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Numbers - Confused Yet?

  1. May 12, 2005 #1
    Nothing big; just made it up... but kind of fun to figure out... well... at least I think so. :smile:

    - If THREE were a number and thrice THREE was 216... what number would it be?

    - If EIGHT were a number and EIGHT times THREE were 36... what number would it be?

    - If TWO and FOUR were numbers and TWO added to FOUR equaled 10 times THREE, and TWO minus FOUR equaled EIGHT times SEVEN, and SEVEN times itself 3 times equaled SEVEN... what are they?

    TWO = ?
    THREE = ?
    FOUR = ?
    SEVEN = ?
    EIGHT = ?
     
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  3. May 13, 2005 #2
    This is what confusing me. Did you phrase it correctly?
     
  4. May 13, 2005 #3

    TWO = 360
    THREE = 72
    FOUR = 360
    SEVEN = 0
    EIGHT = 1/2
     
  5. May 13, 2005 #4
    BycicleTree.... you're too smart. :biggrin: I'll have to find a very cryptic way of making one up, just for you.
     
  6. May 13, 2005 #5
    I got all of them equally except seven: couldn't it be 1?¿?¿?
     
  7. May 13, 2005 #6
    Just using the last "equation" it could be 1; but it doesn't work if you use the results with the other two equations.
     
  8. May 14, 2005 #7
    just use the simulteneus equation right??
     
  9. May 18, 2005 #8
    Yep, you could put it that way.
     
  10. May 18, 2005 #9
    I also get the following.


    TWO = 360.25
    THREE = 72
    FOUR = 359.75
    SEVEN = 0
    EIGHT = 1/2
     
  11. May 19, 2005 #10
    Wow! You've struck something here... although you'll need to make SEVEN = 1.

    - If TWO and FOUR were numbers and TWO added to FOUR equaled 10 times THREE, and TWO minus FOUR equaled EIGHT times SEVEN, and SEVEN times itself 3 times equaled SEVEN... what are they?

    360.25 + 359.75 = 720 = 10 * 72
    360.25 - 359.75 = 0.5 = 0.5 * 1
    1 * 1 * 1 = 1

    That's really good Delta. No one else caught that (including me). :biggrin:
     
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