Jetpunk Survivor #6 - THIRD CHALLENGE

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Elimination

Last time, the Kasayahan Tribe lost and was put up for elimination. Let's see the votes.

I think it's pretty obvious, so I'll make this quick.

First vote, McKenzieFam.

Jetpunker 180.

MindWax.

McKenzieFam.

McKenzieFam.

McKenzieFam.

McKenzieFam. That's five, which means you're eliminated.

14th: thegoatisgoaty

13th: McKenzieFam

I know that there was some controversy surrounding MKF's elimination. I will try my best to remain consistent in posting these every Saturday/Sunday from now on. MKF will also get to choose the FOURTH contest as consolation for an unfair elimination. Right now, let's work on the third challenge.

Here are the weekly posting times per each time zone:

Western US/British Columbia: Saturday afternoon

Eastern US/Quebec: Saturday evening

Europe: Saturday night, possibly past midnight

Australia/ NZ/ Philippines: Sunday morning

Challenge #3: Math Mania

This challenge will feature various math challenges where your team can earn points! The team with the most points wins! All answers are due by Tuesday, November 14 at 9:00 PST (your comments must say "November 14, 2023" or earlier for it to count)

Challenge #1: Four Nines

Using four 9's, make every number from 1-100. You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factorials, exponents, parentheses, square roots, and even repeating decimals! You cannot use any other digits other than nine.

Example: 9 x 9 / 9 - 9 = 0.

Points: One point per solution, 100 points maximum, one solution from 1-100. The TWIST: no one can submit more than 25 solutions. This is to encourage teamwork. If one or even two of your members are inactive, you can still earn a full 100 points. You cannot submit more than one solution for a number.

Challenge #2: The 89 Challenge

Using the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, make the number 89. Once again, you can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factorials, exponents, parentheses, square roots, and even repeating decimals! You do not have to use the digits in order, but if you do, you get more points!

Points:

1 point: Numbers are used out of order

3 points: Numbers are used in order (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

5 points: Numbers are used in REVERSE order (7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0)

Twist: No one can submit more than 30 points worth of solutions.

Maximum points possible: 180 points

Challenge #3: Pattern-Finding'

Find the solution or the next number in the pattern for each set below:

A: 1 + 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1/256, etc... = ?

B: 11, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 23, __

C: 1, 2, 5, 14, 41, 122, __

D: 3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, 2, __

E: 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5 + 1/6, etc... = ?

F: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, __

G: 31, 28, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, ___

H: 2, 7, 1, 8, 2, 8, 1, 8, 2, 8, ___

I:  3, 4, 6, 10, 18, ___

J: 1, 11, 1, 3, 1, 2, 31, 2, __

Points: 10 points per correct answer.

Maximum points possible: 100

Challenge #4: Decoding Messages

This challenge requires some real collaboration. For each set of letters, figure out what the message is saying. Hint: This is Math Mania, so this involves math.

Message #1:

__ __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __!

N   Q   N  B   G       X   W Q   V  B   A       I    Z    M     G  W  C  Z   A

Message #2:

__ __ __      __ __ __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __     __ __     __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

B   J   T        T    J   J   L   J    X        X   D  L    N       N  D       Z   R   L   L   D   P  J   R

Points: 30 points per message.

Maximum points possible: 60 points

Challenge #5: Algebra Problems

Solve each equation for x.

a. -8(6x + 3) = 192

b. (3x + 2) (5x - 3) = 208

c. 2(3x - 2) + 9 = -5x

d. 3 + x = 2 (2x - 1)

Points: 10 points per problem

Maximum points: 40 points

Challenge #6: Ten-Digit Number Problem

I am thinking of a ten-digit number. This number contains the digits 0-9 exactly once. The first n digits of the number are divisible by n. (For instance, the first four digits  in the number are divisible by four)

What is my number?

Points: 6 points for each digit placed in the correct spot.

Maximum points: 60 points

Points Rubric

Challenge #1 :   /100pts

Challenge #2:    /180pts

Challenge #3:    /100pts

Challenge #4:    /60pts

Challenge #5:    /100pts

Challenge #6:    /60pts

Total:                   /600pts

Tips

- Do all work in the group chats.

- Split the work among yourselves. For Challenges 1 and 2, there is a limit as to how much one person can do.

