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# Thalia

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## Posts posted by Thalia

1. ### Foreign Speakers

Attractive East African - 4 years in the making...

Hot Somali/tamale?

2. ### Foreign Speakers

Greeting

Saudi/Howdy Partner?

3. ### Foreign Speakers

Bump

An﻿ ﻿attractive East African﻿﻿

Pretty Sudan/sudden?
4. ### Lotto Winners

\$665 and \$266

5. ### Probability 101

If you don't know any of the numbers, it's 1/6. 6x6=36 possible rolls, 6 of them adding up to 7.

6. ### One Blind Man

They're out of sight but can they hear each other?

7. ### Who's keeping score?

Spoiler

Assuming "X beat Y and Z" allows X to beat Y but lose to Z.

Ed, Jim, Bill, Tom

Ed:
Bill wasn't last.

I was the winner.
Jim finally broke 100.
I shot 98.

Jim:
I beat Bill
﻿and Ed.
The last hole was not my best.

We didn't all break 100.
Tom wasn't the winner.

Bill:
I beat Jim and Tom.
Ed shot 111.
Jim took 6 on the last hole.
None of us broke 100.

Tom:
Ed beat Bill.
I was the winner.
Bill placed between Ed and Jim.

The last hole was Jim's best.

8. ### Who's keeping score?

Spoiler

Ed:
Bill wasn't last.
I was the winner.
Jim finally broke 100.
I shot 98.

Bill:
I beat Jim and Tom.
Ed shot 111.
Jim took 6 on the last hole.

None of us broke 100.

Tom:
Ed beat Bill.
I was the winner.
Bill placed between Ed and Jim.

The last hole was Jim's best.

Jim:
I beat Bill and Ed.
The last hole was not my best.

We didn't all break 100.
Tom wasn't the winner.

With the previous assumption about the meaning of between.

9. ### Alphabet baseball

17 hours ago, bonanova said:

Initials occurring in odd positions of the alphabet must have held even positions in the circle.

That doesn't give any information about the team. The order could be Taylor, Miller,  Brown, Gerson Jenkins, Adams, Babcock, Carver, Randolph, Smith, Flynn, Sawyer, Timmons, Myers, Lucas, Morton, Peters, Young. The first 9 could be Cons and they still wouldn't call their initials.

10. ### Who's keeping score?

A couple assumptions:

"We﻿﻿ didn't all break 100﻿.﻿" includes the possibility that no one did.

"Bill﻿ placed between﻿ Ed and Jim" means directly between.

Ed, Bill Tom, Jim

11. ### Alphabet baseball

Well, there's an even number of players and an even number of letters. Once you've hit the 13th round, they start repeating letters. So if they alternate, all the Cons will have even letter (B, D, F, etc) initials and call odd letters. Prose have odd letter (A, C, E, ...) initials and call even.

12. ### Alphabet baseball

Does the circle alternate between teams? If so...

Cons: Taylor﻿, Brown, Jenkins, Babcock, Randolph, Flynn, Timmons, Lucas, Peter﻿s﻿

Prose: Miller, Gerson, Adams, Carver﻿, Smith, Sawyer, Myers, Morton, Young

Dick Brown

Bill Harris

Carl Jones

Al Smith?

14. ### Matching cards

I've always struggled with this kind of probability but...

If you pull a card from each deck, the odds of a match are 1/52. Doesn't that mean that out of 52 attempts, there should be an average of 1 match?

15. ### International Football Team

I see... I have a tendency to switch numbers in my head. All the right digits were there!

16. ### International Football Team

Possibly both typos!

(6C3 = 20) x (12C6 = 924) = 18,480
(6C4 = 15) x (﻿12C5 = 792) =  11,880
(6C5 =  6) x (12C4 = 495) =  2,790
(6C6 =  1) x (1﻿2C3 = 220) =   220
33,370

17. ### Lotto Winners

Perhaps coincidence

All the names are 8 letters so far...

18. ### Crazy sequence

(((((((8!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!

((((((((((((13!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!)!

Holy grail?

20. ### A Living Riddle

Prince Charming? (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc)

21. ### Triangle probability

On 5/11/2019 at 4:26 PM, Thalia said:

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7/24 without equilateral

3/8 with equilateral

Both excluding impossible triangles.

Well, I seem to have done some weird math when adding equilateral. New result including equilateral:

23/72

I think rocdocmac and I agree on the figure including equilateral now but we seem to have diverged on the other figure...

22. ### A Living Riddle

A photo album or stamp collection?

23. ### Triangle probability

On 5/8/2019 at 10:57 PM, Thalia said:

Excluding equilateral triangles

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2/9

7/24 without equilateral

3/8 with equilateral

Both excluding impossible triangles.

24. ### Triangle probability

Excluding equilateral triangles

2/9

25. ### Midnight Human riddle

A human left just before midnight?

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