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In Topic: I'm not Jonah

19 December 2014 - 07:37 AM

Spoiler for I guess

Certainly an interesting take on it... I had to look that up to see what you were talking about, which of course means it wasn't what I had in mind.

I think I ought to go ahead and say what this one's about.
Spoiler for

In Topic: Empty a peg and marry a Princess (difficult)

13 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

Spoiler for another possibly useful finding, but not a solution yet

In Topic: Taking q to the limit

11 December 2014 - 04:08 PM

Nevermind, misread

In Topic: Taking q to the limit

11 December 2014 - 04:56 AM

I think I'm mis-translating from Math to English. In my mind, this says:

Find a and b such that there is no real x for which
a < q < b if and only if q = x3 + 1/x3, for all values of q

But the thing on the left of the "if and only if" is true for an open range of values of q while the thing on the right of the "if and only if" is true for exactly one value of q (except when x=0). So the "if and only if" can never be satisfied.

Do you have a different interpretation of the OP in mind?

In Topic: I'm not Jonah

10 December 2014 - 06:45 AM

Not any of those. The answer should have features that make it reasonably obvious that the clues are describing that answer; from the mother and father thing, to the flattened face and churning stomach (of the subject of the riddle and not the imbiber), to the "failing brain", to the clue about poison that's released only when threatened.