Thread subject: Security Override :: Programming 12

Posted by coolwhoop10 on 01/07/2011 21:57:07
#1

Hmmm.... not so sure what to do with this one. I guess I'm assuming that there are five variables, c, u, b, e, and d, and you're trying to find which values will make the equation true. I did a quick python script that ran through values from 1 to 50, but nothing came out. any pointers as to whether or not i'm on the right track?

Posted by Null Set on 01/08/2011 01:34:29
#2

coolwhoop10 wrote:
Hmmm.... not so sure what to do with this one. I guess I'm assuming that there are five variables, c, u, b, e, and d, and you're trying to find which values will make the equation true. I did a quick python script that ran through values from 1 to 50, but nothing came out. any pointers as to whether or not i'm on the right track?


You're on the right track. Just make sure you're not ignoring any numbers. :) [EDITED]

Edited by Null Set on 01/14/2013 07:07:43

Posted by coolwhoop10 on 01/08/2011 15:07:19
#3

thanks for the pointer! just an edit then, i tried using integer values from -9 and 9 and got a lot of results that matched the set.... what sort of form should the solution be in? or am i missing something with how the equation is to be set.

Posted by AYESEYEF on 01/31/2011 06:25:14
#4

I solved the equation but I am stuck with the form .please help.

Posted by dearmo on 01/31/2011 07:17:43
#5

Btw, you can try to solve this using a calculator, as long as you make a few reasonable assumptions. ;)

Posted by Batok on 02/15/2012 22:08:32
#6

I dont get this mission at all.
I can generate all the solutions and some solutions look more interesting than others
but nothing really obvious stands out as an answer.
Are some mathematical shenanigans involved ?
Is there a smiley for 'very perplexed' ?

-----EDIT------
my bad i had misinterpreted the equation.

Edited by Batok on 09/08/2012 15:18:25

Posted by ChinkInArmor on 09/17/2012 23:06:40
#7

I actually found 2 answers. Both work. Sweet.

Posted by skewlboy on 01/12/2013 09:34:18
#8

Someone should add to the challenge text that 0 is not an option as that's the obvious choice!
And also that one of them being 1 and the rest 0 is not an option either.

I haven't solved it, but, also, I'm not sure how can there be only *1* solution if the order of the variables does not matter... unless they all have the same value (which it doesn't look like as I've tested a lot of repeated values for all)...

Edited by skewlboy on 01/12/2013 15:17:32

Posted by skewlboy on 01/13/2013 10:00:51
#9

Null Set wrote:
coolwhoop10 wrote:
Hmmm.... not so sure what to do with this one. I guess I'm assuming that there are five variables, c, u, b, e, and d, and you're trying to find which values will make the equation true. I did a quick python script that ran through values from 1 to 50, but nothing came out. any pointers as to whether or not i'm on the right track?


You're on the right track. Just make sure you're not ignoring any numbers. :) [EDITED]


[EDITED]?

Edited by Null Set on 01/14/2013 07:08:29

Posted by skewlboy on 01/13/2013 10:35:15
#10

http://securityoverride.org/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=99

one thing that was not clear to me at first making it impossible to solve the equation is that:

[EDITED] <Yes, it is part of the challenge :D - Null Set>


just to make it clearer to someone else also having issues :)

(please remove if part of the challenge was this "logic-like challenge" trap)

Edited by Null Set on 01/14/2013 07:05:37

Posted by nitrusinc on 01/27/2013 01:26:24
#11

... I'm getting
"Login Error: You have entered an incorrect Username and/or Password."

o.O

Posted by Armageddon on 03/12/2013 15:11:59
#12

make the total of digits equal your cube root of a five-digit number.

PS: Calculator rocks!! :P :D :D

Posted by Ideka on 07/18/2014 14:09:00
#13

The challenge should state that:
a) All numbers must be 1 digit only (so the solution has to have only 5 digits)
b) "CUBED" doesn't mean C * U * B * E * D as any reasonable person who knows a bit about mathematics would assume, but rather means the concatenation of the digits of each number
and c) apparently no number can be 0.

Figuring out all these arbitrary rules CANNOT be part of the challenge. I mean come on.

Edited by Ideka on 07/18/2014 14:09:21