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capstinence



Joined: 12 May 2005
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject: Try This One Reply with quote

The class I tutor has been into palindromes lately... check this out:

Transform the following numbers into a palindromic sequence (one that reads the same backwards as forwards) by applying the same formula to all the numbers. What is the formula and what are the resulting numbers?
31, 3, 5, 11, 23, 13

(you can ignore the commas when looking at the sequence as a palindrome)
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Michael Chu



Joined: 10 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! After discussing the last puzzle, this one fell into place.

I have to admit, I solved it through pure trial and error.

I won't reveal the answer yet (give it at least a day Smile ), but it's somewhat related to this puzzle


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OSUsammy13



Joined: 14 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chu made it much easier with his coments. Guessed a technique and verified.
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Dude111



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow i have NO CLUE! (I got the other one Mike linked to wrong (I said "All of them" Big smile))

Any hints on this Mike?
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try squares.
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