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Puzzle ID:#31852
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:** (1.87)
Submitted By:tsimkinAus*****!




(Estimate/Never)^(+Thinking) - 2


Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

"Never" is under "estimate", and this is raised "to the power of positive thinking." The "to" is removed by subtracting it at the end.


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Jul 18, 2006

That was well thought out, but the word "Never" should be placed under the word "Estimate"
Jul 18, 2006

Jul 18, 2006

I liked this teaser but I don't understand why the word "to" needs to be in there.
Jul 19, 2006

That was fun! Really liked it! Nice job!
Jul 22, 2006

inspired me enough to add it to my favs
Jul 23, 2006

Yeah i think the -2 is unnecessary.
Jul 23, 2006

Yeah i think the -2 is unnecessary.
Jul 28, 2006

it is correct as written
and very well done
Jul 28, 2006

Please explain the need for the "-2"
Aug 03, 2006

the symbol ^ is
to the power of
-2 tells you to remove the word
"to" (as previously explained)
Aug 03, 2006

Thank you schatzy.
Aug 27, 2006

very good. my brain cells loved it
Sep 13, 2006

Mar 17, 2008

Very good puzzle, great hint as well for those waking up on a Monday morning and not properly in gear yet ;)
Mar 17, 2008

Good job
Mar 17, 2008

Not sure about this one. I didn't get it and when I read the answer, it seemed that the explanation is more complicated than the rebus. Just my opinion, and thanks for posting. It sure got me thinking.
Mar 17, 2008

Great teaser.Well written and easily solved if you pay attention to what you are reading.
Mar 17, 2008

Can't believe I actually got this one.
Mar 17, 2008

This is a good one! I got it, but I didn't, because I couldn't figure out what the minus or negative two could mean. I understand now why it's there, but I think it would be fine without it. I think more people were thrown off by the negaative or minus two than anything else. But it's a good teaser!!!

Mar 17, 2008

I guessed it right away, but I didn't think I was correct because on my computer the word "never " was after "estimate." Or am I missing something--is the slash supposed to mean "under"?

Good teaser otherwise, and a positive way to start the day!
Mar 17, 2008

woohoo got it. Happy St. Patty's Day
Mar 17, 2008

A fine teaser perfectly done! I gave up too soon to get it, but I enjoyed the answer and the smarter comments.
Mar 17, 2008

OOPS! I meant to say "...the smarter of the comments!"
Mar 17, 2008

That was good. The -2 wasn't necessary.
Mar 17, 2008

Didn't get it at all-- MY brain was in monday morning haze mode..
Mar 17, 2008

If the -2 had not been given, then that old saying would read "Never underestimate to the power...etc. The -2 IS necessary.
Mar 17, 2008

This was perfect as is! Very well written and very creative. Took some time to figure it out...
Mar 17, 2008

very good quiz...quite creative!
Mar 17, 2008

this was great! tough "the power of" took me a bit of time.
Mar 17, 2008

Yeah! This is the first rebus I've gotten!
Mar 17, 2008

great- completely stumped me!
Mar 17, 2008

Nice one, I wasn't thinking straight, so I didn't recongise that estimate/never was in fraction form.
Mar 17, 2008

Never been a rebus fan. Either you get them right away and they seem really easy (like this one), or you're stumped and they seem really hard.
Mar 17, 2008

Ahh, haha, I see ... the -2 threw me, but I get it now.
Mar 17, 2008

Wow! This has got to be one of the easiest rebuses I've ever seen. Which, of course, just goes to prove my nerdiness...

Awesome Job! Totally amazing!
Mar 17, 2008

I got the positive thinking part, but didn't get the estimate...maybe put the "never" below "estimate". Nice teaser!
Mar 17, 2008

Didn't get it.
Why is the -2 there?

Not my kind of thing I guess.

Thanks Anyway.
Mar 17, 2008

Hmm..Kudos to those who 'got' it. And thanks to to the person who posted it. I was inspired but clueless.
Mar 17, 2008

I love these kind of puzzles. I have to agree with other brainlgers, the word Never should be under the word Estimate. I thought it was Never over estimate. I also think the answer was good, clear, and precise. I like that.
Mar 18, 2008

Very well written and though I did not get it , I loved it THX.
Mar 18, 2008

Good teaser. I got it.
Nov 05, 2008

I really loved the - 2 at the end. So many Rebuses are close but you have to guess. This one is perfect. Great
(user deleted)
Mar 30, 2010

For those who don't understand:
"estimate/never" means estimate divided by never which means that the never is under the estimate.

So far that means we have "never underestimate". Then that's "to the power of positive thinking"

So we have "never underestimate to the power of positive thinking"

You then take the 2 ('to') away to get

"never underestimate the power of positive thinking"

I think it's brilliant
Mar 17, 2011

Absolutely Brilliant! Best Rebus I ever saw!
Mar 17, 2011

Nice one! I love when math and logic collide.
Mar 17, 2011

Good one! I love these!
Mar 17, 2011

sweet puzzle! I like it!
Mar 17, 2011

I had to look at the answer, but this is really good now that I see it! Great job, great rebus.
Mar 17, 2011

Mar 18, 2011

I consider the '- 2' to be unnecessary for the following reasons: I've never read a division statement as 'denominator under numerator' and I rarely ever read the positive sign outloud. If you are going to stretch the mathmatical terminology to get those two parts, why is it necessary then to be strict on the terminology for 'to the power of' but still not account for the fact that some people, like me, can also read it as 'raised to the power of'?
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Mar 19, 2011

the "-2" is not necessary, if it is then there should have been a "-raised" as well..
Mar 18, 2014

I do not know about anyone else, BUT The word never was NOT under the word estimate on my computer, so the rebus made no sense to me. Sorry, but that is not the way it was
Mar 18, 2014

Babe, in this rebus, the word "never" IS under the word "estimate;" to wit: "estimate/never," where the virgule is used to indicate the operation of division, commonly represented as x over y, or, conversely, y under x.
Mar 18, 2014

Very easy and straightforward.
Mar 18, 2014

Well written and easy for me.
Mar 18, 2014

Had a bit of trouble with it for a few minutes as I was looking at ^2 as "squared" instead of "to the power of two". Once I switched tracks with my thinking, it was easy.
Mar 18, 2014

Not bad, but I don't think the "-2" was necessary. Even some hymns and pop music songs don't rhyme perfectly.
Mar 18, 2014

Not a chance. But good to read the answer I seem to have problems with the answer being too close to the hint, so I can't click on the hint without the answer being in view. Ah well.

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