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 05-16-2008, 01:26 AM #461 jonathanasdf FFR Player   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 1,959 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two wah forgot all about it. I did better than I expected xD 3rd __________________ This section intentionally blank.
 05-16-2008, 04:57 AM #462 Fractal_Monkey FFR Player     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Manchester, England Posts: 464 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two Yay, the 2nd place streak continues!
 05-16-2008, 01:50 PM #463 reuben_tate Kawaii Desu Ne?     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: The Kawaiian Island~ Age: 26 Posts: 4,118 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two Ill join! __________________ AMA: http://ask.fm/benguino Happening now! Click to join!
 05-16-2008, 01:55 PM #464 Tasselfoot Retired BOSS     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Widget Heaven Age: 35 Posts: 25,160 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two you're just a wee bit late there homeslice. it ended about 14 hours ago. and sc: for round 2... i played a long and easy widget-only song. no sound, less than normal screencut. wound up with 1 perfect and about 60% averages and 40% goods... 40 or so misses. __________________ RIP
 05-16-2008, 06:40 PM #465 Tasselfoot Retired BOSS     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Widget Heaven Age: 35 Posts: 25,160 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED Oh. Also... the answer to mental 9: Sum of 3 outer numbers divided by the sum of the digits in the sum. 5+6+7 = 18. 1+8 = 9. 18/9 = 2. Which is why 3 of the ones are divisible by 9. But, the upper left doesn't work dividing by 9.... so... the upper left total is 42. 4+2 = 6. 42/6 = 7. 7 is the answer. Rubix is the only person who solved that.... I also posted it on another forum about 2 days after devonin posted it here, and not one person has solved it there either. __________________ RIP
 05-16-2008, 06:48 PM #466 PlayTrumpet Lamingtons.     Join Date: May 2007 Location: USA Posts: 590 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED Wow, can't believe I neglected to submit so many rounds and bonuses. So this is why my credits randomly jumped. =P __________________ HIGH-FIVING A MILLION ANGELS! [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
05-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #467
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 Originally Posted by Tasselfoot Oh. Also... the answer to mental 9: Sum of 3 outer numbers divided by the sum of the digits in the sum. 5+6+7 = 18. 1+8 = 9. 18/9 = 2. Which is why 3 of the ones are divisible by 9. But, the upper left doesn't work dividing by 9.... so... the upper left total is 42. 4+2 = 6. 42/6 = 7. 7 is the answer. Rubix is the only person who solved that.... I also posted it on another forum about 2 days after devonin posted it here, and not one person has solved it there either.

Ugh. So tricky. ....
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 05-16-2008, 11:36 PM #468 MrRubix FFR Player     Join Date: Dec 1969 Location: New York City, New York Posts: 8,023 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED It wasn't too bad if you used "reasonable Occam's-Razor statistical logic". By this I mean "most likely Dev is not going to be super evil and create a bunch of red herrings -- if I find a cool pattern, it's likely relevant to the final answer in some form". The only "red herring" in this case was the fact that the first three sum to numbers ending in 0, but this was mainly because I misunderstood the problem at first. Once I noticed that the inner numbers were the ANSWERS, that means the resulting numbers were numbers ending in 0 minus the answer, which is peculiar and led me to this reasoning: e.g. "There's no way that the fact that the first three are divisible by 9 is a coincidence. Therefore there must be some rule that actually applies to all four of these boxes and just-so-happens to produce a /9 for the first three, but something else for the fourth one. Since the /9 must come from these numbers, I should figure out how to work the numbers in the first three boxes to somehow yield a /9, and then see if this rule works on the fourth box" After thinking of it in this manner I got the answer pretty quickly __________________ This signature is now diamonds. Last edited by MrRubix; 05-16-2008 at 11:39 PM..
 05-17-2008, 02:23 AM #469 Tasselfoot Retired BOSS     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Widget Heaven Age: 35 Posts: 25,160 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED i did think of that logic.... but i didn't pursue it very far, or think about it very long. oh well. __________________ RIP
 07-2-2008, 03:05 AM #470 ledwix Giant Pi Operator   Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: California Age: 29 Posts: 2,873 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED I think I donated 200k credits to this tourney. Was it ever used as a prize? If so, kool. If not, I'd like to ask for the credits back.
07-2-2008, 03:09 AM   #471
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 Originally Posted by ledwix I think I donated 200k credits to this tourney. Was it ever used as a prize? If so, kool. If not, I'd like to ask for the credits back.
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 Originally Posted by devonin [size="5"] Prize Pot 260,000 (I know it should have been more, but I put in 100k, and credit bug recalculations dumped me down to like...much less than that, so this is basically Ledwix's 240, Jerry's 10 and 10 more of my own) Code: ```1 Tass tends to forgo credits 2 60,000 3 50,000 4 40,000 5 30,000 6 20,000 7 17,000 8 15,000 9 15,000 10 13,000```
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 07-2-2008, 03:20 AM #472 Tasselfoot Retired BOSS     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Widget Heaven Age: 35 Posts: 25,160 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED Short answer... yes, your credits were used to pay out the 2nd-10th place finishers. __________________ RIP
 07-4-2008, 02:39 AM #473 ledwix Giant Pi Operator   Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: California Age: 29 Posts: 2,873 Re: Devonin's Critical Thinking Tourney Two - COMPLETED okay.

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