Fluid Thinking

This is a discussion on Fluid Thinking within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; It's a credible book lol. respected psychological textbook....

  1. #16
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    It's a credible book lol. respected psychological textbook.
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

  2. #17
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    if you're dealing with a "wrap-around" number system that makes sense...

    123456123456123456...

    456 345 234 561 //sorta

    but it does seem that the last grouping should be 123 in that case
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

  3. #18
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    but it's not, so that's not it. Tell me when you all give up hehe.
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

  4. #19
    Black Mage Extraordinaire VegasSte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    167
    I give up..

  5. #20
    Hidoi Ryuujin
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    220
    The flaw of most pattern recognition tests is that they forget to remove (or consider) all other possible patterns. I see this sort of problem with many DIY IQ tests.
    One death is a tragedy, one million... a statistic.
    -Josef Stalin

    In case I forget, I use Bloodshed Dev C++ v.4

  6. #21
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    SOLUTION: (only read if you've given up)

    This is the solution I came up with:

    The magic number is 6. When ever you have a 6 the counting restarts. There is no fancy plus minus etc math in it. The restart number (marked in green) is regressing by one each time:

    4 5 6 | 3 4 5 | 2 3 4 5 6 | 1 |

    Here's the catch. It doesn't just reset when there's a digit 6. Also once you've had 6 numbers (Whenever there's a 6 ), I've marked those spots with red markers. Whenever there's a normal 6 I've marked in blue and it restarts.

    Does this make sense? Does anyone else see a diffrent pattern?
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

  7. #22
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    sorry, I think that's a stretch kermit
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

  8. #23
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    Hey it works! Don't knock it hehe. Find a better pattren if you can .
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

  9. #24
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    ya, but you had to throw in a "catch" to make it work. That's not very much of a pattern.
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

  10. #25
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    There's no catch there. Whenever there's a 6 it restarts! And don't pick on my choice of words!
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

  11. #26
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    I see an even better argument for 3 now

    look at this
    Code:
    4 5 6 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 3
    4   6   4   2   4   6
      5   3   5   3   5   3
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

  12. #27
    ...
    ... is offline
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    465
    the answer "1" would make sense if there were one more '6' in your pattern:

    Code:
    4563456234561
    ive seen IQ books with misprints in them... its possible...
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

  13. #28
    Lead Moderator kermi3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1998
    Posts
    2,595
    I saw both those solutions, if there was the extra 6 and the 5 3 pattern. But we've checked 3 verisions of the book. It's possible it's a misprint but I doubt it.
    Kermi3

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
    Information on code tags may be found here

    - Sandlot is the highest form of sport.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Thinking of upgrading to linux...
    By Yarin in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 11:40 AM
  2. Thinking about learning something else
    By tiachopvutru in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 06-24-2008, 02:45 PM
  3. thinking about making a network traffic monitor
    By jimjamjahaa in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-13-2005, 11:38 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-22-2004, 10:49 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21