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# Challenge Riddle

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posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 05:55 PM
in this case

thats the key word. He said in this case he closes them. He didn't say that toggle meant to close the doors.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:00 PM
so there are 50 doors open cause he only said he closed every other one and so there are 50 doors open.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:04 PM
twenty two minus two gives you twenty
ninty five minus five gives you ninty
fifty four minus four give you fifty
what does one thousand one hundred and one minus one give you?

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:05 PM
one thousand one hundred......

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:06 PM
you are incorrect my WUK friend. Look at it again.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:07 PM
zero?-----------------------------------------------------------------

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:11 PM
Sorry, I'm not on top of this. I got busy with work.

Every cell that is a perfect square will remain open
(1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, and 100). If a number is not
a perfect square, then it has an even number of divisors,
therefore it will be "toggled" an even number of times and
end up where it started (closed). Perfect squares have an odd
number of divisors, so they will end up the opposite of where
they started (open).

Now on to grim's riddle. hmmmmmmm

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:12 PM
so toggling meant closed. Sorry were american and don't understand your strainge ways.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:13 PM

Originally posted by dirty_underground
Sorry, I'm not on top of this. I got busy with work.

Every cell that is a perfect square will remain open
(1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, and 100). If a number is not
a perfect square, then it has an even number of divisors,
therefore it will be "toggled" an even number of times and
end up where it started (closed). Perfect squares have an odd
number of divisors, so they will end up the opposite of where
they started (open).

Now on to grim's riddle. hmmmmmmm

that crossed my mind until I read IN THIS CASE, then I started saying that maybe I should be thinking outside the problem and its a trick question.
You should have just stated incorrect though and not given the answer.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 06:53 PM
Has anyone other then WUK gotten it (we went over it in ATS chat, as we are doing riddles there too)?

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 10:19 PM
ohh I can't stand a thread trying to die like this.....

My habitation's in a wood,
And I'm at anyone's command.
I often do more harm than good;
If once I get the upper hand,
I never fear a champion's frown;
Stout things I often times have done;
Brave soldiers, I can fell them down,
I never fear their sword nor gun.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 11:08 PM
I'm actually suprised the thread has stayed this long. As for your riddle. I have been thinking, but no answer. Initially I thought a termite, but upon further reading, I am stumped. Anymore clues?

Sorry about giving the answer away on that last one, I thought everyone was done with it. :bnghd:

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 12:19 AM
WUK I must say Im having a hard time with your recent riddles. They are very tricky in wording. My guess was a gun.

Anyone have any ideas for my riddle? (too bad some ATSers know it from chat now)

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 01:09 AM
Ok grim, I'm giving it a try. 1098 is my guess.

As for WUK, I'm stumped as well.

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 06:18 AM
im going to let this riddle go for a little while so that you have time for it.

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 09:13 AM

Originally posted by grimreaper797
twenty two minus two gives you twenty
ninty five minus five gives you ninty
fifty four minus four give you fifty
what does one thousand one hundred and one minus one give you?

1,100. I don't know what else it could give you.
Just 1 thousand 1 hundred....

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 09:14 AM

Originally posted by whatukno
ohh I can't stand a thread trying to die like this.....

My habitation's in a wood,
And I'm at anyone's command.
I often do more harm than good;
If once I get the upper hand,
I never fear a champion's frown;
Stout things I often times have done;
Brave soldiers, I can fell them down,
I never fear their sword nor gun.

Is it a tree???

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 09:20 AM
nope its not a tree. more enjoyable...

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 10:08 AM
both of you are incorrect for my riddle. I find it highly unlikely that anyone I haven't already told the answer to will get it. Ive tried this on 30 people with only 1 person getting it after initially getting it wrong.

This problem requires you to think outside the box. My hint is that I only used one language in the riddle, so stick to that one language or else you will never get the final answer.

posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 10:33 AM
I can't answer your riddle now Grim cause we discussed it in Chat so I am out of that one. Any guesses as to mine?

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