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Wed 10 Mar, 2021 11:44 pm

Imagine if you will that there is a dog in the nighttime and it doesn't bark when something goes missing. Furthermore, imagine that you were that dog and could follow the clues to sniff out what happened. Holmes was home relaxing and thought of a number.

He considered it for a moment and then he squared it and added one, as can often happen. Next he added twice the original number to the tally.

Feeling somewhat exhilarated he put down his pipe and exponentiated the lot to the power 0.5 after which he subtracted the original number. Then, but only then, he deducted two and derived the square root of that result.

In his astonishment he exclaimed, "Watson come quickly and look at this", all that was left was the equivalent of a letter he had addressed to himself earlier that same day.

What was the name of the dog and what did the letter say?