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HELP I Can't Figure Out These Number Patterns

  1. Apr 20, 2005 #1
    I've been trying to figure out this number pattern in the image below...Can anyone help please? My head is spinning :rofl:

    Thanks :)

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  3. Apr 20, 2005 #2

    DaveC426913

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    There is no question posed.

    Can we have some context to the puzzle? (Assuming it *is* a puzzle, which I can only do because you say so.)

    eg. are we to attempt to determine what the next row is? what the next column is?
     
  4. Apr 20, 2005 #3
    I have no clue myself... :rofl:

    The only thing I got with it was...

    Figure it out. This makes...
     
  5. Apr 20, 2005 #4
    Well, for one thing the columns appear to form a repeating pattern going left to right.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2005 #5
    I see several patterns but they turn out to not be the answer...

    The only answer I want to submit now is...

    This makes NO SENSE :rofl:
     
  7. Apr 20, 2005 #6
    I'm thinking they want the next row...Thanks for trying...I appreciate it :smile:
     
  8. Apr 20, 2005 #7

    DaveC426913

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    Let's see...
    - 50 numbers total
    - range from 2 to 26. (or 1 to 25 +1 ???)
    - only 14 numbers used 2,6-8,12-16,18-19,22,25-26
    - most occurences: 8 (9x)
    - fewest occurences 25 (1x)
    - 11 numbers not used: 3-5,9-11,17,20-21,23,24

    Histogram:
    2 **
    3
    4
    5
    6 **
    7 ******
    8 *********
    9
    10
    11
    12 ******
    13 ***
    14 **
    15 ***
    16 **
    17
    18 **
    19 **
    20
    21
    22 *******
    23
    24
    25 *
    26 ***

    Several pairs of numbers add up to 26:
    7:19, 18:8, 26 to name a few. May be a coincidence that the biggest number is 26.

    I'm trying to see if they're coords on a grid of some sort.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2005 #8
    Thanks for that Dave...I don't want you to waste too much time on this...I'll try and see if I can figure something out with what you supplied above.

    Thanks again :smile:
     
  10. Apr 20, 2005 #9

    DaveC426913

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    Definitely a repeating pattern, but not regularly repeating.

    if you read by columns you get:
    Code (Text):
     7 16 12  2  8 19 22 15 13 22 18  8  6 12
     7  8 26  7  8 12 14 25 22 22 14 26  8 15 13  22
    and again
     7 16 12  2  8 19 22 15 13 22 18  8  6 12
     7  8 26  7  8 12
     
  11. Apr 20, 2005 #10

    DaveC426913

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    What??? I thought it was a challenge! :cry:
     
  12. Apr 20, 2005 #11
    I just don't want you to waste time if you don't want to that's all :rofl:


    The four columns on the right are the same as the four columns on the left with the two center columns being different...So I'm assuming that pattern will continue...

    A - B - C - D - ? - ? - A - B - C - D

    unless they want the next column...
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?

    I've even been trying to look in the background for hints :rofl:

    I'm almost ready to give up :rofl:
     
  13. Apr 20, 2005 #12

    DaveC426913

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    Again, can you supply any context? Is this an assignment? What is the question asking for? Is it simply asking what the pattern is? Wha the next number is?
     
  14. Apr 20, 2005 #13
    No question was given...

    Just...

    Figure it out. This Makes...

    For a second I thought maybe the numbers are letters because like you said the highest is 26...

    But this could go in any direction and I think I'm going to quit...I'll post the answer when I get it...Thanks for trying :)
     
  15. Apr 20, 2005 #14

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    That is so obvious in retrospect that I'm kicking myself for not noticing.

    But a quick perusal of the histogram shows that 4 out of 5 vowels have zero instances (a=1,e=5,i=9,u=21). Only o is there (and y).

    Maybe it's transposed. Maybe just by one. Or maybe e=8 (the most common letter = the most common number)
     
  16. Apr 21, 2005 #15
    I feel so silly now :rofl:

    I finally figured it out if you want the answer Dave...You were on the right track...Thanks for your help :smile:

    I'll white it out below if there's anyone that wants to figure it out on their own...


    It's a reversed alphabet code..ie: 1=Z 2=y...25=B 26=A

    The last four columns that are repeated are ignored and you get...

    "THIS MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME"
     
  17. Apr 22, 2005 #16

    DaveC426913

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    Damn. I shouldn't have peaked. I was really hooked.

    And yeah, I think I would have gotten it. I transposed the highest freq of numbers (9 of 8) to the most common letter (e). If I had just taken the next step, the second most common freq is (8 of 22).

    That was a good one. And congrats!


    Got any more???
     
  18. Apr 22, 2005 #17

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    Hey, you fibbed - you knew all along. You were giving hints even while you were saying you didn't know.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2005 #18
    I honestly didn't know the answer. It's just coincidence that I said all I want to answer is "This Makes No Sense". The puzzle was sent with the words: "Figure it out. This makes..."

    But I found out that I was lied to. This is actually a puzzle from an online game that had prize money for whoever finished it. The person was stuck on that level and was using people to figure it out for them :cry:

    I feel betrayed :cry:

    This is the game...
    http://www.phase0.host-dot.com/index.htm
     
  20. Apr 22, 2005 #19
    Hmmm...Why can't I edit my first post.
     
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