Another brain-teaser

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  1. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Ok, since reading Shamus's oldie-but-goodie brain-bender, I thought I'd offer this one. It really works better if you're there to say it out loud, but we'll try it here.

    First, draw this on a piece of paper, then ask: "How can you change this to nine-fifty by just adding one line?"

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  2. doctorwayne

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    Is it okay to post the answer?

    Wayne
  3. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    PM it to me, let's give folks a chance to ponder it.

    ;)
  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    OK, doctorwayne figured it out... anyone else? :)
  5. Mountain Man

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    Since it's not a standard number, but rather one stated in binary cde, one line would change the value and that would do it.
  6. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Nope... well, not exactly. :)

    It's not binary. You need to think outside the box on this one. ;)
  7. cidchase

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    it's a good-un, squid, don't tell me until i'm dyin' :D :D :D
  8. MadHatter

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    Do you mean 950 or 9.50?
    Is the line Vertical or Horizontal?
    What type of line is it?
    Does maths have anything to do with it?

    We know now that it is not binary
  9. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    1) I mean nine-fifty.
    2) That would be telling! :p
    3) Straight.
    4) That would be telling! :p :p

    But it's not binary (or octal, or hex).

    Yours in obtusity.... ;)
  10. John P

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    Nine-fifty answer

    I think I have it-should I post it or wait awhile?
  11. msowsun

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    Here is a clue.... "nine-fifty" is really 9:50
  12. Doc Holliday

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    Man, that practically GAVE it away!sign1
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    I got it! Now I can get back to doing my real work. No, wait, it's quittin' time!

    - Scott
  14. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Well, since the answer was practically given away :)curse: :p ) y'all can stop pondering wall1

    The answer is to put a straight line across the top of the second 1, so that you get:

    10 T0 10.

    Cheers!
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    I fell like a id 10 t
  16. MadHatter

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    Hahahaha, thats a great one.

    Here's mine: A man lives on the 50th floor, every day he takes the lift down to the ground floor, drives to work then comes back. When he climbs in the lift in the afternoon he only goes up to the 12th floor and then walks the rest of the way, why?
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    Can he reach the 50th floor on a rainy day?
  18. MadHatter

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    Yes he can get to the 50th floor on a rainy day
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    does he have to walk down to the 12th floor in the morning to get on the lift?
  20. MadHatter

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    No, he takes the lift from the 50th floor every morning, but @ night takes it only to the 12th floor.