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Old 06-22-18, 04:04 PM
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More stupid math

And a stupid online puzzle game.

I like relaxing with little point and click puzzle games, but sometimes, they are not well designed, which spoils the relaxing.

To get the eight digit code to unlock the last gate I had to solve this set of equations:

e=a+d
h=c+7
d=h-2
g=a+c
b=c+3
f=c+b

I came up with a set of numbers, entered them, and it didn't work. I saw that there was a second solution (bad game design) but that didn't work either.
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Old 06-22-18, 04:31 PM
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Re: More stupid math

Was one of your solutions this?:

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a=2
b=5
c=2
d=7
e=9
f=7
g=4
h=9
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Old 06-22-18, 04:46 PM
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Re: More stupid math

I did solve the puzzle. It turned out to be one of those where you have to actually click on each clue before entering the solution will work. That wasn't it.
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Old 06-22-18, 04:56 PM
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Re: More stupid math

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I did solve the puzzle. It turned out to be one of those where you have to actually click on each clue before entering the solution will work. That wasn't it.
I think the puzzle has many many solutions. Pretty sloppy for a game.
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Old 06-22-18, 05:02 PM
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Re: More stupid math

I don't come up with any solution.

Spoiler:


Assumptions:
Each of the numbers is a single digit, so that restricts the choices.
It's a direct substitution code, so each letter equals a unique number.

H= C+7, so C can only equal (0,1, or 2) and H will result in (7,8, or 9). So I laid out the equations.

D=H-2 and H=C+7 so D=C+5
F=C+B and B=C+3 so F=2C+3


C ===== (0,1,2)
H=C+7 = (7,8,9)
D=C+5 = (5,6,7)
B=C+3 = (3,4,5)
F=2C+3= (3,5,7)

If C=0, then B and F are duplicates, so that's out.
If C=2, then D and F are dupliates, so that's out.
So C=1.

It follows that
H=8
D=6
B=4
F=5

But
E= A+D
G=A+C

We know C=1 and D=6.
E=A+6 so A=(0,1,2,3) to be one digit. 1 is used for C, so A=(0,2,3)
G=A+1 so G=(1,3,4) 1 is used for C, 4 is used for B.
So G=3, and A=2.

E=A+6.
So E=8. But 8 is already taken by H.

The solution is inconsistent.

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