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# Puzzle..

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# Puzzle..

19th Nov 2006, 23:12

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Puzzle..

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!
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!!
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...
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
19th Nov 2006, 23:40

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Spinflight did you say you know the answer? What is it supposed to be?
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.
19th Nov 2006, 23:49

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19th Nov 2006, 23:59
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The answer is three......or four depending on how pedantic you want to be.
20th Nov 2006, 00:03

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Nope, it isn't 5 either.
20th Nov 2006, 00:04
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Originally Posted by Farrell
Yeah, thanks Mr Orwell.
20th Nov 2006, 00:13
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It's not 23 is it?

Spinflight: if this is a wind-up, I'm coming to see you!
20th Nov 2006, 00:46

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95

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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...
20th Nov 2006, 04:54

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Have I missed something here?
20th Nov 2006, 05:34
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put me down for 78
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.
20th Nov 2006, 08:02

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Originally Posted by izod tester
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?

Cheers

Whirls
20th Nov 2006, 08:07
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OK, so what is the relevence of the three rather dull Lancastrian towns?
20th Nov 2006, 10:00
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The word "miles" is mentioned three times, so the answer is three.
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.