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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Well, it’s not irritating on first glance…Report

  2. Avatar Jason Tank
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    Svanyyl sbhaq n jnl guebhtu gur ceboyrz gbavtug!

    BCLYWQ ner nyy ng gur fgneg bs ahzoref, fb gurl ner abg mreb. Gurersber, mreb zhfg or PKT be R.

    Fvapr B-L naq Y-W ner lvryqvat mreb, gurl zhfg or obeebjrq sebz, naq B=L+1, Y=W+1.

    Ybbxvat ng gur yrsgzbfg qvtvgf, B+R=Y (be Y-1)

    Ybbxvat ng gur frpbaq qvtvgf sebz gur yrsg, naq xabjvat juvpu ahzoref ner obeebjvat sebz gurve yrsg, jr pna frr gung Y > R, R > T, naq W > P. Tvira gur nobir gjb cnentencuf, jr pna qrgrezvar gung Y vf terngre guna WPRTLB. Fb, Y vf orgjrra fvk naq avar.

    Ybbxvat ng gur evtugzbfg qvtvgf, B*L naq Y*L obgu raq va Q. W*L raqf va R. Nyfb, L-Q=Q.

    Sebz urer, V qrpvqrq gb tb guebhtu inyhrf bs Y naq L gb lvryq inyhrf bs Q. V gura ybbxrq sbe nal ahzore gung pbhyq shysvyy na B inyhr jurer B*L lvryqrq gur fnzr Q. V pnzr hc jvgu bayl bar frg: Y vf rvtug, L vf gjb, Q vf fvk, B vf guerr, W vf frira naq R vf sbhe.

    Gung yrnirf mreb, bar, svir naq avar nf PKTC va fbzr beqre. Ybbxvat ng gur evtugzbfg qvtvgf, K-Q=P naq C-R=P. Jr xabj jung Q naq R ner, fb vg’f gvzr sbe gevny naq reebe ntnva. Naq gur bayl ahzoref gung fngvfsl gubfr pbaqvgvbaf ner K orvat bar, P orvat svir naq C vf avar, yrnivat T nf mreb.

    Fb, gur ahzoref mreb guebhtu avar ner TKLBRPQWYC.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Jason Tank
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      Irel avpr.

      Jung V svefg abgvprq vf gung B*L naq Y*L obgu raq va Q, juvyr W*L raqf va R. Fvapr arvgure Q abe R vf mreb, guvf zrnaf gung L vf rira naq B naq Y qvssre ol svir. Sebz gur ynfg fhogenpgvba, Y vf terngre guna B. L cyhf bar rdhnyf B, fb:

      B vf bqq.
      B vf pyrneyl abg bar.
      B vf yrff guna svir.

      Guhf B vf guerr, Y vf rvtug, L vf gjb, Q vf fvk, W vf frira, R vf sbhe, naq gur erfg sbyybjf.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird
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    Fb urer jr ner.

    Nyernql V pna’g uryc ohg abgvpr gung B, Y, naq W ner abg rdhny gb bar.

    Naq, nf fhpu, V xabj gung L + 1 rdhnyf B, W + 1 rdhnyf Y.

    Abj gurer’f fbzrguvat ryfr V’ir abgvprq. B gvzrf L vf Q naq Y gvzrf L vf Q. Ubj bsgra qbrf *GUNG* unccra? Yrg’f ohfg bhg n zhygvcyvpngvba gnoyr.

    Bxnl, abj yrg’f ohfg bhg bar gung vfa’g urkvqrpvzny…

    Naq V’z thrffvat gung jr’ir tbg n fvghngvba jurer vg’f fbzrguvat yvxr 2 gvzrf 4 vf 8, naq 7 gvzrf 4 vf 28. Fbzrguvat yvxr gung. Vg zrnaf gung Q vf rira naq, vs V unq gb thrff, gung L vf rira gbb. Ohg V znl or trggvat nurnq bs zlfrys gurer. (ohg jr nyfb frr gung L zvahf Q vf Q, fb 2Q = L… fb L *VF* rira, naq vs Q vf rira, gura gung zrnaf gung Q vf rvgure 2 be 4 naq L vf rvgure 4 be 8! Lnl!)

    Jryy, jr xabj gung W > P, R > T, naq Y > R. C – R vf P, fb P vfa’g mreb (naq arvgure vf R). Fb abj V’z jbaqrevat jurgure jr’ir tbg 9 aba-mrebf…

    W, P, R, Y, B, L… nyfb C naq Q (tvira gung gurl fgneg fbzr ahzoref).

    Fb K zvtug or mreb. Naq T zvtug or mreb.

    Fb jr’er fgvyy xvaqn fghpx.

    Jnvg, vs L – Q vf Q, gura P – B vf K. Gura K vf abg mreb.

    Jbb ubb! Jr unir bhe svefg ahzore! Vg’f T!

    Naq nyy jr xabj nobhg vg vf gung vg vf fznyyre guna R. Jryy, qhu.

    Ohg gung’f n fgneg.Report

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