(user deleted)
Jul 20, 2005
 Its very complicated, men! 
teaserboy
Jul 20, 2005
 That was a good one.
It makes you think. 
akg1828
Jul 22, 2005
 sorry, it said half of 3rd number, i thought it said 1st 
spongedum4
Jul 24, 2005
 loved it  a little tricky too 
pharmgirl27
Jul 25, 2005
 This was a good one! 
dolphingurl12
Jul 25, 2005
 my brain hurts 
Unknown_Zero
Jul 28, 2005
 I liked it. It was good. 
(user deleted)
Jul 28, 2005
 Very Good !! I have to add this as one of my favorites ! 
Question_Mark
Jul 28, 2005
 Akg, somehow you saying it was 'gay' made me laugh . I don't know why. 
moocownessmoo
Aug 07, 2005
 Simple and fun = ). I don't know how that other person got 7.5 though...Whatever, I thought it was nice. = ). 
dancinfeetx91x
Aug 10, 2005
 hurrah skid mark!!
I got it right!!!! 
(user deleted)
Aug 10, 2005
 wow that was a good one!!!! it really made me think a lot!!!! 
HatGuy07
Aug 22, 2005
 Who names a kid Question Mark? 
zonahobo
Aug 22, 2005
 Lot's of fun .. a little brain exercise .. and your story entertains .. a great combination for a Bringle puzzle! ?= 
cool_bisdak
Aug 22, 2005
 it makes your brain works.....but i solve it with differnt version
7 + (4 x
7 + 32 = 39
first# third# munis 1 81 = 7
second# half of 8 is 4
third# is 8
ans: 7 4 8 
cool_bisdak
Aug 22, 2005
 oppsss....i typo error should be minus instead of munis......
7 + (4x
7 + 32 = 39
ans: 748
first# = third# minus 1 (81) = 7
second# = half of 8 is 4
third# is 8
sounds logical 
CycoMage
Aug 22, 2005
 Ok, 15 doesn't have an even 1/2, and what is wrong w/ 20 10 & 9, not neccesarily in that order? If 7.5 was a # I'd a been mo5re entertained... 
CycoMage
Aug 22, 2005
 Wait! maybe I read it backwards! 
thimblenoggin
Aug 22, 2005
 Sorry, I thought it was pretty easy. Clever, though. 
robinmckenzie
Aug 22, 2005
 Guys, "skid mark" has a pretty gross meaning in the UK. Suffice to say, it's not a mark made on a road, but inside your underwear... 
Question_Mark
Aug 22, 2005
 I didn't mean to make it that way. Although I do live in the UK so I know. 
jabdr
Aug 22, 2005
 Aside from all these tire (re)marks, I thought it was a fun teaser. I just used odd# + even# + even#, per the instructions, until they added up to 39. Simple! 
Araldite
Aug 22, 2005
 Very easy if you know algebra. 
mekaboo27
Aug 22, 2005
 This one was a good one. I had some trouble with it but got it. Good Job! 
jimmyb
Aug 22, 2005
 Exclamation Mark must be involved because, when I opened the safe the wallet wasn't there.
What are those three stooges going to do, anyways?(asked question mark) 
smartness28
Aug 22, 2005
 My 7th grade algebra teacher would be very disappointed in me...good teaser! 
agdjenn
Aug 22, 2005
 That was easy. (z1) + 1/2 z + z = 39. 
mogur
Aug 22, 2005
 Robin, everyone knows what skid mark means, not just in the UK. And some of us find it rather amusing. Thank you, Question, that was certainly a flashback to Algebra class. And I thought I wouldn't need algebra in real life. This is real life, isn't it? 
turtlesrock44
Aug 22, 2005
 good one 
kayl_bayl
Aug 22, 2005
 that was fun! i like ones that have to do with math 
yipiyuk
Aug 22, 2005
 I used the same formula as agdjenn  and got the answer. A great refresher for those of us who have been out of school for a (long) while... and a reminder that things you learn there DO come in handy! Great teaser!!! 
riddlelover
Aug 22, 2005
 Here is a good example of when algebra is useful...great job, and cool names and good idea for a continuation of your previous riddle! 
BraingleMaster2
Aug 22, 2005
 Having just finished with algebra this year, this was extremely easy. 
starzzz14
Aug 22, 2005
 i got this one! this was easy! keep em' coming 
teri12265
Aug 22, 2005
 The numbers 0 through 9 are single digit numbers ... they belong in the 'ones column', therefore, "08" is not a valid 2digit number.
