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    Re: A couple....

    2) <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> I'm thinking that I don't have enough info here, anyway <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A 10 page document takes 1+2+4+8+16+...+256+512 = 1023 units of time. Thus 1 unit of time equals 1.5 minutes. Thus the 50 4 page documents take 50x10.5 minutes = 525 minutes. The 75 2 page documents take 75x4.5 minutes = 337.5 minutes and the 75 XX page documents take </span hide> ... I have no idea
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    Re: A couple....

    You're partially correct:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">CORRECT - 2 page documents take 75x4.5 minutes = 337.5 </span hide>

    I have edited the problem to "close the loop"....sorry. As for your units of time, please direct your attention to the 4th sentence...
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    A couple....

    1) Complete the series: 465 161514 444546 136135134 ?????????

    2) Luis is given 200 documents to review. 1/4 of these documents are 4 pages long,
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    Re: A couple....

    Opps - I have you the time for a 3 page document.

    So, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">50 4 page documents take 1125 mins (22.5 mins each), 75 2 page documents take 337.5 mins and 75 7 page documents take 14287.5 mins (190.5 mins each) for a total of 15750 mins</span hide>
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    Re: A couple....

    Ooh, ooh It jumps out at you.

    1)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">404405406</span hide>
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    Re: A couple....

    Hans - I think you have answered #2 and not #1. Now that is what I call a really hidden use of <!t>[hide]<!/t>
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    Re: A couple....

    Sure enough, Hans, Timbo have a <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15>, a <img src=/S/ribbon.gif border=0 alt=ribbon width=15 height=15> and [choccy bars] compliments of me. None for Jezza.
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    Re: A couple....

    It sure does.
    <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/ribbon.gif border=0 alt=ribbon width=15 height=15>[chalky bar] for you too. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Dang. I thought they were harder than that.
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    Re: A couple....

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I should have told him he was wrong.....technically he still is. Should I take away his prizes?
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    Re: A couple....

    <small>Edited by HansV - mistakenly had 1) instead of 2)</span hide>

    2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">XX = 7.
    From "If each page takes twice as long as the last, a 10 page document would take 1534.5 minutes", you can find that the first page takes 1.5 minute.
    The 50 4-page documents took 22.5 minutes each for a total of 1,125 minutes.
    The 75 2-page documents took 4.5 minutes each for a total of 337.5 minutes.
    That leaves 14,287.5 minutes for the remaining 75 documents, or 190.5 minutes each. Dividing by 1.5 results in 127 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 32 + 64, so these documents have 7 pages.</span hide>

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    Re: A couple....

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Ok, with Jezza's help, I can see a pattern, but is the first number 465 or 456?
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    Re: A couple....

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>[i]Either way, it has no effect on the puzzle.... the puzzle can be re-arranged as such, however you'll see one static portion, that should let the answer *jump* out at you

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    465 141516 464544 134135136
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    Re: A couple....

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>There is a lot of whispering going on at the bottom of this puzzle

    Maybe sumbody should give you a clue about this excelent puzzle. You could ask Jeremy <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A couple....

    It took me sum little time to see that - thx Jezza.
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