posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 03:45 PM
Originally posted by elevatedone
in layman terms... how did you come up with 5885 ?
I'm not the best when it comes to math...
what was the prime number ?
(This is an edited exert from a previous post of mine)
The clue was:
"the beginning is prime
the middle is the result of dividing what you get times 110 by the beginning
the end is the beginning"
Using variables to substitute the numbers that we do not know, you can come up with the following which equates to the clue:
n = (x(110))/p
p n p
We know that p=prime so it could be 2, 3, 5, 7. And the middle doesn't necissarily have to be a single digit.
rearranging the the variable we can come up with :
x="what you get"
I assumed for a minute that "what you get" = 4 = x
Then I went through the single digit prime numbers and came up with the following.
(p=5, x=4) np/x=110 => n = 88
then refer back to the original:
p n p => 5885
Hope that helps. whew.... It's been a long time since Algebra... lol
EDIT: Or i could have done it the easy way, like Zmann did. lol
[edit on 14-7-2004 by sillinous]