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Forum: Puzzles 2021-12-03, 09:29
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By SmartMersenne
With so many ill-defined problems, I am OK to...

With so many ill-defined problems, I am OK to ignore all English errors.

The quality of the puzzles really dropped since the puzzlemaster has changed. There are always some mistakes in the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-17, 03:56
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
Interesting... I was hanging out in this channel...

Interesting... I was hanging out in this channel to learn to solve puzzles, but it looks like instead I am learning a lot of other acronyms. :smile:
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-13, 15:48
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
How did you come up with this? And what...

How did you come up with this?
And what happens with codewords that are longer, just the same wrapping around?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 21:31
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
It is very unlikely that you have a sentence with...

It is very unlikely that you have a sentence with the first 8 words being of length exactly 5. Are the spaces really word boundaries?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 14:06
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
OK, I figured it out. Now is the time...

OK, I figured it out.

Now is the time...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 09:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
I used one character for punctuation. Now is...

I used one character for punctuation.

Now is the time for all good men to come up the maid at the party

It resembles

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 07:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
I do hope they extend the privilages a bit more...

I do hope they extend the privilages a bit more based on people's tenure and number of posts in the platform.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 06:50
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By SmartMersenne
When do we get to have delete and edit...

When do we get to have delete and edit privilages?
I have been in this forum for more than a couple of years now, but I still can't even edit anything after a very short period of time.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-06, 00:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,732
Posted By SmartMersenne
Are the calc routines in both languages doing...

Are the calc routines in both languages doing exactly the same thing?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-04, 22:56
Replies: 20
Views: 3,732
Posted By SmartMersenne
It would be great if people who solved it, can...

It would be great if people who solved it, can share their code.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-09, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By SmartMersenne
First of all it is just a heuristic, and it...

First of all it is just a heuristic, and it doesn't mean it would always work.

And I am not applying it blindly. Because 12 and 7 are relatively prime, I am not seeing a cancellation. In your case...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-06, 23:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By SmartMersenne
Not just "like", but...

Not just "like", but "exactly"!
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-06, 06:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By SmartMersenne
You don't have to multiply any large numbers: ...

You don't have to multiply any large numbers:

x/6 + x/7 + x/12 + 5 + x/2 + 4 = x
(14+12+7+42)*x/84 + 9 = x
75*x/84 + 9 = x
9 = 9*x/84
x = 84

In this particular case, you may also use the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-12, 03:54
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
How do you check the primality of such large...

How do you check the primality of such large numbers? The conjectures I know don't go beyond 1030
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-11, 20:44
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
Yes, unfortunately. I felt like the previous...

Yes, unfortunately.
I felt like the previous puzzlemaster was slow, but it turns out he was much faster than the current one. And he cared, because he would immediate engage into a conversation...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-08, 19:50
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
Exactly! :grin:

Exactly! :grin:
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-07, 20:52
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
I don't think they care enough.

I don't think they care enough.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-05, 14:51
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
They are never on time, especially the new...

They are never on time, especially the new puzzlemaster.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-07-05, 13:23
Replies: 35
Views: 4,552
Posted By SmartMersenne
They allow answers until the last minute. Why...

They allow answers until the last minute. Why don't you wait a few more days.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-05-02, 20:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,528
Posted By SmartMersenne
Also note that a_k can't be zero but can be m_k...

Also note that a_k can't be zero but can be m_k due to 1 <= a_k <= m_k
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-03, 07:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By SmartMersenne
A picture would go a long way to clarify your...

A picture would go a long way to clarify your algorithm.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-12, 02:18
Replies: 27
Views: 4,549
Posted By SmartMersenne
I think the problem is not very clear to...

I think the problem is not very clear to everyone. You may help by providing some small cases to clarify all your points.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-05, 01:59
Replies: 36
Views: 6,664
Posted By SmartMersenne
What a pity! Shame! What the ...?!

What a pity!

Shame!

What the ...?!
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-04, 12:58
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By SmartMersenne
Cool Let's not spoil the problem

OK, let's stop here before one of us solves the problem and reveals the answer. :smile:
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-04, 02:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By SmartMersenne
Here is one with 50 items: ...

Here is one with 50 items:
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