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Balin (Balin)
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Where is it true that 72 equals 1?
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Mathematics relevant at all? Religion? Sports?
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Mathematics relevant at all? Religion? Sports? No to all
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The pronunciation of numbers relevant? Writing? Language relevant? "Where" = geographical location?
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Is it a situation where 72 individual things comprise 1 collective thing? An example would be like in the United States where 50 (states) equals 1 (nation).
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The pronunciation of numbers relevant? Writing? Language relevant? "Where" = geographical location? No to all

Is it a situation where 72 individual things comprise 1 collective thing? An example would be like in the United States where 50 (states) equals 1 (nation). No
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Could the question be reworded as 'WHEN is it true ...' without loss of sense?

Is the equation still valid if:

72 is written in hex, ie 48?
72 is written as LXXII?
1 is written as "one"?
1 is written as I?

Is 72 the number seventy-two?

Silly guess: 72 on a mobile phone can spell out PA: maybe that's the first state of the Union, or something like that?
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I can nix the last of your guesses, Woodworm...the first state of the Union was Delaware. I think PA was the second, however...still, Delaware would be upset if it knew you maligned it so. *wink*
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Thanks Kaylee, I had a feeling that was so, but was too lazy to check. Not such a bad guess for a Brit though :-)
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True, but clearly, you Brits do not eat enough peanut butter...it's got protein, you know.
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Hehe. And if you happen not to know that Le Mans is in Departement 72, that's probably because you don't eat enough blood sausage :-)

Incidentally: anything to do with the Sarthe? Or Hafnium?
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Could the question be reworded as 'WHEN is it true ...' without loss of sense? No

Is the equation still valid if:

72 is written in hex, ie 48?
72 is written as LXXII?
1 is written as "one"?
1 is written as I? Yes to all

Is 72 the number seventy-two? Yope

Hehe. And if you happen not to know that Le Mans is in Departement 72, that's probably because you don't eat enough blood sausage :-) I don't even know what Le Mans, Departement 72, or blood sausage are.

Incidentally: anything to do with the Sarthe? Or Hafnium? Neither
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I don't even know what Le Mans, Departement 72, or blood sausage are.I'm assuming blood sausage and black pudding are the same thing, but for the rest, we're in the same boat, Balin.
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Mod 71? :P
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Mod 71? :P Nope - sadly, I don't know what that is either.

If it's any help, this is a bit similar to my "The Elements" puzzle.
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Modular arithmetic is a system where two numbers are equal (or I should say "congruent") if they have the same remainder when divided by some other number. So 1 divided by 71 is 0, with remainder 1, and 72 divided by 71 is 1, with remainder 1.

So are chemical elements relevant? Some other series of numbered things in science?
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Lutetium?
Balin (Balin)
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Modular arithmetic is a system where two numbers are equal (or I should say "congruent") if they have the same remainder when divided by some other number. So 1 divided by 71 is 0, with remainder 1, and 72 divided by 71 is 1, with remainder 1. Thanks - I learned something new.

So are chemical elements relevant? No Some other series of numbered things In this case, yes in science? No

Lutetium? No
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Numbered things: objects? Places? Times? Events? People? Sports relevant? World records? Units of measurement?
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Numbered things: objects? This Places? Times? Events? People? Sports relevant? World records? Units of measurement?
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Are the objects all the same (72 golf balls, for instance)? Or varied?
Do they come together to make 1 of something?
A 72-piece puzzle?
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Are the objects all the same (72 golf balls, for instance)? Or varied? Yope - they are the same type of object, but each is different - in the same way that each element is an element, but no two elements are the same.
Do they come together to make 1 of something? No
A 72-piece puzzle? No
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Are the objects all the same size? Various sizes?
Does it only make 1 when all 72 objects are together in one place? Or is it 1 just because these 72 things exist somewhere in the world?
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Are the objects all the same size? No, DOYD of "size," FA. Various sizes? Yes, DOYD of "size," FA.
Does it only make 1 when all 72 objects are together in one place? Or is it 1 just because these 72 things exist somewhere in the world? No to all - and there's more than 72 of them. I think I misled you...sorry.
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Is there one word that describes all of these things? Are the things living? Dead but once were alive? Inanimate?
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Is there one word that describes all of these things? Yes Are the things living? Dead but once were alive? Inanimate? This (tiny ish)

To clarify because I'm sure I've confused people with my answers:

This "thing" is the 72nd in a certain list of these things, yet in another sense, it is "1".
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...Yeah, okay, I'm completely confused. *sigh*
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Are the "thing" places? Cities? Nations? Anything related to geography?

Or is there any ranking involved?
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Are the "thing" places? Cities? Nations? Anything related to geography? No to all

Or is there any ranking involved? Yes!!
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So the "thing" is 72nd on one list, but 1st on another?
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Does the ranking concern: size? Weight? Other measurable physical quantities? Color?

Is it an objective ranking (e.g. from smallest to biggest) or a subjective one (e.g. from nicest to ugliest)?

Was it published somewhere? On the web? On a newspaper?

Does the ranking go from 1 to 72 or farther? to 100? 1000? more?
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So the "thing" is 72nd on one list, but 1st on another? Yes!!
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Worst on one list, best on another? Or top on one list, bottom on another? Vice versa?
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Worst on one list, best on another? Or top on one list, bottom on another? Vice versa? 72nd out of 100 on the first list (although to be in the Top 100 is considered excellent), 1st of 250 on the second (again, to be in the 250 is considered excellent).
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So are the lists of...cities? companies? foods? products? something else?
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So are the lists of...cities? companies? foods? products? something else? Something else.

HINT: To add to my comment about size...I could say how long it is, but not how wide, high, or deep it is.
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Greatest Rock Albums? Though some of those are deep, man ...
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Greatest Rock Albums? Though some of those are deep, man ... Not those, although thinking about it, I might be able to talk about these as deep as well.
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Oh, and that was OTRT.
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Movies? Some other form of media?
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Movies? This!!! Some other form of media?

Should be pretty easy now. Googling is legal.
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Long = longer than forever?
High = higher than the mountains?
Deep = deeper than the oceans?
Wide = wider than the heavens?

Balin, I am under no delusion that this is a likely guess, but you have once again struck me with a song in my head...Point of Grace's "Love of Christ"...so there you go...
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And I missed the bit about movies, so I'm still stuck.
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And I missed the bit about movies, so I'm still stuck. Worry not - thou mayest obtain thine power of the Google.
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Or Wes King's song...

Did the movie come out in 1950...[LTPF list of years]...2010?
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wahoo! helps that I was pretty sure which two lists you were using, if it was movies. Shawshank?
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wahoo! helps that I was pretty sure which two lists you were using, if it was movies. Shawshank? Indeedy-do, and that's a

**********SPOILER**********

The movie The Shawshank Redemption is #72 on AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Version) list and #1 as rated by IMDB patrons...ergo, 72 = 1.

It's also up there on my personal list of top movies, though I don't have an order.

Excellent work to everyone who helped with the takedown, especially Kalira for the final bits.
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Good puzzle - cool idea and well stated.
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While I love the Shawshank Redemption I think it's position as No. 1 on IMDB's list arose from strategic voting between rival Godfather & The Dark Knight fans. Each set of fans voted the other movie 1/10 thus allowing Shawshank to slip into the No. 1 spot. Personally I think greatest movie lists are a waste of time. Reading any such list has never changed my opinion of a movie.

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