- All solutions must be in by Tuesday, November 14 at 9:00 PM PST. Your comments on the solutions must say "November 14, 2023" or earlier in order to count.

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Level 60
Nov 11, 2023
Oh dear
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2023
For challenges 1 and 2, if you were to use a number as an exponent, would that count as the number? When I’ve done previous stuff like this it hasn’t, so I’m curious.
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2023
I don't think it's actually possible otherwise.
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2023
Oh dear too bad I'm out cause this is exactly the kind of problems I enjoy in my free time. Math and lots of it
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2023
Already solved all of the puzzles in #3
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2023
And #4. Broke it in under two minutes.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
@Gekko, I still need to know if I can use powers of 2 and such in challenge 1.
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2023
I don’t think you can. Because if you use 9^2 you’re using the digit 2 and can only use four nines.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
It does say exponents though, and you’re not gonna go using 9 to the 9th or even 3 to the 9th. 3 to the 3rd would be useless as well, and 9 to the 3rd can’t get you very much numbers, even with dividing.
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2023
What about 3 to the 3rd?
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
It just gets you 27, which 9 x √9 Would get as well
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
I got 64 using a 4 to the 3rd (getting 4 by using parenthesis), so I guess it could help.
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Level 48
Nov 12, 2023
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
Alright
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2023
This challenge is insane
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2023
1 and 2 espshly
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
What was the controversy
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
Gekko released the last challenge too late (Monday Morning) and MKF was too busy and couldn’t do it
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2023
I really think that's not fair to our tribe.
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
Agreed.
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
Shouldn’t eliminated players be removed from the tribe group so they can’t contribute to future challenges (since that’s how Survivor works and they’ve been voted out).

Also, sorry MKF.

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Level 65
Nov 11, 2023
Yeah I'm laughing at the fact that I'm still in the group watching you guys solve stuff I've already done, even though I'm eliminated. And even if I hadn't voted for myself, I still would have lost
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2023
lol I got myself eliminated by voting for myself
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
Also, question for challenge 1. Are we allowed to use the number 99 in our equations since it’s technically two digits nine in one number , or we must only use the number 9?
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2023
Example: 99 + 9 + 9 = 117
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Level 48
Nov 12, 2023
Yes.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2023
Yoooo
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Level 84
Nov 13, 2023
Gekko: Thank you so much for all the effort that went (and is going) into this game. Thanks also for adapting to which things are working and which aren't, like being more clear about when challenges will be posted.

This third challenge is by far the best of the 3, because of the asynchronicity. In a direct race between tribes, there will always be unfairness and people who feel like they've been left out due to schedule, as nobody can be available all the time to respond immediately to whatever challenge is posted. I'd strongly recommend trying to make the future challenges a lot like this one: with a few days for people to respond when they can. If not, I imagine participants will need a LOT of heads-up to set aside the exact time they need to be free (very difficult, for Jetpunkers are both busy people and scattered across all the time zones of the world).

Thanks again, man. This rules, even if there are a lot of hitches logistically.

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Level 66
Nov 13, 2023
Sucking up to the host; I love it!
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Level 84
Nov 13, 2023
It's a compliment sandwich, with the things I think might need improvement in the middle! But if it flatters our Mr. Jeff Probst, all the better.
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2023
For challenge 2, let’s just say we were making 3. 2+1 would count, but would 1+2 count as a separate answer?

What I’m saying is is it allowed to rearrange the orders of stuff like addition, subtraction, and multiplication within a problem even if it’s essential the same equation?

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Level 48
Nov 13, 2023
Sure, only if the numbers are in a different order.
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Level 48
Nov 13, 2023
For challenge #2, you can combine digits, such as 7 and 6 to make 76.
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2023
For challenge six, I'm a bit confused as to what you mean. For the number 1234, would the numbers 1, 2, 3 & 4 all need to be divisible by four, or just 1234 as a whole?
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Level 48
Nov 13, 2023
For 1234,

1 has to be divisible by 1

12 has to be divisible by 2

123 being divisible by 3

1234 being divisible by 4

But you're doing this with a ten-digit number.

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Level 48
Nov 14, 2023
Scores

Kasayahan 390 (most likely 480)

Pamilya 365

Less than 24 hours left!

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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
Yessir!
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
2 hours left!
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2023
45 minutes
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
ggs