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Yes, I've decided to put up one of these rulebreakers. In my mind, this is a six-step rule from question to answer, but I'm sure you're up to the challenge. If you have questions about any particular step of the rule, feel free to ask about it as you would the whole rule. (i.e. Is Step 2 counting all the letters in the Encyclopedia Brittanica?)

Go!
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1?
2?
3?

A?
B?
C?

a?
b?
c?

x?
y?
z?

I'm usually not great at solving rulebreakers!
Maybe this one will be the exception.
What do you think?
I think so.

I.
think.
so.
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1? What? Can't you ask a full question?
2? Ummm...I thought I just said something about full questions.
3? Not the perfect number.

A? Please no more one-letter questions.
B? This is possibly the ugliest letter in the alphabet.
C? Um, well...perhaps this letter is uglier.

a? Why aren't the letters uppercase?
b? What's up with all the one-letter questions?
c? Isn't it possible for questions to be a full phrase?

x? Don't you know how to ask a full question?
y? Er...that question's answer may have been a little insulting. I apologize.
z? Is this whole "rulebreaker" thing as easy as it seems?

I'm usually not great at solving rulebreakers! I'm not good at them either, so don't worry.
Maybe this one will be the exception. Maybe it will.
What do you think? Um...that rulebreakers will be solved very quickly. Hopefully this one.
I think so. I do too, BeccaAnn!

I. These one-letter questions seem like a reprieve now.
think. You see, you've got a good chance of solving this.
so. I hope you do solve this quickly!
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I think so
I think so
I think so.
I think so!
I think so?
I THINK SO

So I think.
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I think so Wow, double statement!
I think so Did you, by any chance, say that already?
I think so. Knew it, Becca, you did!
I think so! Hmm...double statement, triple statement...what's next?.
I think so? I think Betty White's on The Daily Show right now.
I THINK SO I remembered to put the text in bold again. Almost forgot, but I remembered.

So I think. Yes, yes, but you haven't said what you think.
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are the actual words in your responses relevant? the number of words in your responses? are the actual words in my questions relevant? the number of words in my questions?

How about some poetry?

Your answers are confusing me!
I have no clue about your rules.
These rule-breakers have quite a knack
For making smart folks feel like fools.
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are the actual words in your responses relevant? Noish the number of words in your responses? No are the actual words in my questions relevant? Noish the number of words in my questions? No

How about some poetry? Sounds totally good to me!

Your answers are confusing me! More 'an zero chance of solving this, you've got.
I have no clue about your rules. Oho, but you're doing pretty well.
These rule-breakers have quite a knack Oh, you can do this. I know you can.
For making smart folks feel like fools. Y'know, I very much feel foolish myself. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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Big Brown Battle Bears?
Zany Zorro Zeppelin?
Abolish Angry Army Ants?
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Big Brown Battle Bears? Alliteration? Cool!
Zany Zorro Zeppelin? More alliteration? Will this ever end?
Abolish Angry Army Ants? Don't you know what you're talking about?
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Big Brown Battle Bears?
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Big Brown Battle Bears? This streak of alliteration continues, apparently.
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Big Brown Battle Bears!
Tired of that one yet?
Your answers are confusing me.
Loony?
Moony?
Nowhere?
Opium?
Pirates?
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Big Brown Battle Bears! Umm, I already heard you say that.
Tired of that one yet? Certainly I am.
Your answers are confusing me. Oh, wellz, maybe I'll drop a hint soon.
Loony? Surely using better questions will help.
Moony? Well, how is this one going to help you?
Nowhere? Surely zere's a chance of solving this one.
Opium? That's a very bad drug that should not be abused.
Pirates? Oh!!!..."And I've never been to Boston in the fall!"
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Nowhere?
Nowhere?
Nowhere?
Nowhy?
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Nowhere? Like, in zero place?
Nowhere? OK, Palazzo Zattere. Your turn to name a place.
Nowhere? You are zany for asking this question 3 times in a row.
Nowhy? Yes, finally! A different question!
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Nowhere?
Nowhere?
Nowhere?
Nowhy?
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Why not?
Who not?
Who knot?
Wherefore?
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Nowhere? That is zero new questions so far.
Nowhere? Still's zero new questions.
Nowhere? To freeze in the middle of nowhere may or may not be possible.
Nowhy? You got any more new questions?

