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Philip knows his numbers 
9th-Apr-2003 04:50 pm

1   13   14   6*   6

Philip has now reproduced the above arrangement of numbered blocks something like 5 times in the past week or two.

I keep resetting it to the correct arrangement

1   2   4   8   16

to no avail.

<td>††</td><td>yeah I know 19 isn't quite right here, but it's the only remaining block, so bite me.</td></tr>
*upside-down 9
**upside-down 19
hey, it works
9th-Apr-2003 05:34 pm (UTC)
From watching the between-show "shows" on Noggin and PBS Kids, we get:


I'm hoping I can steer him away from being a math major like his father.

*looks at whose journal I'm commenting in*

Forget I said that last bit. *innocent whistling*
9th-Apr-2003 06:04 pm (UTC)
Try teaching him to count to ten in as many languages as possible -- maybe then he'll become a linguistics major!
9th-Apr-2003 05:55 pm (UTC)
I think the teens get mixed around a bit now and then, those are the only ones he's not totally consistent with. Because this morning he had the 16 where the 12 is.
9th-Apr-2003 06:10 pm (UTC)
I know I'm bad at math, but his arrangement makes more sense to me (i.e. not much) than yours does...
9th-Apr-2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
put the rows one after another (i.e., 1,2,4,8,16,13,7,14,9,18,17,...)

and here I was thinking the first five in the sequence gave everything away
9th-Apr-2003 11:26 pm (UTC) - Re:
Is that supposed to be more clear? I'd already looked at them in that sequence.

The first five seem to have a certain logic amongst themselves, but I can't see any in the context of the others.
10th-Apr-2003 09:22 am (UTC)
You're crazy, but you're my kind of crazy.
9th-Apr-2003 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't get the rules to this game. Speaking of rules, looks like you're missing a /TR after "hey, it works" that's doing crazy things to my Friends page.
9th-Apr-2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
One other thing to consider in P's arrangement is that the numbers are different colors, cycling through in fours, so 1 5 9 13 17 are all red, etc... So I think some of the numbers that P views as interchangeable are the same color. The only ones i know for sure are consistent every time are 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 (9) (19) 20, something blue immediately to the left of 20. But I'm fairly certain that the 4 times I saw him dump and replace this morning the pattern was the same each time. Which is kinda scary.
11th-Apr-2003 08:24 am (UTC)
Now, see, I can understand color.

The math geeks I deal with while playing Go get frustrated with me because I can't count the score in the middle of the game, too.
11th-Apr-2003 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh ID Number: A036120 at http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/index.html. why didn't you just SAY so ..
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