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shunut
03-28-2011, 09:31 PM
My calc teacher spent all class today telling us about how he likes to do puzzles and competes in puzzle competitions. He spent 50 minutes talking about all the competitions that he likes to compete in. Anyway, he gave us this puzzle to work on for fun, and I have no clue so I thought maybe someone here would be able to figure it out.

Here is the puzzle:

'X' Marks the Spot

My hyperlink interacts quickly alongside my slow modem services = speed of light in meters per second

Whenever someone needs expensive cars today then gas is next = two connected U.S. cities

People say a little copper generates pennies in a jar = two more connected U.S. Cities

Team Ramrod
03-29-2011, 11:01 AM
There supposed to be a question in there? :shrug:

UKwithPride
03-29-2011, 07:14 PM
So it's wanting us to find the 4 cities, connect them like an X, and then find out where the X is and what it is?

vikingshadow
03-29-2011, 07:38 PM
I was thinking something like that...

Muddytaco
03-29-2011, 08:03 PM
The answer is obviously aneurysm b/c thats what it feels like i am having everytime i try to even think about the answer.

shunut
03-29-2011, 08:16 PM
There supposed to be a question in there? :shrug:

Its a puzzle...

So it's wanting us to find the 4 cities, connect them like an X, and then find out where the X is and what it is?

I was thinking something like that.

Speed of light in meters per second is 299,792,458

Solar
03-30-2011, 05:38 AM
Was the puzzle written in the exact same way it was here? Meaning same punctuation, capitalization and presentation?

Solar
03-30-2011, 05:49 AM
Nevermind. I think I've solved it. I won't post it here in case anyone else wants to get it. Just PM me and i'll explain.

shunut
03-30-2011, 09:39 AM
Solar and I came up with the correct answer at almost the same exact time. If you guys would like the answer and an explanation let me know.



Hmmmmmm..... Contest ideas rolling through my head :evil:

Muddytaco
03-30-2011, 10:12 AM
I want to know b/c I really have no clue.

shunut
03-30-2011, 10:20 AM
Hint: Speed of light is 299,792,458

If you look at the sentence it equals "My hyperlink interacts quickly alongside my slow modem services"

The first word "My" has 2 letters/characters
2nd word "hyperlink" has 9 letters/characters
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Apply that to the entire sentence and you get the speed of light on both sides. Now apply the same strategy to the other 2 sentences.

leed
03-31-2011, 06:56 PM
Well hey, that's pretty neat.