20200213, 07:47  #12 
Oct 2017
103 Posts 
You are right, but it is notable that the one who has the bonus always is a fast solver, often with *. Either luck or many threads?
Or there is a clue? 
20200215, 03:24  #13 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
9272_{10} Posts 
We are, for sure, missing something here. We played with this for a couple of hours this wonderful Saturday morning, in front of a mug with coffee, but we can't get close to any number you guys talk about... We think that our understanding of the puzzle is probably wrong.
Giving up (for now), and moving to do some real work. Good luck to all who are stubborn enough to hunt for solutions and stars! Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20200215 at 03:25 
20200219, 07:50  #14  
Oct 2017
103 Posts 
Quote:
You have: 33.33333333333337075608827723... My digits: 33,33333333333337075608827723077517516365419018158718837413... (Auf die schriftliche Division mit Papier und Bleistift kann ich verzichten!) 

20200219, 09:41  #15  
Apr 2014
7 Posts 
Quote:
@Deiter 256 decimals 33.3333333333333707560882772307751751636541901815871883741305500801482\ 1204666202969926958266548184843891480339338552289078348822180513075920\ 6678407482876919981059403231292325465970228085296008800508876654103495\ 45028425962346565458075668868724379723599923411 

20200219, 22:21  #16  
Sep 2017
2·7^{2} Posts 
Quote:
1) generate a random configuration 2) Test it 3) If no solution found go to 1 Unfortunately, the solution space is extremely sparse, which makes it challenging to find the right configuration. 

20200221, 10:03  #17  
Oct 2017
103 Posts 
Quote:
Where do your digits come from? Have you calculated the fraction of yae9911 or have you used the formulas of Althoen etc. for the empty board? Apart from that I get many solutions with error<5*10**(7) and some solutions with ...*10**(8) or ...*10**(9). My best combination yields 66,978705007997 (error = 4,42*10*(10)). Unfortunately this combination doesnât help at all to find better solutions. 

20200222, 11:59  #18  
"Hugo"
Jul 2019
Germany
11111_{2} Posts 
Quote:


20200224, 07:46  #19  
Oct 2017
103 Posts 
Quote:
[25,24] 42,265... [26,25] 66,978705008 (error = 4,42*10**(10)) [27,26] 66,98667..... (error = 8*10**(3)) That are jumps, no finetuning is possible. What is your best value gotten by finetuning? 

20200303, 12:15  #20 
"Mike"
Aug 2002
2^{2}×3×5×7×19 Posts 

20200304, 07:55  #21 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
2^{3}×19×61 Posts 
Nice, hehe... Congrats to the winners!
We like the idea of halving the search space... 
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