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Branston73
04-16-12, 07:39 AM
To play this game I need 8 daily players, so please sign up now!

How To Play?
I post a square of 9 numbers:
http://i40.tinypic.com/2dj7dt.jpg
You then have to make the centre number by: timesing, adding, dividing and subtracting the numbers around the outside.
So to get the centre number 156 you could: add 20 and 3 to get 23, then times the 23 by 7 to get 161 and subtract the 5 to get the answer 156. (Your answer should look like this: 20+3=23, 23x7=161, 161-5=156).
You can only use a number once!

I will post a new square every day and the person with the least amount of points will leave the game.

The points work like this:
If you get the number exactly right you get 10 points.
If you are 1 number off the exact number you get 8 points.
2 numbers off 6 points.
3 numbers off 5 points.
4 numbers off 4 points. etc.

When you have your answer you will have to private message as you don't want anyone to cheat and to see your answer.

There is no prize but I will design a trophy with your name on it and it will be my profile picture!

Branston73
04-16-12, 07:45 AM
I'll it untill the first 8 people have singed up before posting the first square.

oxford37
04-16-12, 09:09 AM
I'll Play! THis game looks cool!

Branston73
04-16-12, 09:12 AM
I'll it untill the first 8 people have singed up before posting the first square.

Sorry it Should be: I'll wait untill the first 8 people have signed up before I post the first Square.

Branston73
04-16-12, 09:15 AM
Thanks for signing up oxford37!

viviansmo
04-16-12, 09:34 AM
Oy... I actually love math and math problems. But I don't think I have time to play. Can I participate part-time?

Branston73
04-16-12, 09:37 AM
Oy... I actually love math and math problems. But I don't think I have time to play. Can I participate part-time?

No, there is a deadline which is when 8 people sign up. Please Give it a go!

jumphigh128
04-16-12, 12:50 PM
Me!!! Even though I'm only in fifth grade....wish me luck!!

jellybelly2001
04-16-12, 12:53 PM
I will play!!!

Branston73
04-16-12, 01:18 PM
3 players but we neen 5 more!

RealFarmer1222
04-16-12, 03:06 PM
I'll give it a whirl.....

Rachael98
04-16-12, 03:43 PM
Pinkster should totally play;)!

I'm up for it.

sparks229
04-16-12, 03:45 PM
I wouldn't call myself a math genius but I'll play :) although other people have......

dalula
04-16-12, 04:07 PM
If there is still room, i'll play, but i have my own life too, so i'm not going to be on here all the time...

iceschool101221
04-16-12, 09:00 PM
Oh what the heck if I must, I will

iceschool101221
04-16-12, 09:01 PM
Oh what the heck if I must, I will

Let me know if I'm in please!

Branston73
04-16-12, 11:58 PM
We have our 8 players ready!

They are:
oxford37
jellybelly2001
jumphigh128
RealFarmer1222
Rachael98
sparks229
dalula
iceschool101211

Branston73
04-17-12, 12:16 AM
Here is the first square!

http://i40.tinypic.com/35ane6o.jpg

Only the 8 people above can play.
Please remember to Private Message me when you answer, so nobody cheats!
Good Luck!

sparks229
04-17-12, 12:33 AM
Quick question do you need to use ALL the numbers?

Branston73
04-17-12, 12:37 AM
Quick question do you need to use ALL the numbers?

You don't have to use all the numbers but you can only use them once.

iceschool101221
04-17-12, 01:58 AM
Are we allowed to use parenthesis?

Branston73
04-17-12, 02:10 AM
Are we allowed to use parenthesis?
Yes you are allowed!

RealFarmer1222
04-17-12, 06:53 AM
That was fairly easy.

Branston73
04-17-12, 07:03 AM
A quick note!
Just to let you know the points don't start until tomorrow. So no one will be leaving the game today as this is like a practice question!

starstar2
04-17-12, 07:20 AM
I did it with multiplication of 4 numbers n subtraction of 2 numbers.

jumphigh128
04-17-12, 07:57 AM
Oh god.......

RealFarmer1222
04-17-12, 08:48 AM
Query:

Can you answer more than once...and thus get extra points???

Branston73
04-17-12, 09:00 AM
Query:

Can you answer more than once...and thus get extra points???

Sorry, you can only post once.

Branston73
04-17-12, 10:04 AM
Round 1, Day 1, 8 people remain.

Here is the first square!
http://i43.tinypic.com/34fjsk3.jpg

(About that square earlier everyone got it right! So that is why I'm posting a new square!)

