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## Chess Board Puzzle

Use the twelve pieces on the left to create a chess board, The pieces may be flipped!
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## Probability of selecting two blue discs back to back

If a box contains twenty-one coloured discs, composed of fifteen blue discs and six red discs, and two discs were taken at random, it can be seen that the probability of taking two blue discs, P(BB) = (15/21)×(14/20) = 1/2. The next such arrangement, for which there is exactly 50% chance of taking two blue discs at random, is a box containing eighty-five blue discs and thirty-five red discs. By finding the first arrangement to contain over 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 discs in total, determine the number of blue discs that the box would contain.
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## Lychrel

import java.util.*; public class lychrel { public static long palin(long n) { long m,p=0; while(n>0) { m=n%10; p=(p*10)+m; n=n/10; } return p; } public static void main(String ar[]) { long a,l,i,j=0,t,it=0; Scanner v=new Scanner(System.in); a=v.nextInt(); l=a+palin(a); t=palin(l); for(i=1;i<=10;i++) { it++; if(l==t) break; else { l=l+palin(l); t=palin(l); } if(i==4) j=l; } if(l!=t) { System.out.println(a+" is a Lychrel Number"); System.out.println("5th iteration of number "+a+" is "+j); } else System.out.println(it); } }
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## I'm not a Trump supporter

We're being intruded by migrants secluded Who stowaway past our frontier They're costing us green and will linger unseen Unless I should get into gear Their nature I'll dredge as I perch on a ledge And twisting the truth's my endeavor Exposed to the nation, and next: deportation They thought they'd endure thus forever? I promise the answer has nothing to do with politics
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## Forgotten District II Mafia

Hirk had to have been a goodie: baddie wouldn't target himself for a kill, and Indy can't be killed N1.
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## Forgotten District II Mafia

Edit - double post, so I thought I'd take this time to post a dancing monkey gif. Enjoy.
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## Forgotten District II Mafia

Can I be the one to own you Molly? Or be owned by you? Please
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Player A has one more coin than player B. Both players throw all of their coins simultaneously and observe the number that come up heads. Assuming all the coins are fair, what is the probability that A obtains more heads than B?
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## Signups for Forgotten District II Mafia

On my phone, I see a link on each post that says "quote". I can sort of copy and paste the roster on phone but as I found out last game, the cursor had an unfortunate habit of moving... Spoilers and colors on phone have to be done with the [ ] codes. Spoiler: {spoiler}your text here{/spoiler} with [ ] instead of { }. No spoiler titles. Colors: {color=red/orange/whatever}text here{/color} also with [ ] instead of { }.
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@SakuraChan
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## The Coup of Rhotus Mafia Signups

I think it's fair to say that the Coup of Rhotus is effectively dead for now; we're having enough trouble getting signups for a ten player game as is. Maybe once we build the player base a bit we can try to revive it, but for now I think it's rather unlikely. On the other hand, Forgotten Districts is in signups, and that's relatively close to getting off the ground!
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## UN Mafia III

If it makes you feel any better, I had you and Molly as Germany and Russia before the mass outing. Thought bonanova sort of claimed Australia earlier but figured if the US killed him I'd be better off whether he was Australia or China. He seemed like the biggest threat to me with his day actions. If maurice had removed a vote besides flamebirde's, it would have been a tie and I wouldn't have even got the chance to use my RID kill. When I was first reading through, I didn't realize you were expecting me to kill Molly. Got a bit of a laugh from that. So the biggest thing the mass outing accomplished was it made sure you got China. If you had lynched fb, I would have RID killed maurice which would have been blocking. I did get really lucky with bonanova getting the UK lynched D1 so thanks for that. On another note, I came extremely close to not acting at all N2 to try to frame plasmid as Sweden. Might have given mo's claim more credibility with neither Sweden nor China showing... So now that I know asking won't get me killed, what's a PGP public key block? And where were those soft claims?
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## UN Mafia III

@Thalia, good points. I've played only a few Mafia games. I wish I had accepted Unreality's invite to play, back in the day, and learned it better. Coupled with a hope for a few more games to follow this one. My comfort zone is math and logic, where all the needed info is provided, just needing insight and clear thought. This is more fun, actually, and with experience I might get better. Or, I'm a very slippery guy and everything I just said is garbage. . When does the night end?
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## UN Mafia III

Taps watch. Oops. RIP MikeD. Would love to hear from maurice.
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## Signups for a Mafia game?

