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post #1 of 18 Old 01-30-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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How about a ride up to the Marjorie Kinan Rawlings home place between Hawthorne and Orange Lake. Possibly with a stop for lunch at the Yearling at cross Creek? Curt
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-05-2011, 06:30 PM
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Hey Curt. I'm up for this.

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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Hey Curt. I'm up for this.
Greg, how many miles do you have racked up on your bike?

Your signature map looks SO colorful!!!

Well done, sir!!!

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-06-2011, 08:17 AM
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Greg, how many miles do you have racked up on your bike?

Your signature map looks SO colorful!!!

Well done, sir!!!

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Thanks Black Lab. That means a lot coming from an experienced rider like you. The bike only has 55k. I bought it new in '06. Even though I ride almost everyday work is less than 5 miles away. The Strom has done two Mexico trips, the Yucatan and Colonial Mexico. I've also had a very unreliable R1150GS during that time which is now gone.

All the places on the map were done in the last 12 years or so. I plan on going to Panama this summer. You're welcome to come along or come to Florida and go on Curt's ride.

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Me too, in spades. Then a coupla puzzles.

Black Lab always has a welcome from me.
Like him, I am impressed by pinkman's extensive travels.

But this is about Curtis' ride. I hope I can attend, but February is a month full of unknowns for me. For instance, I need to get my chopper repaired ... no, not THAT kind of chopper! One of my teeth threatens imminent treachery, so I will be devoting a day to its rehabilitation.

pinkman, a friend proposed a puzzle based on 2011, and it is this:

Solve for x and y, to several decimal places:
x*x - y = 2011
x * y = 2011

Pretty soon, this turns into a cubic equation in x. I was amazed to learn that there is a formula, similar to the quadratic formula, for cubics, except it is a yard long and frequently has imaginary values that do or do not cancel out.

I wrote a brief Applesoft BASIC program that solved the problem to about six decimal places. But that was not enough, so I found a 1401 simulator, and I wrote an Autocoder program that solved for x to over 40 decimals. I plan to extend the accuracy about 100-fold when I am short of things to do. As it turns out, a 1401, IBM's wonder machine of the early 1960s, is great for such applications, because a "word" can be thousands of bytes long if you want it to.

Short of things to do, I said. That was the funny part.

Keith

P.S. I offered another 2011 riddle to my 1959 classmates, and indeed
one of them solved it. Find three positive integers a < b < c such that:
a*a + b*b + c*c = 2011
a*b + b*c + c*a = 1959

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Where is everyone?

Where did everyone go?

I will be busy all day Sunday February 27,
but if a ride is scheduled for another day soon,
I will probably participate.

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Where did everyone go?

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They are all working on your math problem

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They are all working on your math problem
All right, here are the answers:
x = 45.33605225
y = 44.35763372

There are negative solutions for x & y, but I am not interested in them.

a = 21
b = 27
c = 29

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Curt are you still planning this ride?
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post #10 of 18 Old 03-01-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think that it is do able. I just need to know what date is best for every one. How about Sat, Mar5 or Sun Mar 6? Curt
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