Branston73
04-17-12, 10:10 AM
Please remember to private message me the answer!

jumphigh128
04-17-12, 10:42 AM
Another one??? Are you trying to kill me??? :p

iceschool101221
04-17-12, 02:10 PM
Uh oh... He knows abort Mission: Kill jumphigh128!!! Jk :p

Branston73
04-17-12, 02:14 PM
Another one??? Are you trying to kill me??? :p

No! I would never do that! LOL!

sparks229
04-17-12, 03:15 PM
No! I would never do that! LOL!

Are you to me?! :p

dalula
04-17-12, 03:15 PM
Well if you dont need to use all the numbers i think i got it... :p

RealFarmer1222
04-17-12, 04:16 PM
That one was a little harder...but possibly because I made it so.

jellybelly2001
04-17-12, 04:45 PM
I think I did okay but I re calculated on a calculator

jumphigh128
04-17-12, 05:09 PM
Uh oh... He knows abort Mission: Kill jumphigh128!!! Jk :p

kill jumphigh mission?!? *sob* get back into reality-AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

iceschool101221
04-17-12, 10:43 PM
You didn't know? After I went to all he trouble to PM everybody except highjump! LOL JK! :p

maggieyyli
04-17-12, 10:50 PM
I'd like to join Round 1, Day 1

maggieyyli
04-17-12, 10:56 PM
Not sure if just PM you is ok. Anyway, sent it.

starstar2
04-18-12, 04:06 AM
Multiplication of 3 numbers plus addition of 4 numbers.

jumphigh128
04-18-12, 04:33 AM
No next square? Drat, I have to do it when I get home then.

Branston73
04-18-12, 09:57 AM
I'd like to join Round 1, Day 1

As I have not heard a reply from someone you can play!

Branston73
04-18-12, 10:30 AM
Round 2, Day 2, 7 People remain.

Here are the points:
jumphigh128 - 10
Rachael98 - 10
dalula - 10
RealFarmer1222 - 10
jellybelly2001 - 10
iceschool101221 - 10
maggieyyli - 10
-------------------------
sparks229 -4

Sparks229 is out of the Maths Challenge Game.

Here is the next square! -It's a lot harder!
http://i39.tinypic.com/19xoxd.jpg

Private Message me your answer!

Good Luck!

Branston73
04-18-12, 11:43 AM
Well it's a little bit harder!

jumphigh128
04-18-12, 01:20 PM
Yep....just a little bit harder

sparks229
04-18-12, 01:41 PM
YAY!!! I'm out :p I knew I was going to get out. Just proves I'm not as good as math as I thought I was :(

RealFarmer1222
04-18-12, 01:51 PM
not much harder....maybe 10 minutes.

jellybelly2001
04-18-12, 02:06 PM
I use random numbers guess and check

Rachael98
04-18-12, 02:12 PM
The first two took me one go, that one two attempts.
I admit I resorted to brackets...

jumphigh128
04-18-12, 02:16 PM
Actually it's not that hard. The first official one took me no less than 30 minutes, but this one was barely five. Yay me!!!

jellybelly2001
04-18-12, 02:22 PM
I am okay at math but I just guess and check it works for me

iceschool101221
04-18-12, 03:00 PM
Mine's just three numbers off... I hope I'm still in :)!

Rachael98
04-18-12, 03:01 PM
Actually it's not that hard. The first official one took me no less than 30 minutes, but this one was barely five. Yay me!!!

That may be just a coincidence.
Just a theory. Then again, this only took me about 10.

sparks229
04-18-12, 03:12 PM
Wow no wonder I got out. I think the first one took me an hour lol

jellybelly2001
04-18-12, 03:19 PM
I take less time because I first use paper then check with a calculator

Rachael98
04-18-12, 03:19 PM
Wow no wonder I got out. I think the first one took me an hour lol

Hey, practice makes perfect.
I do quite a few of this sort of thing.
Just try doing them even if you're not still officially in the competition.

starstar2
04-18-12, 03:51 PM
Multiplication of 3 numbers, subtract 1 number and add 1 number.

sparks229
04-18-12, 03:53 PM
I just look for numbers that end the same. Probably a bad idea now that I think about it.

Branston73
04-19-12, 11:05 AM
Round 3, Day 3, 6 people remain!

Her are the points!
maggieyyli 20
Rachael98 20
RealFarmer1222 20
jellybelly2001 20
jumphigh128 20
dalula 20
----------------------------
iceschool101211 15

So this means that iceschool101211 is out of the game.

Here is the new square!
http://i39.tinypic.com/p94r7.jpg
Good Luck!

maggieyyli
04-19-12, 11:21 AM
This one is a bit difficult than the last one. Look forward to the coming challenges!

Branston73
04-19-12, 11:37 AM
This one is a bit difficult than the last one. Look forward to the coming challenges!

I ahve already designed the one for tomorrow and....It is hard!

