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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:18 pm

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You got it,John.
Exe, Wye, Dee and, er, Severn are 4 rivers.
Groan if you must.

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:21 pm

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Thundril wrote:
You got it,John.
Exe, Wye, Dee and, er, Severn are 4 rivers.
Groan if you must.

yeah ---- groan.

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:59 pm

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Location: Near Glasgow, Scotland
Thundril wrote:
You got it,John.
Exe, Wye, Dee and, er, Severn are 4 rivers.
Groan if you must.

Like chaz, I'll also groan...but I kind of like it now I see it because

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:27 am

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Location: Trondheim, Oslo
interesting how many sound answers you can get to a completely ridiculous question ^^

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:30 pm

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armorbear1 wrote:
2+2= 5 solve this one !!!

Actually it doesn't require a "solution"; you can make 2+2=5 just by varying the axioms and definitions of arithmetic. For example, since the sequence of natural numbers is purely stipulatory, you could stipulate that the first five numbers are 1,2,3,5,4. Game shot.

There are other, more complicated solutions, but none of them (to my knowledge) entails any mention of the rivers Dee or Exe.

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:48 pm

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If you think it equals five then it does. Philosophy in a nutshell.

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:54 pm

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vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
If you think it equals five then it does. Philosophy in a nutshell.

Misunderstanding in a nutshell

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:53 am

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alan1000 wrote:
For example, since the sequence of natural numbers is purely stipulatory, you could stipulate that the first five numbers are 1,2,3,5,4.

Unfortunately you don't get to do the stipulation though. You can try it but I wouldn't advise it in maths exam.

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:28 am

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here is an answer .. 2.3 + 2.4 = 4.7 ! now round those numbers 2+2= 5

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 Post subject: Re: solve this puzzle if you can ??Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:03 am

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Nice!

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