# Inspired by that huge MISC thread

Inspired by Wongy's and his

❅☁☁❅ I want☼to talk☼about the☔WEATHER☔no politics☃no religion❅☁☁❅

Here is a maths puzzle to solve, I am getting old and very rusty, this took me up to ~30 mins, I believe.

To give others a chance, there is

As well as brute force trial and error, you may get to the answer quicker by using some rational reasoning.

❅☁☁❅ I want☼to talk☼about the☔WEATHER☔no politics☃no religion❅☁☁❅

Here is a maths puzzle to solve, I am getting old and very rusty, this took me up to ~30 mins, I believe.

To give others a chance, there is

**no need to post your answer here but the numerals/digits for the moon, snowman, snowman, cloud and sun add up to 34. (This is not part of maths question or clue but I added this to facilitate your checking your answer, if you need this checksum.)**

As well as brute force trial and error, you may get to the answer quicker by using some rational reasoning.

Original Poster

Keep going, I haven't done this for donkeys of years and I almost gave up after 5 mins.

no need to post your answer here..."Inspired by the huge MISC thread, but not rivalling it for quantity of comments.

Original Poster

That thread is formiddable.

Original Poster

Brexit is a much harder puzzle for some people to solve. That's got a 1000X+ more variables than this bad boy puzzle. But it could be said arbitrarily that if neither Mr Hammond nor Mr McDonnell could crack this baby puzzle within 5 minutes then they have no hope in understanding Brexit sums themselves.

Original Poster

Each weather symbol denotes a number uniquely ( a digit), the question is to answer which number each weather symbol represents.

Umbrella: 5

Star: 2

Cloud: 7

Snowman: 9

Moon: 3

Umbrella: 5

Star: 2

Cloud: 7

Snowman: 9

Moon: 3

Uh-huh.

Wut? You didn't expect me to get it, did you?

Edited by:"deeky" 8th Aug 2017You surpassed my expectations. It only took you 5 minutes (after me).

Original Poster

That's a very pleasant flattery.

Once I figured out the formula it was like shelling weasels. You're just lucky I had other stuff to do or you'd have been eating

mydustEdited by:"deeky" 8th Aug 2017Just don't mention the pleasant flattery's son; the pheasant plucker.

There are no calories in dust, so I could eat as much of that as I like.

Not meaning to sound rude, but did you actually work it out or copy fan pages? I must be really dumb because I still haven't worked it out.

I'll leave you to work out the answer to that yourself - it should be easier than the maths question

Would you like some more clues (or hints how I reached my solution)?

Original Poster

hahaha

Original Poster

You can do it, rather than giving you clues. Well, a minimal of hint, what you can do is do some simple sums on a sheet of paper and play around with how numbers behave when they are multiplied e.g.

4

X 6

____

24 <-=== here you will see how it is 4 here and 4 on the top.

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after a while you will see a pattern(s) when playing around with numbers 0,1,2....9

You're welcome.

Original Poster

Britain is a mixed bag of weather, hot and cold, rain and sunshine, never knowing what one should wear when going out.

Apart from '1' not being one of the digits available to select, a better hint is which digit(s) squared (multipled by itself/themselves) has/have the same digit in the least significant [unit] position [i.e. (same digit) x (same digit) = (any digit)(same digit) ]?

Original Poster

That's too much hint, surely the first step is let them play with multiplying 2 numbers together and let them discover in time what happens to the unit place digit, a step at a step so that people build a more solid base for number characteristics in maths operations if they hadn't grasped this earlier at school.

Edited by:"splender" 8th Aug 2017OK, we'll start with a basic hint:

1 + 8 = Snowman = Moon + Sun

snowman is obviously 8 to represent the two snowballs piled on top of one another