That being the case, 10 is the lowest 2digit number, and following your equation, 49 would be the correct sum of three 2digit numbers, which are 191020.
I do like the creativity of your characters' names. 
Swordoffury1392
Aug 22, 2005
 This was a very simple yet fun teaser. My one comment is that 08, though it may be written with two digits, is still a one digit number. I thought the teaser was good anyway 
tsloniger_8
Aug 22, 2005
 I think it was really stupid. 
hit_the_sand
Aug 22, 2005
 That was a great teaser, and algebra really came in handy. The thing is, I always like to do it my way, not the way the formula say! Keep em comin! Good job! 
Ozymandias
Aug 22, 2005
 Tricky, but nice!! 
tazng00se
Aug 22, 2005
 came up with an an answer right away but I knew that 7.5 was not a "real" number to use on a combination lock. I tweaked the numbers just a little and came up with the solution. 
Ozymandias
Aug 22, 2005
 Tricky, but nice!! 
mbunap
Aug 22, 2005
 Always enjoy the opportunity to set up a simple algebraic equation:
(x1) + 1/2x + x = 39. Familiar but fun. Thought it might have been better placed in the math category rather than logic. 
evil_swim_bunny
Aug 22, 2005
 I didn't use that equation. I used 39=2x+2x+x1 
BWMyers51
Aug 22, 2005
 I love the feel of Algebra coursing hot rivulets of mathematical noncompliance through my brain. This is a ninth grade word problem...
Fun, but not overly difficult. 
jtmac
Aug 22, 2005
 Great teaser Q Mark! I really enjoyed it (mainly because I got the right answer).
BTW I second Mogur's comment. 
POPS
Aug 22, 2005
 Good one,enjoyed it. 
akm365
Aug 22, 2005
 i actually liked this one this one really make sense, unlike some that i have seen 
Jess432
Aug 22, 2005
 This is good, it makes sense, it works the brain... it is really great! 
sudokulvr
Aug 22, 2005
 i liked, but i kept on thinking that i was getting it wrong, because i did 8 as one digit, not two. oops!
but it was a good one! 
spoiled_rotten
Aug 22, 2005
 1 word. STUPID! 
cyclergal
Aug 22, 2005
 works better(all solutions are two digit) if sum of three is 49. 
MTK_90
Aug 22, 2005
 WAHOO! I HELPED QUESTION MARK GET HIS WALLET BACK JUST BY READING THE ANSWER! IT WAS JUST THAT EASY! 
PBlover
Aug 22, 2005
 YaY!! i got it!! i had a problem sort of like this one on my algebra homework last night! 
ceeyaaa
Aug 23, 2005
 Thought it was easy..but good teaser...wtg...keep them coming..I like easy, sometimes my brain isn't too sharp 
timon_dmlybots
Aug 23, 2005

Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrhhhhh!!!!!!! 
summerhottie627
Aug 24, 2005
 I THOUGHT IT WAS BORING AND STUPID. I ALSO THRID MOGUR'S COMMENT!!! 
iteachkids
Aug 30, 2005
 I SO think you were cheating to consider the number 8 to be a TWOdigit number!!! 
puppygirl1213
Sep 26, 2005
 I did not get that one. I couldn't understand how to set up the equation. 
soccer_chick70
Oct 28, 2005
 I learned solving systems a few years back, 7th grade.. didnt think I'd use this in the real world too much... but I found a use for it!! 
SPUTNIK2
Jan 20, 2006
 that was great, Love these kind! thanks Queston Mark 
Methlos
Mar 12, 2006
 these 2 puzzzles kept me ansd my friends busy for 10 mins. thanks 
mmmcla01
Jun 28, 2006
 That was fun! It was very easy...for me. But, why wasn't it in the math section? 
luckyduck
Mar 07, 2007
 Nice! I liked it! I did why skidmark why #1 as well! They were both very fun! Challengeing but not too much so! 
scallio
Oct 11, 2007
 Great teaser!
Not too difficult, not too easy and lots of fun.

emu77alu02
Aug 22, 2008
 8 is NOT a twodigit number!!!!
Aside from that, it was a good teaser.
