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  1. Thalia

    I'm not a juvenile delinquent

    In the quote because my phone doesn't do spoilers the normal way.
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    I'm not a juvenile delinquent

    They actually almost lowered my grade once. . .
  3. Thalia

    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Except for the step by step, I think all of that is already spread throughout the thread. RDM would mainly be condensing.
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Ooh. So cyan 6, turquoise 10. Things started going a lot better once I had the odds and evens split and stopped using the standard grid. I think a large part of the challenge was having so many variables on a grid that if you make one mistake, it won't be immediately apparent. At that point, it's been easier to start over than pin down the mistake and all the ones based off of it.
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Guessing these are the wrong ones Updated guesses as the mentioned categories. Still trouble with cyan and turquoise.
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    The eldest son

    Ooh. Dividing by 0. My physics teacher did that once. Still not sure how. I can see how y-1=0 knowing the solution already. But how is that known to be 0 before the solution? What made you pick y-1 as opposed to anything else?
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    The eldest son

    @FUZZYI think he means if you list out their ages in order, there will be no repetition and no gaps. So ages 1-19, 2-20, 3-21, etc. Sum of ages, I would assume applies to eldest sons, not all males. In araver's solution, S is the sum of ages, X is the oldest son in the village, and Y appears to be the youngest. I'm not sure where the y-1 came from. If you don't get that either, here's another way of looking at it using the same 3 original equations. Probably just a slightly longer form of his solution. @araver Maybe a typo. 10*(Y-1)+10*19 = S = 19*(Y-1) + 19*10 The "10*19"s cancel along with the "(y-1)"s leaving 10=19?
  8. Thalia

    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Evens. Can't pin down a few things which makes me think some of these are wrong. Thoughts? Other answers?
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Hamsters are raised in the third house away from the brown house If hamsters were 1, would third house away be 3 houses over (7) or 3 houses between (9)?
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Odds
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    This is what I've got for odd categories. Anyone else get the same?
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    That would be nice. I tried 3 or so times and I'm convinced there's either a contradiction or I'm misinterpreting one of the clues. If I remember correctly, my problem keeps having something to do with Kenya and HK.
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Anyone get anything?
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    Descendants

    A while back, I made a family tree. Several generations back, I found a single person in more than one person's line. It might have been an error. 2^N ancestors in a generation assumes no one had children with their sibling, cousin, or otherwise related person. Apparently, in my tree, someone married a relative. The same assumption is made for 2^N descendants. Interesting wiki page. Never heard of that before.
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    Descendants

    I was addressing the first line about the potential for overpopulation. Not the question itself.
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    Descendants

    In terms of overpopulation, let's start with one couple. They have two children. If they were the only family in the world, they'd have to have the children together. So instead of doubling, the next generation would still only have two people. Two people are giving birth to two people. Later generations repeat. Assuming each couple has one boy and girl. Eventually the older generations will die so while the population would increase at first, you'd eventually hit a limit. Maybe 3 or 4 generations. Obviously there's more than one couple in the world but I would think each generation would have the same number as the previous. To increase the population after 3 or 4 generations, someone needs to have more than two children.
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    when was I born ?

    Depending on when your country switched over, it could be up to 13 I think not yet accounting for the date line and leap days!
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    when was I born ?

    Were you born. . .
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    Re-ROLLO

    Zero previous guesses and no other info? I needed luck or a miracle. But wow, this took off fast...
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    Re-ROLLO

    Ooh. It's been a while. ROLLO - Logic: At this point, I don't need logic.
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Anyone still working on this?
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Anyone having any luck? I keep running into contradictions and I can't tell whether or not it's just me. . .
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Assuming buddyboy did the same thing as me, he's got a spreadsheet with 20 something variables. No way you're going to fit that all on the screen at a readable size.
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    Mega Einstein Riddle

    Reading through your answers to bonanova. To clarify, you use the 5th house to mean 5th from the left at times. But in 113, above the 5th house means above #5? Don't see an answer to 201 and not understanding the one to 217. Can you clarify?
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