I was thinking more like 7 = 1 baddie vs 5 goodies vs 1 indy, hosted 2 Mafias the same size recently so I'm pretty sure I can balance it in a classical setting. If no one signs up till Friday night, I'll trim it, send out the roles and N1 can end Monday. The individual wincons can't be balanced for a trimmed version unfortunately. Anyone leaving the game would make it lopsided and I don't see enough ideas of individual wincons to make a miracle in-game balance for events. But I guess I can run it again in the future as a redux of the OP if there are more people interested during the summers for example. So, all is not lost. I'd rather have you play since you all showed up and signed up
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## The Donny Hall puzzle

Around World Series time recently, (that's the American baseball championships for our international Denizens) I asked the question, dressed as a probability puzzle, "Given that you could pick one of the best-of-seven games in the series that you could guaranty to win, which game would that be? I even flavored the question with the opinions of experts that the pivotal games are often taken to be game 3 or game 5, as statistically these games correlated well with the eventual winner. And many responded with one of those choices for their answers. But the correct answer of course is game 7. (Or as some said, the Last game.) So I also like the "one with the car" choice.
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## Ex-gifted trying to get smart again

Doesn't look like people get many responses in this section but I will introduce myself anyway. I'm a 36-year-old mom. I used to be smart, a long time ago. Was in the gifted program throughout grade school. Battled severe psychological problems starting in high school and am still battling them today. My grades in high school and college were pretty bad and I dropped out of pre-med. My younger sisters (who were not "gifted") have achieved much more academically and professionally than I have. Which is fine, because I like my life. But, sometimes I miss people telling me I'm smart! SO, I have started playing around with Mensa-type puzzles in an attempt to stretch my brain. I'm not having a lot of luck so far-- which is why I'm here.
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I believe you replace the ? with digits.
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## IDENTIFY THE FAKE COIN

Divide the thirty coins into four groups of 9, 9, 9, and 3. Label the 9 coin piles as 9a, 9b, and 9c. Weighing number one is 9a vs. 9b. If they balance, the odd coin is in either in 9c or in the pile of 3. If so, then weighing Number 2 is 9a vs. 9c. If they balance, then the odd coin is in the pile of 3. Label the three coins the pile of 3 as 3a, 3b, and 3c. Weighing number 3 is 3a vs. 3b. If they balance, the odd coin is 3c. In that case, weighing number four is 3c vs. any other coin to determine if the odd coin is lighter or heavier than the rest. If after weighing No. 3, coin 3a does not balance against coin 3b, then one of them must be the odd coin. Remove the lighter coin, let’s say it’s 3b, and place coin 3c on the scale against the remaining heavier one, 3a. If they balance, then the odd coin is 3b and it is lighter. If they do not balance, then the odd coin is 3a and it is heavier. Now let’s go back and see what happens if the first weighing has a different outcome. Weighing number one was 9a vs. 9b. Let’s say that they do NOT balance. That means that the odd coin is in either 9a or 9b. Note which of the two is heavier. Let’s say 9a is heavier. Weighing number two is 9a vs. 9c. They will either balance or 9a will be heavier. There is no possibility that 9a will be lighter. If 9a and 9c balance that means that the odd coin is in 9b and that it is lighter. If 9a is again heavier, that means that the odd coin is in 9a and it is heavier than the rest. Let’s say it’s in 9a and it’s heavier. Now divide 9a into three groups of three coins each. Label them 3A, 3B, and 3C. Weighing number three is 3A vs 3B. If they balance then the odd (heavier) coin is in 3C. If they do not balance, the odd (heavier) coin is in the heavier of 3A or 3B. Take the group of the three that contains the odd coin and divide it into 3 individual coins: 1a, 1b, and 1 c. The fourth weighing is 1a vs. 1 b. If they balance the odd is is 1c and it is heavier. If they do not balance, then the odd coin is the heavier of 1a and 1b. Using this same methodology, the odd coin and its status may be determined no matter how each of the weighings turn out.
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9^(9-9)=1
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## I swear:

I swear: 1) To strangle the next person who uses 'suicide' as a verb. 2) That if I offended or hurt you in any way, I didn't mean it. 3) That I'll stop procrastinating. Tomorrow. Add whatever you swear.
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## I'm not a mythical titan

Excellent riddle Plasmid. Those types are my favorite. Give yourself a 5 star vote and make it official. BTW . . . what's the "vote" thing for?
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## Is it possible to give what we don't have?

Depends on what is meant by "have." [1] If have means "own," then yes. I can give someone something that I do not own. e.g. if I stole it. To give something, one only needs the ability to determine who controls it. If I control it, I can pass its control to someone else. So ... [2] If have means "possess the control of" then no. As stated, the paradox arises from the different antecedents of "with sorrow." Sorrow is the consequence of giving, not a possession before the act. But the language permits that interpretation by its form. Cute.
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