Odd One Out Puzzle

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Richard Stokes
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Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Richard Stokes » September 21st, 2016, 2:49 pm

Alex Bellos writes very interesting books on numbers and puzzles.

He gave a talk at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, as part of the Gravity Fields Festival.

The Manor was the birthplace and home of Isaac Newton, and happens to be only 20 mts drive from where I live.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... x-year-old

Five simple images. Which is the odd one out?

Puzzle your way through each image. Don't cheat.

At first, you might find yourself debating whether there is a clear cut answer. Eventually you'll go 'Aha!' and get the solution.

Ian Kendall
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Ian Kendall » September 21st, 2016, 3:07 pm

Do you want answers here, cos I think I have one...

Didn't we have a spoiler function on here before?

Richard Stokes
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Richard Stokes » September 21st, 2016, 3:35 pm

If you like, send me a private message with the solution.

If you loved or hated the puzzle, or know of similar ones, you could make an open comment.

Richard Stokes
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Richard Stokes » September 21st, 2016, 6:19 pm

Ian got it right.

I really liked this puzzle.

Here's one to torture you:

What the hell does this sequence of numbers mean?

11111111111111111111113111

It looks impossible, but it can be solved and you will remember the exact sequence for the rest of your life...because you already know it.

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Q. Kumber
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Q. Kumber » September 21st, 2016, 6:48 pm

Happy to say, I got the answer right as well.
Now on to the 1111 puzzle!

Jack Shalom
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Jack Shalom » September 21st, 2016, 7:36 pm

Think I got the number puzzle.

Richard Stokes
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Re: Odd One Out Puzzle

Postby Richard Stokes » September 21st, 2016, 7:47 pm

Yes, Jack worked the number sequence out. And Ian is very close.
This is a tough one.


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