Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: Four Quarts

  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Four Quarts

    1#

    Make the following equation correct by replacing each letter with a numeral (0 through 9). Each letter can represent only one numeral, and each numeral can only be represented by one letter. There are no leading 0's. Since there are only nine different letters, one numeral will not be used. So as to produce only one possible solution, U is odd.

    QUART + QUART + QUART + QUART = GALLON

    2#

    Here's a chance to show your skills in mathematical poesy. Convert the following equation into a limerick:

    (12 + 144 + 20 + (3 x (4^.5)))/7 + 5 x 11 = (9 ^2) + 0

    3#

    Change MILE to INCH by changing one letter at a time. Each change must produce a valid word in the English language. But there is a catch. You must make the change by going through YARD and FOOT. No word can be used more than once.

    MILE ----> YARD ----> FOOT ----> INCH
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  2. #2
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Nice try, Leif, but your change from word 10 to word 11 isn't valid. I assume you've omitted a word which, upon insertion, will provide a correct solution
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  3. #3
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Just noticed that myself so'll go and add some sustenance.... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 07-Apr-05 19:51. )</P>#3<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    MILE
    MOLE
    MORE
    WORE
    WORD
    WARD
    YARD
    LARD
    LORD
    FORD
    FOOD
    FOOT
    FORT
    FORE
    FARE
    FACE
    MACE
    MACH
    EACH
    ETCH
    ITCH
    INCH</span hide>

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    1# What am I doing wrong?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">37524 + 37524 + 37524 + 37524 = 150096
    79152 + 79152 + 79152 + 79152 = 316608
    87524 + 87524 + 87524 + 87524 = 350096</span hide>

  6. #6
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    3,788
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Four Quarts

    2#
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">There was a young made called Rob
    Who created puzzles for a job
    On this one occasion
    He created an equation
    That caused heads of others to throb</span hide>

  7. #7
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Absolutely nothing, Hans. My fault entirely, since being blessed with only a single brain, I am prone to fallibilty, unlike your good self, alias Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  8. #8
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Wonderful composition, Tony. Definitely on a par with the offerings of one William Topaz McGonagall. However, there is a more satisfactory solution, or in Hans' case, solutions to this one. It will be intersting to see what other loungers will offer. At the moment, you are definitely in the lead.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  9. #9
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    3,788
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Four Quarts

    After a google search on William Topaz McGonagall I see you recognise my talent <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    But you can not forget Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge (or Paul Neil Milne Johnstone of Redbridge as the master originally wrote)

  10. #10
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Praise be to the Vogons! You've yet to descend to Paul/Paula's level but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  11. #11
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    You be careful, some of us live in Redbridge!

    StuartR

  12. #12
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Yeh but, no but.........twasn't me. Tony started it.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  13. #13
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    To get the creative juices flowing, here's a possible first line for 2#:

    A dozen, a gross and a score
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

  14. #14
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    That was the only bit I could guess

    StuartR

  15. #15
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Four Quarts

    Yeah, well just be careful next time. Geddit?

    StuartR

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •