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Wei-Hwa Puzzle Challenge

Paul James [PersonRank 1]

Monday, May 22, 2006
13 years ago6,189 views

Has everyone see the Wei-Hwa's Challenge that is suppose to be starting on the google home pages in the place of the Da Vinci Code Challenge?

Screen-shot at:


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Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yea......i look forward to them.. :)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Me too.

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Charles Jurewicz [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It hard to believe so maney people were involved in the Da Vinic puzzle. The puzzles were great, all I want to do was be one of the ten thousand and get a cryto lock.
Any way the answer I found to the 8,8,3,3 equal 24 is:

square the result of 8x8x3x3=576

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can't do that though, you can only use +-*/ and ().

Benny Boy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I got it!

It's -8/(8/3-3)

haha!!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

or
8/(3-(8/3))

my name is you suck [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

thank you

i dont suck [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Yes! Thank you so much!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If you havn't got a google account or the Gadget still; I've just put it on my site as the "experimental features" thingy. woo-hoo.co.nr

CrAzY [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Is mine screwed up or did it not go to a new puzzle for other people other?

littlefoot [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

8 / (3 – (8 / 3)) = 24
Ya mine screwed up too....

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They havn't made any more puzzles yet. I want more to come out soon though, I thought they would come out one day after the previous, like the da vinci ones

cassie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

i put in my anwser and it said i was correct, then i got the option to put it in again, no new puzzle, no "way to go" nothing. i dont like these new puzzles, we need to find somewhere else to go to have fun, because we are being severly let down by this Wei-Hwa person!

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> While we're still getting some fancier stuff ready behind the scenes,
> I thought this would be a good place to put some neo-classic puzzles

it says that they are working on more, it's just that they arn't ready yet. I hope they come soon though

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i sure hope so that the puzzles will be much harder than Davinci's puzzles

koko [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

can some one please go through step by step how that eqauls 24

Upset at Puzzle [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The only reason that equals 24 is because of the rounding of the calculator. I think this puzzle sucks, those numbers end up equaling 24 on a technicality. 8/0.3333333333 repeating does not equal 24. You would have to carry it out to infinity to get infinitely close but not quite 24. At least the Da Vinci questions had real answers.

Kev [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

For a full write up on how to solve the puzzle. This website gives you the solution to it.

googlepuzzles.blogspot.com/

They are going to change the puzzle system. Seems like there is going to be a web site dedicated to it based on that web sites links.

weihwa.feedback.googlepages.co ...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Upset at Puzzle, instead of using decimal numbers do the operations using fractions, then the result is _exactly_ 24:

8 / (3 – (8/3)) = 8 / ((9-8)/3) = 8 / (1/3) = (8*3)/1 = 24

Charlie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Cheers for the answer :D

WAiting for another one though!

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just for further clarification:


cjmillisock.com/images/3388sol ...

Upset at Puzzle [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Thanks, I actually saw it that way after I posted and felt much less upset at the puzzle. Too much time with the calculator...thanks for the clear look though.

Craig [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I surely hope that this isn't the caliber that we can expect of the new puzzles.

Wei-Hwa was for all intents and purposes the author of the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google – those puzzles were all his. The problem is that he had months and months to prepare those puzzles and so the results were very good.

In contrast, it looks like Google chose to throw this together at the last minute, and it really shows. A number puzzle can be nice, but this isn't up to snuff. I can only hope that whatever's behind the curtains is better than this.

I'll be a monkey's uncle [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

A rope over the top of a fence has the same length on each side and it weighs one-third of a pound per foot. On one end hangs a monkey holding a banana and on the other end is a weight equal to the weight of the monkey. The banana weighs two ounces per inch. The rope is as long (in feet) as the age of the monkey (in years) and the weight of the monkey in ounces is as much as the age of the monkey's mother (in years). The combined ages of monkey and mother equal thirty years. One-half the weight of the monkey plus the weight of the banana is one-fourth as much as the weight of the weight and the weight of the rope. The monkey's mother is one-half as old as the monkey will be when it is three times as old as its mother was when she was one-half as old as the monkey will be when it is as old as the mother will be when she is four times as old as the monkey was when it was twice as old as its mother was when she was one-third as old as the monkey was when it was as old as its mother was when she was three times as old as the monkey was when it was one-fourth as old as it is now. How long is the banana?

Rynn [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

5.75 in.

Sean [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

5 3/4 inches

google that [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

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