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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 09:06 am
You note it is 1331 miles to EDINBURGH; 1000 miles to CARDIFF; and 512 miles to LONDON. How far is it to BIRMINGHAM?

P.S Must be something to do with vowels and consonants being substituted for numbers but cannot work it out!
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 09:49 am
@sophocles,
Try (2 + 2C - V)^3 where C is the number of consonants, V is the number of vowels.
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newbyquizzer
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 10:39 am
@sophocles,
Another question from GFQ - you never can work them out, you just ask for the answer. Please stop asking questions on here.
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55hikky
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:01 pm
@sophocles,
1728...?
well from a analytic point of view with patterns
London: 4 c, 2 v = 9^3 (512)
Card: 5 c, 2 v = 10^3 (1000)
Edin 6 c, 3 v = 11^3 (1331)
Bir 7 c, 3 v = 12^3? (1728)

my analysis has nothing to do with consonant and vowels, but a mere pattern recognition lol. gl
engineer
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:10 pm
@55hikky,
I got 13^3 or 2197. 512 is 8^3 so the pattern recognition doesn't work.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:14 pm
where's OSD, Mensa is his forte i'm told
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 01:26 pm
@djjd62,
The solution being geographically impossible, I'd like to see the outcoming ..
squinney
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 02:12 pm
People really answer all those questions for 25 pounds?

http://www.greatbrainquiz.co.uk/GFQuiz%2056.pdf
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 02:15 pm
@squinney,
I tend to answer them for nothing..
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fresco
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 03:56 pm
@Francis,
Quote:
The solution being geographically impossible


Not if my wife's driving !
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:13 am
@fresco,
Hmm! Contemplating a trip with her (for the sake of science)...
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 27 Oct, 2010 03:46 am
@Francis,
Forgot to post the right itinerary:

http://www.personal-development-is-fun.com/images/hilarious-quotes-road-signs.jpg
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