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Offline MidnightZodiac

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The Magic Gopher....
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:25:45 AM »
Here's a litte pastime/game, based on very simple mathematical principles. Still fun though. >41<

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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 11:09:30 AM »
That's spooky!  :o  >32<

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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 11:33:26 AM »
:o  How does it work?


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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 03:27:44 PM »
:o  How does it work?

Well, whenever you take the sum of a two digit number away from that number (i.e 27, 2+7=9, 27-9=18) the remainder is always divisible by 9. The computer puts the same symbol, which changes each time, against all multiples of 9 (9,18,27,36,45,54,63,72,81,90) so no matter what numerical answer you ended up with, the gopher always guesses correctly. >41<
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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 05:47:23 PM »
 :D I didn't understand a word of that, but very clever!  >49<

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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 06:44:27 PM »
That's very clever MZ   >41<
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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 10:06:47 PM »
Yes, very clever MZ      >18< >41<
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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 10:21:41 PM »
Well, whenever you take the sum of a two digit number away from that number (i.e 27, 2+7=9, 27-9=18) the remainder is always divisible by 9. The computer puts the same symbol, which changes each time, against all multiples of 9 (9,18,27,36,45,54,63,72,81,90) so no matter what numerical answer you ended up with, the gopher always guesses correctly. >41<

I don't have a very mathematical brain I'm afraid but I think I understand!   :D   Very good this Gopher.  >104< 


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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 08:57:20 PM »
There is another spooky numbers game at

www.randomhouse.com/crown/features/think-of-a-number
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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 01:11:09 PM »
Thanks Pete.r  >41< They do my head in  ;D ;D

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 03:37:47 PM »
Thanks Pete.r  >41< They do my head in  ;D ;D

Relax Suzy... computers can't really read minds (yet). It's all done by organising the numbers into 'sets'. If you pick number 1 (for example) and it's in set 'A', then it appears in set 'F' (once again for example) the computer then knows that the only number to appear in both those sets is 1, so the answer in the envelope will be 1. The bloodstains, asking your birthdate etc, are just dressings. Effective though.
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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 05:47:40 PM »
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Relax Suzy... computers can't really read minds (yet).


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Re: The Magic Gopher....
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 07:48:29 PM »
I don't care what you say...... it's definitely magic!    >53<


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