Format of the answer

helen101
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #596 helen101
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:05 pm

There is a broken machine, so only 6 letters. No commas, no spaces, case is irrelevant, just six letters. PM me if you want - I programmed my answer so I can't give you much by way of hints, but I could tell you first machine if you like - that sort of hint :-) I'm sure I'm not supposed to say which machine is broken in the forum - I'll message you.

mehroon
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #600 mehroon
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:21 pm

Helen, i have sent a pm to you. Please reply asap. Thanks very much

12 hours have passed since my last message. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REPLY. Very desperate and frustrated. Want to complete this riddle and get it out of my system. Please help. I am coming to this forum every half an hour to see if there is a reply. Take me out of my misery. Be a good samaritan

Besides Helen, others can also reply. Please help and THANKS VERY MUCH

JWawro
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #602 JWawro
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:41 pm

Wow. Relax.

Out of all the puzzles in PD, this one is actually completely straightforward solvable. I should have been able to see it through, after finding a solution that used all 7 machines, but appreciate the help I got. Completely logical, no trickery.

janiem
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #643 janiem
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:11 pm

If anyone is still reading this forum please can I beg for a big big hint - where to start or which is broken? Thanks!

juniper
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #772 juniper
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:43 pm

Is there someone who has solved this who wouldn't mind me PM-ing them with my thoughts so far? I'm only just starting on this one and would just like to know if I'm on the right lines so far.

Thanks if anyone can help.

gordon
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Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Format of the answer

Post: #775 gordon
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:00 pm

Feel free.

WickedPlans
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #778 WickedPlans
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:20 pm

For those of use without programming skills, this is a hard one because there are a huge number of variables.
Narrow those variables down - I used a 3 colour coding system to help.

blairski44
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #790 blairski44
Tue May 03, 2016 2:35 am

As a non-programmer I am struggling on this one too. I thought I had it when three machines reduced the string to the letters in the solution (in the wrong order), but no combination of machines after that gives the right order.

Just to make sure I am reading it right, I have a question for Machine D: The Rotator
Reverses every pair of sausages to mix up the flavour.

Does this mean ABCD becomes BADC or CDAB?

Thanks for any help,

Blair.

WickedPlans
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #791 WickedPlans
Tue May 03, 2016 8:58 am

Yes, ABCD becomes BADC with machine D

I hit a similar problem to you of having the right letters but none of the remaining machines putting them in the right order. It means you are heading in the right direction.
Try using more machine/s earlier in the process.

blairski44
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Re: Format of the answer

Post: #798 blairski44
Fri May 20, 2016 1:21 am

Thanks for the help. I got there eventually, but after narrowing it down I used brute force rather than working it out completely.

Glad that's over.

Blair.


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