a lunar talisman?

From: Owen Jones (oj@maths.anu.edu.au)
Date: Thu 29 May 1997 - 03:02:26 EEST


A puzzle for the lunar mystics of the digest.

You are presented with a silver medallion. On one side is engraved the
number 128, surrounded by seven small rubies. On the other side, the
medallion is divided into quarters, and in the four parts are the numbers
7, 21, 2 and 98.

Evidently, the sum of these four numbers is 128. But what is the meaning
of the four parts into which the number 128 has been divided?

Solution next week. Alternatively, the impatient can try
http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~oj/RQ/RQ.html instead.

Owen Jones
Centre for Maths and its Applications, School of Math. Sciences
Australian National University, ACT 0200
Ph +61 6 249 2897 (office) 249 4552 (direct) Fax +61 6 249 4675
Web page http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~oj/

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