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Clever & Short

A hundred and one by fifty divide,

And next let a cipher be duly applied

And if the result you should rightly divine,

You’ll find that the whole makes but one out of nine.

 

This one is a bit of a challenge, so won’t unmask any submitted answers until Wednesday or Thursday.

10 Comments to “Clever & Short”


  1. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    I think this can be the answer:
    1) 101/ 50
    cipher:
    step 1: takes away the last digit of both numbers–>10/5=2
    step 2: append the taken digits in the order numerator&denominator—> 1&0–> 10
    step3: substract the result of step 1 from the result of step 2—-> 10 – 2 = 8
    the whole makes 9 but 1(9-1)—>8 I think it could be.


  2. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Another way: (for the divine phrase)
    1)101/50
    cipher:
    step 1: appende the first 2 digits of both numbers 1 & 5 =15
    step 2: take away the last number of the denominator: 5
    step 3 : divide result of step1 from result of step2 15/5=3
    step 4: replicate result of step 3—> 33( the age of christ when he died)
    step 5: mirror on Y axis the first 3 of the age and stuck it on the other 3 —> 8


    8 that is 9 but 1(9-1)
    Again i think it could be, but at least i tried


  3. columbusjones | Profile

    Clio, one of nine muses. :)


    101 is CI in roman numerals, and 50 is L, so if you “divide” CI by L, you get CLI.


    Took me a while to remember that a cipher can also mean the number zero, so if yod apply a cipher, you end up with CLI0, or Clio.


  4. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    CLI = 100 (C) DIVIDED BY 50 (L) IN ROMAN NUMERALS


    ADD A CIPHER (ZERO, 0)


    TO GET ONE OF THE NINE MUSES.


    CLIO


  5. SolarFlare | Profile

    In Roman numerals 101 is C1 and 50 is L. So, “Divide 101 by 50″ becomes “Divide C1 by L”. One way of doing this is: “CL1″.


    The word “cipher” in olden times meant “zero” (which is the origin of the word), so add zero to the end of “CL1″ making “CL10″. Finally, change the 1 to an i and the zero to the letter O to make CLIO.


    Clio was one of nine muses in Greek mythology.


  6. da Moose | Profile

    The “cipher” is 0.055


  7. Anastasia11 | Profile

    Clio


  8. bizarette18 | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Clio


  9. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Clio is a nice answer, every day is good to learn something new, the nine muses, clio, thats a genius answer, its like a Sam Lyod problem


  10. RK | Founder | Profile

    Hi Suineg- I probably should of added the word ‘riddle’ somewhere to give some more guidance on the type of answer we were looking for. Sorry about that


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