Here is an arrangement of 19 cards. What card should go in the bottom right corner?
4♣ 4♠ 3♦ 3♥ 2♥
9♠ 7♦ 6♥ 2♣ 4♥
8♦ 4♥ 5♠ A♣ 7♦
6♥ 3♠ 2♣ 8♦ ?
The first 4 cards, in suitalphabetical order, of the title of this problem is this problem's PID. So what does that mean? The answer must be the 4 of Diamonds.
Applying this "rule" to each row of cards, I list the following PIDs (A=1), and the remaining card for each row:
4511, 4H
4334, 2H
2769, 4H
1845, 7D
2863, 4D
If one examines the text of each problem of the given PIDs, one will find the first occurance of the letter that begins one of the 4 suits (C, D, H, S) occurs in the position of the rank of the fifth card and matches the corresponding letter to its suit.
4511, 1st letter is H > Here...
4334, 2nd letter is H > The...
2769, 4th letter is H > I'm thinking...
1845, 7th letter is D > A palindrome...
Therefore,...
2863, 4th letter is D > Find...
AND, thus, the answer is then 4 of Diamonds
(I probably would not have found this solution, if not for "Another hint", Dustin)
Edited on April 4, 2006, 2:16 pm

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