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pineapplejellynotloggedin
Gah!!! I solved this ages ago and have been trying at regular intervals over the past six MONTHS to a YEAR to find a second solution! I wish I'd known I didn't need it!!!

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:56 pm
X9Tim
This card was in my first pack, and I tried to finish them all before going online.

I took it as written, i.e. "There are two possible solutions to this, what are they?"

I got one solution fairly quickly, but I was getting tired and kept making the same silly mistake.... :s

After a troubled night, I got the second answer next morning and went online to enter it. I was infuriated to find I only needed one answer!

I think this counts as a printing error!!

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Still I've got the points, and that's what matters!

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 am
extrusion
I just used Excel with a COUNTIF function, after sorting out the circular references stuff it complains about, the answers just appear like magic!

extrusion

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:25 am
jayito
I found this one really obvious and really easy, which was a shock as I normally find the cards quite hard! It's nice to know I am not completely dense!

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:39 pm
kyz
Just in case there were more solutions, I wrote a program to exhaustively search the problem space. It checks every possibility from 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 to 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14.

Even with this search space, there are still only 2 solutions:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): SOLUTION: 1 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SOLUTION: 1 7 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

If someone wants to try a larger search space (e.g. 1 to 22), there might be something... but I doubt it.

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:28 pm
sabsay
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 1,7,3,2,1,1,1,2,1,1 is the correct answer

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:05 pm
perplextown
NEED HELP!!!!

Hi Everyone!!

I have tried many times to solve this card but each time i enter my answers i keep getting "Incorrect"!!! or Blocked for 24hrs!!

I have tried all mentioned ideas on this thread.
Could anyone shed some light on this? or provide the solution?

Kind Regards
Perplextown

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:31 pm
Hunting4Treasure
ReeKorl wrote:
Not sure how relevant this is:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): but has anyone else noticed the single digit answer (1732111211) is the same as the first ten digits of the square root of three?

I thought that was way cool, and was getting ready to try different starting points to see what I'd come up with. But, what I got for an answer is:
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): 1.7320508075688772935274463415059 making the first 4 numbers the same, but then it falls apart from there. 1732111211 squared, actually turns out to be 3.000209247271886521. Now, the first *5* numbers equal 3 (which is cool enough), but not all 10 as stated above.
Am I missing something? Or, is *that* sentence *also* false?

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:55 pm
Schmooze
Third Solution

removed coz I should have looked before I lept lol

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:12 pm
looosy
 Quote: has anyone else noticed the single digit answer (1732111211) is the same as the first ten digits of the square root of three?

Interesting! so many things keep pointing back to 3 and cubed....

Very clever

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:55 am
ReeKorl
Not sure how relevant this is:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): but has anyone else noticed the single digit answer (1732111211) is the same as the first ten digits of the square root of three?

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:38 am
JebJoya
interestingly, the site only asks for one solution to give you the points, even though the card clearly asks for both... hey ho...

Jeb

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:07 pm
RobDixon
lauriek,

Thanks for posting the solver programs!

I really like the ONE answer, but you're right, I think it won't count since the rules say to add digits.

Here's another variation that only involves digits. It seems to fit the rules, though it's not quite as simple as the first two solutions:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 0 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 10 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 1 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 11 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 2 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 02 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 3 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 4 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 5 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 6 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 7 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 8 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01 THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE DIGIT 9 APPEARS IN THIS PUZZLE IS 01

Just doing my bit to help sow the seeds of confusion.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:22 pm
lauriek