Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Fri May 22, 2009 9:22 am

Plasman, you could always go look it up since you know the rule now. :P There are at least two defined sequence points following what I presented.

As far as your new one, I'm going to guess the next six terms are {M T H B T H} assuming you operate on the "short" scale.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Fri May 22, 2009 10:17 am

Plasman wrote:So, it's not Mono, Di, Tri, Tetra then, but something similar? (I would have :lol: laughed if you'd got the Mono part wrong...)
EDIT: Got it. It's Homo, Di, Tri, etc. Ennea explains the E, but I'm not 100% sure of the logic - is it something to do with chemistry?


Well, you're close, it's simply {the Classical Greek cardinal numbers (transliterated into Latin alphabet): Henas/Mia/Hena, Duo (or Dyo), Treis/Tria, Tessera, Pente, Hex, Hepta, Okto, Ennea, Deka, Hendeka, Dodeka, etc. Henas/Hena means the quantity one (masc. & neut.). Mono means something more like "lone, sole, alone, only". Although you could also get an M out of Mia = one (feminine), but heck, those Greeks embedded their language with the same sexism that the rest of the Indo-European family did!}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Fri May 22, 2009 10:28 am

Plasman wrote:Those are ascending scales of bytes. I don't know what comes after the E though. Lord, I'd find it hard to fathom anything larger than an Exabyte!


You're close again. They're actually {the prefixes for SI units of measurement, the next ones being Z = zetta-, Y = yotta-. It would have been a dead giveaway if the first K were lower-case.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Sun May 24, 2009 1:13 am

Coda, you're right about mine. It is {the place values of the Base Ten counting system}. I would have accepted just the letter M because after that it's different, depending on which part of the world you come from (as it did in the first one I posted, now I think about it). :D

Aw, I was pretty close with those other two... I was in the right part of town, but I still got to the party late. ;]

See if you can work this one out:
T J K B L V
What came next?

The answer to this one is closer than you think... :) :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Sun May 24, 2009 10:42 am

Plasman, there's a reason I mentioned the short scale. :P It's to remove the ambiguity from the definition of {billion}. :P
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Nai_Calus » Sun May 24, 2009 6:12 pm

Plasman wrote:
See if you can work this one out:
T J K B L V
What came next?



A S C I P P
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Mon May 25, 2009 8:50 am

Nai_Calus Wins!
I guess that clue was a bit obvious...
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Mon May 25, 2009 9:09 am

In case anyone wanted to switch themes, here are some more traditional-type riddles I've found.
There is a group of children who are siblings. Each girl has the same amount of brothers as she has sisters, yet each boy has twice as many sisters as he has brothers. How many children altogether are in the group?

If you attempt this and fail, you may be charged as a criminal. However, if you are successful, you will be free from the law. What is it?

You are allowed - and encouraged! - to do this at least once, but if you do it twice you will get in trouble. What is it?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Tychomonger » Mon May 25, 2009 9:35 am

How many children altogether are in the group?

{4 girls, 3 boys.}
If you attempt this and fail, you may be charged as a criminal. However, if you are successful, you will be free from the law. What is it?

{Fraud.}
You are allowed - and encouraged! - to do this at least once, but if you do it twice you will get in trouble. What is it?

{Get married?}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Mon May 25, 2009 9:49 am

If you attempt this and fail, you may be charged as a criminal. However, if you are successful, you will be free from the law. What is it?


{Suicide.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Alfador » Tue May 26, 2009 11:29 am

{Seven.}

{Suicide.}

{...Suicide?}
Arf! *wagwagwag*
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Tue May 26, 2009 12:55 pm

Tychomonger got the Children puzzle.
Monocheres got the second puzzle, though Tycho's answer is arguably correct.
As for the third puzzle... no one has got the answer yet, but I suspect I phrased the question a little vaguely. (Your answers are good, by the way.)
A further clue: {In some parts of the world, such as where I live, doing this once is mandatory. Doing this twice is a crime. Not doing it at all is also a crime.) Does that help?

Oh, and I just remembered another puzzle I had ;] :
You have a chessboard made of alternating black and white squares in an 8x8 grid, except it has been damaged - two squares from opposite corners have been cut off for some reason. You also have a set of dominoes, and each domino is large enough to cover exactly two squares on the chessboard.
You decide to make a game of arranging dominoes on the chessboard, so that none of the dominoes overlap or hang off the edge of the board. What is the maximum number of dominoes you can put on the board?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby strange_person » Tue May 26, 2009 3:10 pm

You have a chessboard made of alternating black and white squares in an 8x8 grid, except it has been damaged - two squares from opposite corners have been cut off for some reason. You also have a set of dominoes, and each domino is large enough to cover exactly two squares on the chessboard.
You decide to make a game of arranging dominoes on the chessboard, so that none of the dominoes overlap or hang off the edge of the board. What is the maximum number of dominoes you can put on the board?


{30}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Tue May 26, 2009 3:15 pm

I know what it is! {Voting!}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Wed May 27, 2009 12:45 am

DINGDING!
Both S_P and Coda are correct! :mrgreen:
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Wed May 27, 2009 9:53 am

Nai_Calus wrote:
Plasman wrote:
See if you can work this one out:
T J K B L V
What came next?



A S C I P P


[Blank stare] Okay, I give up. What was the rationale?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Wed May 27, 2009 12:40 pm

There was a clue for that one hidden just below the original puzzle. Look carefully.
Trust me, you'll fall over when you work it out. Let's just say it is relevant to your interests! :frown: :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Wed May 27, 2009 2:16 pm

Plasman wrote:There was a clue for that one hidden just below the original puzzle. Look carefully.
Trust me, you'll fall over when you work it out. Let's just say it is relevant to your interests! :frown: :mrgreen: :wink:


ASGGPHF!! You were right! :mrgreen:
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Wed May 27, 2009 4:49 pm

>.> I still don't get it.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Wed May 27, 2009 5:12 pm

Coda wrote:>.> I still don't get it.


Coda, you and everyone else here are entitled to an answer. But I warn you the realization may be a little jarring! Would holding off on telling you be a kindness, or would it merely prolong the agony? I'm sure the relief of finally knowing will come as a blessing, and I know the epiphany will lift your spirits! So if you wish to view the answer, just activate little Mr. Green here: :mrgreen:, then scroll down a bit until you are well submerged on the page...
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