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Fountain
07-09-2002, 04:57 PM
What do the four numbers 1, 2, 6 and 10 have in common that no other numbers do?

I dunno, what do you reckon..

BTW this IS a serious question posed to me...

The ONLY answer some1 else came up with was LC multiples. (120)...but this was obviously wrong.3,5,10,12 spoil his answer.

Any guesses?

subdene
07-09-2002, 05:12 PM
I have been trying to think this one over. Where did you get this problem, it is very good. I'm quite into my problem solving, but can't get this one though.

Fountain
07-09-2002, 05:23 PM
DENE! if you dont know the answer then the world is going to end!

Hows the preperation for the new term going?

Hope you have managed to write the best AI program in the world..................

Oh yes, i booked my hols today....fancy a beer next week..it's payday on a week Thursday for me.........

Let me know

Fountain
07-09-2002, 05:27 PM
Oh and you DO NOT live in a cold student house...looked kinda warm to me. (when i gave you a lift that one time, for all u weido's out there!)

subdene
07-09-2002, 05:55 PM
It is cold when I can't afford the gas, and all I've got is coffee and c++ (ahhh, that's the life.) Anyway, txt u tomorrow. I never got round to doing this question. I'll get it.

Prelude
07-09-2002, 06:06 PM
>What do the four numbers 1, 2, 6 and 10 have in common that no other numbers do?
Simple enough, they're all three letter words.

Here's another one.

Where are these sums correct?: 11+2=1, 9+4=1

-Prelude

Commander
07-09-2002, 08:24 PM
in the planet of the stupids, mars!

SilentStrike
07-09-2002, 11:52 PM
Or on a clock :).

XSquared
07-10-2002, 12:43 AM
Because cigars cannot be entirely smoked, a hobo who collects cigar butts can make a cigar to smoke out of every 5 butts that he finds. Today, he has collected 25 cigar butts. How many cigars will he be able to smoke?

SilentStrike
07-10-2002, 01:03 AM
6, and will have one butt left over.

From the 25, he makes 5 cigars which he smokes, giving him 5 butts.

From the 5 butts, he makes a cigar, which he smokes, giving him a butt.

DiskJunky
07-10-2002, 01:31 AM
>Where are these sums correct?: 11+2=1, 9+4=1

on a 4-bit machine using two's complement. A signed variable holding a binary value greater than 8 is negative. Add the 4 or 2, and you get 1 using two's complement. I think, you might get -1, I'm not sure... :)

*ClownPimp*
07-10-2002, 05:40 AM
>What do the four numbers 1, 2, 6 and 10 have in common that >no other numbers do

they each belong to the set {1, 2, 6, 10}
:)

Fountain
07-11-2002, 04:32 PM
Simple enough, they're all three letter words.