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I Don't Count Sheep

 
 
Reply Mon 28 Jun, 2010 10:52 pm
I never did the whole counting sheep thing. When I was young, I would instead look at my digital alarm clock and play this game I invented. After playing for a while, I'd get tired and go to sleep.

The objective was to take the 3 (or 4) numbers and then make them equal either zero or one.

-I could move the numbers around in any order.

-I could not repeat the use of any number*.

-I could use any mathematical operator or operation I knew of.
*this means I could raise to a power, which technically means I can repeat the use of a number. No raising to the power of zero! That is cheating!

-I had 60 seconds to find a solution, because in 60 seconds, I'd have new numbers.

Example: 12:29
Code:[1,2,2,9] has a solution (9 / ( 1 + 2 ) ) - 2 = 1

Example: 12:33
Code:[1,2,3,3] has a solution 3 + 3 - 1 - pow( 2 , 2 ) = 1

Example: 12:36
Code:[1,2,3,6] has a solution 1 + 2 + 3 - 6 = 0

Example: 1:29
Code:[1,2,9] has a solution 9 - pow( 2 , 2 ) - 1 = 0


I guess I thought I'd just share. I'm having a hard time sleeping tonight, so I thought I'd share my weird elementary math bed game with you. I grew up to be an engineer... go figure right?

http://www.soft-go.com/app_images/58008.jpg
Military time is way more fun to do this with, IMO

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Try it using your current time!
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 01:25 am
@failures art,
failures art wrote:
Try it using your current time!


I did. It worked.
failures art
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 09:16 am
@Robert Gentel,
Excellent!

11:12 AM

1+1+1-2=1

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Too easy
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:01 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

failures art wrote:
Try it using your current time!


I did. It worked.



You slept?

Like a baby?


failures art
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:44 pm
@dlowan,
He slept like a young handsome prodigy. Cool

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