Why not? I guess because I said why not.
Who not? Who not? You not!
Who knot? Bob tied a knot.
Wherefore? That's certainly from Shakespeare!
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Why not?
Who not?
Who knot?
Wherefore?
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Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no?
Does repetition bug you?
Do you want an apology?
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Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no?
Does repetition bug you?
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Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no?
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Why not? Ya see, I believe I already said why not.
Who not? Well, maybe me not.
Who knot? I already tied a knot.
Wherefore? Yes, Romeo and Juliet is where that word is from.

Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no? Yeah, uh, maybe, uh, yeah, it can be.
Does repetition bug you? Does repetition bug me?!? Well, a little bit.
Do you want an apology? Umm, not really. It's not that annoying. Besides, this is helping you figure this darn thing out quicker.

Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no? Annoys me a little.
Does repetition bug you? It's helping you solve this faster, isn't it?

Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no? Still, I'm sure you'll solve this soon.
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Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no?
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Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no? Well, it might be a little annoying.
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HINT: Your entire question is relevant. Not all of my answer is.
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Oops, that hint should be in italics.
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What part(s) of your answer are relevant? Punctuation? Number of words? Certain letters in each word? Number of letters in each word? The first word? The last word? Number of letters in the entire answer?

I've noticed that a lot of your answers start with "Um," or "Well," Is this relevant?

Is the time, date, or day that a question is asked relevant? The username of the asker?

Does the number of questions in a post affect the answers?


Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no?
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What part(s) of your answer are relevant? Punctuation? Number of words? Certain letters in each word? This one... Number of letters in each word? The first word? The last word? Number of letters in the entire answer? ...and also this one. No to rest.

I've noticed that a lot of your answers start with "Um," or "Well," Is this relevant? Not really.

Is the time, date, or day that a question is asked relevant? The username of the asker? No to these...

Does the number of questions in a post affect the answers? ...and this.


Hosting a rulebreaker can be annoying, no? You promise this is the last time you'll ask this? I think you've proved your point.
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HINT: Look at all the repeated questions for the one thing that is in the exact same place.
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Ok, so your rule(s) determine the 7th letter in your answer...
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Ok, so your rule(s) determine the 7th letter in your answer... Correct! Now, remember, the entire question is important.
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Debit card?
Card debit?
Bad credit?
Credit bad?
I.D. card bet?
Catbirded?
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Debit card? Credit, bad.
Card debit? Card I'd bet.
Bad credit? Cedar'd bit.
Credit bad? Dad crib, E.T.
I.D. card bet? Card, it bed.
Catbirded? De'cart' bid.
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Debit card A?
Debit card B?
Debit card C?
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Do you assign values to the letters in a question as any step in determining your answer?

If so...
is the value a=1, b=2, c=3 etc?
based on usage?
based on pronunciation?
based on visual/physical characteristics of the written letter? Are the values 1-26, or are some letters worth the same value?
Do you add these values together? Multiply? Subtract? Divide?

Does the frequency of any (or all) letters in a question affect your answer?

Also, please don't hate me for what I'm about to do...


D?
E?
F?
G?
H?
I?
j?
K?
L?
M?
N?
O?
P?
Q?
R?
S?
T?
U?
V?
W?
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Debit card A? A bad riced T.
Debit card B? Carb'd debt, I.
Debit card C? Bard iced (CT).

Do you assign values to the letters in a question as any step in determining your answer? Yes

If so...
is the value a=1, b=2, c=3 etc? No
based on usage?
based on pronunciation?
based on visual/physical characteristics of the written letter? None of these Are the values 1-26, No or are some letters worth the same value? Yes
Do you add these values together? This Multiply? Subtract? Divide?

