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mary krimmel

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Re: Arrrghhh! Help me please!!
Posted: Apr 17, 2000 11:48 AM
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In my earlier post I made the egregious mistake of calling atomic numbers
"atomic weights".

(This doesn't change the terms of the sequences that I gave.)

Further, I now know that, as Ed Severn said, brass is an alloy of copper
and zinc (not tin, as I thought).

As a puzzle, this one is not quite up to others, in that there is no term
to compare with brass=? We could just as well add the values for copper
and zinc as multiply them, per Ed's suggestion. Maybe more logically, since
an alloy is more like an addition than a multiplication.

Still puzzling over first and fifth sequence. Someone else will have to
supply the word to follow "stable" in the third. Located? Standing? Found?
Is it a quotation?

At 05:57 AM 04/17/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> At 04:38 AM 04/17/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>>At 08:58 AM 04/16/2000 -0400, you [MIKE BISHOP] wrote:
>Explanations and further ideas re the sequences.

>>>"864 17280 144000 756000 ?"
>This seems to involve products of a number of powers of integers in some
>increasing sequence, e.g. 5 is a factor of the second term but not of the
>first, 7 is a factor of the last term given but of no previous terms.

>>>"1854 151811475 25512121523 7185514 212215 91449715 ?"
>>NEXT TERM: 2191512520

>Arrive at this by observing that the letters of "red" are the 18th, fifth,
>fourth letters of the alphabet; the letters of "orange" are the 15th, 18th,
>1st, 14th 7th, 5th letters, etc. Rainbow colors are often as red, orange,
>yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

>>>"145118 238938 13152114201914 919 2085 192012125?"

>Using the same system of associating letters with integers, we read
>"Near which mountain is the stable?"
>Anyone have an idea for the next word?

>>>"10000000000 1101221 13044 2000 60A ?"


>These are all expressions for the decimal number 1064. The first uses 2 as
>base, the second 3, the next 5, followed by 8 and 13. Continuing to use the
>bases found in the Fibonacci series, the next term is 1024 expressed with
>base 21.

>>>"red=2065, blue=30814, green=1540903, yellow=2033794091,

>My guess is that these again use integers for letters, but there is another
>twist I don't see yet.

>>>"Messenger, Peace, War, Jollity, Old Age, Magician, ?"

>Still working on this, with hardly a clue.

>>>"silver=7, gold=21, iron=30, copper=63, brass=?"
>Someone has answered this. I don't believe there is an inarguable next term
>in view of his observation that brass is not an element, but an alloy of
>tin and copper (I think).

>>>"scy, tizr, vnb, crmo, mntc, feru, corh, nipd, cuag, ?"
>>NEXT TERM: zncd

>Again, chemical elements. sc is the symbol for scandium with atomic weight
>of 21, y the symbol for yttrium, atomic weight 39. ti is titanium, weight
>22; zr is zirconium, weight 40. Continue with the symbols of elements by
>increasing weight. 23, 41 translates to vnb, 24, 42 to crmo, ... until we
>get to 30, 48 which are the weights of zinc and cadmium or zncd.

>>>Thanks a lot for any help :)
>>You're welcome. I like these!!! Still working on the others, have several
>>ideas, will let you know progress.

>>Also will let you know the logic of my suggestions/solutions for the next
>>terms I have given.

>Where did you get these? Any more similar challenges? They are fun.
>Mary Krimmel

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