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November 13th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Puzzle

Example:
3 W 9 = 1
16 W 8 = 2
14 W 6 = 128

Solve
5 W 10 = x
what is x?
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November 13th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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Re: Puzzle

http://malaysia.answers.yahoo.com/quest ... 628AA52duY
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November 13th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Please I don't understand. Just explain one of the example and I will give you the remaining answer. Please.
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@denis the question does not exists at the site
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Yash, that thread is close to 2 years old...
how in hell would I know why it ain't there no more ?!
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Denis I meant to ask for solution.
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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
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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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