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Meeko
03-26-2009, 10:52 AM
It would seem as if the game room is in a flurry of Brain Teaser / Trivia type games currently.

Lets Keep it up!

Rules are real simple.

Answer the questions correctly, by filling in the number the clue asks for.

Do the math indicated.

Post your own problem as well.

Questions with trains leaving at noon are right out.

Example:

1.Take the number you get when you multiply the number of planets (In our solar system, with exclusion of Pluto) by the number of Brady Bunch Kids.

2.Subtract this number from the number of US States.

3.Multiply your new number by Opal's favorite number.

(As you can tell, the difficulty here can vary, widely)

astorian
03-26-2009, 11:06 AM
6?

Meeko
03-26-2009, 11:17 AM
Are we all ready to play?

Good. They can now get harder.

Take the total number of balls on a pool table when a standard game of 8 Ball begins.

Add this number to the total number of main characters in the history of "The Three Stooges".

Add to this number, the number of branches in the US Goverment.

Subtract a "Baker's Dozen" by this number.

Meeko
03-26-2009, 11:18 AM
6?
You got it right!

Woop. Woop.

Did you want to post one?

astorian
03-26-2009, 11:50 AM
I. Take the number of runs awarded to the 'winning" team in a baseball game that's been forfeited.

II. Add it to the number of counties in the Republic of Ireland (that is, the counties that do NOT still belong to the UK).

III. Divide by the number of U.S. Presidents born in Ohio.

IV. Multiply by the number of colored circles on a "Twister" mat.

Really Not All That Bright
03-26-2009, 12:05 PM
I. Take the number of runs awarded to the 'winning" team in a baseball game that's been forfeited.
Professional or amateur? The rules are different.

Meeko
03-26-2009, 12:10 PM
I. Take the number of runs awarded to the 'winning" team in a baseball game that's been forfeited.

II. Add it to the number of counties in the Republic of Ireland (that is, the counties that do NOT still belong to the UK).

III. Divide by the number of U.S. Presidents born in Ohio.

IV. Multiply by the number of colored circles on a "Twister" mat.

Ok Yeah. Fine. Go and one up me. :eek:

[[But Seriously, well done, This is exactly what I am after.]]

Trepa Mayfield
03-26-2009, 12:15 PM
Take the total number of balls on a pool table when a standard game of 8 Ball begins.

Add this number to the total number of main characters in the history of "The Three Stooges".

Add to this number, the number of branches in the US Goverment.

Subtract a "Baker's Dozen" by this number.

8, I believe.

Robot Arm
03-26-2009, 12:46 PM
1.Take the number you get when you multiply the number of planets (In our solar system, with exclusion of Pluto) by the number of Brady Bunch Kids.With exclusion of Oliver?

bouv
03-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Are we all ready to play?
Subtract a "Baker's Dozen" by this number.

Wait...do you mean subtract a baker's dozen by the number I get, or subtract the number I get from a baker's dozen?

Also: The number of stooges is...tricky. I'll spoiler why:

Obviously there's the big three, Larry, Moe, and Curly. Most people also know of Shemp. However, there were also two more...Joe, and Curly-Joe. So the answer might be 4, which I'm guessing is what you're looking for, since most people don't know about the other two, but it can also be 6.

Meeko
03-26-2009, 02:21 PM
With exclusion of Oliver?

The number of kids as introduced in the first show.

We don't need to drag Jummping the Shark aspects into this.

Meeko
03-26-2009, 02:23 PM
Wait...do you mean subtract a baker's dozen by the number I get, or subtract the number I get from a baker's dozen?

Also: The number of stooges is...tricky. I'll spoiler why:

Obviously there's the big three, Larry, Moe, and Curly. Most people also know of Shemp. However, there were also two more...Joe, and Curly-Joe. So the answer might be 4, which I'm guessing is what you're looking for, since most people don't know about the other two, but it can also be 6.

You mention the number of stooges I am after in your analysis. :p

Given Number
- Baker's Dozen
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Hopefully that renders correctly.

Meeko
03-26-2009, 02:33 PM
Take the total number of balls on a pool table when a standard game of 8 Ball begins.

Add this number to the total number of main characters in the history of "The Three Stooges".

Add to this number, the number of branches in the US Goverment.

Subtract a "Baker's Dozen" by this number.

8, I believe.

Try Again.

I did the math from your answer, and I think know what you did.

I will admit to one or two "Not so fast!" trick questions in my set-up. :eek:

Both of them are not immediately obvious, and play off an assumption you made.

In any event, you need to keep counting, on both of them. :D

Really Not All That Bright
03-26-2009, 02:39 PM
12

The Walking Dude
03-26-2009, 03:07 PM
I. Take the number of runs awarded to the 'winning" team in a baseball game that's been forfeited.

II. Add it to the number of counties in the Republic of Ireland (that is, the counties that do NOT still belong to the UK).

III. Divide by the number of U.S. Presidents born in Ohio.

IV. Multiply by the number of colored circles on a "Twister" mat.

I've heard two answers for I. and I don't know if you mean the current Twister mat or the original, but going from what I figure you mean I think the answer is:

80

If this is correct I will try to post one of my own when I get home from class. Speaking of which, thanks for the awesome game Meeko! It is giving me a brief respite from my droning prof. ;)

bouv
03-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Good. They can now get harder.

Take the total number of balls on a pool table when a standard game of 8 Ball begins.

Add this number to the total number of main characters in the history of "The Three Stooges".

Add to this number, the number of branches in the US Goverment.

Subtract a "Baker's Dozen" by this number.

1) 16 (15 balls to sink plus cue ball.)
2) 15+6=21 (for those wondering where I got 6 stooges from, it's in my previous spoilered reply.)
3) 21+3=24
4) 24-13 = 11

11!

Meeko
03-26-2009, 05:03 PM
1) 16 (15 balls to sink plus cue ball.)
2) 15+6=21 (for those wondering where I got 6 stooges from, it's in my previous spoilered reply.)
3) 21+3=24
4) 24-13 = 11

11!

You are one off. You stated something, but didn't follow through on it.

In any event Not that Bright Got it first. (as far as I can tell)

bouv
03-26-2009, 06:03 PM
You are one off. You stated something, but didn't follow through on it.

:smack:

How did I do that?

Meeko
03-26-2009, 06:36 PM
:smack:

How did I do that?

Anyway, given the current climate of the game room with these one shot one liner type puzzle games, I think this thread is starting off well. No ?

Really Not All That Bright
03-27-2009, 12:05 AM
I'll try one.

1. Take the number of Bugatti Royales built.

2. Multiply it by the number of tracks on Eminem's first major-label album.

3. Divide the result by the Simpsons season number during which the episode Mr. Plow aired.

4. Subtract from this the number of men who have walked on the Moon.

5. Add the meaning of life*

*Yes, it's an integer.

Meeko
03-30-2009, 03:19 PM
Number of posts Including this one.

Minus this one actually being a shameless bump.