refer to something to do with the fibonacci sequence being a special case of a lucas series?

thanks for posting the cards up hitshermark, gives us something to play with til this elusive early june date

rach =)

[edited for stupidity and making the post useful again ]

[... and then for changing my mind again ]

Actually, I was looking for the "Golden mean" or "Golden Arch" as the other name. But Nacht mentioned when he gave the correct answer to the question of what the next number in the series would be.

Looking up the Lucas Numbers I see that you have a very good point. So, since I'm only giving Nacht one copy of this card, it looks like the third card going to you.

I have more then three copies of this card to give out. I'm going to figure out what to do for distributing the rest and make a post Sunday around noonish pacific time.

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:51 pm
spugmeistress
Re: [PUZZLE] #85 Yellow Maze - Sweet Dreams (E3)

i recognised it as the fibonacci sequence too, good old maths lessons ;) this website here, if you scroll down a bit, has a nice picture explaining the nautilus shell connection

 HitsHerMark wrote: This series goes by two names. The first people to reply with one or other of the names will also get this card from me. (Don't give both, just one so we can get as many "winners" as possible please.)

the mathmos present may cry sacrilege if i say this, (and i've already edited out once cos i thought i was wrong) but is the other name you refer to something to do with the fibonacci sequence being a special case of a lucas series?

thanks for posting the cards up hitshermark, gives us something to play with til this elusive early june date :)

rach =)

[edited for stupidity and making the post useful again ;)]

[... and then for changing my mind again ;)]

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 8:29 pm
Violet
I believe Scarlett's 19 and Violet's 25, but I'm too depressed about the footie to check

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 12:04 pm
Leeravitz
Having just re - read that last post, I hope it makes sense. It's a little bit stream of consciousness

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 9:24 am
Leeravitz
Oh, yeah. Now, I look at it carefully, she does appear to be a) holding onto Sente's side in a proprietorial fashion and b) her face and body are rather more elongated than the girls' - thus, making it appear that she's somewhat older than they are. I suppose it looks a bit ambiguous because: a) Violet and Scarlett could have had a very much older sister and b) she seems to be a lot younger looking than Sente - but that could be explained through the fact that he had a younger wife, had a very good looking wife who aged well etc.

They are undeniably a fairly happy family group as depicted here, so maybe, yeah, there is some deep tragedy in the background to Violet and Scarlett's lives...

The hair colour issue is fair enough - one of the girls appears to be dark haired, and the other is light haired. The dark - haired one must be Violet, and the light - haired one Scarlett (although the picture makes it look like she has blond hair, rather than red). The 'mother' figure also has blond hair, and Sente is dark. It's quite right that the genetics wouldn't condition inheritance that blindly, but maybe there is meant to be an allegorical implication that Violet is more 'like' her father and Scarlett more like her 'mother'???

I would assume that the picture may have been taken at a date well prior to the date at which the puzzle is 'set'. By that, I mean, that the puzzle talks about Violet's youth, and it looks like the main depiction on the card is meant to represent that period in Violet's life (precisely the night she fell asleep dreaming of Fibonacci numbers, in fact). The family photo was probably several years before this: the girls look (proportion wise) like they are still little kids; Violet doesn't yet seem to have adopted glasses [unless she just took them off for the photo!] and Scarlett might have had blond hair because it hadn't yet shaded into red [that happens - I was blond when I was was young, and am now brown/red haired], so maybe this was taken when they were, say, three or so, and Violet's dream happened when she was in her early teens??

I forget if we know how old Violet and Scarlett are now, exactly (is Sacrlett 18?) - I tend to assume Violet's older, although I may be wrong on that. Again, I'm not sure whether we know or not how many years separate them...

Admittedly, all this is further idle spec. on the basis of a drawing seen remotely at second - hand - one might as easily conclude there was something peculiar about the Kiteway family because they would seem (from the photo) to have been devoid of noses!

But in the absence of much further puzzle solving to do...

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 8:35 am
HitsHerMark

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 8:29 am
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