01262006, 05:21 PM  #41 
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For blackbox:
Not everything is black and white, except in this case. Big hint. Also, keep in mind the other hints in other posts, especially the 'fill' one. Still haven't gotten The number one :\ 
01282006, 12:37 PM  #42  
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03122006, 10:56 AM  #43 
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Got Your Number is one of my favorite puzzles on this site  it's really funny! Do you guys know any famous phone numbers?

03142006, 03:32 AM  #44  
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03152006, 07:55 PM  #45 
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I finally got it by getting a friend to make a Java program to figure it out for me...

03172006, 08:20 AM  #46 
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*** i finally got it!!!!
thanx to my dad a living math genius!... for those who don't have such dads excel might be a good substitute :P 
03172006, 09:10 AM  #47  
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03172006, 09:27 AM  #48 
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As far as I know, there aren't enough equations to solve the number of unknowns by pure algebra. But it certainly does help! Maybe there are tricks to build up more, that I don't know.

03172006, 09:31 AM  #49  
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03172006, 09:37 AM  #50 
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so this is more of a trial and error thing then? substitue the first line of symbols for numbers and work down till all the numbers fit, going back and changing the first line if something doesnt fit!?

03172006, 09:41 AM  #51  
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03172006, 09:47 AM  #52 
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first I do agree that these are wonderful puzzles and the maker of them is obviously no ordinary person!!! but i have to say when it comes to this, algebra IS the way to solve it! sure they r just symbols but aren't x,y,z also just "symbols"!!!
if you look at the equations n work on them a bit u'll realise there r certain relations between the symbols and that they can be represented by numbers that will perfectly fit the equations u have!... only then ull see the meaning of your symbols! 
03232006, 01:06 AM  #53 
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For "Got Your Number," I started doing the substitution math, and then I stopped when I thought of a famous number. The best hint I've seen so far is that growing up in the early 80s is an advantage. Otherwise, you might be left to slog through the math.

03232006, 01:12 PM  #54 
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Odd, I posted a reply/hint to this topic and it disappeared. I thought hints were ok?
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03232006, 01:49 PM  #55 
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i dont supoose any one could pm me a HUGE hint, i am useless at maths, and dont know any famous phone numbers!! so maybe if someone sent me what the number was i could research into that!!

03232006, 02:12 PM  #56 
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to work out mathematically start with the easiest equation, and keeping in mind that these are phone numbers, you will only have 3 possibilities for one of the variables in that eqation!... make assumptions and work your way through!

03262006, 09:38 AM  #57 
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Help!
Ok I have sat here for hours trying to solve number 11 and I just can't do it! I have tried mathematically etc.. Any help would be appreciated! PM me??

03262006, 11:58 AM  #58 
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Hahah! I laughed so hard when I finally figured this one out... I spent an hour trying to figure it out algebraically... Then I lost my nerve; I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed.
For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, you don't need math. Who do you usually turn to when trying to solve one of these puzzles? Use them. I know you'll think I'm like the others before.
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03272006, 10:21 AM  #59 
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Apparently the hint I gave was too large, so if anybody needs a very large hint, PM me.
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03272006, 05:59 PM  #60 
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wow the got your number one was much easier with the 80s hints.
i'd appreciate some help with the black box. i've got it to do some interesting stuff in photoshop (i don't have paint) but i still can't tell what it is! 
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