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    Six of One: A Quiz

    Here are ten lists of five things. Can you find the sixth? See how many you can do without looking them up...then how many you can do by looking them up.

    1)
    A = 308
    B = 316
    C = 333
    D = 346
    E = 353
    F = ???

    2)
    A = Licensed to Ill
    B = Paul's Boutique
    C = Check Your Head
    D = Ill Communication
    E = Hello Nasty
    F = ???

    3)
    A = George Washington
    B = Abraham Lincoln
    C = Alexander Hamilton
    D = Andrew Jackson
    E = Ulysses Grant
    F = ???

    4)
    A = Giantstalker
    B = Dragonstalker
    C = Cryptstalker
    D = Demon Stalker
    E = Rift Stalker
    F = ???

    5)
    A = Donovan McNabb
    B = Shaun Alexander
    C = Vince Young
    D = Brett Favre
    E = Larry Fitzgerald
    F = ???

    6)
    A = Minor
    B = Tie, Lesser and Discolored
    C = (None)
    D = Greater
    E = Superior
    F = ???

    7)
    A = 2
    B = 3
    C = 7
    D = 25
    E = 121
    F = ???

    8)
    A = Wyoming
    B = Vermont
    C = North Dakota
    D = Alaska
    E = South Dakota
    F = ???

    9)
    A = Overinflated with a compressed air pellet and explodes
    B = Shot with a pistol
    C = Shot with a pistol
    D = Shot with a poison dart and ejected into space
    E = Throwing knife in the back
    F = ???

    10)
    A = Exalted
    B = Revered
    C = Honored
    D = Friendly
    E = Neutral
    F = ???

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    well, since nobody else has done this yet, I'll throw down my limited knowledge and hope someone else builds on it...

    1. no idea
    2. I know they're Beastie Boys albums, but not sure what comes next, so I'll guess: Intergalactic?
    3. faces on U.S. currency (money), but again, don't know what comes next (never see bills that high)
    4. no idea
    5. football players, but what the order of the list means I have no clue
    6. no idea
    7. prime numbers? not sure the next one
    8. no idea other than that they're states
    9. only guess is deaths of Scratchy (of Itchy & Scratchy, on the Simpsons)
    10. levels of reputation in WoW, next would be Disliked
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    1) No idea.
    2) Beastie Boys albums. 2F = To the 5 Boroughs.
    3) Faces on US paper currency. (You forgot Thomas Jefferson between A and B). 3F = Benjamin Franklin.
    4) Something to do with hunter tier gear. 4F = Gronnstalker's.
    5) Madden NFL cover athletes. (Troy Polamalu was also on the cover with Larry Fitzgerald). 5F = Drew Brees.
    6) No idea.
    7) No idea.
    8) Least populated US states. 8F = Delaware.
    9) No idea.
    10) WoW reputation levels. 10F = Unfriendly.

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    4th is hunter tier sets and 7th definitely isn't prime numbers.

    7th is n!+1 so F would be 721
    Last edited by Zefie; 2012-02-24 at 04:42 AM. Reason: Dat feel when you try to look good at math but put the exclamation mark on the wrong end.

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    5 is players on the Madden cover
    f is payton hillis??

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    1) are "tiers" of stuff in cataclysm, so 359

    edit no idear for 2->9 and 10 was obviously "Unfriendly"

    edit 2 : google gives instantly a possible aswer to 7)

    edit 3 : quick look to wowhead gives "Major" as answer to 6)
    Last edited by Bethan; 2012-02-24 at 04:40 AM.

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    Some good results! I am impressed that anyone got the n!+1 one.

    I didn't actually forget about the $2 bill, but instead focused on the bills in common circulation. $2 bills are rare, and having Jefferson right after Washington as 1-2 in the list made the trail too ugly to follow. So I went with 1-5-10-20-50 instead.

    Nobody has found #9 yet. Would you like some Moore time?

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    9).

    Its what happened to Bond Villains (that much I got without looking it up. Ejected into space gave it away, Moonraker.)

    However the difficult bit was what came next. I believe it should be shot in the back by border guards.

    From your hint I'll go more specifically they are the Bond Villains that Roger Moore killed in his set of 6 movies.
    Last edited by Xanjori; 2012-02-24 at 02:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanjori View Post
    However the difficult bit was what came next. I believe it should be shot in the back by border guards.
    You are either right, or close, depending on your point of view of who the mastermind in the movie was. The other option is "plane crashes and explodes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zefie View Post
    4th is hunter tier sets and 7th definitely isn't prime numbers.

    7th is n!+1 so F would be 721
    yeah, I'd never have gotten that, what kind of math is "n!+1" anyway?
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    I hate these types of puzzles, they make my head explode.

    I think part of it is, I expect them to be hard so I look too far into them. For example, I would have never noticed that the first set of numbers was Cata Ilvls, I'd spend an hour looking for an equation or some other pattern first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadxampl View Post
    yeah, I'd never have gotten that, what kind of math is "n!+1" anyway?
    Think of it like this.
    Now ! is a simple symbol that means you take every number from the one you're at down to one and multiply them.
    For example 6! is 6*5*4*3*2*1 or 720 once you're done calculating.
    1! is 1.
    2! is 2
    3! is 6
    4! is 24
    5! is 120
    6! is 720


    n is the position of the number in the sequence as seen below.

    Position (n):..1...........2..........3.............4..............5................6

    Value:..........2...........3..........7............25............121.............721

    As the value changes you can see that n! is always 1 below it so the pattern here would be n!+1


    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Some good results! I am impressed that anyone got the n!+1 one.
    I very recently had a lesson on more 'advanced' ways to figure out sequences than in elementary school and IIRC, the teacher even brought up this specific example.
    Last edited by Zefie; 2012-02-25 at 04:53 AM. Reason: Gonna try a fancier explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadxampl View Post
    7. prime numbers? not sure the next one
    In case anyone's interested, prime numbers are those who can only be divided by themselves and by number 1. (And I'm not 100% sure about this, but if I recall, by definition 1 isn't a prime number.) So, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 etc. are prime numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silmariella View Post
    In case anyone's interested, prime numbers are those who can only be divided by themselves and by number 1. (And I'm not 100% sure about this, but if I recall, by definition 1 isn't a prime number.) So, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 etc. are prime numbers.
    yeah, I was pretty sure I was wrong when I answered that one... the real answer (as explained above by Zefie) makes my brain hurt far too much to try to understand it lol
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    1. is 359? Im assuming its the order of Ilvls

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    Factoriel (or whatever the english-speaking people call it) isn't complicated. You take a natural number (those are round numbers greater than 0) and multiply it by every other natural number lower than it. For example, 4! = 4*3*2*1. Or, 9! = 9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1.

    The problem was:
    A = 2 - first member, assign number 1. 1! = 1 Add 1 => 2
    B = 3 - second member, assign number 2. 2! = 2*1 = 2 Add 1 => 3
    C = 7 - third member, assign number 3. 3! = 3*2*1* = 6 Add 1 => 7
    D = 25 - fourth member, assign number 4. 4! = 4*3*2*1 = 24 Add 1 => 25
    E = 121 - fifth member, assign number 5. 5! = 5*4*3*2*1 = 120 Add 1 => 121
    F = ??? - sixth member, assign number 6. 6! = 6*5*4*3*2*1 = 720 Add 1 => 721

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