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# Pickett

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1. ### easy one

floor(x + 1) is more easily written as ceil(x)

He's not flooring x+1...he's flooring (x+1) / 2...just FYI...

2. ### Numbers 11

089 111 117 032 097 114 101 032 111 110 032 116 104 101 032 099

111 114 114 101 099 116 032 116 114 097 099 107 044 032 112 114

111 099 101 101 100 032 099 111 110 118 101 114 115 105 111 110

046 032 084 104 101 032 099 097 099 104 101 032 105 115 032 104

105 100 100 101 110 032 097 116 032 116 104 101 032 099 111 111

114 100 105 110 097 116 101 115 032 111 102 032 078 111 114 116

104 032 102 105 102 116 121 045 101 105 103 104 116 032 100 101

103 114 101 101 115 032 102 111 114 116 121 045 115 105 120 032

109 105 110 117 116 101 115 032 100 111 113 116 032 102 111 117 114

032 104 117 110 100 114 101 100 032 097 110 100 032 102 105 102

116 121 032 102 111 117 114 032 115 101 099 111 110 100 115 032

069 097 115 116 032 122 101 114 111 032 122 101 114 111 032 102

105 118 101 032 100 101 103 114 101 101 115 032 116 104 105 114

116 121 045 101 105 103 104 116 032 109 105 110 117 116 101 115

032 100 111 116 032 110 105 110 101 032 104 117 110 100 114 101

100 032 097 110 100 032 116 104 105 114 116 121 045 116 119 111

032 115 101 099 111 110 100 115 046

3. ### The Chromatic Witch, Ep 2: The Power of Green

(Pirate’s execution unchanging) (Not old, borrowed or blue)

That's the formula for the planck relation: E=hν

(Nuts’ companion + not the fairer half unchanging) (Earl grey or chamomile)

That's the Energy of an atom at temperature T: E=kT

So, three of the lines are equations for Energy...I'll be honest, I haven't read all of the posts, just started with the latest from Ysan...so don't know if that actually helps people trying to solve the original post or not...just thought I'd throw them out there....

4. ### The Chromatic Witch, Ep 2: The Power of Green

(Sixth state) (French ‘life’, made fair) over (not from)

That's the formula for Kinetic Energy: E=mv2/2

5. ### The Game of Nim

It's an interesting game, but I think a lot of people already knew the general strategy, hence it would of seemed unfair to answer and ruin the fun for everyone else. *shrugs*

Agreed...my dad used to frustrate me as a kid playing this game...because he would always end up winning. I finally figured out the strategy after a little while, except I didn't know anything about logical operators or anything like that...I just learned states that would work and ones that didn't. Finally, in high school, I revisited the game and figured out the logical/mathematical strategy to win. It is a great game to play with people that don't know the strategy, though :c)

6. ### Batcave

Could the answer be 0 bats--since nothing was said in the subsequent lines about the bats mentioned being in the cave?

I actually was thinking down the same lines, except I was thinking "2"...because the question states there are bats (note the plurality) in the cave...and then asks how many bats are in the cave...it doesn't necessarily say that the bats with descriptions about their eyes are the ones in the cave. Therefore, I'd say 2 is a valid answer...

7. ### A word that has five words

girl 1: TROUBLE

girl 2: HOOTING

15th letter: S

So you get: TROUBLE, TROUBLES, HOOTING, SHOOTING, and TROUBLESHOOTING

Not sure I like using the word "hooting", even though it's a valid word, I'm just not sure if there are better matches...still looking...

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8. ### Prime question

I've always found 41 to be the most unusual prime, just because of the property that if you start with 41 add 2, then add 4, then add 6, and so on, you will get a prime number for the next 40 numbers:

41, 43, 47, 53, 61, 71, 83, 97...etc...etc...which happens to end at 1681 (41 * 41)

I've always thought that was strange...

ALSO, if you allow NEGATIVE numbers to be prime (in other words -1 and x are the only divisors of x), then -41 is ALSO strange, in that it's the same temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius (with rounding...yes, I realize -40 is exactly the same...but -41 is pretty darn close...)

So, 41 seems to be the strange number...

