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#1 2019-11-26 12:59:29

Becky_P
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The root of the problem

I have found the root.  but what do I apply it to?  Nothing I do makes sense

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#2 2019-11-26 21:18:56

Rolytic
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Re: The root of the problem

I'm with you, Becky.

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I have no idea how I'm supposed to get 13 letters from three (half of six)

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#3 2019-11-27 07:59:31

winterer
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Re: The root of the problem

Rolytic wrote:

I'm with you, Becky.

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I have no idea how I'm supposed to get 13 letters from three (half of six)

You're basically there, but "the closer you look, the less you see".
Look again.

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#4 2019-11-27 11:50:54

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Re: The root of the problem

Rolytic wrote:

I'm with you, Becky.

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I have no idea how I'm supposed to get 13 letters from three (half of six)

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instruction 6 has 13 letters.  Beyond that I am stuck

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#5 2019-11-30 16:25:02

winterer
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Re: The root of the problem

Becky_P wrote:
Rolytic wrote:

I'm with you, Becky.

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I have no idea how I'm supposed to get 13 letters from three (half of six)

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instruction 6 has 13 letters.  Beyond that I am stuck

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In case you're still stuck here: Rolytic asked how to get the required number of letters from three. Isn't that obvious how to do that?

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#6 2019-12-12 10:08:29

Becky_P
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Re: The root of the problem

winterer wrote:
Becky_P wrote:
Rolytic wrote:

I'm with you, Becky.

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I have no idea how I'm supposed to get 13 letters from three (half of six)

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instruction 6 has 13 letters.  Beyond that I am stuck

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In case you're still stuck here: Rolytic asked how to get the required number of letters from three. Isn't that obvious how to do that?

I have been away for a while.  Wasn't sure if it was half of the instruction or rearrange what you said

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#7 2019-12-17 09:02:58

winterer
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Re: The root of the problem

Becky_P wrote:

I have been away for a while.  Wasn't sure if it was half of the instruction or rearrange what you said

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You've got to take half of what you initially found. That will point you somewhere. You'll have to rearrange that. It'll have the required number of letters.

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#8 2019-12-31 13:10:19

Alex55
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Re: The root of the problem

where is the root of the problem???

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#9 2020-09-11 10:32:27

AcidBurn39
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Re: The root of the problem

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I get that the ? on left side is 36
So how to go form there??

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#10 2020-09-11 13:18:42

mcwuzzy
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Re: The root of the problem

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First find the value of the ?

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So that is the problem, now take the root of the problem

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This leads to instruction 6, rearrange half

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This means to rearrange the instruction at 3 (half of six and rather silly logic imho) 

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Hopefully you will get a thirteen letter word ( relates to butterflies )

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#11 2020-09-13 14:57:59

AcidBurn39
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Re: The root of the problem

SOLVED
Thank you mcwuzzy

mcwuzzy wrote:
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First find the value of the ?

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So that is the problem, now take the root of the problem

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This leads to instruction 6, rearrange half

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This means to rearrange the instruction at 3 (half of six and rather silly logic imho) 

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Hopefully you will get a thirteen letter word ( relates to butterflies )

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