1. ## Quick 3

1#
If 3**5 = 27 but 5**3 = 35

4++8 = 20 but 8++4 = 16

Then what is the result of (8**7)++9?

2#
Which number comes next in this sequence?

1, 3, 9, 33, 153, 873, 5913, ?

3#
I am a word of eight letters. Can you figure me out from the clues given?

My 3, 4, 5, 8 is part of a boot.
My 2, 8, 1, 3, 7 is in the zoo.
My 7, 6, 2, 1 is in a band.
My 2, 4, 6, 7 is a sporting event.
My 3, 5, 1, 7, 8 is bluish gray.
My 2, 5, 6, 8, 3 is a music type.
My 2, 4, 5, 7 is a door lock.

2. ## Re: Quick 3

1# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">611</span hide>

3. ## Re: Quick 3

It's not what I had in mind, Hans, but no doubt you will enlighten me. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

4. ## Re: Quick 3

3# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">absolute</span hide>

5. ## Re: Quick 3

1# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">** = multiply the first number with (second number + 4)
++ = multiply (first number - 1) with (second number - 2) and add 2 to the product.
So 8**7 = 8 * 11 = 88
88++9 = 87 * 7 + 2 = 611</span hide>

6. ## Re: Quick 3

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Absolutely</span hide>

7. ## Re: Quick 3

I think I've done another Rudi! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> I have a different (and obviously not a unique) solution.

8. ## Re: Quick 3

Oh well.... into each life, some Rudi must fall. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

9. ## Re: Quick 3

A clue for 2#, if needed.
<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The clue is at the end of this sentence!</span hide>

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