Meh, apparently the pattern is easy to find...I can't even find it, yet alone trying to go into higher math with it
I am given a triangle of numbers; the numbers that are on the bottom of every row are random...then above those numbers, each number of each block is found using a simple rule from the two numbers that are directly below it. I have to find the rule and place the correct # on the top block.
So:
The rule doesn't seem apparent to me, but what I want to know more so than anything is if I can solve it using diophantine equations.Code:? 768 864 168 224 336 23 47 18 76
That is, 23x + 47y = 168; 47y + 18z = 224; 18z + 76a = 336 and so forth.
That would be so cool.
Anyone know?
Hello, fifthrapiers!
This is another puzzle from the Dirty Tricks Division . . .
I am given a triangle of numbers; the numbers on the bottom of every row are random.
Then above those numbers, each number is found using a simple rule
. . from the two numbers that are directly below it.
I have to find the rule and place the correct # on the top block.
Code:? 768 864 168 224 336 23 47 18 76
Each number is the product of the digits of the two numbers below it.
. . From 23 and 47, we get: . 2·3·4·7 = 168
. . From 168 and 224, we get: .1·6·8·2·2·4 = 768
. . . . . and so on.