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zero 07-18-2008 08:14 AM


Stephi_B 07-18-2008 08:31 AM

(am not good at these, never was, mmh, I'll make a clever guess, utter it in a determined way and smile in an amiable way, just like I always did in the organic chemistry exams...)

both boxes are violet, definitely!


Hyakujo's Fox 07-18-2008 08:37 AM

the missing word is "up"

brightpearl 07-18-2008 10:13 AM

I'munna go with both yellow, but the original question is based on a logical fallacy of post hoc, ergo propter hoc, in my humble opinion.

So probably Stephi's answer is better. It sticks it to the man.

lukkucairi 07-18-2008 12:33 PM

the line's bent and so am I

Brynn 07-18-2008 04:51 PM

It's where the binoculars go, silly.

MoJoRiSin 07-18-2008 06:00 PM

I think purple is a better way to phrase the violet answer....

=>both purple

Frieda 07-18-2008 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 393326)
the missing word is "up"

no, no

that's the only way

the only way is up (baby)

zero 07-19-2008 02:22 AM

the question isn't really to do with deducing what colours the two white squares might be or what might be in them

no, it's about how come those two white squares can exist in the first place - given that the pieces and the overall size of each rectangle is the same,

from where do the two "extra" pieces come?

there is an answer. i'll post it later

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-19-2008 03:17 AM

First picture: 6 green columns, 5 blue ones
Second picture, green and blue swapped places, but yellow/red didn't follow green, so naturally, to preserve the original size, there must be extra squares, to fill up six columns.

Hyakujo's Fox 07-19-2008 03:19 AM


Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 393354)
the line's bent and so am I

You're thinking of the Missing square puzzle

zero 07-19-2008 03:27 AM

that's it

thank you for your kind asssistance in this bamboozlement

Odbe 07-19-2008 04:51 AM

The white squares are made of the same stuff that takes up space in your suitcase, so that you can always fit everything in at the start of your holidays but there's not enough room in the suitcase when you pack to come home again.

Of course, shopping may have something to do with that as well.

lukkucairi 07-19-2008 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 393545)
You're thinking of the Missing square puzzle

i always did suck at logic :p

Hyakujo's Fox 07-19-2008 11:01 AM

ok just for mr zero's sanity.

The blue and green shapes are not the same in the two diagrams. In the left picture the green has a left edge of 7 and a right edge of 9 and a bit, while in the right picture it has a left edge of 7 minus a bit and a right of 9, so it's area has decreased. And similarly for the blue. That's where the extra area comes from.

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