The "I am very bored" thread!

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By norakomi

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06-06-2006, 18:51

0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, , ,

how does this continue ?

By someone2

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06-06-2006, 21:25

Nooooooooooooo... a number cannot start with zero Wink You are on the right track though Smile But, it is not that simple

Now, about the sequence, that was really tough. I had to plot them on Matlab, and they looked like a quadratic function, and then out of nowhere, I saw it
0 = 0 * 1 * 2
6 = 1 * 2 * 3
24 = 2 * 3 * 4
60 = 3 * 4 * 5
120 = 4 * 5 * 6
210 = 5 * 6 * 7
which means the next number should be
6 * 7 * 8 = 336 Smile

Very nice one Smile

By [D-Tail]

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06-06-2006, 22:53

OK, another type of joke then.

Somewhere in the very universe we're all in, a planet exists, which almost exactly mirrors the earth we live on. But unfortunately, due to a slight mistake in the creation of that planet, the people there miss something crucial. As a result of that piece missing, they miss even a lot more. Some hints as to find out what they miss (which is YOUR quest!), here's what they have/don't have.

They eat with spoons and knives, but don't have forks. Their world is shaped like ours, all continents are there, except for Africa though. They don't know french fries (shame on them!) but do have potatoes. Wolf_ couldn't exist there. People there have sex and orgasms, but don't fake.

What do those people miss? You should know by now Wink

By someone2

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06-06-2006, 23:18

Ummm... teeth?? This is awesome Smile MORE MORE MORE! Wink

EDIT: I don't understand the significance of the Africa part though? Did the first human with teeth evolve in Africa? Smile

By [D-Tail]

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07-06-2006, 00:00

You're totally wrong here, but it's fun guessing, right? I'll post the right answer in 24 hours, if not found out before Wink

By wolf_

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07-06-2006, 00:42

o_O A planet in a universe..

Can one get there with a transdimensional engine, containing bugs? Tongue

By someone2

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07-06-2006, 00:51

Hmm... so, with "wolf_ wouldn't exist there" you actually mean wolf_ the MSXer, not wolves? Smile This is getting tricky Smile

By Edwin

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07-06-2006, 01:02

I would say an "F".

By [D-Tail]

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07-06-2006, 09:12

Edwin, you got it right! Congrats man! Big smile

By AuroraMSX

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07-06-2006, 09:19

This one is specifically for AuroraMSX, (because brute force will never work here Wink Wink)

Tsk, as long as you can write a nice math equation for it, it can be solved with brute force:

Iterate over N: (N*10 + 7) * 7 == int(log10(N)+1)*7 + N

I'll leave the programming as an exercise for the reader Cool

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