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Posted by **barbara01** June 12, 09:18AM

Solve this very simple math puzzle in the picture click on the link to play the game and place your answer by replying to this thread good luck.

and for the one who loves maths, there is a neat pattern with the number 14 and it increases by 1 because of the constant 12 so neat. can you find it if you see it run it up to 20

Hint: find the lowest answer

Trisha

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and for the one who loves maths, there is a neat pattern with the number 14 and it increases by 1 because of the constant 12 so neat. can you find it if you see it run it up to 20

Hint: find the lowest answer

Trisha

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Posted by **TheArtfulDogger** June 12, 10:16AM

24

Based on the bike always being 2 more than the key (regardless of what number the bike is set to)

Based on the bike always being 2 more than the key (regardless of what number the bike is set to)

Posted by **barbara01** June 12, 10:35AM

TheArtfulDogger you have the wrong answer because you cannot get 24 as the last result ever

You find one of pattern with the number 14 you right with the key however the bike start at a set number and increase by one on the line two and the key decrease by 2 on line two of my puzzle the only constant is the headphone and line three make the result increased by 11 every time

Look at line three carefully

good attempt

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You find one of pattern with the number 14 you right with the key however the bike start at a set number and increase by one on the line two and the key decrease by 2 on line two of my puzzle the only constant is the headphone and line three make the result increased by 11 every time

Look at line three carefully

good attempt

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was june 12, 11:09am by barbara01.

Posted by **TheArtfulDogger** June 12, 11:27AM

barbara01 Wrote:

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> TheArtfulDogger you have the wrong answer because

> you cannot get 24 as the last result ever

>

> You find one of pattern with the number 14 you

> right with the key however the bike start at a set

> number and increase by one on the line two and the

> key decrease by 2 on line two of my puzzle the

> only constant is the headphone and line three make

> the result increased by 11 every time

>

> Look at line three carefully

>

> good attempt

Line 1

3 headphones are 36 therefore headphone is 12

Line 2

Bike plus headphone(12) minus key is 14 which can be achieved only where bike is 2 more then headphone

Using the above values

Line 3

Headphone are 12

Bike is 4

Key is 2

Therefore 4-2*12 is 24 as there are no brackets in the equation then it's linear

Therefore 24 is a valid answer unless you can prove otherwise

If you do the equation of 2*12 first then remove this number from bike (4) then the answer is -20

you didn't say it has to be a positive answer !

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> TheArtfulDogger you have the wrong answer because

> you cannot get 24 as the last result ever

>

> You find one of pattern with the number 14 you

> right with the key however the bike start at a set

> number and increase by one on the line two and the

> key decrease by 2 on line two of my puzzle the

> only constant is the headphone and line three make

> the result increased by 11 every time

>

> Look at line three carefully

>

> good attempt

Line 1

3 headphones are 36 therefore headphone is 12

Line 2

Bike plus headphone(12) minus key is 14 which can be achieved only where bike is 2 more then headphone

Using the above values

Line 3

Headphone are 12

Bike is 4

Key is 2

Therefore 4-2*12 is 24 as there are no brackets in the equation then it's linear

Therefore 24 is a valid answer unless you can prove otherwise

If you do the equation of 2*12 first then remove this number from bike (4) then the answer is -20

you didn't say it has to be a positive answer !

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Posted by **barbara01** June 12, 11:48AM

You still wrong and I hinted to find the lowest answer has the pattern result increase by 11 every time and no negative result as you cannot find the other pattern with the result increasing by 11 every time if you start with the key at 0

24 is never a valid answer recalculate

your last line

4-2*12 = 20 and not 24

Bodmas apply

oh try to find the lowest positive result

24 is never a valid answer recalculate

your last line

4-2*12 = 20 and not 24

Bodmas apply

oh try to find the lowest positive result

Posted by **barbara01** June 12, 11:58AM

even linear

4-2*12

4-24 = 20

but I forgot to mention no minus number so 4-24= 20

4-2*12

4-24 = 20

but I forgot to mention no minus number so 4-24= 20

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Posted by **ruffers** June 12, 01:23PM

Genuis?

