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The Combination Lock

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#47463
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:*** (2.94)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:RomanG417Aus****!!
Corrected By:Dave

 

 

 



After Andrew had been sick for a week, he asked his best friend Jesse to get his books out of his locker. Instead of telling Jesse the three number combination Andrew said he kept a small piece of paper with the combination under his locker door.

After school Jesse went to Andrew's locker and pulled the paper. On the paper was written:
24 24 22 9 9 9 9 22 24 22 9 9.

Thinking this would be easy but a little tedious, Jesse entered in every arrangement of 24, 22, and 9 there was without the lock opening. Realizing there was something behind these numbers that he wasn't noticing, Jesse sat down for a few minutes to think it out. After ten minutes of intense thinking, Jesse went to the locker, entered the combination into the lock and it opened.

What was the combination?





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Comments

jordy56*us*
Jul 11, 2010

cool first comment.
it took me a while but i figured it out .
nice teaser RomanG417
racoonieboytus*
Jul 12, 2010

Nice.
BeanSCus*
Jul 14, 2010

Good one.
asamasam*
Jul 17, 2010

Wow. Got me there.
WendiflyAus*
Jul 26, 2010

I was stumped! Great puzzle. I loved trying to solve it. Even after the hint, I had no clue how to solve it. I tried all sorts of adding and dividing numbers.. Keep up good work, RomanG417!
(user deleted)
Jul 31, 2010

Really, really tough. Good one
WowItsJustRob
Aug 04, 2010

Hm. I don't know... I had the right method, but this one still stumped me in the end.

I translated the numbers to the Roman Numerals, and then to the a possible combination, and ended up with 221. So I thought it would'v been 2, 2, 1. Wasn't too sure since I didn't see any helpful spacing in the numbers.

Either way, pretty fun puzzle.
EmilyAnne*us*
Aug 11, 2010

awesome! i got it pretty quickly but i really enjoyed it
VitalStatisticA*
Aug 11, 2010

Wow. Great teaser. I missed that one.

I figured the numbers represented letters, but then I started with the double X and noticed there were four 9's in a row, and gave up, thinking it wouldn't be able to spell a word.

It might have helped to have a little more detail about the lock, like that it has three digits in the combination, or something along those lines.
bradon182001*us*
Aug 11, 2010

Well done, thanks for posting.
kwelchansAus*
Aug 11, 2010

If I were doing my friend a favor by getting his books for him, he better bloody well tell me the locker combination rather than make me go through trying to solve it from his silly clues. Good teaser though.
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 11, 2010

Ouch...this one hurt my brain. Well written...even though I didn't get it!
auntiesisAus*
Aug 11, 2010

Tough, tough, tough. The old brain just didn't get into gear, even with the hint. Very clever, but also tricky.
tonjawithaj*us*
Aug 11, 2010

Clever! I like it!
trewqus*
Aug 11, 2010

unique! i didn't connect the dots but it was really cool
squeakQT*
Aug 11, 2010

that was a great one, it was really fun but i had absolutley no idea what the answer was though i think that maybe u should have said what type of lock it was, u know like if it was a three number combo or four or as many as u want combo. also, what kind of friend is Andrew anyhow?! Jesse was doing him a favor and andrew gives him some headache making riddle to solve! definatley not any friend i would wanna have
builderus*
Aug 11, 2010

Good job,
I didn't get it without the hint, then it was easy
precious1026Aus**
Aug 28, 2010

I enjoyed this Teaser, but the Roman Numerals was a bit much. It would have been easier to just add the numbers.

hard harder hardest.
scallioAus*
Sep 20, 2010

Thank goodness I'm not Andrew's friend. For putting me through all that needlessly, I'd have beaten him over the head with his books once I met up with him!
Camillee*
Oct 03, 2010

kinna tough but pretty good job!!
summer868**
Jan 05, 2011

If it were up to me Andrew would have gone another week without his books
Jeppydog*
Mar 21, 2011

I figured it out but still got the wrong answer... Great puzzle.
Darkmagician92
Apr 09, 2011

nice one, i figured it was roman numerals but dint get which combination of the numerals r to be taken
BookwormAnG*
Jun 07, 2011

wow... complicated
Rileyd*us
Feb 24, 2013

VERY COMPLEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Candi7tus*
Mar 21, 2013

i would kill andrew
ismartguytus*
Mar 12, 2014

the hint gave it all away.
ismartguytus*
Mar 12, 2014

i actually got the answer!!
Katherine24*us*
Apr 20, 2014

I luv this teaser! it took me a while to figure it out.



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