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Good puzzle

Very original and enjoyable WP

A fun puzzle and a nice brain exercise.

I scored well so I'll brag a little here. I have been blessed with good math skills so I'm pleased with my score. I was not great in algebra back in school eons ago but this puzzle is fairly easy if your math skills are solid.

The clues were fantastic too.

Well, OK, maybe not a 5. But a 10 still is very impressive! Nice one. Gary.

Math and I are NOT good friends.

~Bev

Great fun. Better than I normally do on wp's

'20 minus two x equals eight makes x six

/20 minus six x equals eight makes x two'?

Entirely my own fault of course but I was going for 10 -- which it turned out was necessary to catch slicko!!

**Sploofizz**(Editor)

**Mon, 7th Jun '10 10:07 PM**

I thought this would be a fun change for those among us who DO like math challenges, so I'm glad to hear that many of you enjoyed it (or at least didn't hate it!). I was so worried that some of my math would be wrong - I quadruple checked!

There were only two phrases that began with 'twenty':

twenty minus six x equals eight when x is two

twenty five minus two x equals seven if x is nine

I don't know how you got one with no letters Barry, but congratulations!

Next time I think I'll make them all have the exact same pattern

There were only two phrases that began with 'twenty':

twenty minus six x equals eight when x is two

twenty five minus two x equals seven if x is nine

I don't know how you got one with no letters Barry, but congratulations!

Next time I think I'll make them all have the exact same pattern

I feel sorry for anyone who did not have good math teachers. My seventh grade teacher would remind you of Andy Griffith, but he knew and loved math and his students. I teach math because of him. One of my college professors was brilliant but couldn't teach a fish to swim. I work with GED candidates to make up for him.

Good puzzle Thank you!

1mks(Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5929)Mon, 7th Jun '10 8:49 AMEASY ALGEBRA WPI was really frightened by this title because I am math illiterate. I remember walk into my algebra class in high school and the teacher just standing there shaking his head. I just calmly looked at him and told him that my father MADE me take the class.

I passed by the skin of my teeth. If I can do this puzzle anyone can. Thanks for the memories and it was fun. BUT I'm certainly thankful that it was NOT "hard algebra"!