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    Two Number Teasers

    These should keep the masterminds going for 10-20 seconds! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    1)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1.3</span hide>
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> - Ahhh, You're a funny bear.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Upon further review, I found that 2.6 also works. I was going to edit my post to read "Find the non-fractional number...", but quickly realized that I had posted an image.</span hide>

    Will a really big, imaginary Baby Ruth bar be okay?
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">my guess is 10x Jerry's</span hide>
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    ...and I reckon Ricky's answer multiplied by 5 <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    Ricky #2 is driving me <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> , I have been putting ideas on paper and seem to get somewhere and then give up.....is there a hint? PPPlllleeeaassssee
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">57,456,400</span hide>?
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    2] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">2,565,017,316</span hide>

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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15> - Exactly!
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    Hmmmm. These numbers seem to work for me:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    1 = -42,540
    2 = 43,481
    3 = 0
    4 = 50,646
    9 = -40,140
    10 = 43,528
    thus 4 x 4 = 50,646 x 50,646 = 2,565,017,316</span hide>

    ...unless, of course, I've made some hideous mistake <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    We definitely approached this in very different ways - yours must have been fun to work out! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> (my way was relatively easy!)
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    Solution

    The solution for puzzle #2...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">W = 1 N = 2 H = 3 T = 4 O = 5 E = 6 F = 7 U = 8 I = 9 R = 0
    So, 7,580 (FOUR) X 7,580 (FOUR) = 57,456,400</span hide>
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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    I worked out the differences between 1 & 9, 4 & 10, 3 & 9, 2 & 4, 2 & 10 and 1 & 3.
    From that I could work out what 10 was, and then used Excel to help check the others. About 5 minutes of fun!

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    Re: Solution

    Well, if you put it that way... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    (I took it that 'ONE' was a number, 'TWO' was a number, etc.)

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    Re: Two Number Teasers

    SHAZAM!

    Yeah, I knew about that alternate solution. <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22>
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