Branston73
04-19-12, 11:38 AM
I ahve already designed the one for tomorrow and....It is hard!

#have.

maggieyyli
04-19-12, 11:42 AM
Oh, you design the square? cool!

maggieyyli
04-19-12, 11:45 AM
btw, I would like to clarify can 'power of' be used? Though I don't need it today.

RealFarmer1222
04-19-12, 01:11 PM
I don't think you can use powers...but with lots of even numbers, you sort of can anyhow.

This one took a little more than 10 minutes, but I don't think it took fifteen.

RealFarmer1222
04-19-12, 01:12 PM
oh...and this was the first one I used every number!

jumphigh128
04-19-12, 01:30 PM
Used every number too! Never thought I'd make it this far....

jumphigh128
04-19-12, 01:35 PM
Actually used every one of them except one

RealFarmer1222
04-19-12, 01:51 PM
It helps to know that 5280 is the number of feet in mile....really!

jumphigh128
04-19-12, 03:12 PM
Are you sure it's 5280?.......

RealFarmer1222
04-19-12, 03:25 PM
yep....and if you multiply feet by .3048; you get meters.

jellybelly2001
04-19-12, 04:32 PM
oh...and this was the first one I used every number!

I did not use 6 or 7

Branston73
04-20-12, 10:15 AM
Round 4, Day 4, 5 people remain!

Here are the points:
RealFarmer1222 30
Rachael98 30
maggieyyli 30
jellybelly128 30
jumphigh128 30
---------------------
dalula 20 (resigned).

dalula is the 3rd person to go out the challenge as they have resigned. As you can see now only 5 people remain!

Here is the square:
http://i42.tinypic.com/1195h8h.jpg

Just to let you know this is a very hard square! As you all have the same number of points the person the that has furthest number away is out of the Challenge! Also it will be the final round tomorrow!

Good Luck!

sparks229
04-20-12, 12:58 PM
Wow... Good luck guys :)

jumphigh128
04-20-12, 01:28 PM
Wait.... Will there be 3 winners?

Branston73
04-20-12, 01:48 PM
Wait.... Will there be 3 winners?

No, tomorrow there will be 4 players and then that will be the final!

dalula
04-20-12, 04:18 PM
Good luck!! Yeah sorry I'm very busy tomorrow so i quit yesterday :| dinner, class, & a performance :eek:

RealFarmer1222
04-20-12, 04:42 PM
yep...definitely harder....I can get to within 1, but not quite there.

Rachael98
04-20-12, 04:44 PM
yep...definitely harder....I can get to within 1, but not quite there.

Ditto.
After an hour, I settled for that.

jumphigh128
04-20-12, 05:17 PM
Me too..... Sigh......

jumphigh128
04-20-12, 05:17 PM
Is this even possible?!?!?!?!?!

RealFarmer1222
04-20-12, 05:52 PM
Is this even possible?!?!?!?!?!

Yes!!! It Is!!!!

Hop in the Cordoba baby....we're going bowling!

jumphigh128
04-20-12, 06:35 PM
Yes!!! It Is!!!!

Hop in the Cordoba baby....we're going bowling!

Nooooooooooooo!

RealFarmer1222
04-20-12, 06:39 PM
Nooooooooooooo!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss......

I probably took me an hour to an hour and a half.

Rachael98
04-21-12, 09:41 AM
Drat.

I may end up losing this round, then (BTW, can someone please PM me the answer once the round is over - I'd like to know).

Branston73
04-21-12, 09:43 AM
Are you ready for the Final?

maggieyyli
04-21-12, 09:46 AM
Yes, sitting here and waiting!

Branston73
04-21-12, 09:54 AM
Yes, sitting here and waiting!

I'm still designing it at the moment and....... It's very hard!

maggieyyli
04-21-12, 10:14 AM
Oh, thx! It's late night in my living place. Hope to see it before I sleep...

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 11:18 AM
Drat.

I may end up losing this round, then (BTW, can someone please PM me the answer once the round is over - I'd like to know).


I'll post it when the round is declared over....

Branston73
04-21-12, 11:42 AM
The Final!

Day 5, Round 5, 4 people remain!

Here are the points:
RealFarmer1222 40
maggieyyyli 40
Rachael98 38
jumphigh128 38
---------------------
jellybelly2001 30 (resigned)

jellybelly2001 is out of the the game as they resigned.

Here is the final square:
http://i41.tinypic.com/14wuope.jpg
The winner will be the person who gets closest to the number! The winner will be announced after everyone has replied!

Good Luck!

