Number relation puzzle Zack Posting Freak Posts: 3,616 Threads: 287 Joined: Jan 2003 02-17-2006, 10:12 PM Take these three number sets. Code:```Set #1: 087   010   008   053   723```Code:```Set #2: 079   017   009   040   824```Code:```Set #3: 094   071   006   010   980```Each number in each set has a distinctive name. The first number in each set is number A, the second is number B, and then C, D and finally E. The challenge: write an equation that relates A, B, C and D, and holds true for all three sets. Express the equation with A as the INDEPENDANT variable (alone on the left side). E.g. A=((E*D)-B)^C (not actual equation!) You can write a program in FB or QB to do it (which would be hard), or just solve it on paper. The winner is the person who gets it first. If nobody gets it in a few days, I'll post more sets to work with for the process of deduction. Good luck! f only life let you press CTRL-Z. -------------------------------------- Freebasic is like QB, except it doesn't suck. Agamemnus Posting Freak Posts: 3,368 Threads: 195 Joined: Jan 2003 02-18-2006, 03:16 AM A = (E+D)/C - B It took me approximately 15 minutes. The way I solved it is looking for constraints and odd/even combinations.. ....OWN3D! Peace cannot be obtained without war. Why? If there is already peace, it is unnecessary for war. If there is no peace, there is already war." Visit www.neobasic.net to see rubbish in all its finest. Zack Posting Freak Posts: 3,616 Threads: 287 Joined: Jan 2003 02-19-2006, 07:28 PM Good job, Aga! f only life let you press CTRL-Z. -------------------------------------- Freebasic is like QB, except it doesn't suck. Agamemnus Posting Freak Posts: 3,368 Threads: 195 Joined: Jan 2003 02-21-2006, 06:11 AM Give me my reward then. :evil: :evil: :evil: Or another puzzle. Peace cannot be obtained without war. Why? If there is already peace, it is unnecessary for war. If there is no peace, there is already war." Visit www.neobasic.net to see rubbish in all its finest. Anonymous Unregistered   02-21-2006, 11:53 AM :rotfl: Zack Posting Freak Posts: 3,616 Threads: 287 Joined: Jan 2003 02-21-2006, 08:02 PM OK, I'll work on another puzzle. Just be patient, little boy. f only life let you press CTRL-Z. -------------------------------------- Freebasic is like QB, except it doesn't suck. « Next Oldest | Next Newest »