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    Missing Tile - Need help



    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!
    Last edited by Jweave; April 29th 2010 at 09:07 AM.
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    HUH?

    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?
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Epic Win. This was done using my method.

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