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Make this line make sense.>>

02/27/2007 8:20 PM

101010 = 950

Using one line the size of a minus sign like >> "-"

Make the above line make sense.

I'll post a clue after you all have thought about it.

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02/27/2007 9:47 PM

How about.........101010 ≠ 950

Changing Equality to Inequation using a single small line is valid (I believe there are other vaild ways that are less obvious). You did want us to post the answers right.

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02/27/2007 10:01 PM

Sorry i forgot to say the inequality symbol is not allowed.

Have another go.

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02/27/2007 10:15 PM

You know, if a lecturer had said that to me after a test I would have had some strong words for him. Wait a minute, this actually DID happen to me . Fortunately It had little effect on my grade, but I remember someone failing an exam because of this. Mind you, when you are dealing with high voltage, perhaps a "barely passed grade" isn't such a good idea. Perhaps I should stop before I start to ramble.

Wait a minute..... This better not be YOUR home work assignment you want us to answer.

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02/27/2007 10:24 PM

Forgive me, it is 03:22 here in the U.K.

I'm off to bed soon. No it is not a homework question. The answer requires you to think "outside the box".

What did you mean by "Mind you, when you are dealing with high voltage, perhaps a "barely passed grade" isn't such a good idea."

Have you been reading my other post?

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02/27/2007 10:32 PM

The incident occured when I went back to university to get my BEng in power transmission and distribution (hence the high voltage).

The last time I tried to think outside the box was with the "Petals around the rose" exercise. Good fun.

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02/28/2007 1:19 PM

Anyone want that clue yet?

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02/28/2007 1:39 PM

Yea. I have nothing (it isn't binary either).

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02/28/2007 1:56 PM

Hi,

Nope it's not binary related or any other number system like octal or hexadecimal.

Think in terms of something you might "watch".

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02/28/2007 11:22 PM

I don't want to spoil your little game, but I've seen something VERY similar. It required a sign and a decimal point (to be pedantic).

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02/28/2007 11:29 PM

10 - 10 10 = 9 50

ten to ten is nine fifty

ten minutes before ten is nine fifty

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09/05/2007 8:30 PM

Thank you! I had this as a homework problem & I was lost! I had no idea! Thx again!

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02/28/2007 11:49 PM

Well, you said to not regard the digits as part of any set of numbers. Thinking this way, I could assume any one as not a number, I'm free to think. So, reading about symmetry in a article about phisics, I had a "flash of light" about the problem: a minus signal over the middle "1" turn the left term in " 10 TO 10". With some amount of "good will", we got "10 TO 10 = 9:50".

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04/02/2007 6:21 PM

Correct, also answered by user with id = 'BigBirdAustralia' at 03/01/2007 5:55 AM.

See post #13

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03/01/2007 12:44 AM

The - line can be in any direction?

What about ?

Question 10 10|10 = 9 50 {where the | means to}

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03/01/2007 12:55 AM

Yes of course. (And I have not looked at other answers)

Put a horizontal line on top of the second "1" and turn ot into a "T".

Then 10 TO 10 = 950 (a.m.)

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03/12/2007 8:18 PM

10 TO 10 = 950 is the correct answer, well done.

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03/01/2007 8:41 AM

I haven't looked at the clue yet, I'll do it after posting this, but how about 101010 ≡950 ? In words 101010 is congruent to 950. Modulus 10006, as it happens, according to my calcn, but that doesn't affect the statement.

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03/13/2007 9:35 AM

Since we are playing with things like this here is a grammatical question that you may appreciate.

How many times can you use the word "and" consecutively in a single sentence and still have the sentence make sense?

Please note an example is required as well as the number.

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03/13/2007 2:27 PM

All depends on how long the sentence can realistically be (is there an imposed limit I don't know about).

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How long is a piece of string? Well it's twice as long as the distance from the middle to one of its two ends.

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03/13/2007 2:43 PM

There is no limit to the sentence provided that it makes sense and is grammatically correct. The example I am thinking of is a sentence that contains 14 words in total. I wont tell you how many of them are and, but it is more than two.

I will post the answer around this time tomorrow.

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03/14/2007 11:03 AM

The owner of an hotel called the Bat and Ball has employed a sign writer to adorn the hotel with its name. The sign writer duly goes about his work and ask the owner for his response. The owner is displeased as the words are spaced too far apart and he tells the sign writer;

"There is too much space between bat and and, and, and and ball."

So to the best of my knowledge the maximum number of time you can consecutively use the word and within a single sentence is five. Mind you the grammar checker on my word processor has a coronary when it sees something like this.

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04/02/2007 1:00 AM

What about:

10 T0 10 = 950

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04/02/2007 6:30 PM

Correct but it has been answered in posts #11 and #13.

Anyone want another puzzle?

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04/03/2007 5:06 AM

Keep them coming, I love this sort of thing!

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