One question though...what did he need to find his wallet in time for? 
doehead
Aug 22, 2008
 I came up with the right answer but questioned myself because I also said 8 was a ond digit number,but I couldn't come up with another solution. 
doehead
Aug 22, 2008
 one not ond 
zxyggrhyn
Aug 22, 2008
 My! That was very easy! Basic Algebra.
And yeah, '08' still qualifies as a twodigit number as far as safes are concerned. 
zxyggrhyn
Aug 22, 2008
 '08' would be imposible if the safe has no zero. Common sense! What's with the hooplah? 
UptheHill
Aug 22, 2008
 
(user deleted)
Aug 22, 2008
 This was simple and it angered me that you call 8 a two digit number. 
NDYApeacock
Aug 22, 2008
 It was pretty good. I solved it by estimating how much a 1/5 is of 39. I just don't think 8 is really a 2digit nimber. 
NDYApeacock
Aug 22, 2008
 Sorry, I meant "number" 
pMad
Aug 22, 2008
 But on a safe, the numbers are fixed.
Slot1 Slot2 Slot3 Slot4 Slot5 Slot6
So there are six tumblers and each tumbler must have a digit even if that number is zero.
So, on a safe that already has the tumblers in place, 8 IS a two digit number entered on the tumblers as 08 
FatHead
Aug 22, 2008
 Too easy with algebra, but still nice! 
bradon182001
Aug 22, 2008
 I'm not fond of this type of teaser. Guess you can say I'm not logical.
Thanks for posting, however. 
auntiesis
Aug 22, 2008
 I love logic as much as I love algebra, but I too thought 8 was not a 2 digit number. But I stuck with my answer and I was right. 
carolyns
Aug 22, 2008
 That was fun! I got it in two minutes. I figured that since the middle number was half of the amount of the third & first numbers, it represented 1 part and the first & third numbers each represented 2 parts equalling 5 parts. Divide that into 39 (basically 40) and that leaves the middle number at 8 and the other two were easy to figure out from there. This sounded a lot more complicated than it was. 
gaylewolf
Aug 22, 2011
 I loved this one! and I was happy that I figured it out. I was determined that I was going to find the correct answer and not quit until I did! Because math equations are not my thing. HUGS to KiPA and AS! 
gaylewolf
Aug 22, 2011
 Doehead, who cares if this is AROB  it's been 3 years! It's a first for me! 
doehead
Aug 22, 2011
 Gee Gayle I haven't even said it was AROB. But whatever you want to call it. It is still AROB. But I still Think your great. 
rockstar1009
Aug 22, 2011
 I solved it along Carolyn's methods  logically; no algebra involved. The third number had to be even (in order to be halved), and had to fall between 1418 (1/3 to 1/2 of 39  anything else would be too small or too great to work based on the given clues).
14 didn't work, but 16 was magic. Fun teaser. 
Chobuck
Aug 22, 2011
 I'm with Carolyn and Rockstar. I was relatively easy, but fun! 
Chobuck
Aug 22, 2011
 I'm with Carolyn and Rockstar. I was relatively easy, but fun! 
auntiesis
Aug 23, 2011
 Yes , easy but fun. I still got hung up on 8 being a 2 digit #. 
Lazzo
Jul 29, 2013
 This was even better then part 1! i used algebra too, that did make it very easy. 
Babe
Aug 22, 2014
 Well, what I got was 19 7 13 It still adds up to 39. Shouldn't the author tell us how she got the answer? I did math also and got my answer. HMMM!

gaylewolf
Aug 22, 2014
 Babe, 7 isn't half of 13, and 19 isn't 1 less than 13. even though your numbers add up to 39, they're not the correct answers. Hopefully tomorrow's quiz won't be about math or logic! 
HABS2933
Aug 22, 2014
 I also followed rockstar1009's method to arrive at the answer. The question was fairly easy, but somehow seemed more like a math test than a teaser. 
doodles
Aug 22, 2014
 This was a yawn for me. Very basic!!! 
Zykezex
Aug 23, 2014
 It was kind of easy in that it didn't take a lot of math knowledge or overly complicated. For me it was trial and error of the even #'s from 10 up in my head until I hit the right number for the sequence. I liked it a lot! 
Marple
Aug 29, 2014
 Oh dear. It's just as well you don't know what 'Skid Mark' means in England! 
Follow Braingle!