But the caterpillar in the bottom example is a completely different type of caterpillar - not only is it minus a flower it has an extra body segment and a higher number of legs so can not be taken to be cat with flower sans flower as not the same.MikeG.":151vo9jm said:25
A: (Caterpillar +Flower) x 3 = 21.....therefore (cat + fl) = 7
B: (6 O'clock) + (6 O'clock) + (cat + fl) = 19
(6 O'clock) + (6 O'clock) + 7 = 19
6 O'Clock = 6
C: Flower + (6 O'clock) + (cat + flower) = 15
flower + (6) + (7) = 15
therefore flower = 15-13=2
If cat + flower = 7, and flower = 2 (from C), then caterpillar = 5
Cat + 2 flowers x 5 Oclock = ??
5 + 2(2) x 5 (assuming hours = value) = ??
Remembering order of arithmetical functions...
5 + (4 x 5) = 25
I missed that in my rush to do the arithmetic.Droogs":2pztunnj said:......... the caterpillar in the bottom example is a completely different type of caterpillar........it has an extra body segment and a higher number of leg
My assumption was that there was a solution, so I looked for the pattern. We are, after all, pattern-seekers.that clack time equals value introduces an uncertaincy to the equation and is a no no
I agree. My maths was right, but my underlying assumptions were wrong. There are too many unknowns and assumptions to be be certain of the answer. These internet maths/ logic arguments always boil down to ambiguity. It's their raison d'etre.Therefore insufficient information to solve last puzzle - oh and a flower with one behind it does in no way mean that it is equal to 2 x value of flower
Ah...commeth the hour...commeth the man.Droogs":1xhrtog2 said:Only noticed as i play a lot of mahjong and used to be an air cadet aircraft recognition competition competitor where the difference in aircraft type might just be the shape or placement of refueling probe or even an access panel.