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Old 06-24-2020, 09:33 PM   #1
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A puzzle for June 25th

I probably fucked it up, I hate these things, but I gave it my best shot....

1) solve it.
2) interpret the last equation in a meaningful way.
3) respond appropriately.



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Old 06-25-2020, 08:28 AM   #2
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OK, I solved it, I think. But I don't have any idea how the final equation has significance, so this response may not be appropriate.

I are dumb.
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:07 AM   #3
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well the math bit was supposed to be easy.

oh well, I tried
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:57 PM   #4
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OK, here's how it was supposed to go.......

Grey/Gray V (?gravy) = 13, right?

next one Blue J =1 because 1 + (1 * 13) = 14

so then.... the pinko must be 3

which means the Limey is 60 .....so then you were supposed to to wish her a

HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:51 PM   #5
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E - (13 x 3) -1 = 20

so 20 + 38 = E

Then E = 58

What am I doing wrong?

But Happy Birthday Limey!!
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:06 AM   #6
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taking the 1 from the 39 instead of from the 60?

60 - 39 - 1 = 20
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:11 AM   #7
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Ahh, thank you.
I usually mess up by not doing the multiply or divide first.
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:31 AM   #8
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that works, right?

I went to school in an era when the teaching ethos was we would pick up the rules as we went along. I didn't even know what grammar was until I was about 12 and as for order of operations -well they taught us, but then put everything in brackets anyway so we didn't need to worry our hippy little heads about it...
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:39 AM   #9
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That's easy, Grammar is Grannpa's wife.

Yes it works, that is what I was doing wrong. I was subtracting 1 from the 39 instead of subtracting the 39 from E then 1 from the result.
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:27 AM   #10
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Cool!

Happy Birthday Limey!

I got the math right, but didnít even notice the colors.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:42 AM   #11
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E-MC2


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Old 06-26-2020, 12:25 PM   #12
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Thanks folks! (I had no idea this was about me, Monster! Sneakeh!)


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Old 06-26-2020, 04:36 PM   #13
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Neat! I did the math but never would have gotten the pun. Happy 60th, limey!
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:35 PM   #14
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This is what happens when a words and numbers nerd is locked down for too long.....
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:32 AM   #15
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