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 Wrong Place, Right Place (Posted on 2003-11-17)
One person comes up to another person beside his bike. "Can I use your bike?" he asks. The person by the bike replies, "Only if you figure out the combination to my bike lock, which is made up of 4 different numbers from 1 through 8. You can guess 3 numbers."

He guessed 1235, 4721, and 3862. All three were answered with "One number in the combination is in the wrong place, and another is in the right place. The other two aren't in the combination."

The guesser was puzzled and asked "Is the number divisible by 7?" The person with the bike answered this question and after thinking for a while, the guesser told him the combination. What is the combination?

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 re: Dear Silver Kinght and Charlie,,,,, | Comment 18 of 35 |
(In reply to Dear Silver Kinght and Charlie,,,,, by Dan)

Dan,

I'm not really sure this is the right forum for this discussion....

Anyway, I love the game of chess... but I don't play that well, so I don't think I'd provide much challenge for you. Perhaps Charlie would.

I certainly can't hold a candle to Kasparov.

But to answer your question: yes, I agree that it's very impressive that you didn't break a sweat in either of the two games you referenced. It's even more impressive that you chose to tell everyone about it.
 Posted by SilverKnight on 2003-11-18 11:36:47

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