Strange sum (riddle tread)
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27-01-2012, 09:09 AM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(27-01-2012 08:46 AM)robotworld Wrote:  Here's a similar number puzzle, this time by just moving only ONE digit (no swapping Smile), make the equation correct.

232 - 126 = 403

If you are not swapping then either you permutate the digits in one of the 3-digit numbers (that won’t do it) or you turn one of the 3-digit numbers into a 4-digit one and another into a 2-digit one by moving one digit from one of the 3-digit numbers and appending it to one of the other two. I don’t see that working either.

What’s the trick?
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27-01-2012, 10:00 AM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(27-01-2012 09:09 AM)Zat Wrote:  
(27-01-2012 08:46 AM)robotworld Wrote:  Here's a similar number puzzle, this time by just moving only ONE digit (no swapping Smile), make the equation correct.

232 - 126 = 403

If you are not swapping then either you permutate the digits in one of the 3-digit numbers (that won’t do it) or you turn one of the 3-digit numbers into a 4-digit one and another into a 2-digit one by moving one digit from one of the 3-digit numbers and appending it to one of the other two. I don’t see that working either.

What’s the trick?

HINT: When left and right do not work, consider the second dimension of motion. Smile

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27-01-2012, 10:15 AM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(27-01-2012 10:00 AM)robotworld Wrote:  HINT: When left and right do not work, consider the second dimension of motion. Smile

Very clever, robotworld -- I did not think of it.

Of course!

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27-01-2012, 06:18 PM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
I have one!

What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

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28-01-2012, 06:17 AM
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(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  I have one!

What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

My car keys?
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28-01-2012, 06:21 AM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  I have one!

What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

... light?
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28-01-2012, 01:12 PM
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(28-01-2012 06:17 AM)Grassy Knoll Wrote:  
(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  I have one!

What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

My car keys?

(28-01-2012 06:21 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  I have one!

What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

... light?

Nope! I'm not sure if anyone will get this one lol. I'll post the answer in the other thread after 5pm.

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28-01-2012, 03:58 PM
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(28-01-2012 01:12 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  
(28-01-2012 06:21 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

... light?

Nope! I'm not sure if anyone will get this one lol. I'll post the answer in the other thread after 5pm.

Well... so light don't work? It definitely satisfies confusing and travels at the speed of light. Not sure about the third though. I took that to refer to unless you're looking at it, you don't see it.

Is it something physical or is it gonna be one of these weird ones where the answer is something like Albert Einstein's pizza?
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28-01-2012, 05:20 PM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(28-01-2012 03:58 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(28-01-2012 01:12 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  
(28-01-2012 06:21 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(27-01-2012 06:18 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  What is confusing, travels at the speed of light, and doesn't appear unless you know where to look for it?

... light?

Nope! I'm not sure if anyone will get this one lol. I'll post the answer in the other thread after 5pm.

Well... so light don't work? It definitely satisfies confusing and travels at the speed of light. Not sure about the third though. I took that to refer to unless you're looking at it, you don't see it.

Is it something physical or is it gonna be one of these weird ones where the answer is something like Albert Einstein's pizza?

See the other thread for the answer. Smile

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29-01-2012, 12:35 AM
RE: Strange sum (riddle tread)
(28-01-2012 05:20 PM)Azaraith Wrote:  
Quote:Is it something physical or is it gonna be one of these weird ones where the answer is something like Albert Einstein's pizza?

See the other thread for the answer. Smile

Noooooooooo! I want to work it out Sad But I think I may be too dumb...
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