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#1 Ralis

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:46 PM

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Welcome to the Ralis Conundrum!

 

Every Wednesday, at some varying point of the day, I'll be posting some sort of weekly challenge for you to figure out. Each week brings a new puzzle: it may be a math problem, a riddle or something else entirely. Whatever it may be, you'll have to use a little (or a lot of) brain power to figure it out. These puzzles may require knowledge outside of Ragnarok! Anyone is capable of finding the answer, but I cannot guarantee you will always know what to do if you have little to no understanding of Ragnarok, computers, math, science, etc.

 

The competition is open to both servers! Chaos Renewal and Classic Loki players may both enter their answers. It may help you to know, then, that the answer to each challenge will be something that can be found by players of both servers.

 

Correct answers will gain points depending on how many people get the correct answer! When you've saved up 20 points (points will be kept track in the 3rd post of each thread), you can PM me any time during the week to trade your points in for the current week's prize. You may only trade in points once a week for a single prize, so keep that in mind if you're trying to save up for a "better" prize.

 

Please keep in mind that the theme for each week is not always a factor in figuring out the puzzle. This does not mean that it will never have an impact, but rather that you should not assume that you must travel to a location or that the answer must fit the theme given in that week's conundrum.

 

Prizes are always subject to change based on Oda's discretion.

 

Please do not post or PM your answers. Use the link below the challenge to submit answers!

 

You may freely adjust your entry until each week's deadline.

 

Helpful links:

 

iRO Wiki

iRO Wiki Renewal Database

iRO Wiki Classic Database

Google

 

I don't consider search engines cheating. You will never find the answer directly, but always use your resources!

 

Please be cautious when asking questions about the puzzle of the week on the forums as they could end up being hints for others. You are always welcome to PM me with any clarifying questions you may have.

 

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Week 29: The Biggest Book [ 4/1 - 4/7 ]

 

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It's a widely known fact that Sageworms love books. Or, rather, they love eating books. Ridewords, in fact, are considered a delicacy with their excessive page lengths. While exploring Glast Heim, however, you come across a frustrated Sageworm. He's not satisfied with eating small Ridewords and claims he's seen a GIANT Rideword flying around the castle. He wants you to find out how many pages it has, and is even willing to reward you for doing so!

 

Ridewords always seem to share particular page lengths (meaning that there are only a limited number of different sizes of Ridewords), and the smallest Rideword he's ever eaten was 1006 pages. The largest, he says, was 4185 pages. The middle size (out of the seven sizes he's eaten) was 1554 pages. But he's convinced that this new gargantuan Rideword has even more pages than the biggest one he's eaten!

 

How many pages does the giant Rideword have?

 

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This week's prize:

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Rideword Hat

 

The competition ends Tuesday, April 7th at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

 

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#2 Ralis

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:57 PM

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Week 28: Diamond in the Rough [ 3/25 - 3/31 ]

 

3   4   9   3   9   6   3
1   5   5   7   4   8   2
1   6   9   8   3   0   9
2   8   3        5   1   9
5   2   4   9   4   6   9
3   6   7   8   1   9   7
2   2   8   7   3   3   5

 

What number is missing from the middle of the above sequence?

 

Last week's prize:

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Skull Cap [1]

 

 

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The answer is 3.

 

The biggest problem with this puzzle was perspective. Reading the number from left to right, top to bottom, etc. was useless because they were arranged in a square. However, if you took the hint from the title of the puzzle and rotated the numbers into the shape of a diamond you get the following sequence:

 

3

1      4

1      5      9
2      6      5      3
5      8      9      7      9
3      2      3      8      4      6

2      6      4              3      8      3
2      7      9      5      0      2
8      8      4      1      9
7      1      6      9
3      9      9
3      7
5

 

Now we can read the numbers from top to bottom and left to right. Look familiar? They should; it's the first 49 digits of Pi!

 

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375

 

Once you know this, it's just a matter of reading the digits to find out which one is missing, and the answer is right in the middle: 3!

 

There were 18 correct answers, so everyone that answered correctly earns 5 points this week!

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:59 PM

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These are the points players have earned so far. If you do not want your points displayed, PM me and I will keep track of them privately.

