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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Nick, please post your answers. Will save me the time of getting set up to run your latest script. Thanks. -- tom

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    RE: Puzzle 2

    Thank you Tom, for showing me the error of my ways.

    This works! maybe.

    Thanks
    Nick

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Nick, I'm sorry, your script still needs a bit of work. Try setting your loop to smaller numbers to test the results after the first, second, and third gifts are processed.

    i.e.

    for x = 1 to 1
    the answer should be $10 and $10

    then


    for x = 1 to 2
    the answer should be $20 and $30

    then
    for x = 1 to 3
    the answer should be $40 and $70

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    RE: Puzzle 2

    Tom, I hope this is right, if so I have John to thank.

    Nick

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  • Stephen Williams
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Now - NO PEEKING, people, till YOU have a go!

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Stephen,
    looks right to me, your answers agree with my own solution.

    -- tom

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  • Stephen Williams
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    This one was HARDER than the last one! I'm still wondering if I got the last guy right... Check it out.

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  • forskare
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Are you going to award the winner with the amount the king gave away or split it between all the entrants?

    (:-)))))

    kenn

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: Puzzle 2

    Because of Alpha Five's limitation of 19 digits for numeric variables, permit me to change the puzzle slightly.

    The number of citizens in line should be 45.

    Thanks.

    -- tom

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  • Tom Cone Jr
    started a topic Puzzle 2

    Puzzle 2

    Puzzle2

    Ok. Here's an easier one.

    There once was a king of a rich South Pacific island who decided (in a moment of foolishness no doubt) to give away his fortune.

    To make it interesting he decided to have all the citizens line up one day. He gave $10 to the first person. He gave twice as much to the second person. He gave twice as much as the second person received to the third person. And the sequence continued, each person receiving twice as much as the person in line ahead of them.

    There were 475 citizens in the line.

    How much money did the king give away?
    How much did the last person receive?

    Your solution must be produced using tools available only in Alpha Five.

    Have fun.

    -- tom
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