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9/14/2017 - An Abstract Way To Equalize

  • #61

    Not a bad puzzle!

  • #62

    Okay.

  • #63

    Abstract, indeed. Page 4, woohoo!

  • #64
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  • #65

    yeah, this will end in stalemate

  • #66

    you still dont win

  • #67

    I tried and I tried until what felt like the last legal move came to me finally was the right move. (I could not find the right move because I was looking for check) 

  • #68

    happy.png

  • #69

    Mighty fine.

  • #70

    I solve it.

  • #71
    StevenPatzer wrote:

    September 14th is Cream-Filled Doughnut Day.

    https://anydayguide.com/calendar/1212

    Miam! I'll take a dozen, please!....

  • #72

    HUH ???????

  • #73

    cool puzzle

  • #74

    Nice.

    SZ.

  • #75

    good one

  • #76
    fatalphenom wrote:

    As a newer player, I find no matter what this ending in a stalemate.

    I'm also a newer player, but here there are multiple ways to lose. The idea is to avoid what appears to be a losing position. Congratulations on finding the drawn even position. (unlikely to be stalemated) 
    / I managed (w/ no input errors) the draw as well!  

     

  • #77

    Wow!

  • #78

    Nothing about this puzzle is abstract in any way.

  • #79
    dsf001 wrote:
    Gil-Gandel wrote:
    aHorseWithNoName wrote:

    Come to my intelligent forum

    2+2=5 can it be true?

    Let a + b = c
    Note that 5a - 4a = a
    Note that 5a - (2 + 2)a = a

    Then 5a - (2 + 2)a + 5b - (2 + 2)b = 5c - (2 + 2)c
    Rearranging,

    5a + 5b - 5c = (2 + 2)a + (2 + 2)b - (2 + 2)c

    Factorising,

    5(a + b - c) = (2 + 2)(a + b - c)
    Cancelling the common factor (a + b - c), and removing the brackets as they are now redundant,

    5 = 2 + 2

    Hope this helps.

    @ Gil-Gandel:

    The fallacy is that if a+b=c, then a+b-c=0, so when you write

    "Factorising,

    5(a + b - c) = (2 + 2)(a + b - c)"

    what you are really saying is that 5 x 0 = (2+2) x 0, which is true, but you can't cancel the 0s to leave 5 = 2+2 because 5x0/0 does not equal 5 and (2+2)x0/0 does not equal (2+2).

    This took about the same amount of time for me to solve as the chess puzzle.

    Correct, 10/10, your turn to clean the whiteboard. happy.png

  • #80
    Sred wrote:

    Nothing about this puzzle is abstract in any way.

    I had to google abstract too, came up with this - 'abstract as a verb' - 2.extract or remove (something):

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