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Lshooter3k (Lshooter3k)
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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Once in a lifetime
Suido (Suido)
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is it a letter in the word lifetime?

a human lifetime?
a specific humans lifetime?
anyones lifetime?
everyones lifetime?

something happens once?
only once?
once to anyone?
once to everyone?

does someone/something ____ once in their lifetime?
lose something?
gain something?
create something?
win something?
do something?
have an opportunity?

is the title relevent?
the band?
any of their songs?
any songs?
Lshooter3k (Lshooter3k)
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is it a letter in the word lifetime? no

a human lifetime? yes
a specific humans lifetime? yes
anyones lifetime? no
everyones lifetime? no

something happens once? yes
only once? yes
once to anyone? it could happen to anyone in the right circumstances
once to everyone? no

does someone (this) /something ____ once in their lifetime? yes
lose something?
gain something?
create something?
win something?
do something?
have an opportunity? no to rest

is the title relevent? no, just couldn't think of anything else to go with the statement, and thought I'd try and throw in some confusion at the same time ;-)
the band?
any of their songs?
any songs? no to all
Suido (Suido)
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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

in the blank spot in my sentence, is it a single word?
more than one word?

does the individual
want this to occur?
not want this to occur?
any ambivalence?

does it involve action on the part of the individual?

a specific individual...
is the individuals identity relevent?
a, m?
famous?
known to you?
european?
nth american?
sth american?
asian?
african?
australian/pacific islander?
Lshooter3k (Lshooter3k)
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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 11:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

in the blank spot in my sentence, is it a single word? no
more than one word? so, yes

does the individual
want this to occur? irr
not want this to occur? irr
any ambivalence? no

does it involve action on the part of the individual? no

a specific individual...
is the individuals identity relevent? not really
a, m? yope, no
famous? no
known to you? yes
european? yes, but irrelevant
nth american?
sth american?
asian?
african?
australian/pacific islander? no to rest
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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is specific age relevant?
she, 13 - 18 years?
human?
is there more than 1 relevant person?
explore a single event?
does the event involve another person?
does it involve..
money?
family?
work?
crime?
love?
travel?
epiphany?

is it possible for it to happen more than once in an individual's lifetime?
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is specific age relevant? yes
she, 13 - 18 years? no, and fa
human? yes
is there more than 1 relevant person? yes
explore a single event? noish
does the event involve another person? yes
does it involve..
money? no
family? yes
work?
crime?
love?
travel?
epiphany? no to rest

is it possible for it to happen more than once in an individual's lifetime? no
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Does ( or could ) the event description include "... for the first time ..."?
Is this event generally perceived as positive? negative? neutral?
Is another person involved actively? passively?

"Becoming a new parent"?
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Quote:
a, m?yope, no
is specific age relevant? yes
she, 13 - 18 years? no, and fa

a clarification, if i may...
adult?
13-18 years?
<13 years?
>18 years?
is another definition of 'adult' other than physical age the reason for the yope? relevent?
male?
female?

does the event involve 1 more person?
2 more people?
3 more people?
4 more people?
>4 more people?

the individuals feelings about the event occuring are irrelevent?
so the event will occur whether they like it or not?
do other people cause the events?
if the event had not occured at the moment that it did, could it have happened at a later date?
would it have happened?


is the event some sort of rite of passage?
ceremony?
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Emeraldink

Does ( or could ) the event description include "... for the first time ..."? no
Is this event generally perceived as positive? the actual event that led to this puzzle would be a positive event negative? neutral?
Is another person involved actively? yes passively?

"Becoming a new parent"? no

Suido

Quote:
a, m?yope, no
is specific age relevant? yes
she, 13 - 18 years? no, and fa

a clarification, if i may...
adult? yes
13-18 years?
<13 years? yes
>18 years?
is another definition of 'adult' other than physical age the reason for the yope? no relevent? yesish
male? no
female? yes, but gender is irr

does the event involve 1 more person? yes
2 more people? this
3 more people?
4 more people?
>4 more people?

the individuals feelings about the event occuring are irrelevent? yes
so the event will occur whether they like it or not? yes
do other people cause the events? no
if the event had not occured at the moment that it did, could it have happened at a later date? I'll say no to this as it's unlikely that it could have happened at any other time
would it have happened?

is the event some sort of rite of passage? no
ceremony? yes, for svv of 'ceremony'
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is immediate family involved?
mother?
father?
sister?
brother?
son?
daughter?
aunt?
uncle?

is reunion relvant?
family feud?
bat mitzvah?
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is immediate family involved? yes
mother?
father?
sister?
brother?
son?
daughter? this
aunt?
uncle?

is reunion relvant? no
family feud?
bat mitzvah?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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so we have a daugther?
who is 9? 10? 11? 12? years old?
and another person?
the once in a lifitme event happened to the daughter?

regarding the event...did it come from any
planning?
organization?
could it have only happened at her age?
during initiation of the "happening" is it relevant where she was?
who was with her?
what she was doing?

