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# Rob_Gandy

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1. ### Do you know me?

Carmen Sandiego?

You got it!

2. ### What did I do wrong? (GRE Math)

Thank you much. I must have done some miscounting along the way.

3. ### What did I do wrong? (GRE Math)

How many 3-digit positive integers are odd and do not contain the digit 5?

I got 320, but the answer that is given in 288. I just realized that I missed some numbers, but I ended up with 280.

I would greatly appreciate if someone could explain why the answer is 288.

4. ### Do you know me?

Check out this hint again. When you figure this out you should know the gender of the person refered to in the riddle...and what they wear.

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,

I've never seen you shine so bright,
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance,
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance,
And I have never seen that dress you're wearing,
Or the highlights in you hair that catch your eyes,
I have been blind; Chris De Burgh

5. ### Foreign Exchange

howl?

Well that is odd. It keeps changing what I type.

6. ### Do you know me?

I could be way off but im thinking bullets. They steal life, if not found in time, what was shot could be gone forever, henchmen could be the shells left at the scene of the crime....

Nope, not bullets. I'm looking for a person. Could be real or fake alive or dead male or female.
7. ### Limit derivation

lim((1-1/x)^x) [x→ ∞] = 1 not (1-1/e)

8. ### Do you know me?

John Dillinger.

Nope. Try again.

9. ### It seems to be hard!

It's the position in the alphabet divided by 2

In which alphabet?

10. ### Do you know me?

Spoiler for Is it stars?

Nope. It is about a single person.

Look back at my last hint. I'll add a few more lines to it.

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,

I've never seen you shine so bright,

I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance,

They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance,

And I have never seen that dress you're wearing,

Or the highlights in you hair that catch your eyes,

I have been blind; Chris De Burgh

11. ### What am I Seasons

The letter "n"?

In my mind I said fall instead of autumn when listing the seasons. >.<

12. ### Police Investigation

He cheated at poker and got caught. Bicycles are a brand of cards.

13. ### Do you know me?

Mark Twain.

could it be...

time?? hench men might be refering to the hands of time, and the theft of something precious might refer to loved ones.

No to both and it is about a person.

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,

I've never seen you shine so bright,

I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance....

14. ### Major Grumblegutts' Challenge

Seeing as there are only 2 lieutenants at the command that doesn't change the fact that we end up with an odd number, but if we factor in the major there would be 3830 men fit for battle and 3842 in camp total. I got the same numbers that curr3nt did. When I have a little more time to type things out I will show what I did. So I would say either the enemy has 5745 or 5763 soldiers.

15. ### Win or Lose.......?

Maybe? I got the same answer.

16. ### Evil Genies

Granted, the day you mentioned is actually 4 days afte........

I wish I had time to finish granting that wish....

17. ### A simple blackjack variant

I'm gonna stick with seat one. I'd have about a 15.5% chance to win after getting my second card. Then I have around a 55% chance to not bust on my third card. I did it all on paper so I can't really go much further without getting the computer into it. I may try to do this as I have time, but I'd have to do it on excel because that's all I have at work and I wouldn't know how to write a program to do it for me.

18. ### A simple blackjack variant

I just might take the first seat. I'd have about a 15.5% chance of winning after getting two cards. Just a first thought. Still considering numbers.

7*8=23?

20. ### The Adventures of B-kun: The Sirloined Letter

I guess I'm gonna jump on the Violet train as well. Or at least say that B-kun believes her to be the murderer.

Well, she invited him there to investigate the murder, but when he gets there she proceedes to start a talking about other things. It isn't until B-kun redirects her that she gets teary-eyed and begins to talk about the situation.

Now lets look at some of the things she says.

“My father, Victor O’Hare, the one whose name is on the sign...he died...he...was murdered.”

By choosing to add in that her father was part of the firm instead of her seems like she is trying to distance herself from the scene to draw the suspicion away from herself.

If she is the killer, I'd assume, seeing that B-kun has a past with her and doesn't suspect her from the start, that this is her first murder. Because of that, she stumbles over saying what happened to him as I would think someone with a conscience would do. It is as if she is speaking slowly so she doesn't accidently admit her guilt.

"The kitchen...I mean, the crime scene, has pretty much been left the way it was. None of us have had the heart to go in there since the body was discovered."

By calling it 'the crime scene' instead of 'the kitchen' she, again, seems to be trying to distance herself from the scene. 'The kitchen' would indicate familiarity whereas 'the crime scene' wouldn't.

She refers to her dead father as 'the body?'

Yes, that’s where he was found. They took samples of everything but left things the way they found them...the way I found them. I was the one who found the body.”

She fails to mention that she found her father's body at first, but seems to add it in here as an afterthought. Almost as if she just remembered that she told the police she found the body and felt the need to add that in.

Again she refers to her dead father as 'the body.'

21. ### The Adventures of B-kun: The Sirloined Letter

Violet would seem like the most likely killer at this point, but if we analyze the last things he says...

She liked to cook too...

“I know who the killer is.”

B-kun had just finished speaking to Violet. In his mind he says 'She liked to cook too...' Now she could refer to Violet that isn't a real stretch, but the word liked is what causes to me to rethink this. If he had thought 'She likes to cook too..' then Violet would most likely be the killer he was thinking of, but liked...this causes me to think it may be an old acquaintance, ex wife or someone else from their past.

22. ### The Adventures of B-kun: The Sirloined Letter

The guy, Neil Whatchamacallit, used the towel and poisoned it. O'Hare then used it and it went into his pores. At least, that's what I've learned from watching Monk.

That same thought occured to me.

We are working under the assumption that what we are told is all true. Not that Yoruichi-san would give us false information, but what we are told is what the police think happened and some of their first thoughts based on their first observations. There is no word on an autopsy or what the tests revealed about the samples that were taken. All we know is the police did their thing and left.

Which brings me to the letter carved into the steak.

We would assume that he carved something into the steak that was changed by the killer, because that is what we are led to believe. Since, by the placement of the knife, we know the killer carved into the steak, it is completely possible that the killer carved the A into the steak as a calling card. Just a thought.

@CaptianEd

the steak is also gray, must have been ages since the murder

Grey meat isn't always a bad thing. He may have had it aging in the fridge and was now ready to use it.

23. ### The Adventures of B-kun: The Sirloined Letter

Poisoned? From what I just read about mise en place, If the steak was on the chopping block to be cut then he hadn't started cooking yet and probably hadn't tasted any of the food. So that would mean that if he was poisoned it most likely wouldn't be in any of the food he was preparing, so the poison and how it was administered were brought into the kitchen by the killer. Also, if he was poisoned, unless it was iocane powder or something like that, would take some time to kill him. I'm sure the killer either stayed until he was dead or came back later to make sure he was dead, but there is still something that that bothers me about the situation.

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