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 Stephen Brooks2002-08-22 03:04:30 F + L = EV + N = WS + I = ?
 Pascal2002-08-22 03:14:48 ...S + I = O ___________________________Member of www.rechenkraft.net - German Website about Distributed Computing Projects 1: Athlon TB-C, 1.2 GC/s, 256 MB DDR-RAM, Erazor x², ADSL-Flatrate, NIC Intel, Win 98 SE Mainboard MSI-6380 Rev.  12: Pentium III, 600 MC/s, 256 MB RAM, NIC Intel, Win 98 SE
 Stephen Brooks2002-08-22 04:10:37 Nope.  Why did you think it was O?
 Pascal2002-08-22 04:31:55 Every letter stands for a number.  Base 13Just put off 13 from every sum and the results are right.___________________________Member of www.rechenkraft.net - German Website about Distributed Computing Projects 1: Athlon TB-C, 1.2 GC/s, 256 MB DDR-RAM, Erazor x², ADSL-Flatrate, NIC Intel, Win 98 SE Mainboard MSI-6380 Rev.  12: Pentium III, 600 MC/s, 256 MB RAM, NIC Intel, Win 98 SE
 Stephen Brooks2002-08-22 05:01:38 F + L = E6 + 12 = 5 (mod 13, i.e. 6+12=18=5+13)V + N = W22 + 14 = 23 (mod 13, i.e. 22+14=36=23+13)S + I = ?  19 + 9 = 28 = 15 + 13 (15=O)Yes I see how you came to your conclusion.  But with the addition operation I had in mind, this is also true:I + V = N(which does not fit with adding the values and subtracting 13). Thomas King2002-08-24 11:56:20 Maths + Tom King = Confusion.  Argh I have SIX pure maths lectures a week, (two on thursdays).  This is odd because I'm taking a chemistry degree.Oh, sorry for not being around for a while but my main computer and email provider decided to have a fodge together.  Sordid details on request. Stephen Brooks2002-08-24 16:20:17 Errr HAHAHAHA.  I only have 8 maths lectures a week and I'm doing maths.Actually maybe that's the equivalent of 1 or 2 maths lectures a week but slowed down to such a rate that Tom can understand it. Stephen Brooks2002-08-25 05:51:58 ErErEr sorry of my slightly-insulting posts at Tom recently.  I was a bit CONED because I thought he just wasn't bothering to talk to me when what really happened was that his computer+e-mail+yahoo were broke."As every 11-year-old kid knows, if you concentrate enough Van-der-Graff generators and expensive special effects in one place, you create a spiral space-time whirly thing, AND an interesting plotline"