Wednesday, 27 January 2016

NG 763

New game 763 is now available.

The re-run is episode 26; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.

7 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Thicker
Mettle
5*100=500
Derail
Brass
(75-9+3)*6=414
Repeating
(100-2)*6+5*75-4=959
Digestion

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Torched
Round 2 - Outlet
Round 3 - 100*5=500
Round 4 - Majored
Round 5 - Safari
Round 6 - 6*75=450, 450-(25+9+3)=414
Round 7 - Repeating
Round 8 - (1 away) (75+5)*(6*2)=960
Round 9 - Digestion (Total time 3.4 seconds)

Mike Backhouse said...

Well played Senaka and Pete.

CHOKED
METTLE
5*100=500
MAILED and not brave enough for MOLDIER (I think ok under Geoff's revised rules?)
PAIRS
Pete's way (but I think it's 413 (1 off) not 414. Elegant solution Senaka!
PARTING
(5+4)*(100-2)+75=957 (2 off) and brilliant solution Senaka. How do you do that?
x wasted time on -ING.

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Thanks Mike. In the third maths solution, I tried to go as closer as the target. I realised that 6*100+5*75 is 16 away from the target. I had to get 16 from the remaining numbers 2 and 4. I then realised that 6*2+4 is 16 but 6 has been already used. I realised that I could use 6 again if I put it inside the bracket.

Mike Backhouse said...

Thanks for the insight Senaka. Combining multiples of two large numbers is something I rarely attempt (mainly because of my own limitations). Great that you solved the 16 target by using the brackets. It's wonderful when that happens. Well done.

Sam G said...

1. TRICKED
2. OUTLET
3. 500 = 5*100
4. MORALE
5. SAFARI
6. 414 = (75-9+3)*6
7. REPEATING
8. one off: 960 = 6*2*(75+5)
9. DIGESTION - 25.3s

BadBeatPete said...

Well spotted mike, cheers :)