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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

(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....

(Sixth state) (French ‘life’, made fair) over (not from)
That's the formula for Kinetic Energy: E=mv^{2}/2

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)

Could the answer be 0 batssince 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...

How about TROUBLESHOOTING
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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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...

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...


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 * _{0}∫^{pi/4} _{0}∫^{1} _{0}∫^{√(1  r^2cos^2}^{Θ) }r dz dr dΘ
So, solve the inner integral:
16 * _{0}∫^{pi/4} _{0}∫^{1} r * √(1  r^{2}cos^{2}Θ)dr dΘ
Then the next integral (this is the one I'm really not sure I did right):
16/3 * _{0}∫^{pi/4} ((sin^{3}Θ  1) / cos^{2}Θ) dΘ
Finally, the last integral:
16  8√2...or approx 4.69

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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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)

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!!!

P(n) = 9  2(n)
Q(n) = n^{3}
R(n) = n / (n+1)
S(n) = (n+1)^{2}
T(n) = 3^{(n1)}
U = Still working
But you can plug in whatever "n" you want to those...

Al  WebCo  Soda  SQL
Gerald  CompCo  Gin  Perl
Sam  InfoCo  Whisky  PHP
Keith  AppCo  Wine  Java
Dave  DataCo  Beer  C

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

As nobody was able to solve this(easy) puzzle..I am going to solve it...
We need to use these things:
1letter (I) from the word ..isoscales.
2inverted triangle without its base(V).
3triangle base(I).
4the 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...

Hole

yeah, that's how i heard it.
here's an interesting paper i found on a similar concept.
http://www.retroshee...ningStreaks.pdf
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 nobrainer 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 "hotstreak", 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 Xgames 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.

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...

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

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

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