bonanova

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  1. bonanova added a topic in New Logic/Math Puzzles   

    Anagrams for Fun - II: Quotations
    In one of the Bard's best thought of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.
     A thin man ran; makes a large stride; left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!
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  2. bonanova added a topic in New Logic/Math Puzzles   

    Anagrams for Fun - I: Defintions?
    An Anagram, as we all know, is a word or phrase made by transposing or rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. The following phrases can be anagrammed into their definition or description. Honor code is in force:
    Dirty Room          (Clue: single word beginning with D.)A Rope Ends ItHere Come DotsCash Lost in 'emIs No AmityAlas! No More Z'sGenuine ClassIs No MealLarge Picture Halls, I betI'm a Dot in PlaceThat Queer ShakeTwelve plus oneAccord not in it 
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  3. bonanova added a post in a topic Highest of the lows   

    Simulation is the only I know. 
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  4. bonanova added a post in a topic 2015 MIT Mystery Hunt   

    Thirty or so years ago...
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  5. bonanova added a post in a topic Using only a straight edge   

    TSLF has it. Nicely put into words. 
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  6. bonanova added a post in a topic Half as old as my brother   

    First reaction is that must hurt.
    If I wanted to be nit-picky (me?) the head of one might precede that of the other.
    Point taken.
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  7. bonanova added a post in a topic Using only a straight edge   

    To be more specific, you can draw a line segment between two existing points or extend an existing line segment.
    So I guess the OP should say you also have a pencil. That should do it.
    The straight edge has no markings - it's not a ruler; you can't twirl it like a compass ... etc.
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  8. bonanova added a post in a topic Highest of the lows   

    Could that result be programmed recursively, rather than going for closed form?
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  9. bonanova added a post in a topic Highest of the lows   

    I know the answer approximately from simulations. I'm still scratching my head about calculating it.
    I agree with plasmid's last statement, but how to calculate his "given" puzzles me.
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  10. bonanova added a post in a topic Half as old as my brother   

    Are we assuming a mammalian birth process?
    Then splitting is in utero, and age origin is time of birth.
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  11. bonanova added a post in a topic if a,b,c, and d are natural numbers revisited.   

    Just to be clear about the order of subtraction.
    In your inequality, does A - B - C - D  =   A - (B + C + D)?
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  12. bonanova added a post in a topic Using only a straight edge   

    Standard. But I think the cat is out of the bag. Still getting used to the new posting protocol.
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  13. bonanova added a post in a topic Using only a straight edge   

    Shamelessly bumping this thread.
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  14. bonanova added a post in a topic Count the squares   

    shepster has it.
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  15. bonanova added a post in a topic Next numbers in this series   

    OK well since I will define this puzzle not to be an algebra class assignment ...
    hhh3 has the correct answer. Anyone else see why?
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