It is Mornington Crescent though, assuming Burlington Original rules.

It is Mornington Crescent though, assuming Burlington Original rules.

Posted by **PeckhamRose** June 12, 02:00PM

I can spell "Genius".

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Posted by **Siduhe** June 12, 02:08PM

You can't play Burlington Original rules in a month with less than 31 days. It would have to be a variation, or something like Montague’s Second Revision of the rules.

Posted by **barbara01** June 12, 02:15PM

No, you cannot get a zero as a possible answer

Posted by **ed_pete** June 12, 02:28PM

2

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Posted by **Peckhamgatecrasher** June 12, 02:33PM

I think you have forgotten that Montague’s Second Revision of the rules is thwarted by the Capulet Gambit. Therefore, you would land on Covent Garden.

Posted by **ruffers** June 12, 03:31PM

Cockfosters then.

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Posted by **PeckhamRose** June 12, 07:21PM

What's the singular of Genuis? Or is Genui plural? in which case the superfluous 's' is worth minus 2.

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Posted by **uncleglen** June 12, 08:20PM

The mathematical answer is ZERO....unless you have a sneaky trick (btw I have a degree in maths)

Posted by **ed_pete** June 12, 08:28PM

No points, unless you can show your working out UG.

Posted by **uncleglen** June 12, 10:34PM

It can't be solved because there are too many variables and not enough equations. I made an error in putting ? = 0

Posted by **ianr** June 13, 11:05AM

Or, if it is indeed nothing more than an underdetermined set of linear simultaneous equations, an infinite number of solutions [en.wikipedia.org]. As implied by ed_pete's spreadsheet.

The fact that there were more unknowns than equations was obvious from the start. That in itself might lead the more open-minded of us to wonder, for a while, if it was in fact the kind of brainteaser where the implied fact that it had a single solution was a piece of information that was needed in order to solve it. But then the later 'hints' and 'clues' sought to add arbitrary constraints on the solution space that weren't included in the original presentation. The most obvious conclusion now is that we've probably been given a copy-and-paste of the illustration but not of the accompanying written part of the problem -- which seems otherwise to have been a very simple one.

At primary school we were once asked to provide a question for a class quiz. I burrowed in an encyclopedia and landed on a piece about Sir Edwin Landseer, who was said to have been able to draw when he was seven. I was apparently struck by that, probably because I wasn't much older myself and couldn't draw a toffee. So I turned up at school the next day with "What artist could draw when he was seven?" in my grubby hand. Mrs Price nicely put me right.

The fact that there were more unknowns than equations was obvious from the start. That in itself might lead the more open-minded of us to wonder, for a while, if it was in fact the kind of brainteaser where the implied fact that it had a single solution was a piece of information that was needed in order to solve it. But then the later 'hints' and 'clues' sought to add arbitrary constraints on the solution space that weren't included in the original presentation. The most obvious conclusion now is that we've probably been given a copy-and-paste of the illustration but not of the accompanying written part of the problem -- which seems otherwise to have been a very simple one.

At primary school we were once asked to provide a question for a class quiz. I burrowed in an encyclopedia and landed on a piece about Sir Edwin Landseer, who was said to have been able to draw when he was seven. I was apparently struck by that, probably because I wasn't much older myself and couldn't draw a toffee. So I turned up at school the next day with "What artist could draw when he was seven?" in my grubby hand. Mrs Price nicely put me right.

Posted by **teddyboy23** June 13, 01:39PM

Can't believe no ones got the answer to this very simple puzzle. The answer is oh hold up there's a knock at the door.be back soon.

Posted by **PeckhamRose** June 13, 03:14PM

Oh come on, PLEASE try harder than that to sound passive aggressive.

"Can't believe no ones got the answer to this very simple puzzle"

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Posted by **teddyboy23** June 13, 06:14PM

PR its been a long week

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