Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Puzzle

Mike sent me an e-mail that contained the following puzzle:
A man wanted to get into his work building, but he had forgotten his code.
However, he did remember five clues. These are what those clues were:
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The fifth number plus the third number equals fourteen.
The fourth number is one more than the second number.
The first number is one less than twice the second number.
The second number plus the third number equals ten.
The sum of all five numbers is 30.
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What were the five numbers and in what order?
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The cool thing about the e-mail was that there was an attachment which was coded. The code had to be entered in order to open the attachment.
The code to the attachment was the answer to the puzzle.
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I couldn't figure out how to put the coded attachment in the blog, but if you think you know the answer leave a comment and I will forward the e-mail to you. Assuming, of course, that I know your e-mail address.
Have fun. I know several of you will get it.
-Della

3 comments:

Carrie & Karl said...

the numbers (in order) are:
7,4,6,5,8
-Carrie

Lydia said...

I finally had a few minutes to work this out. I got the same as Carrie
7.4.6.5.8

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

I got the same as aunt Carrie

Carie W.

plese send it to me. if you do not have my e-mail adress call my mom.