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Happy Birthday to the Following Players:

 

01 xkevunx
02 Elementald
03 IcyxSnow
04 ayyien92
05 Dunlop13
05 Mnm10
06 dontleaveme
 

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Week 28: Diamond in the Rough [ 3/25 - 3/31 ]

Week 27: The Missing Link [ 3/18 - 3/24 ]

Week 26: Smart Darts [ 3/4 - 3/10 ]

Week 25: Reliable Unreliability [ 2/25 - 3/3 ]

Week 24: Commonality [ 2/11 - 2/17 ]

Week 23: Word Web [ 2/4 - 2/10 ]

Week 22: Follow the Rainbow [ 1/28 - 2/3 ]

Week 21: Nine Numbers [ 1/21 - 1/27 ]

Week 20: Mystery Monster [ 1/14 - 1/20 ]

Week 19: Christmas Conundrum [ 1/7 - 1/13 ]

Week 18: The Road so Far [ 12/17 - 12/23 ]

Week 17: That's a Wrap! [ 12/10 - 12/16 ]

Week 16: Back to Basics [ 12/3 - 12/9 ]

Week 15: Primal Instinct [ 11/26 - 12/2 ]

Week 14: Missing Monster [ 11/19 - 11/25 ]

Week 13: Mountains to Molehills [ 11/12 - 11/18 ]

Week 12: Wheel Difficult [ 11/5 - 11/11 ]

Week 11: Nightmare on Elf Street [ 10/29 - 11/4 ]

Week 10: Ice Bin Challenge [ 10/22 - 10/28 ]

Week 9: Paradox [ 10/15 - 10/21 ]

Week 8: Scavenger Hunt [ 10/8 - 10/14 ]

Week 7: Pyramid Scheme [ 10/1 - 10/7 ]

Week 6: Where in the World [ 9/24 - 9/30 ]

Week 5: Trouble With Tiles [ 9/17 - 9/23 ]

Week 4: A Colorful Conundrum [ 9/10 - 9/16 ]

Week 3: Unlock the Safe [ 9/3 - 9/9 ]

Week 2: As The Kasa Flies [ 8/27 - 9/2 ]

Week 1: Mystery Picture [ 8/20 - 8/26 ]

 

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#4 Ralis

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

Yayyyy I posted on time!

 

For those of you PMing me about points, I know that they are not 100% accurate yet: they do not include redeemed points or points taken instead of prizes yet.


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#5 Vehona

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:25 AM

So, diamond indeed had some meaning  :p_swt: I spent a lot of time to find a way to apply it for the puzzle but didn't manage.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:13 AM

I got it. I just hope it is right.

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#7 Ralis

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

I've edited the language of the question a bit to hopefully be a little less confusing.


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#8 Shomaye

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

You can't hear it but I'm screaming right now.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:39 PM

This new change means that all the math I did yesterday was for nothing T.T


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:14 PM

This new change means that all the math I did yesterday was for nothing T.T


The average still remains the same, as it was posted yesterday.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:05 PM

I had 1787 written down as the average. Maybe I copied it wrong =X


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:09 AM

That's the right figure. It is 1787.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:23 AM

Unless the answer changed since that, we now have an extra bit of info on this puzzle (still looking for an approach to solve it).


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 05:28 AM

That's the right figure. It is 1787.

 

Then check again. The new average is 1554 (or something around that number). And I don't think it affects the answer, since someone already sent his and Ralis didn't suggest a change.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:25 AM

Then check again. The new average is 1554 (or something around that number).


You should ‍‌‌re-read the question.
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:42 AM

the wording is still confusing to me , as in the conditions not being quite clear.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:06 AM

I removed the average altogether because it has no effect on the answer and was more of a red herring than anything. Read what I wrote there carefully so you're not misinterpreting the information.

 

There's your clue. :D


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

I see. I understood the sentence, but it could use another math term. Nevertheless, this conundrum was very funny and the idea of sageworm eating rideword wasa neat one. Congrats, Ralis
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:47 AM

Newly found respect for Rideword-eating sageworms. :D
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:25 AM

Okkkay, at last I got the answer too (didn't want to leave this week with no answer so gave one more try), hopefully it is. Again I was trying to solve it in completely wrong way  :p_ang:


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

Hey Ralis. When are the next set of prizes being handed out?
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