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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:12
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Puzzle..

Add the miles..

Bolton 4 miles
Widnes 12 miles
Formby 23 miles

Was convinced I had the answer but was wrong, now I know the answer I can't see why!
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:26
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Hmmm, 4 +12 = 16 + 23 = 39,but it int.
Buggah!
3 + 2 + 4 = 7 + 30 = 37
**** me!!
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:29
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I was convinced it was 55... For good reasons.

Was a question on a call in type show where just about every number between 1 and 99 was tried. I was glad that no-one else appeared to have a clue either...
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:32
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3 + 2 + 4 = 7
What school did you go to?

3 + 4 = 7, so how can adding 2 give the same answer
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:40
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Spinflight did you say you know the answer? What is it supposed to be?
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:43
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Hmmm,you are correct Mr A,dunno why I saw that,well it is a puzzle.
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:49
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Check your PMs Airbus...
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 23:59
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The answer is three......or four depending on how pedantic you want to be.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 00:03
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Nope, it isn't 5 either.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 00:04
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Originally Posted by Farrell View Post
The answer is three......or four
Yeah, thanks Mr Orwell.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 00:13
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It's not 23 is it?

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Old 20th Nov 2006, 00:46
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 01:19
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I've had a look an t'interweb to find out what the situation is with these things. Basically they won't tell you how they determine the answers and they (apparently) aren't obliged to. Many people have complained to Ofcom about them.

Elaborate suggestions have been made, involving Roman numerals etc etc. but essentially there is no real way of knowing, so even if you know what the answer is, your way of finding it will probably have been a flook. Best thing to do is not to waste your time trying, and not watch the programmes as they are a MASSIVE con.

And apparently this is the future of television...
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 04:54
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Have I missed something here?
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 05:34
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 06:11
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I suspect that the question poser is not using a decimal system. The could be using any number base greater than 3.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 08:02
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Originally Posted by izod tester View Post
I suspect that the question poser is not using a decimal system. The could be using any number base greater than 3.
A good point but surely 4 miles in Base 4 would be 10? So it would be Base 5 or higher?

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Old 20th Nov 2006, 08:07
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OK, so what is the relevence of the three rather dull Lancastrian towns?
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 10:00
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Add the miles, not add the number of miles.

The word "miles" is mentioned three times, so the answer is three.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 10:54
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I am appalled by most, if not all, of the above answers. It demonstrates perfectly the failings of the present education system we have, and I've no doubt most of the posters were supposed to be educated by a previous system.

I thought everyone knew, the answer is 42.
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