1. ## Re: Cognisant

Just for clarification, the horizontal row of 8 is ONLY across the diameter of the wheels, correct?

For example: ___ + 20 + 5 + 32 + 17 + ___ + 10 + 13 = 132 ???

2. ## Re: Cognisant

I knew I would get this question and I was going to put some lines in to show them....No there are three lines....the one you point out but an upper and a lower row like so:

21 + 29 +12 +__+ 8 +__+ 7 + 28

and

26 + 16 +25 +__+ 11 + 3 + 22 + 23

as they twist these 3 lines must always add up to 132

3. ## Re: Cognisant

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Numbering the wheels Left to Right as 1,2,3 and 4.
Labelling the tumblers clockwise starting at the topmost position, A,B,C,D,E,F,G, and H.

1A = 1, 7A = 4
1B = 24, 4B = 6, 5B = 19
1C = 30, 2C = 18, 3C = 31, 5C = 14
1D = 27, 5D = 2</span hide>

Of course, that assumes my previous post was correct for an assumption!

4. ## Re: Cognisant

Figures .... hmm.. time to check my last answer!

5. ## Re: Cognisant

Well done Chris

You can have a weeks worth of cogbury's [choccy bars] and a 10% cut in the sale of the patent

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Your answer was a bit confused with numbers and letters, but I knew what you meant <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

6. ## Cognisant

<P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 19-Sep-06 23:53. Horrific spelling mistake...cheers Skitterbug)</P>Little do you Loungers know that Jezza Bear's father was the owner of the very famous Cogbury chocolate factory in the Magic Forest. Cogbury chocolate is world famous and some of the best puzzle solvers have tasted its fine, delicate taste.

JB's father employed Al Bear Einstein to create a special safe mechanism that would keep the recipe to the chocolate safe from the rivals in the nearby town who were desperate for it.

Al Bear Einstein created a cunning cogs and tumbler set which was designed and configured in a very tricky way. One night Al Bear rang Jezza Bear up and said:

"JB, do us a favour old boy, I am down at the Magic Forest patent office trying to get my cog and tumbler set approved for patent and like a fool I left the plans in the safe. In the drawer of my desk you will find 32 tumblers, 20 have been inserted into the the tumblers and the other 12 have been left by the side. Now note that the tumblers are numbered 1 to 32. Now that you have these tumblers you must insert them in such a way into the cogs so that the value of the tumblers all total 132"

Jezza Bear replied " Ppaahh, there is nothing patentable about that surely?"

Al Bear replied " Ha ha , young foolish bear , have you not thought that I may have thought about that too. But as the wheels are turned each horizontal row of eight tumblers must also add up to 132..."

Jezza Bear responded " ...but..."

Al Bear "...and continue to do so even when the cogs are turned"

Jezza Bear scratched his head, turned to Al Bears PC and logged onto www.wopr.com

7. ## Re: Cognisant

Oops... I made a mistake, but I didn't understand the full requirements of the lock. My revised answer:

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Numbering the wheels Left to Right as 1,2,3 and 4.
Labelling the tumblers clockwise starting at the topmost position, A,B,C,D,E,F,G, and H.

1A = 1, 7A = 4
1B = 24, 2B = 9*, 4B = 6, 5B = 19
1C = 14*, 2C = 18, 3C = 31, 5C = 30*
1D = 27, 5D = 2</span hide>

I've marked the changes with an asterisk (*).

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