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# Puzzle watch

1. http://www.mensa.org.uk/cgi-bin/item...=241&h=242&f=3

ok I give up. I am not interested in winning some tacky game, I just need to know the logic behind the puzzle because it's bugging me now
2. The answer's because then the numbers form a list of the roots of the 20-degree polynomial:
f(x) = (x-6)(x-2)(x-5)(x-3)(x-2)(x-4)(x-3)(x-7)(x-1)(x-2)(x-4)(x-5)x(x-6)(x-1)(x-7)(x-4)(x-9)(x-8)(x - pi + 27i)
3. (Original post by Kolya)
The answer's because then the numbers form a list of the roots of the 20-degree polynomial:
f(x) = (x-6)(x-2)(x-5)(x-3)(x-2)(x-4)(x-3)(x-7)(x-1)(x-2)(x-4)(x-5)x(x-6)(x-1)(x-7)(x-4)(x-9)(x-8)(x - pi + 27i)
Kolya Kolya, Look at my thread.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1165909

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4. (Original post by Kolya)
The answer's because then the numbers form a list of the roots of the 20-degree polynomial:
f(x) = (x-6)(x-2)(x-5)(x-3)(x-2)(x-4)(x-3)(x-7)(x-1)(x-2)(x-4)(x-5)x(x-6)(x-1)(x-7)(x-4)(x-9)(x-8)(x - pi + 27i)

I agree. I also agree with the answer 5 (the bottom row is {first row + third row} and also {second row + fourth row}).

But yeh, I dislike these types of games.
5. (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
I agree. I also agree with the answer 5 (the bottom row is {first row + third row} and also {second row + fourth row}).

But yeh, I dislike these types of games.
argh I looked for things like that but was obv. blind. I do also dislike such things as they are not proper patterns, but thanks

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