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 12:04 PM
round 4 answer was(83 x 34 x 3) - ((38 x 2 x 9 ) +5 ) = 7777

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 12:05 PM
Oh my...THREE prime numbers...I think

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 12:07 PM
actually 6....I didn't count 2,3, and 7

maggieyyli
04-21-12, 12:14 PM
round 4 answer was(83 x 34 x 3) - ((38 x 2 x 9 ) +5 ) = 7777

Interesting! Here is my answer
38 x 34 x (9 - 3) + 83 - (5 + 24) x 2 = 7777

Indeed, I tried to find another solution after I replied, but ended up giving up. Thanks for letting up know another solutions.

Branston73
04-21-12, 12:15 PM
actually 6....I didn't count 2,3, and 7

I said it would be hard!

maggieyyli
04-21-12, 12:19 PM
Typo in my previous post. ... letting *me* know ...

I had submitted my answer to the final round. Good night (or good afternoon if you r living in US) everyone...

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 12:20 PM
Actually....it was surprising easy.... 5 minutes...tops.

RealFarmer1222
04-21-12, 12:25 PM
Interesting! Here is my answer
38 x 34 x (9 - 3) + 83 - (5 + 24) x 2 = 7777

Indeed, I tried to find another solution after I replied, but ended up giving up. Thanks for letting up know another solutions.

I figured these have more than one answer. Looking back at my scribblings I worked on 38 x 34 x (9-3) for quite a while, but could never get it to work out. Glad to see someone did.

maggieyyli
04-21-12, 12:49 PM
Just like you, I also worked on (83 x 34 x 3) for a while. But I worked most of the time on 38 x 34 x 3 x 2 which has two ways to give you 7776 (irritated isn't it?)

Now I would like to know the solution of Branston. Maybe his is different from both of ours.

Rachael98
04-21-12, 02:05 PM
Well I found today's easier:).

jumphigh128
04-21-12, 06:32 PM
I didn't.....I think I should quit.......oh well, I'll give it a chance

jumphigh128
04-21-12, 06:53 PM
Oh! I found it! Yayayayayyayyyayyayyayyayya!!!!!!!!

RealFarmer1222
04-22-12, 06:47 AM
So...what's the deal???

Are maggie and I co-champions???

Rachael98
04-22-12, 07:06 AM
So...what's the deal???

Are maggie and I co-champions???

According to the last of Branston's posts, we all should win if we all found it...

Branston73
04-22-12, 09:32 AM
Well Done To The Winners Of The Maths Challenge Game!
http://i40.tinypic.com/9ihdn5.jpg

Rachael98
04-22-12, 09:37 AM
Yay! Well done guys.

Great game.

Branston73
04-22-12, 09:47 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/6gcv2s.jpg

maggieyyli
04-22-12, 10:13 AM
I am so happy and honored to join this challenge with you guys! Thanks everyone, esp. Branston, you really do a amazing job to keep us fun!

maggieyyli
04-22-12, 10:14 AM
Btw, may I know the model answer of round 4?

Branston73
04-22-12, 10:20 AM
Here are the final points!
RealFarmer1222 and maggieyyli tied on 50 points.
Rachael98 and jumphigh128 also tied on 48 points.
jellybelly2001 on 30 points. (resigned).
dalula 20 on points. (resigned).
iceschool101211 on 15 points.
sparks229 on 4 points.

Well Done to everyone who took part in the Maths Challenge Game!

Branston73
04-22-12, 10:21 AM
I am so happy and honored to join this challenge with you guys! Thanks everyone, esp. Branston, you really do a amazing job to keep us fun!

Thank You! :):):):)

sparks229
04-22-12, 11:54 AM
Here are the final points!
RealFarmer1222 and maggieyyli tied on 50 points.
Rachael98 and jumphigh128 also tied on 48 points.
jellybelly2001 on 30 points. (resigned).
dalula 20 on points. (resigned).
iceschool101211 on 15 points.
sparks229 on 4 points.

Well Done to everyone who took part in the Maths Challenge Game!

Yay!!! I got 4 points :p

Branston73
04-22-12, 11:58 AM
Yay!!! I got 4 points :p

Well Done!

sparks229
04-22-12, 12:23 PM
Well Done!

Thank you!!! ;)

iceschool101221
04-29-12, 08:47 PM
I am sooooo sorry that I never answered... my KindleFire completely shut off and refused to turn on until now XD and I'm not supposed to use my computers. I'm sorry!

Branston73
04-29-12, 10:29 PM
I am sooooo sorry that I never answered... my KindleFire completely shut off and refused to turn on until now XD and I'm not supposed to use my computers. I'm sorry!

You did answer! But you went out of the competition at the end of round 2.

iceschool101221
04-30-12, 01:53 PM
I answered the first few days and hen it shut off XD

iceschool101221
04-30-12, 01:54 PM
***then

kooky panda
05-03-12, 12:03 PM
Locking thread as per OPs request.