9. ### Red and Blue squares

is 5:

...I'm seeing if more can be done...I mean 9 can be done if you count edges touching...but since there is "no overlap" I don't know if that would count as "touching" :c)

I got 6...It may not look accurate, but that's due to my horrible paint skills...I actually laid this out with paper and it works...

10. ### Red and Blue squares

is 5:

...I'm seeing if more can be done...I mean 9 can be done if you count edges touching...but since there is "no overlap" I don't know if that would count as "touching" :c)

11. ### Three intersecting cylinders

I've done the 2 cyclinder problem before...so that really helps with starting this problem. I'll leave that one to someone else...

I beleive this can be represented by this integral (this could be very wrong, as it's been a while...):

16 * 0pi/4 01 0√(1 - r^2cos^2Θ) r dz dr dΘ

So, solve the inner integral:

16 * 0pi/4 01 r * √(1 - r2cos2Θ)dr dΘ

Then the next integral (this is the one I'm really not sure I did right):

-16/3 * 0pi/4 ((sin3Θ - 1) / cos2Θ) dΘ

Finally, the last integral:

16 - 8√2...or approx 4.69

12. ### Circular Logic

mostly just wanting you to know am on the case. am sure there are quite a few others, too. trying to avoid the temptation to look at the HINTs. so...

seems the first letters are important as the last two lines of the rewrite have different first words as the original but still start with the same letters. DART and SLING are contained in the first letters for whatever that may be worth. And that's about all i gotsk. Seems there is some direction within the riddle as to what to do with these letters (and/or otheres) but haven't cracked that if that's the case. One guess from some of the verbage in the riddle and esp. the last line of the original - Knock Out?

Good initial thoughts!

Knock out and Darts could definitely be related, along with the "logic is circular round" could be the board itself...I too am trying to avoid the temptation of looking at the hints provided...I'll be honest, I looked at the first one, but then when I saw they were all nested in each other (good call psyko), I stopped there...

handcuffs?

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14. ### Calculated poetry

That's cute...

I once knew a man from...oh wait...wrong one...

I'm going to try to make it fit the rhyme scheme, but am probably a little off...

Integral 1 to cubed root 3

of z times z dz

multiply by the cosine

of 3 times pi over nine

equals ln of cubed root e

the way I saw this was actually the name of the image you uploaded :c)

15. ### Sweets for you..!

So, let's assume that neither Bina and Chitra ate oranges. This would mean Anita, Dimpy, and Ekta all ate oranges before their meal (clue 2). However, we know (from clue 7), that Anita, Bina, and Chitra all eat apples...so, if we assume that the person who eats sweets doesn't eat any fruits, we know that this cannot be true, because we then have everyone eating a fruit. Therefore, we know that both Bina and Chitra ate oranges.

So, we have this KNOWN so far:

```   Anita  - Apples

Bina   - Apples, Oranges

Chitra - Apples, Oranges```
Going from there, unless I am missing something, I can see 2 ways that Dimpy could be the sweet eater, and 4 ways that Ekta could be the sweet eater...: DIMPY:
```   Anita  - Apples, Bananas

Bina   - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Chitra - Apples,          Oranges

Dimpy  - SWEETS!!

Ekta   - Apples,          Oranges```
```   Anita  - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Bina   - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Chitra - Apples,          Oranges

Dimpy  - SWEETS!!

Ekta   - Apples```
EKTA:
```   Anita  - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Bina   - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Chitra - Apples,          Oranges

Dimpy  - Apples

Ekta   - SWEETS!!!```
```   Anita  - Apples, Bananas

Bina   - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Chitra - Apples,          Oranges

Dimpy  - Apples,          Oranges

Ekta   - SWEETS!!!```
```   Anita  - Apples,          Oranges

Bina   - Apples,          Oranges

Chitra - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Dimpy  - Apples, Bananas

