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    A B B C T
    C C A C 45
    C C B A 37
    B A A C 42

    find the value of T
    if you need a clue, feel free to ask!
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    I'm struggling, never seen anything like that before. I think I know roughly how to approach it though.
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    That's not a riddle. :P
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    My guess is in the spoiler...not sure if it's right...

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    The value of T is 29
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    That's not a riddle. :P
    why is not a riddle?
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    (Original post by RK)
    My guess is in the spoiler...not sure if it's right...

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    The value of T is 29
    i will double check when i see my friend later today
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    My answer is also

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    29

    C = 10, A = 15, B = 2.
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    im not smart enough to understand things like this :borat:
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    My answer is also

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    29

    C = 10, A = 15, B = 2.
    Trail and error ftw. Also got

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    29 c=10 A=15 B=2
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    The answer is 42
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    The answer is 42
    What values did you get for A, B and C?

    Maybe there's multiple answers.
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    (Original post by naseem hossen)
    A B B C T
    C C A C 45
    C C B A 37
    B A A C 42

    find the value of T
    if you need a clue, feel free to ask!

    (Original post by Hylean)
    That's not a riddle. :P

    (Original post by RK)
    My guess is in the spoiler...not sure if it's right...

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    The value of T is 29
    The problem with these riddle threads are the fact that the answer is on a random page say 10 pages down, its hard to track.

    Op Once you get the solution can you say how and why you got that? and put in a spoiler? Can mods ensure this? Thanks.
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    What values did you get for A, B and C?

    Maybe there's multiple answers.
    Nope, it's 42.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Nope, it's 42.
    http://bit.ly/vcXlLZ

    Yeah, it's definitely 42.
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    A B B C T
    C C A C 45
    C C B A 37
    B A A C 42

    1A + 2B + 1C = T
    1A + 0B + 3C = 45
    1A + 1B + 2C = 37
    2A + 1B + 1C = 42

    \left( \begin{array}{ccc}1 & 2 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 & 3 \\ 2 & 1 & 1 \end {array}\right) \left( \begin{array}{ccc}A\\B\\C\end {array} \right) = \left( \begin{array}{ccc}45\\37\\42\end  {array}\right)

    Finally got the LaTex coding right.. basically this is an elementary maths problem which is easily solvable via matrices or other simultaneous equations.
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    (Original post by naseem hossen)
    A+ B +B +C = T
    C + C + A + C =45
    C + C + B + A =37
    B + A + A + C =42

    find the value of T
    if you need a clue, feel free to ask!

    Hmmm not exactly a riddle, but still.. T = 29


    (Original post by naseem hossen)
    i will double check when i see my friend later today

    Why didn't I see this before solving it
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    I did this quite quickly so maybe I have misinterpretted the question
    i got 29
    this is how
    the third row is basically the same as the 2nd but with a b replacing one of the c's.as the 3rd row is 8 less than the 2nd we can take bas being 8 less than a or b=c-8
    then take the 2nd row c c a c
    this is the first row but 2 of the c's are replaced by 2 b's. as each b is 8 less than each c. The first row is 16 less than the second
    therefore T =45-16=29
 
 
 
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