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Help with math puzzle

  1. May 20, 2005 #1
    I have to do this puzzle for h/w, and for some reason i just can't do it :mad:
    0
    1 2
    3 4 5
    6 7 8 9

    Using the above numbers and patterns. Form the shape below by moving only 3 numbers.

    * * * *
    * * *
    * *
    *
    ANy Ideas.

    *they're pyramids by the way
     
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  3. May 20, 2005 #2
    Does 0 count as a number here?
     
  4. May 20, 2005 #3
    yea! I guess
     
  5. May 20, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    I can do it by moving four numbers
     
  6. May 20, 2005 #5
    Yea I know heaps of people are like that, but it has to be 3! Thanks for trying! Can I see your answer anyways!???
     
  7. May 20, 2005 #6

    JamesU

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    you have:
    0
    12
    345
    6789
    Take the "789" and move it next to the "0". Then take the "5" and move it next to the "2" sorry I couldn't get 3. :redface:
     
  8. May 20, 2005 #7
    Thats ok, thanks a heap for trying to, lol anythings better than what I can do ! I"m completley stuck, I just can't seem to think about this one!
     
  9. May 20, 2005 #8
    The only thing I can think of is that is some kind of a trick quetion. If it is a trick quetion then: you move the number twelve (12) on top of the zero. Then you move the number three hundred fourty five, on top of the twelve, then you move the number six thousand eighty nine on top of that.

    Sorry, that's all I got.
     
  10. May 20, 2005 #9

    JamesU

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    what class is this?
     
  11. May 20, 2005 #10
    hhhm...that is a possibility!! Thanks heaps!!!! :D
     
  12. May 20, 2005 #11
    Maths! Yr 12!
     
  13. May 20, 2005 #12
    Just remember, if it turns out I'm right, I'll be expecting a check in the mail.
     
  14. May 20, 2005 #13
    Move the 8 and 9 to the right of the 1 and 2. Then move the 0 below the 6. You get

    1289
    345
    67
    0

    --J
     
  15. May 20, 2005 #14
    Very slick.
     
  16. May 22, 2005 #15
    nice- never would have though of that
     
  17. May 22, 2005 #16

    JamesU

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    Well, thanks to zoobyshoe who couldn't get the correct answer, bunniesrevil probably got a "d" on his homework :biggrin:
     
  18. May 22, 2005 #17
    The right teacher would give him an A+ for the ingenious "alternate" solution.

    I stick my tongue out at you, pipsqueak.
     
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