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Given the following number groups:

{5,1}{5,3}{7,3}

And that:

A= {3, 4, 5}

B= 2

C= ('AMEND' -1000+"N")

What commonly used expression would 'A B C' make?

{5,1}{5,3}{7,3}

And that:

A= {3, 4, 5}

B= 2

C= ('AMEND' -1000+"N")

What commonly used expression would 'A B C' make?

### Answer

With above given conditions, 'A B C' would make the expression:'Means to an End.' How so?

Given the number groups {5,1}{5,3}{7,3}

*The "MEANS" of these groups are (3) (4) and (5) respectively, which is provided in group A.

Therefore, A = MEANS.

*B=2, or 'TO'

* 'AN END' can be deduced from ('AMEND' -1000 + N) because

'M' is the equivalent of 1000 in Roman Numerals. Thus, subtracting 1000, or the 'M' would leave 'A_END'

Adding 'N' to that would give you 'ANEND' or 'AN END'

Therefore, C= AN END

Collectively, 'A B C' made into a commonly used expression would be 'MEANS TO AN END'

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AMEN I SAY. Good work.

Thanx Griphook. I'm trying.

It's boring today but only because it's the weekend and I don't want to do math but on monday it will be fun. But really it's a great teaser and really hard at that. SO keep up the good work.

That was just about the realest comment I've heard since I started on Braingle. Thanx

May 27, 2003

VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY....................................................................................................................................hARD

um........my brain don't work that why

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