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#1 bonanova

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

  • At least one of the last two statements in this list is true.
  • This is either the first true or the first false statement in the list.
  • There are three consecutive false statements in this list.
  • The difference between the numbers of the last true statement and first true statement is a factor of x.
  • The sum of the numbers of the true statements equals x.
  • This is not the last true statement.
  • Each true statement's number is a factor of x.
  • The percentage of true statements in this list equals x.
  • The number of different factors of x [not counting 1 and x] is greater than the sum of the numbers of the true statements
  • No three consecutive statements in this list are all true.
Find x.
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#2 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

Nice puzzle. Hehe...
...I dare say my life has ten time more meaning now.
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Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

Spoiler for Checking now

Edited by Molly Mae, 28 June 2012 - 07:42 PM.

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A recipe for honey-pickled apples


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:04 PM

Spoiler for Answer and my method

Edit: Fixed terminology.

Edited by EventHorizon, 29 June 2012 - 06:37 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

I got a different answer.
Spoiler for Where did I go wrong?


EDIT to add:
Spoiler for Ah... my mistake.

Edited by psykomakia, 29 June 2012 - 03:55 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:38 AM

Spoiler for Answer and my method

So it looks like I had paradoxes on the mind when drafting that post. What I meant (in each of the three mentions of the word paradox) was contradiction. I hate when I read through one of my posts and find misused words. Too bad I'm no longer a VIP or I'd be able to fix them.

Edit: Hey, I'm a VIP again, thanks rookie1ja.

Edited by EventHorizon, 29 June 2012 - 06:36 PM.

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#7 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:19 AM

Well, apparently my hidden hitchhiker went unnoticed...but...

Spoiler for Straightforward method

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Women are definitely stronger. We are [Fe]males, after all...

Some of what makes me me is real, some of what makes me me is imaginary...I guess I'm just complex. ;P

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Well, apparently my hidden hitchhiker went unnoticed...but...

Spoiler for Straightforward method


And I'm so glad it is. 7 and 6 are two of my fav numbers. ;)
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#9 bonanova

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

So it looks like I had paradoxes on the mind when drafting that post. What I meant (in each of the three mentions of the word paradox) was contradiction. I hate when I read through one of my posts and find misused words. Too bad I'm no longer a VIP or I'd be able to fix them.

Edit: Hey, I'm a VIP again, thanks rookie1ja.


Rookie would prob reinstate you. PM him. Eternal editing is cool.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

And I'm so glad it is. 7 and 6 are two of my fav numbers. ;)


Don't you mean 6 and 9?
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