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    Its all in the number!!

    I have about 60% of the answer...so I thought I'd post this puzzle I recieved in the mail to ask for help with the other 40%. It is an old one as I recall doing it a year or so back!

    Anyways...try it... its fun!!
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    Rudi

    I am up to genius level now but I do note that it is a bit SA-centric, just guiding our fellow Loungers <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    the spelling and grammar are also not that good for a MENSA test... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    funny you should say that Rory, i was thinking the same thing, but i figured it was just me <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    These seem to be correct:

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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    i was more interested in cracking the excel spreadsheet rather than solving the puzzle itself <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

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    What like this <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15> i actually did that a while back for those spreadsheets that gave you a movie screen and you had to type in the title. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> Jerry
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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Open a new book
    Open the file
    select the entire sheet (ctrl-a),
    copy to clipboard (ctrl-c)
    Select the new book
    select cell A1 and paste (ctl-v)
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    The answers are now in Col E </span hide>

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    Re: Its all in the number!!

    Thanx for the extra answers Steve. Some were really getting under my skin!!!!
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