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### FINAL FOUR

NORTH/SOUTH Semi-Final:

A: WHAT IS THE SUM OF THE DIGITS IN THE PRODUCT OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR NUMBERS ? Z: Add the year he was born, plus the year he died, less the year he had his first number one record; then add the age he would have been when his movie, which co-starred the actress who played the TV wife of the man whose brother played a father on TV, was first released.

("year" being the last two digits)

EAST/WEST Semi-Final:

A: TO FIND THE NUMBER, DO THE FOLLOWING…

1. WRITE OUT THE ANSWER TO THESE FIVE PICTURES.

2. TAKE TWO OF THE ANSWERS AND REMOVE THEM FROM THE OTHER THREE ANSWERS.

3. ANAGRAM THE LEFT OVER LETTERS TO SPELL THE NUMBER.

Z: The domain of a function f(x) includes the whole numbers from 1 to t, where t is some number between 50 and 100. The range consists only of whole numbers as well with the maximum of the function being f(y) = 2t + y – 1 and the second-highest value of the function being f(23) = t. The function has several minimums, including f(t – 1), f(t – 2), and f(t – 3), which are all equal to 1. Additionally, the endpoints of this function are f(1) = 50 and f(t) = y + 3. What is f(2) + f(3) + y?

[THE FOURTH NUMBER IS RELATED TO THE OTHER THREE IN SOME WAY.]

2989, 3245, 3501, ?

## Comments

Hi...

Is it just me or are some of the FINAL FOUR & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP questions jumbled up?...

Thanks...

Posted by: Jim from Minnesota | Apr 7, 2008 1:33:59 PM

Yeah, I'm seeing that too, Jim. There are things showing up at the bottom that obviously belong elsewhere on the page.

Posted by: susy | Apr 7, 2008 3:20:02 PM

Does f(x) exist for EVERY x from 1 to t ?

Posted by: Paula | Apr 9, 2008 9:34:02 AM

For North/South Z:

Can I substitute "was" for "would have been"? Or maybe I'm asking too much?....

Posted by: Paula | Apr 28, 2008 3:35:53 PM

You've probably already gotten it, but f(x) exists for every whole-number x from 1 to t.

Posted by: InsaneInTheDomain | Apr 28, 2008 5:22:36 PM

Got the function. Talk about a last minute revelation. :-) If only I knew the pictures...

Posted by: Paula | Apr 30, 2008 11:03:21 PM

NORTH/SOUTH Semi-Final:

A - 2 I Owe U 63

Z - 16 Saint Mary's 90 W

A: THE FOUR NUMBERS SPELL OUT COMMON "?AD" WORDS WHEN CONVERTED TO HEXADECIMAL

2989 BAD, 3245 CAD, 3501 DAD, 4013 FAD

2989 X 3245 X 3501 X 4013 =

136270511688465 SUM OF DIGITS IS 63.

Jim from Minnesota, Author

Z: Add the year he (ELVIS) was born ('35), plus the year he died ('77), less the year he had his first number one record(Heartbreak Hotel '56), then add the age (34) he would have been when his movie, ("Change of Habit")which co-starred the actress (Mary Tyler Moore) who played the TV wife (Laura) of the man (Dick Van Dyke) whose brother (Jerry Van Dyke) played a father on TV (Big Jimmy on Yes, Dear), was first released (1969).

Antoinette D'Ammora, Author

EAST/WEST Semi-Final:

A - 4 BLTU 72

Z - 1 Maggie Mae or May Not U. 86 W

A: SEVENTY TWO

MONEY+ T S ELIOT + WAVES – MOE (THREE STOOGES) – ILSA (CASABLANCA)

Jim from Minnesota, Author

Z: The function f(x) = z refers to the fact that there are z chapters in the Biblical book in position x. Thus, f(2) + f(3) refers to the total number of chapters in Exodus and Leviticus, which is 67. As can also be deciphered from the information, y = 19 (the 19th book of the Bible, Psalms, indeed has the most chapters). Thus, 67 + 19 = 86.

Mike Graczyk, Author

Posted by: JmSR | May 1, 2008 10:56:40 AM

I should have known my solution to the "four numbers" problem was too easy. It seemed to be a simple arithmetic progression with an increment of +256, giving a fourth number of 3757. Though why the series started with 2989 was a mystery to me.

Posted by: Susy | May 1, 2008 8:49:44 PM

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!

Posted by: Sports Dissertation | Nov 17, 2009 7:43:40 AM

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