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Q: HELP....MATH RIDDLE ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Category: Science > Math
Asked by: mzpyggy-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 02 Aug 2006 23:56 PDT
Expires: 04 Aug 2006 09:00 PDT
Question ID: 752089
stumped on a clues to a hunt, I know the wording is bizzare, as you
can see, besides the obvious number reference there are other hidden
meanings in some of the words. (Like half of piano) I cannot figure
this missing link out...maybe you can? I'm looking for an answer in
numbers, I need 3 numbers for the combo lock, which only goes up to
number 39......THANK YOU... the story goes....

I knock on the door, and those beady eyes are looking me over pretty good. 
".....43 bottles of beer on the wall, 43 bottles of beer....." That's
it.  One more verse out of that ivory tickler and I'll bust this piano
in half.  And you know what that'll leave him.

"I'll let you in if you can tell me the square root of happiness."  

I was never good at riddles, or very good at math.  But then I
heard....."pass it around, 42 bottles of beer on the wall....."

I give the go ahead: Captain Young and rest of the law are there with
a battering ram, knocking the door off the hinges.

We're in.....and I settle my score with the singsong
man....demonstrating some of that division I picked up in school.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Aug 2006 05:31 PDT
I'd say the combination is 3,24,24 (yep...I meant to repeat '24').

Try it, and let us know.


P.S.  Are you certain about needing only three numbers?  There seems
to be more numerical clues than that.

Clarification of Question by mzpyggy-ga on 03 Aug 2006 07:36 PDT
thank you so much....i'm going out later on to try ...
yes i would have unlmited attempts as long as there 
was no on else waiting to also try !!!

I think I have what I need....finally....
I'll update you
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: HELP....MATH RIDDLE
From: cynthia-ga on 03 Aug 2006 01:37 PDT
If you're wondering why you're not getting bites, it's not the price,
we're looking.

No hits yet, and the riddle is not ringing a bell with hundreds of
people reading it every day here on the site. This is a tough one.
Subject: Re: HELP....MATH RIDDLE
From: probonopublico-ga on 03 Aug 2006 04:10 PDT
Here's my guess:

1, 24, 20

Why? 1 = ONE; 24 = 42 'passed around'; 20 = SCORE

Can you try these and return for another attempt if they're wrong?

Good Luck!

Subject: Re: HELP....MATH RIDDLE
From: probonopublico-ga on 03 Aug 2006 07:19 PDT
If you are allowed unlimited attempts, why not try a 'brute force'
attack by testing all possible combinations?

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