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More ways to get Braingle...

16 + 53 + 3 + 27 + 7 = 14



 

Puzzle ID:#34034
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)
Category:Other
Submitted By:spookboy0Aus**

 

 

 



When does the following equation become true:

16 + 53 + 3 + 27 + 7 = 14




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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Nov 20, 2006

Very clever, indeed! You got me, & all the time my periodic table was sitting right in front of me!
ZelvinrocksAus*
Nov 20, 2006

I didn't know that it was invovled with the table of elements. I thought it was the sum of all the numbers times two equals 14.
16+53+3+27+7=106
1+0+6=7
7+7=14
Stormcrafter*au*
Nov 20, 2006

In the reviewing bay I thought this very clever, and now it's out I shall favou-*gunshot*

Ragah! I pheo atth idn'dt od irabn admeag... He? Maragnas? Hawt?
Pizzazz2uAus*
Nov 20, 2006

I would never have thought of your answer, with my mind. Awesome teaser.
CountdownCrispyAen*
Nov 20, 2006

Great puzzle!
spookboy0Aus*
Nov 20, 2006

But if that were the case, then 1 + 0 + 6 = 77, and thus, it doesn't work.
mathmamaAza**
Nov 22, 2006

excellent
I_Write_Books*
Nov 22, 2006

Great teaser! Of course, I fell into the trap...but great teaser all the same!
vlermaAus*
Nov 25, 2006

Too hard for me but I did follow the answer quiite well. Would have never kown the answer tho. For me it would have been unsolvable, but it is a great brain teaser.
senther7Aus*
Dec 03, 2006

ooooo i see it now....to bad i dont take cemestry yet.
hoyty**
Dec 30, 2006

I didn't solve it but this was great! Gotta think outside of the box on this one.

I'm passing it on to those in my family that are chemistry majors. (but I'm not telling them this has to do with chemistry)
coachpisco*
Dec 30, 2006

That's WAY too difficult for me.
gaylewolfAus*
Dec 30, 2006

I guess I don't think along those lines! What I like most about these teasers is that they appeal to a wide variety of people's interests! Thanks! Can't wait for a new one each day!
feste*
Dec 30, 2006

I hadn't the faintest idea, and after reading the answer I non the wiser.
(user deleted)
Dec 30, 2006

106 is 14 when we count it on the base of 102. In this base, 102 is 10 and 106 is 14.
Moshe Pereg, Israel
bradon182001*us*
Dec 30, 2006

Have to agree with Coachpisco and Feste. What do you think Imurray?
Infinitoid*
Dec 30, 2006

i tihnk its the whole "other" catagory if you can actually give it a catagory, we could guess a little better. when its "other" you dont really know what to expect.
all in all, its clever, but its just a little unanticipating kinda answer
(user deleted)
Dec 30, 2006

As my only brush with chemistry class was painful (two degrees in English), I solved this another way, using the calendar. If you assume that the numbers are years, and that some of them are A.D and some B.C. it solves this way: If 53 and 7 are AD and 16,3,and 27 are BC, and subtract the BC from the AD, the answer is 14AD. Made sense to me....
heyman*
Dec 30, 2006

I did the following:

(53-27-16-3) = 7

7 + 7 = 14

So there is more than one answer.
lmurray*cn*
Dec 30, 2006

THIS WAS NOT TOO DIFFICULT, BUT WITHOUT A KNOWLEDGE AND FAMILIARITY WITH CHEMISTRY, YOU WOULD NOT EVEN FAINTLY HAVE REASON TO GUESS IT INVOLVED USE OF THE PERIODIC TABLE.

ALL IN ALL, I WOULD RATE THIS CHALLENGING, BUT CERTAINLY NOT WORTHY OF TEASER OF THE DAY.
spookboy0Aus*
Dec 30, 2006

Heyman (the user), that equation wouldn't work because you would have to change the initial teaser, which is out of the question. The teaser says to add, so why would you subtract?
mmmcla01A*
Dec 30, 2006

Shouldn't this be in either the 'trick' or 'science' category??
breathesunshineAus**
Dec 30, 2006

I was way off with this one. Was trying to figure it out with the obvious, math.
HyunYung**
Dec 30, 2006

i agree with spookyboy0
u could have other answers
but for them to make sence
the original would have to be twisted up
and that ruins it
if he ment minus, why wouldn't he have written it like that?
rajakiit**
Dec 30, 2006

I thought it had to do with time...

16 minutes + 53 minutes + 3 minutes + 27 minutes + 7 minutes = 14 minutes before the hour.
katjojoAus*
Dec 30, 2006

I agree with several others, this should have at least been labled a Science Teaser.
Badger*us*
Dec 30, 2006

Loved the teaser, enjoyed the creativity of the alternative answers! Thanks for submitting.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Dec 30, 2006

way too tough for me.
iteachkidsAus*
Dec 30, 2006

Ouch! My brain hurts!!!
scallioAus*
Dec 31, 2006

Too much for me!
tpkarth*
Dec 31, 2006

Needed a hint abt the chemistry
QrystalAca*
Jan 02, 2007

A hint would've been very welcome. I was stumped. But I loved the answer, and wished it had occurred to me to use chemistry!

I started by playing around with hours and minutes, though I didn't come up the answer rajakiit got (or any answer at all, for that matter). Oh well!
choptlivvaAus*
Jan 02, 2007

Awesome teaser Spookboy!! Very creative thinking!!
i_luv_2_readAus*
Jan 05, 2007

that is so cool! i love chemistry!!! and science in general!!!
Cat-Lady*us*
Jan 09, 2007

I blew it, just like I did the Chem Lab in high school What a great teaser! Even with a hint of "Chemistry", I would not have gotten it
adiddie48*pr*
Jan 17, 2007

the only reason i got that was because i am studying for my chemistry mid term now otherwise you would have got me nice
bchandark
Jan 30, 2007

I got this one because I did a chemistry teaser right before.
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 07, 2007

Immuray, why do you always put rude comments on other's teasers, when you don't even have any of your own? They took the time to come up with a great teaser (like this one ) and all you can do is insult it.

This was really cute, I loved it
Made me go "GENIOUS!" as soon as I read the answer
chickenzRcool*br*
Mar 14, 2007

"In the reviewing bay I thought this very clever, and now it's out I shall favou-*gunshot*

Ragah! I pheo atth idn'dt od irabn admeag... He? Maragnas? Hawt? "

- ROFLOL I don't understand ;D
Great teaser!!!!!!!!Stumped me Congrats ;D!!!!!!
MrDoug
Mar 18, 2007

Or when you are working within the cyclic group of order 92.
Jimbo*au*
Mar 25, 2007

Nice comment Doug!
smartaZzAnz
Mar 27, 2007

h0lly!! thAt was hArd!! l0lz braiiny
spinnercatAus**
Jul 23, 2007

impossible to get, but very cool once you see the answer!
Fire_Shell96*us*
Jan 18, 2008

Very clever. I knew it had to do something with elements because when I searched up "lithium" on the teaser search bar, it popped up. Still, I would have never thought of that...
mosca*us*
Dec 14, 2008

Spook, this was absolutely brilliant! Love your teasers!
javaguru*us*
Jan 08, 2009

I got the same solution as MrDoug...you get this answer using modulo 92 arithmetic.

It's pretty obscure since even though I thought to look at the periodic table, the answer didn't occur to me since there's no pattern related to the properties of the elements, just the symbols becoming a name.



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