Does the frequency of any (or all) letters in a question affect your answer? Only in that a letter's value is counted for every time it appears.

Also, please don't hate me for what I'm about to do... ...now I'm scared...


D? This is O.
E? This is N.
F? This is Q.
G? This is O.
H? This is Q.
I? This is N.
j? This is U.
K? This is R.
L? This is N.
M? This is P.
N? This is N.
O? This is N.
P? This is P.
Q? This is W.
R? This is N.
S? This is N.
T? This is N.
U? This is N.
V? This is Q.
W? This is Q.
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And assigning the values is Step 1.
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Do you consider adding the values together to be step 2?

Do you also assign numerical values to numbers? Or are numbers their own numerical value?

So values can be repeated... how many different values are there? (insert LTPF list of positive integers).

Lets pretend I asked 2 questions which yielded the same numerical value after adding up the individual letters... would the 7th letter of your answer necessarily be the same? Or is there another step that depends on another quality of the question?

If you add the values of a question, do you then add the digits in the sum together reducing to a single digit?
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Do you consider adding the values together to be step 2? Yes

Do you also assign numerical values to numbers? Or are numbers their own numerical value? This. That's part of Step 1.

So values can be repeated... how many different values are there? (insert LTPF list of positive integers). For letters, 7.

Lets pretend I asked 2 questions which yielded the same numerical value after adding up the individual letters... would the 7th letter of your answer necessarily be the same? Yes Or is there another step that depends on another quality of the question? No

If you add the values of a question, do you then add the digits in the sum together reducing to a single digit? No.

And a BLOOPER: "is the value a=1, b=2, c=3..." should be No for Step 1, but Yes for a later step.
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0?
1?
2?
3?
4?
5?
6?
7?
8?
9?
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For the step where a=1, b=2, etc, are you changing letters to numbers or numbers to letters? Is this step 3? 4? 5? 6?

So, you've just completed step 2. You have one number. Is the next step to perform some mathematical function with this number? Add something? Subtract something? Multiply by something? Divide by something? Find the square root? Find its square?
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0? What th...
1? Why wasn't there a positive number?
2? Hmm...zero...don't know why.
3? I, perhaps, will answer this better.
4? This is quickly becoming tedious.
5? AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!
6? Please solve this quickly. I'm getting tired of it.
7? Desp'rate...please solve this.
8? Will you solve this now?
9? Gettin' very tired of this rulebreaker, I am.

For the step where a=1, b=2, etc, are you changing letters to numbers or numbers to letters? This Is this step 3? 4? This 5? 6?

So, you've just completed step 2. You have one number. Correct. Is the next step to perform some mathematical function with this number? Only in certain situations; otherwise, you do nothing. Add something? Subtract something? This Multiply by something? Divide by something? Find the square root? Find its square?
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Maybe if it was only 3 steps I would have solved it by now... working on it!

Ok.

Step 1: Assign values to all letters in the question. There are 7 values possible for letters. Are these values 1-7? Something else? I have no idea how you've decided on these values. I'm baffled. I've guessed every factor I can think of...

Step 2: Add up all the values from step 1

Step 3: Perform mathematical function on sum from step 2, but only in certain situations. What situations? I don't know! So lets see...does it have to do with how many digits are in the sum? If it's more than one digit? More than 2? Etc.? Does it depend on whether it's odd or even? Maybe if it's more than 26? What gets subtracted...the same number in all situations? I imagine you have to get the number down to 26 or less? If the sum is 524 does it become 24? If its 568 does it become 8? Anything like this hacking off hundreds and tens places until a number under 27 is reached? Am I way off base here?

Step 4: Using a=1, b=2, c=3, change numbers back into letters

Step 5: I haven't the foggiest idea. Does this step determine the letter you put in the 7th position of your answer? Is this a different letter from the one arrived at in step 4? Different by moving a certain number of letters away in the alphabet?

Step 6: Write an answer with a certain letter in the 7th position.

Is there anything else I've learned that I've forgotten about?
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Maybe if it was only 3 steps I would have solved it by now... working on it! Don't worry too much; you're really close.

