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    Re: Bafflers

    5: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 1+2+3=6 or 1*2*3=6 </span hide>
    6: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> an 8yd X 15yd rectangle with a 17yd diagonal </span hide>
    7: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 370 and 371</span hide>

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    Re: Bafflers

    ...or <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 1 peffit=$10.89 or 9 peffits= $98.01</span hide> gggrrrrr, I had that one worked out in my head about an hour ago and then spent the time proving it <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Bafflers

    actually now I have realised this;


    <table border=1><td>Peffit</td><td>9 x Peffits</td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$10.89</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$98.01</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$109.89</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$989.01</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$1099.89</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$9899.01</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$10999.89</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">$98999.01</span hide></td><td>...</td><td>...</td></table>
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    Re: Bafflers

    So you're the one responsible for the shortage of Peffits in the shops! Will you now please take them all back, and stop messing about.

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    Re: Bafflers

    #3 I have three answers

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

    95742/10638 = 9
    95823/10647 = 9
    97524/10836 = 9

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    <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Bafflers

    #4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 1 peffits= $219.78 4 cost $879.12</span hide>
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    Re: Bafflers

    2.
    <table border 1><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">W<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">R<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">O<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">N<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">G<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">R<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">G<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">H<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">0<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">8<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">4<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">6<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">0<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">9<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">7<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">4<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">8<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">2<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"></td></table>

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    Re: Bafflers

    Bear:
    #3 is correct and complete - the other three possibilities all use a leading zero. <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
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    Re: Bafflers

    Barron -
    You nailed #5 and #7. <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
    But I'm not so sure about #6 <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Bafflers

    Okay - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">9 @ 10.89</span hide> was what I was looking for; that's the correct price and quantity for wooden Peffits. Even though your other numbers worked out, they were for the silver, gold and platinum peffits. I was not planning on introducing the precious metal peffits into this puzzle... <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>
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    Bafflers

    Give these a shot:

    [list=1]<LI>Husbands and Wives: In a certain community there are 1000 married couples. Two-thirds of the husbands who are taller than their wives are also heavier and three-quarters of the husbands who are heavier than their wives are also taller. If there are 120 wives who are taller and heavier than their husbands, how many husbands are taller and heavier than their wives?

    <LI>Can you show that two WRONG's can make a RIGHT, even with the additional restriction that O = zero. WRONG + WRONG = RIGHT

    <LI>All The Digits: Arrange the digits 0 through 9 in fractional form so that: xx,xxx / xx,xxx = 9. By the way, there are 6 possible solutions, but we will eliminate the two where a leading zero is utilized. That leaves four acceptable solutions...

    <LI>Jerry purchased four maraks at $21.78 apiece and noted a curious thing. The total was $87.12, the price of one marak in reverse order! Just the other day, Hans purchased some wooden peffits (no, not one or four) and remarked the same thing. What is the price of a wooden peffit and how many did Hans purchase?

    <LI>The absent-minded math student forgot whether he was supposed to add or multiply the three different integers on his paper. He decided to do both, and much to his surprise, the answer was the same. What were the three different integers?

    <LI>Farmers and Fences: A farmer used 139 yards of fencing to enclose a rectangular field and to construct a fence along one of the diagonals of length 41 yards. He then found that a neighbor had fenced a one-third larger rectangular area in the same manner with less fencing. If all dimensions are integral yards, what are the dimensions of the neighbor's field?

    <LI>A Digit Problem: Find a number, (with more than one digit), that is the sum of the cubes of its digits. Here are two examples: 153 = 1
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    Re: Bafflers

    Barron is RIGHT and RIGHT. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Bafflers

    Umm... What I meant was
    <table border 1><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">len</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">width</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">diag</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">total fencing</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">16</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">30</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">34</span hide></td><td><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">126</span hide></td></table>

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    Re: Bafflers

    Barron - <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15> Yeah, That's it!

    I figured that's what you meant; I just misunderstood you correctly <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Solution for Number 1

    Steve:

    The official solution is attached. It is different from yours.
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