Monday, December 19, 2005

Brainteaser Solution

Okay, the solution is in the comments of this post.

3 comments:

Kat said...

The "trick" to this puzzle was to come up with using "to the power of" pairs of numbers.

For instance, the following 3 solutions fit the guidelines (2 digits per line, using numbers 1-6, each once and only once):

35 + 1^4 = 6^2
4^3 + 1^2 = 65
4^1 + 2^5 = 36

The "^" symbol is being used to designate "to the power of". So for the second one (the one I came up with) the solution would read "4 cubed plus 1 squared equals 65". (The "^" symbol only being added for computer-speak. In the real world, no symbol would be necessary.)

Though the puzzle guidelines don't explicity state no symbols may be added, a couple of other solutions with added symbols could be:

square root of 25 + 36 = 41
1/3 + 2/4 = 5/6

And there ya go. Don't kill me if you disagree with the solutions .... I'm just the messenger! ;)

d said...

ah... so 12+34=56 wouldn't be right? dambit.

Kat said...

tee hee ... very funny, D.