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Your riddle was algebraic. You probably worked it out with trial-and-error, which makes the whole riddle a waste of time, imo.

And this is stupid. Sudoku is definitely not mathematical!


1) it was just a starter to begin the topic, just because you consider yourself a genius  Rolling Eyes

2) a-i ..... that looks like algebra to me.
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Firstly i wasn't complaining about her riddle at all, i was just saying it was also mathematical. You're the first one to insinuate it wasn't a good riddle because it was too easy. Secondly, by a-i i mean the letters a-i like i use letters to make these words i'm writing here!
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But then it wouldn't be Sudoku.

I believe Sudoku means "single number" Wink

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As in one, two, three and so on.  I suppose you could use it with symbols of sorts but that would take you ages, I guess numbers just makes it that little bit easier for people.


thats not counting! Its just going through all the possible symbols which happen to be numbers!
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Technically, you could argue anything is mathematical.... lol
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I take it back.  Sukudos aren't mathematical ... they are logical.


thank you! And so is my riddle!
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Reminder of Riddles

Easy

1) When asked how old she was, Mary replied:
‘In two years, I will be twice as old as I was five years ago’
How old is she?

2) A black dog is sleeping in the middle of a black road that has no streetlights and there is no moon. A car coming down the road with its lights off steers around the dog. How did the driver know the dog was there?

3) In a contest, four fruits (an apple, a banana, an orange, and a pear) have been placed in four closed boxes (one fruit per box). People may guess which fruit is in which box. 123 people participate in the contest. When the boxes are opened, it turns out that 43 people have guessed none of the fruits correctly, 39 people have guessed one fruit correctly, and 31 people have guessed two fruits correctly. The Question: How many people have guessed three fruits correctly, and how many people have guessed four fruits correctly?

Medium

1) My wife and I recently attended a party at which there were four other married couples. Various handshakes took place. No one shook hands with himself (or herself) or with his (or her) spouse, and no one shook hands with the anyone more then once.
After all the handshakes were over, I asked each person, including my wife, how many hands he (or she) had shaken. To my suprise each gave a different answer. How many hands did my wife shake?

Hard

1) A man enters a hotel with a thousand rooms, numbered from 1 to 1000, and goes round opening all the doors (1000 doors). He then closes the doors of every second room (that is, room nos. 2, 4, 6 etc.). Then he goes to every third room and if he finds it open he closes it and if he finds it closed he opens it. Then every fourth room, then every fifth etc. etc., until every thousandth room. (of course, from after he does every 500th room, he's only doing one door each round!)

The question is, how many doors are left open at the end?

Very Hard


2) There is a circular table, with 24 seats, each seat has a place card, but the 24 people come in and sit randomly. It turns out that no one is seated correctly. Is it always possible to rotate the table until at least two people are in their right places?
What about if it turns out that one person sat on his right place, will it always be possible to rotate until at least two are in the right place?

Answers in spoilers please!
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Technically, you could argue anything is mathematical.... lol


that is actually a very good point. Its true, everything from language to scientific subjects involves maths to some small degree.
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that is actually a very good point. Its true, everything from language to scientific subjects involves maths to some small degree.


Don't say that, the linguists will be on here in uproar. lol

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Spoiler:
 i suppose any word which starts and ends with e, since they all contain one letter... and more!
[ Last edit by Yamor April 28, 2008, 11:10 PM ] IP Logged
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Spoiler:
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Come on Amy, you should be able to guess at some of the other ones posted.

And yes I did post it, but it disappeared quickly with the sudoku argument!
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Riddle

What two words are spelled the same but mean completely different things?


Surely there are a number of answers?
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Hey don't shoot the messenger, my mate just gave these to me lol

Spoiler:
 Rose is probably the most obvious one (type of flower and "to have risen into the air")
[ Last edit by nkp2 April 28, 2008, 11:20 PM ] IP Logged
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Also, I take it I got the last one right?
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Not even the easy ones?
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