does some aspect fo the family change?
Lshooter3k (Lshooter3k)
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so we have a daugther? 2 actually
who is 9? 10? 11? 12? years old? none of these
and another person? yes
the once in a lifitme event happened to the daughter? all three

regarding the event...did it come from any
planning? no
organization? no
could it have only happened at her age? yes
during initiation of the "happening" is it relevant where she was? no
who was with her? no
what she was doing? yesish

does some aspect fo the family change? no
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Birthday relevant? Allignment of the digits (e. g. in 1976 my birthdate was 9/8/76 in M/D/YY format, which only happens every hundred years)?
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Birthday relevant? yes
Allignment of the digits (e. g. in 1976 my birthdate was 9/8/76 in M/D/YY format, which only happens every hundred years)? but not this
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are the daughters twins? if yes, their birthday is relevant?
if no, is one of their birthday relvant? both?
is one? both? of them 13 years old?
mother's birthday relevant?
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are the daughters twins? no if yes, their birthday is relevant?
if no, is one of their birthday relvant? both? this
is one? both? of them 13 years old? no
mother's birthday relevant? yes
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Was it the only year in which the mother's age was a certain multiple of the daughter's age? If not, something else mathematically amusing?

Is the daughter we are talking about still unborn, and the once in a lifetime moment her birth?
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Was it the only year in which the mother's age was a certain multiple of the daughter's age? no, but ORT If not, something else mathematically amusing? yes

Is the daughter we are talking about still unborn, and the once in a lifetime moment her birth? no
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were the relevent ages palindromic ( eg 31 & 13?)
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were the relevent ages palindromic ( eg 31 & 13?)no
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Ok, so now we have to start listing out mathematical once-in-a-lifetime coincidences of age... here goes nothing...

To simplify a bit: Daughter 1's age = X, Daughter 2's age = Y Mother's age = Z

X + Y + Z = something significant
Z - X - Y = ""
X * Y * Z = ""

lateral thinking owned by brute force atm lol

X + Y = 18 (in reference to the adult 'yope' )
X + Y = Z
Z = 2Y and Y = 2X (or any other geometric progression)


i think this line of questions is going to get me banned from this forum, so switching back to old skewl

Is the mathematical coincidence the only thing that makes the situation unique? Or should we explore other coincidences as well?

Is the mathematical coincidence something a layman could identify or something only a student of math (or a well-informed individual) would be aware of?
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Ok, so now we have to start listing out mathematical once-in-a-lifetime coincidences of age... here goes nothing...

To simplify a bit: Daughter 1's age = X, Daughter 2's age = Y Mother's age = Z

X + Y + Z = something significant
Z - X - Y = ""
X * Y * Z = "" none of these

lateral thinking owned by brute force atm lol

X + Y = 18 (in reference to the adult 'yope' ) the yope was because it's not just an adult
X + Y = Z not this, but getting closer
Z = 2Y and Y = 2X (or any other geometric progression) or this


i think this line of questions is going to get me banned from this forum, so switching back to old skewl

Is the mathematical coincidence the only thing that makes the situation unique? yes Or should we explore other coincidences as well? no

Is the mathematical coincidence something a layman could identify or something only a student of math (or a well-informed individual) would be aware of? It's something a layman can (or at least should be able to) identify
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Were their ages 1, 23 and 45?
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Were their ages 1, 23 and 45? no
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are any of these numbers relevant..
1?
2?
3?
4?
5?
6?
7?
8?
9?
10?
11?
12?
13?
14?
15?
16?
17?
18?
19?
20?
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are any of these numbers relevant..
1?
2?
3? this
4?
5?
6?
7? and this
8?
9?
10?
11?
12?
13?
14?
15?
16?
17?
18?
19?
20?
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k, there are 2 daughters, one aged 3, the other aged 7.
Both of the daughters birthdays are relevant - are they the same day? consecutive days?
within a week of each other?
It is one of the daughters birthday at the time this event occurred?
the 3yo? or the 7yo?
and so this mathematical coincidence has just occurred?
Is the mother's birthday also relevant?

can the mathematical coincidence be expressed as a single equation that uses all three ages?
are powers relevant?
prime numbers?

are we right in assuming the relevant ages should be expressed in years?
are months relevant? and/or days?
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k, there are 2 daughters, one aged 3, the other aged 7. yes
Both of the daughters birthdays are relevant - are they the same day? consecutive days?
within a week of each other? irrelevant when their birthdays were
It is one of the daughters birthday at the time this event occurred? the 'event' is a result of all the birthdays
the 3yo? or the 7yo?
and so this mathematical coincidence has just occurred? yes, as the last birthday has recently occured
Is the mother's birthday also relevant? yes

can the mathematical coincidence be expressed as a single equation that uses all three ages? yes
are powers relevant? no
prime numbers? no

are we right in assuming the relevant ages should be expressed in years? yes
are months relevant? and/or days? no to both
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are there ages 3, 7 and 37?
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are there ages 3, 7 and 37? yes

**** SPOILER ****
This year my daughters celebrated their 3rd and 7th birthdays, whilst their mother celebrated her 37th. When I was talking to someone about their ages it occured to me that this was the only year this would happen, and that it would also make a good lateral puzzle.

Thanks for taking part in my first lateral, and well done to Noobdogg for solving it.
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Nice one mate!

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