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November 13th, 2013, 09:39 AM  #1 
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Example: 3 W 9 = 1 16 W 8 = 2 14 W 6 = 128 Solve 5 W 10 = x what is x? 
November 13th, 2013, 11:04 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Re: Puzzle 
November 13th, 2013, 01:23 PM  #3 
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@ denis Please I don't understand. Just explain one of the example and I will give you the remaining answer. Please. 
September 14th, 2015, 05:46 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: 4th Dimension Posts: 146 Thanks: 13 Math Focus: Everything (a little bit) 
@denis the question does not exists at the site

September 15th, 2015, 07:16 PM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 
Yash, that thread is close to 2 years old... how in hell would I know why it ain't there no more ?! 
September 16th, 2015, 05:36 AM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: 4th Dimension Posts: 146 Thanks: 13 Math Focus: Everything (a little bit) 
Denis I meant to ask for solution.

September 16th, 2015, 04:08 PM  #7 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 
I found that site back then by a google search. The solution was there...I forgot it. Had to do with some competition. With no background/information, such a puzzle is really almost impossible to solve. A bit like: c * 5 = 3 * 22 a to z = 1 to 26 c = 3rd letter of alphabet 5 = 5th letter from end of alphabet = v = 22 
September 16th, 2015, 09:00 PM  #8 
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The idea is that 3 months + 9 months = 1 year. Similarly, 16 months + 8 months = 2 years. The third line is what confuses, as it ought to be something like "14 W 6 = 1, 8". Solving 5 W 10 gives 123 (which really ought to be written as "1, 3"). It could also be explained using inches and feet or anything else where 12 of one thing makes one of another. 

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