Ok.

Step 1: Assign values to all letters in the question. Yes There are 7 values possible for letters. Yes Are these values 1-7? No Something else? Yes I have no idea how you've decided on these values. I'm baffled. I've guessed every factor I can think of... Here's a hint: I'm not the first one to assign these values to these letters.

Step 2: Add up all the values from step 1 Yes

Step 3: Perform mathematical function on sum from step 2, but only in certain situations. Yes What situations? I don't know! So lets see...does it have to do with how many digits are in the sum? No If it's more than one digit? Not necessarily. More than 2? It would be if it's more than 2, but that's not the reason. Etc.? Does it depend on whether it's odd or even? No Maybe if it's more than 26? This one! What gets subtracted...the same number in all situations? Yes I imagine you have to get the number down to 26 or less? Exactly. If the sum is 524 does it become 24? If its 568 does it become 8? No to both Anything like this hacking off hundreds and tens places until a number under 27 is reached? No Am I way off base here? No, you're getting close. Remember, it involves subtraction.

Step 4: Using a=1, b=2, c=3, change numbers back into letters Yes

Step 5: I haven't the foggiest idea. Does this step determine the letter you put in the 7th position of your answer? Yes Is this a different letter from the one arrived at in step 4? Yes Different by moving a certain number of letters away in the alphabet? Yes. You should get it really soon now.

Step 6: Write an answer with a certain letter in the 7th position. Yes, the new letter from Step 5.

Is there anything else I've learned that I've forgotten about? I think you're good now.
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Oh good lord, they're scrabble values, aren't they?!?! I can't believe I didn't guess that earlier. Ok, I can do this now...

"T?" is N.
Step 1: Assign Values: 1
Step 2: Add values: still 1
Step 3: Subtraction not needed
Step 4: Change to letter: A
Step 5: Change letter to another letter, I'm assuming the one 13 letters away in the alphabet, so in this case: N
Step 6: Write sentence: "This is N"

"Does repetition bug you?"

Step 1: Assign values. In this case 2.1.1.1 1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 3.1.2 4.1.1

Step 2: Add values: =29

Step 3: Subtract something from 29 to make it less than 26...since in order to end up with C on the next step the reslut needs to be 3, I think you subtract 26 enough times to get the answer to be 26 or less. In this case 29-26 = 3. If the sum was 87, you'd 87-26=61, 61-26=35, 35-26=9. So 9 would be the result of this step.

Step 4: Change number to letter: C
Step 5: Move 13 letters...P
Step 6: Answer: "Does repetition bug me...?"

So...



Am I right?


I'm guessing an acceptable answer would be "You are a genius!"
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 3:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh good lord, they're scrabble values, aren't they?!?! Yep =) About time. I can't believe I didn't guess that earlier. Ok, I can do this now...

"T?" is N.
Step 1: Assign Values: 1
Step 2: Add values: still 1
Step 3: Subtraction not needed
Step 4: Change to letter: A
Step 5: Change letter to another letter, I'm assuming the one 13 letters away in the alphabet, Correct! so in this case: N
Step 6: Write sentence: "This is N"

"Does repetition bug you?"

Step 1: Assign values. In this case 2.1.1.1 1.1.3.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 3.1.2 4.1.1

Step 2: Add values: =29

Step 3: Subtract something from 29 to make it less than 26...since in order to end up with C on the next step the reslut needs to be 3, I think you subtract 26 enough times to get the answer to be 26 or less. Right again! In this case 29-26 = 3. If the sum was 87, you'd 87-26=61, 61-26=35, 35-26=9. So 9 would be the result of this step.

Step 4: Change number to letter: C
Step 5: Move 13 letters...P
Step 6: Answer: "Does repetition bug me...?"

So...



Am I right? You are a genius!

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



I'm guessing an acceptable answer would be "You are a genius!" And it is. You got everything right. Nice solve!
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 3:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, I don't think I've ever solved one of these before.

*Pat's self on back*

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