Was the pun intended?
Originally Posted by RAM
Seriously? I get that all the time concerning gematria, so it seems a bit strange coming from you. I thought we were just having fun, man. It's not like we're solving the universe here.
Well, I still don't see what's so "nice" about that "home" for the zero. What does it really add to our understanding?
Well, you know what "they" say about hindsight? (20,20) Wouldn't your solution go with 050? If you believe it, then it will be.
The form of 505 matches you solution, but only in hindsight. My solution of a 5 x 5 square of zeros with the 3 x 3 magic square centered to give a wall of 16 zeros surrounding fits with that number too.
You do know that fox in English gematria = 6+60+600= 666? Have you ever seen a silver fox in the wild? I have once and the circumstances surrounding that day and night became indelible in my mind. But that is for another thread.
But "fox in a box" was pretty good!
One of my original stipulations was that you had to use all 9 digits. My original instructions were also vague. So let me try again. Come up with 3142 using simple arithmetic and all of the magic square. You can +, -, x, /. No exponents, etc. The simpler, the better. If no one wants to try this, I will post my solution promptly.
As for an "algrithm" to list out the number 3142 from the square, the simplest is probably "list out the numbers 3142 from the square." That's probabily the smallest string that would satisfy you demands, and if so it would technically be the answer to your riddle. It will be interesting to see if your algorythm can be expressed in a shorter string.
Have a great day.
Thanks and the same to you,
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Ps 19:14 (NIV)