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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:55 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:......... Perhaps not quite as effective at annoying people as Nef Yoo ..........


I resemble dat wemark uncca hextra terrortwee .

umm... 'ow meny finggerrs am i holdin hup unca terratree ?

Duss ye wont a wack onna bakk wiff a stick uncca terrortwee ?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:31 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
Nef Yoo BlackBeard wrote:Duss ye wont a wack onna bakk wiff a stick uncca terrortwee ?

DO NOT whack Uncle ET on the back with a stick.
You'll make him angry.
Uncle ET played ice hockey.
You wouldn't like him when he's angry and got his hockey stick

Your post, I add to it senor :haha:

Having said that, I do wonder how far Nef Yoo could be propelled across an ice rink using a hockey stick. Like a more entertaining version of curling :evilgrin:
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:36 pm

I not a loud 2 wak uncca et onna bak wiff a stik am i unca woy .

Um..... i shoodent hole my 2 finggers up at ‘im ,

dats wude innit unca woy .

i no tel unca et he a big puk eny moar unka woy ,

coz dat maek ‘im angwy duzen it unca woy .

Unca et a big meen hokee man ........

he godda bigga stik dan me
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:16 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Misdirection is often a critical part of annoying people with these conundrums. Perhaps not quite as effective at annoying people as Nef Yoo is, but it's far less sticky. Go ahead and toss up a target, and let's see if anyone can hit it.


Ahh, misdirection is not only my middle name, it's my maiden name and former nom de plume as well ! :lol:

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:22 pm

First, a little primodial history. Let us skip far far FAR backwards in time to the 2nd galactic reconquest by Yog Sothoth, at the conclusion of which IT gave birth to The Flying Spagetti Monster (TFSM) after first consuming several million stars and a lot of interstellar gas. {Note: This was long before the evolution of wheat, so TFSM roamed the galaxy unclad, in a state of pure energy. Technically that counted as an instance of divine nudity, so those following this puzzle will please respectfully avert their imaginations accordingly.}

Skipping ahead a full temporal epoch brings us to the 3rd galactic reconquest of Yog Sothoth, and in particular to the great flying polyp invasion of Pannotia during the Neoproterozoic Pan-African Orogeny (that’s 599,949,357 BC for those unfamiliar with the timelines of the Church of Cuthulhu). The invasion was led by none other than TFSM himself, who, as a fresh faced recruit of only seventeen million of years of age, distinguished himself in combat against the age-old enemies of the Cuthulhu pantheon, the mighty and inscrutible Mi-Go. Eventually, the invasion ended in a stalemate, and resulted in a temporary cosmic truce wherein it was agreed that in order to foster the cause of universal Entropy and Chaos, that the following laws of mathematics would be changed across all space and time:

1) Addition and Subtraction would be elevated to a higher level of operand priority than exponentials, multiplication and division, and that division would out rank multiplication.
2) All prime numbers were considered unholy and forbidden, and should be replaced with the nearest higher non-prime number at the instant of recognition (ex: 113 became 114).
3) Decimal places right of unity were forbidden and had be expressed longhand with legal operands after all other operations were complete (ex: 7.12 became 8 and 12/100 ... recall that 7 is an unholy prime and thus becomes 8).

The terms of the truce were later repealed during the 5th cosmic anaphylaxis of Azathoth, and TFSM eventually left military service to found his own pantheon, but that’s fodder for a separate tale. Meanwhile, what is (or rather WAS) the value of the following expression back when the Pannatoian entropic truce was still in effect ?

11+3/4^4+38*5+17-12 :confused:

Bonus points to those who include a derivation for their answer.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ChowMein » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:03 pm

42 !

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:38 am

Roving Punster wrote:Meanwhile, what is (or rather WAS) the value of the following expression back when the Pannatoian entropic truce was still in effect ?

11+3/4^4+38*5+17-12 :confused:

Bonus points to those who include a derivation for their answer.

11 -> 12
3 -> 4
5 -> 6
17 -> 18

>> 12+4/4^4+38*6+18-12

>> [12+4]/4^[4+38]*[6+18-12]

>> 16/[4^42(aha!)]*12

>> 16/19342813113834066795298816*12

=9.9261673506363320984569043048396 e-24

seems a bit outre, even if I don't know how to put the accent over the 'e'. I think Chow's answer is more likely correct.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:41 am

ChowMein wrote:42 !


Clever, but the Pannatoian entropic truce predated the precedent of the ultimate answer. :lol:
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:44 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:9.9261673506363320984569043048396 e-24


You're on the right track, ET, but a misapplication of the order of operands threw off your answer. Keep at it, and you'll get it.

Hint: The answer is a whole number. :-)
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:54 am

ummmm.... i fink it 10 .
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:00 am

Nope. :lol:

I'll give it one more day so everyone has a chance to go again, before posting the answer.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:26 am

Eek ... ok, this is embarassing. In the course of checking ET's mistake, I found one of my own (a missing digit, not an operand).

We'll keep all the rules the same, but I'll post a correction to the problem shortly. :blush:

The original answer (no longer correct) was 1.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:33 am

Roving Punster wrote:Eek ... ok, this is embarassing. In the course of checking ET's mistake, I found one of my own (a missing digit, not an operand).

We'll keep all the rules the same, but I'll post a correction to the problem shortly. :blush:

The original answer (no longer correct) was 1.

Har, I knew that couldn't be the answer. I've been unable to log on for a few days, undoubtedly due to the circumstances that caused me to be unable to log on for a few days. But I'm back now, thanks to Roy's advice.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roving Punster » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:10 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I've been unable to log on for a few days, undoubtedly due to the circumstances that caused me to be unable to log on for a few days. But I'm back now, thanks to Roy's advice.


I had the same problem myself (incomplete login), and from the scarcity of new posts (only 2 or 3 in 3 days) it seemed like it was affecting most users, not just me.

I'll post the solution momentarily.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:13 am

Yep me 2 .

um... i ritted down thee annsir annit woss rite ,

but noaw i 4getted .
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