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**she taco****Member**- Registered: 2014-06-03
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So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.

The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.

now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.

i start!

28!

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Why does it sound confusing? It is not hard to understand.

The next number is 304888344611713860501504000028.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very clever.

304888344611713860501504000056

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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304888344611713860501504000084

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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To be honest, we have too many "forum games."

MIF seriously needs to consider not counting posts in "Members Only."

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 10:17:15)*

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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3.04888344612e+27

"Double the fun, double the thrill, double the coolness" - Julianthewiki

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi mathaholic. I think you mean 304888344611713860501504000112 (or 3.04888344611713860501504000112 × 10^29).

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 12:48:00)*

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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3.0488834461171386050150400014e+29

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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304888344611713860501504000224

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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3.04888345e+29

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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304888344611713860501504000280

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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she taco wrote:

So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.

The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.

now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.i start!

28!

Now the answer should be 56,I dont know why all numbers after this question are biggeeeeeeer?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because of a typo in the OP's post.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**Maburo****Member**- From: Cranbrook, BC
- Registered: 2013-01-08
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Why should the answer be 56? The point was to add 28, not subtract 304888344611713860501503999944.

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

-Albert Einstein

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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ShivamS took advantage of a oddity in the way the OP phrased the problem.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**Maburo****Member**- From: Cranbrook, BC
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Did the OP not intend to start at 28!?

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

-Albert Einstein

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think she wanted to start at 28, but she wrote 28! instead of 28.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-07-10 01:51:44)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It is not a typo. It is a misunderstanding of meaning of the intended meaning of the exclamation mark.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-07-10 06:26:21)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is actually none of those things.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It is.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is what?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What I said in post #18 is true.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was just someone being clever.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I know. I didn't say that the misunderstanding was accidental.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So what are we talking about?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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