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Old 2nd September 2009, 02:02 PM
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For the mathematically impaired, would one of you savants post a solution?

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Old 2nd September 2009, 03:05 PM
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would one of you savants post a solution?
I have attached the solution, which took me 45 seconds.

I apologize if I spoiled it, for those of you who have not tried to solve it yet!!
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Old 2nd September 2009, 03:21 PM
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2 1/2 minutes. I got a different solution, but we had the same columns in a different order.
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Old 2nd September 2009, 04:04 PM
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three days, and i still haven't got it figured out
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Old 2nd September 2009, 04:06 PM
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Well, Frank and Craig and the rest of you folks, I may be having a super brain freeze today or just old age finally getting me - I don't understand the mechanism for the program to calculate the 4 extreme corner boxes - because I was able to make the other boxes register 56 in about 10 seconds, but did not have the temperment to work through why the four corners had different tallies.

Please remove the mystery for me so I can have at least one more AHA moment before I die!
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Old 2nd September 2009, 04:26 PM
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Well, Frank and Craig and the rest of you folks, I may be having a super brain freeze today or just old age finally getting me - I don't understand the mechanism for the program to calculate the 4 extreme corner boxes - because I was able to make the other boxes register 56 in about 10 seconds, but did not have the temperment to work through why the four corners had different tallies.

Please remove the mystery for me so I can have at least one more AHA moment before I die!
My thought process was to first confirm that it seemed like the same 4 numbers were in all of the boxes, and that the four numbers added up to the desired sum. Then, starting on the right side I put them in order, top to bottom. On the left, bottom to top. Then it was just a matter of plug and chug to fill in the rest. All of the rows and all of the columns have each of the four possible numbers once and only once.
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My thought process was to first confirm that it seemed like the same 4 numbers were in all of the boxes, and that the four numbers added up to the desired sum. Then, starting on the right side I put them in order, top to bottom. On the left, bottom to top. Then it was just a matter of plug and chug to fill in the rest. All of the rows and all of the columns have each of the four possible numbers once and only once.
That's a solution, but I don't feel any AHA yet.
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Old 2nd September 2009, 05:02 PM
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Please remove the mystery for me so I can have at least one more AHA moment before I die!
Each diagonal box has to contain a 3, 7, 15 and 31.

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