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Re-entry
21st Jul 2011, 04:05
(F/H) + W= J-9W

9L=45W

9(W+L)= G+ (J/L)

Solve for the unique integer values of W,L,H,J,G,F.

Buster Hyman
21st Jul 2011, 05:10
....Is it...42?

Slasher
21st Jul 2011, 06:02
Yep must be 42. I'd need 7 1/2 million years to figure that one myself too!

Rollingthunder
21st Jul 2011, 06:06
And thanks for all the fish.

Slasher
21st Jul 2011, 06:21
Slarti might know. He would've used math like that to build Norway's fjords and crinkly bits.

goudie
21st Jul 2011, 08:40
....Is it...42?


It's 72... see my new Thread

Tankertrashnav
21st Jul 2011, 10:23
Hope your new thread is called maths puzzles ;)

bnt
21st Jul 2011, 13:29
Is that a serious question? You have three simultaneous equations and six unknown variables, so it's not solvable as written. Needs more information than has been put down there. If you turn round now and tell me there is a solution, it will use more information than was provided.

BombayDuck
21st Jul 2011, 14:25
(F/H) + W= J-9W

9L=45W

9(W+L)= G+ (J/L)

Solve for the unique integer values of W,L,H,J,G,F.

Well, lets see.

9W is the call sign for Jet Airways. Jet also operates a low-cost airline called Jet Lite (J/L). G obviously stands for "Goyal", the owner, who first-hand (F/H) likes (L) five weeks (5W) of paid leave (since 9L = 45W, L = 5W).

Hence I believe the answer is 17, 20, 55, 12, 10 which is the number of different aircraft they have on their fleet.

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 15:39
Is that a serious question? You have three simultaneous equations and six unknown variables, so it's not solvable as written. Needs more information than has been put down there. If you turn round now and tell me there is a solution, it will use more information than was provided.

For goodness sake BNT it was obviously a joke. A five year old could see that it couldn't be resolved. He does say:

It's 72... see my new Thread

bnt
21st Jul 2011, 15:49
For goodness sake BNT it was obviously a joke. A five year old could see that it couldn't be resolved. He does say:
Well, I'm trying to figure out what the point was. The "72" thing didn't come from the OP, it appears to be a totally unrelated non-sequitur.

If this makes me sound humour-impaired, remember that people do post threads here when they're genuinely in need of help with maths. Maths is not inherently funny, so what is it about those particular equations that I'm supposed to recognise as a joke?

Slasher
21st Jul 2011, 15:57
Mr Spock lives in Ireland! :}

Ozzy
21st Jul 2011, 18:03
Not so much maths but cryptography, what is the next sequence in this number problem

1
11
21
1211
111221

Ozzy

Buster Hyman
22nd Jul 2011, 00:13
It's 72... see my new Thread
Advertising one's own thread on another is poor form ol' boy... This is JB you know, we have standards!

Mike X
22nd Jul 2011, 01:17
1
11
21
1211
111221

312211

Got the Fibonacci series early on, but was buggered after that. Yup I googooed thereafter. Saw many relationships, just couldn't wrap it up. Came close, though.

Nice one.

Whirlygig
22nd Jul 2011, 01:27
There are 10 types of people - those who understand binary and those that don't.

312211You can't have a 3 in Base 3.

Cheers

Whirls

BombayDuck
22nd Jul 2011, 01:33
Whirls, the answer is correct. The next number in the series is 13112221 if I'm not mistaken :)

Mike X
22nd Jul 2011, 01:38
There are 10 types of people - those who understand binary and those that don't.

Traditionally, binary is 0 AND/OR 1 (I understand your point), but no base was stated or implied.

The sequence, cannot rise above 3. Check it out.

Best. :)

There are 10 types of people

Appreciate the humour much.

Whirlygig
22nd Jul 2011, 01:47
Base 2 (ie binary) has only 1s and 0s. Base 3 has 2s, 1s and 0s. Base 4 has 3s, 2s, 1s and 0s etc.

Therefore, a number 13112221 can be in any base above 4. If it's base 4, then, in base 10, it's 30,121.

312211 is 3,492 in Base 4.

Whereas the Fibonacci sequence is

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418, 317811, 514229, 832040, 1346269, 2178309, 3524578, 5702887, 9227465, 14930352, 24157817, 39088169.

Therefore, before anyone can say what is the right or wrong answer, we need to know in which base we are counting.

http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/image/composition/16806592/view/1/producttypecolor/403/type/png/width/378/height/378/be-rational-get-real_design.png

Cheers

Whirls

Mike X
22nd Jul 2011, 01:54
Whirls, try this:

Mathematical Puzzles (http://www.f.kth.se/~f96-lla/math.html)

:O

BombayDuck
22nd Jul 2011, 02:24
You're reading it wrong, m'lady: It's not a Maths puzzle, it's a word puzzle.

1: One
11 : The above number has one one
21 : The above number has two ones
1211 : The above number has one two (and) one one
111221 : The above number has one one, one two (and) two ones
312211 : Three ones, two twos, one one...

:)

Ozzy
22nd Jul 2011, 15:34
Yep, it's in base 10 Whirls, Bombay Duck and Mike X got it right.

The first row - 1 - contains one 1 -> 11
11 contains two 1's -> 21
21 contains one 2, one 1 ->1211
1211 contains one 1, one 2, two 1's ->111221
so, the next sequence is 312211, and so on....

Ozzy

Re-entry
22nd Jul 2011, 22:24
For those that may be interested:-

W= Washington= 1
L= Lincoln= 5
H= Hamilton= 10
J= Jackson= 20
G= Grant= 50
F= Franklin= 100

Dead presidents on the face of US dollar bills.

Mike X
22nd Jul 2011, 23:01
Dead presidents on the face of US dollar bills.

Sounds about right.

A barry dollar would equal ?

Tankertrashnav
22nd Jul 2011, 23:22
A very large minus number would seem to be appropriate.