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kamenf
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Fill the Bins

Postby kamenf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:56 pm UTC

1235, 7124, 3567, 1289, 3057, 1426, 3895, 7046, 8123, 9570, 4162, 8390, 4657, ?, ?, ?

Hint:
Spoiler:
Mostly logic rather then math should be enough.

kamenf
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Re: Fill the Bins

Postby kamenf » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:18 am UTC

I am very surprised this one is still unsolved. Especially if it can be solved by a child.
Spoiler:
Title words can help a lot.

thefargo
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Re: Fill the Bins

Postby thefargo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:59 pm UTC

Spoiler:
Presumably involves the digits 00468899 divided into two 4-digit numbers. Not sure yet what order to place them

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Re: Fill the Bins

Postby measure » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:15 pm UTC

My solution:
Spoiler:
1235, 7124, 3567, 1289, 3057, 1426, 3895, 7046, 8123, 9570, 4162, 8390, 4657, 8910, 4682, 9046

Explanation:
Spoiler:
Counting up in binary: 1,2,3,5,7 are zero; 4,6,8,9,0 are one (or reversed and counting down). The distinction is between digits whose character representation does/does not have enclosed white space. The digits are used in order in a loop, so when a zero is needed, 1 is used first, then 2,3,5,7,1...

kamenf
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Re: Fill the Bins

Postby kamenf » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:12 am UTC

measure wrote:My solution:
Spoiler:
1235, 7124, 3567, 1289, 3057, 1426, 3895, 7046, 8123, 9570, 4162, 8390, 4657, 8910, 4682, 9046

Explanation:
Spoiler:
Counting up in binary: 1,2,3,5,7 are zero; 4,6,8,9,0 are one (or reversed and counting down). The distinction is between digits whose character representation does/does not have enclosed white space. The digits are used in order in a loop, so when a zero is needed, 1 is used first, then 2,3,5,7,1...

Perfect explanation, measure!


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