# Missing Tile - Need help

• Apr 28th 2010, 02:12 PM
Jweave
Missing Tile - Need help
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4406/mathproblem.gif

I'm looking for the missing tile. I'm assuming there's some sort-of pattern to the image but I really have no idea where to start.

Thanks!
• Apr 28th 2010, 07:00 PM
Wilmer
HUH? (Nerd)

You've thrown a 7by7 matrix at us, some of the 49 locations
containing weird numbers, some blank, one with greenish edges;
then we're to find a missing tile? Are you joking?
• Apr 28th 2010, 07:58 PM
Jweave
Hahaha, I'm sorry! Those are my thoughts exactly too. This matrix is part of a campus wide game of-sorts. The missing tile I'm looking for is the one with the green edges.
If you can't find anything it's fine, I was just wondering if there was a simple pattern I was missing.
• Apr 29th 2010, 01:05 AM
Wilmer
What is there to "find"? That green-border one is in position (3,4).
Is there a "number" that should be on it...that's what is to be found?
• Apr 29th 2010, 01:35 AM
Jweave
Yes, there's supposed to be a number on it. All that you see is all that I was given to figure out what number is supposed to be on the green missing tile.

• Apr 29th 2010, 03:25 AM
I would guess that each number from 1 to 7 is supposed to appear in each row and column and the numbers in the boxes represent the product of the numbers contained within that certain area.
• Apr 29th 2010, 03:26 AM
Actually its only the product is there is a * symbol next to the number. Some have + some have minus. That's the operation you gotta use.
• Apr 29th 2010, 03:48 AM
Epic Win. This was done using my method.

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1280/53839593.jpg
• Apr 29th 2010, 06:11 AM
Wilmer
Hmmm...tell me: why/how are 3*, 5*, 294* and 12+ all representing "1" ?
• Apr 29th 2010, 06:42 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wilmer
Hmmm...tell me: why/how are 3*, 5*, 294* and 12+ all representing "1" ?

They're not...

I'll give you a hint. Look at the dotted edges and the symbols next to the numbers. * means product.

How are they related..?

Use the 90* in the top left corner as an example for yourself
• Apr 29th 2010, 09:03 AM
Jweave
WOW! I am throughly impressed! (Also thank you for your explanation, I understand how it works now. Although I would have never seen that myself.)

Thank you again!