Ekta   - SWEETS!!!```
```   Anita  - Apples

Bina   - Apples,          Oranges

Chitra - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Dimpy  - Apples, Bananas, Oranges

Ekta   - SWEETS!!!```

16. P(n) = 9 - 2(n)

Q(n) = n3

R(n) = n / (n+1)

S(n) = (n+1)2

T(n) = 3(n-1)

U = Still working

But you can plug in whatever "n" you want to those...

17. Al - WebCo - Soda - SQL

Gerald - CompCo - Gin - Perl

Sam - InfoCo - Whisky - PHP

Keith - AppCo - Wine - Java

Dave - DataCo - Beer - C

18. ### Page from a coloring book

That's just mean to anyone who does want to actually color this... :c)

19. As nobody was able to solve this(easy) puzzle..I am going to solve it...

We need to use these things:

1-letter (I) from the word ..isoscales.

2-inverted triangle without its base(V).

3-triangle base(I).

4-the word(ILL).

now we are going to rearrenge them to make this equation:

L - ( IL / VII ) = 43

I should point out that IL is actually not a "correct" roman numeral. 49 is actually represented as XLIX...you can't subtract a number more than two "digits" different than the next "digit"...take a look at this link for details:

So, I don't think that's a valid answer to the question...

20. Hole

21. yeah, that's how i heard it.

here's an interesting paper i found on a similar concept.

From that link...the first sentence is: "I'm interested in whether the "spirit" of a team has any effect on its play..."

To me, this is a no-brainer in that of course the spirit of a team (aka their momentum) will impact their performance. Think of any time you have played any type of competitive sport (or even watched it on TV). If your team is on a "hot-streak", your spirit is up and you play better and better (unless you get cocky and give up trying because you think you're that good). On the same hand, the other team's morale is lowered, and they are more likely to realize they can't win/have tried their best and lost X-games in a row.

So, with regards to this specific question, if you are looking MATHEMATICALLY at the answer to your question, there is a 50% chance for each team to win the final game GIVEN that they each play equally as well as they have in the past, and you don't take morale/spirit/whatever into account. HOWEVER, if you do take that into account, I agree the team that just won 7 games in a row is more likely to win the last game...however, I don't think there is any way to actually quantify the percentage of this advantage.

There are also many other reasons the second team could have a better chance. For example, team 1 could have injured their best player in game 7, which is what caused team 2 to have the competitive advantage. I'm just presenting this to emphasize that if you look at REAL WORLD data, then yes, team 2 will show a more likely chance of winning the last game, but if everything is equal and you take out all unseen factors, then it is completely even.

Hope this made sense and I didn't ramble on too long.

22. So what do you think it would mean in relation to this?

525151515557504949545157495654

If it's emphasis, there is only one "0" in that number above...so it could be emphasizing that specific 0...which is the 14th digit...nots ure if that helps at all...

23. I wrote a quick and dirty program that takes a deck of cards, shuffles them, and then runs through this experiment n-times...

When I ran through it, it looks like the average number of cards turned over is just a bit over 3.5...about 3.53 or so...so that's kind of interesting.

(As a note, I ran through the experiment up to 100,000 times, and the more I ran it, the closer to 3.53ish it would get...)...here's some of the data for running through the experiment 10,000 times, run 20 times (for a total of 200,000 times):

35433 / 10000 = 3.5433

35091 / 10000 = 3.5091

35391 / 10000 = 3.5391

35359 / 10000 = 3.5359

35269 / 10000 = 3.5269

35439 / 10000 = 3.5439

35315 / 10000 = 3.5315

35231 / 10000 = 3.5231

35462 / 10000 = 3.5462

35313 / 10000 = 3.5313

35303 / 10000 = 3.5303

35495 / 10000 = 3.5495

35464 / 10000 = 3.5464

35108 / 10000 = 3.5108

35481 / 10000 = 3.5481

35487 / 10000 = 3.5487

35575 / 10000 = 3.5575

35156 / 10000 = 3.5156

35314 / 10000 = 3.5314

35478 / 10000 = 3.5478

FINAL TOTAL AVERAGE: 3.5358199999999997

24. ### Please allow me to introduce myself

I'll take that as I got it right I liked this riddle...but yeah, there were a couple of lines that gave it away for me...I actually don't know how all of them relate, just a couple:

There seems to be some confusion

I am not related to Spock VULCAN = VULCANIZATION

I can not play an instrument

Despite what those cockroaches think

There is no essence to my life

In fact I may prevent it in others

I do not come from a sprout

I should not be used

To solve your construction needs -RUBBER BANDS?

What is among my many purposes;

Pushing things through quickly

Providing company in the suds RUBBER DUCKY

25. ### Please allow me to introduce myself

Rubber?

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