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!

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- Apr 28th 2010, 02:12 PMJweaveMissing 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 PMWilmer
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 PMJweave
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 AMWilmer
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 AMJweave
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.

It's all very confusing. (Headbang) - Apr 29th 2010, 03:25 AMDeadstar
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 AMDeadstar
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 AMDeadstar
Epic Win. This was done using my method.

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

- Apr 29th 2010, 06:42 AMDeadstar
- Apr 29th 2010, 09:03 AMJweave
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!