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dave
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Puzzle:

"I know that a diamond is worth 2/3 of a diamond plus 2/3 of a ruby plus 2/3 of a pearl plus 2/3 of an emerald - and a ruby is worth 2/3 of a ruby plus 2/3 of a pearl plus 2/3 of an emerald - and that a pearl is worth 2/3 of a pearl plus 2/3 of an emerald, but how many emeralds is a diamond worth?"
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 2:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

this doesn't seem quite like a lateral puzzle, just a mathematical one.
If the question is sraightforward, the answer would be 18 I believe.

Is there more to it?
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Post Number: 260
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 11:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Assuming that's correct, is that a spoyler?
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Post Number: 261
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Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 11:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and it IS correct...

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