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 Hotter and hotter (Posted on 2010-02-08)
Today is Saturday. For the last 5 days, Monday to Friday, the temperatures were rising, i.e. each day was hotter than the previous one. The product of the 5 values (Centigrade degrees, rounded to the closest integer) is 12. What are the five temperatures?

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(In reply to re(2): Indecision by brianjn)

I'm sure the notation (centigrade degrees)^5 is analogous to the cm^3 when multiplying 2 cm * 3 cm * 5 cm = 30 cm^3, as a standard notation in dimensional analysis.  No idea though what any physical reality there'd be to multiplying 5 temperatures together, and that's why the notation (°C)^5 looks so peculiar, but of course it's an arbitrary multiplication solely for the puzzle.
 Posted by Charlie on 2010-02-09 11:22:01

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