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 Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 26, 2005 03:13 pm    0 When is zero squared a cube? I know that those of you in the UK should be able to get this puzzle. I am not too sure about those of you in other countries. If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 27, 2005 08:07 am    0 I've just had a PM from Steve Fowkes, who not only has the right answer, but has also informed me that American puzzle solvers should be able to get this too If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 30, 2005 04:45 am    0 Surely more than one person is going to solve this? If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like stanalger Special user St. Louis, MO 996 Posts Posted: Aug 30, 2005 08:29 am    0 I'm confused since zero squared IS a cube! Zero squared is zero and zero is also the cube of zero. When ISN'T zero squared a cube? Stan Jonathan Townsend Eternal Order Ossining, NY 27116 Posts Posted: Aug 30, 2005 10:47 am    0 Does this have to do with freezing water? ...to all the coins I've dropped here Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 30, 2005 01:33 pm    0 Nothing to do with frozen water, however you have the right shape Jonathan. Stan, You are absolutely correct. There is a really neat solution to this, though. It will help if you write the sum out as an equation If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like TomasB Inner circle Sweden 1143 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 01:15 am    0 Sum? Product, you mean? Confused, /Tomas TomasB Inner circle Sweden 1143 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 01:22 am    0 When z*e*r*o = n^(3/2) where n is a positive integer? /Tomas Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 02:00 pm    0 Yeah, ok: product. As for the z*e*r*o etc: no. Zero squared, could be written as 0^2. How else could it be written? If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like TomasB Inner circle Sweden 1143 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 02:09 pm    0 00, 0*0, 0x0, 0.0 (with the dot slightly higher up) or of course 0 with a small 2 in the upper right corner. Hmmm, so does that resemble a logo for some UK company which has something to do with cube shaped objects? Trying to get my head around why it should work better for brits and americans. /Tomas TomasB Inner circle Sweden 1143 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 02:18 pm    0 Ah, found that a company named "oxo" makes stock cubes. http://www.oxo.co.uk/ So the answer is "When you interpret '0' as the letter 'o' and the multiplication sign as the letter 'x'." /Tomas Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 02:20 pm    0 You have stumbled on the right answer, Thomas. One of those you mentioned is indeed a brand name. Feel free to do an internet search If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like Stephen Buxton Veteran user 311 Posts Posted: Aug 31, 2005 02:21 pm    0 X post... You have the right answer! OXO is a brand of gravy stock, commonly known (in the UK and US) as an Oxo cube If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like 2hot New user Sydney 89 Posts Posted: Sep 6, 2005 11:34 pm    0 The title "a little maths problem" decieved me The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Puzzle me this... » » A little maths problem? (0 Likes)
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