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  1. Hmm....this is taking longer than I thought it would... ...maybe I should keep the answer to myself, in case I ever need to kill anyone ;P.
  2. Yoruichi-san

    Well, I'm not sure if this will be helpful or not, but this reminds me of finding isomers in organic chemistry...so maybe we could look at this with a similar systematic method as finding and naming of isomers: Consider the longest straight "chain", then the next longest chain, and so on... For n cubes, there is 1 arrangement with the longest chain of n cubes. There are (n-1)/2 for odd n and n/2 for even n arrangements with the longest chain of n-1 cubes. (You can put the nth cube on a face of any of the other cubes except the end faces of the end cubes, since that would just be the n cube chain, and putting it on the 1st cube is the same as putting it on the last cube, the 2nd is the same as the 2nd to last, etc. This is equivalent to the rule in OChem that you start counting at the end that will give you the smallest numbers) For the longest chain being n-2, you have different options. You can either attach a 2 cube "side-chain" or two 1 cube side-chains to the base chain. There are (n-2)/2 for even n or (n-1)/2 for odd n ways of attaching the 2 cube side-chain. For the two 1 cube chains, you can start out putting 1 cube on the first cube in the base chain, then put the second 1 cube side chain either 90 degrees or 180 degrees from it on each of the n-2 cubes in the base chain, for 2(n-2) arrangements. Then move the first cube side-chain and repeat the process until you get to the center cube for another 2(n-3)+ 2(n-4)+...2(n-n/2) for even n or 2(n-(n-1)/2) for odd n arrangements. Okay, I can see that this is getting complicated really quickly, and as mentioned by others, there is the issue of "chirality" to consider when the side chains are different lengths...but, I dunno, this might be a start or help in some way...I'll keep thinking about it (whether I want to or not...I'm one of those ppl who can't stop thinking about a problem once they get in into their head...X\)
  3. Yoruichi-san

    Ooh, just came to me...
  4. Clever. Not what I was going for, though. If I were the REREDRUM, and in this case, I kinda am ;P, then I would want to leave as little evidence behind as possible for the police to trace...so I guess I should add: There was nothing found in the well besides the body (he had his clothes and wallet and stuff).
  5. No, not quite...it's one word (hint: think parliamentary procedure...)
  6. Yoruichi-san

    Came to me while I was at the gym...
  7. Okay, a lot of ppl are kinda heading on the right track...here are some things to think about: Keep thinking, guys! Oh, and a clarification: By "no signs of a struggle", it means that there was no struggle shortly before he died in the well, i.e., he was not strangled.
  8. Yoruichi-san

    Aaahh...neeed to sleeeppppp...stupid alpha waves....
  9. Yoruichi-san

    Wow, I just thought of another one for 13...(while I was lying in bed, *trying* to fall asleep...darn you engspangussion for making such a fun puzzle >.<)
  10. As a woman, I must say:
  11. Err...what I'm looking for is more specific and, I think, more clever.
  12. Yoruichi-san

    Gah, now I have this stuck in my head... >.<
  13. Yoruichi-san

    Wow, this looks fun... Wish I had more time to think about this, but here are some guesses:
  14. Lol, that wasn't what I was going for, but you're right, I should be more specific. I guess I should say "what caused him to suffocate?". No one has it yet...
  15. Here's a short one (I'm short on time): A guy is found dead at the bottom of an abandoned well (no water has been in the well for a long time). The coroner finds the cause of death to be suffocation, but no water is found in his lungs (he did not drown), and there are no signs of a struggle. How did he die? There may be more than one answer that works (for those people who are more creative than me), but I have a specific one in mind. Enjoy!
  16. "when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore"
  17. Well, I bow to the wisdom of Wikipedia on the hugs and kisses thing, and ye all mighty says that hugs is X and kisses is O...;P So here's what needs to be done: 3. figure out what "support proposal" is 4. put it all together (and figure out the answer) Almost there!
  18. reaching a bit on languages Thanks for the rating! I was wondering how to get those...
  19. X-ellent! ;P I'm a stickler for good math notation...
  20. Oh, wait...3 isn't complete either...
  21. Oh, and great teamwork! I love to see people working together to solve a problem. It warms my heart . Thanks, guys!
  22. Nice job, but not what I was going for on the "loser" interpretation...(even though your's is very creative...more so than mine! )
  23. Yep, three down, one to go...
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