Puzzle Archive

July 2020 solution

This month’s puzzle was in fact solvable, and had multiple correct solutions.  One example is 1TTTTTTTTT1TTTTTT00T0000011/111111111T0000001.  These trits, when converted to base 10, represent the ratio 3002408341848069/5726584833 = 524293.  It turns out every odd integer can be written as a ratio of representable numbers, although the proof is far from trivial, here is a paper about it.

Congratulations to everyone who found a correct solution!

This month’s solvers:

Neil Thistlethwaite
Will Gulian
Uros Dinic
Sean Egan
Keith Schneider
Kristof S
Andrew Milas
Alex Haoyi Xuan
Ando_Bando
Jack Dylan
Glauber Guarinello
Karl Mahlburg
POUYA TEHRANI
Sébastien Geeraert
Cubist
Sergey Tychinin
Sherwin
Wula Wan
dbartok
Ohad Rau
Mykyta Makovenko
zhelih
Jon Kutasov
Hudson Vieira
Jacob Gross
Siddhartha Srivastava
Takaki Oshima
Abhinav Mukherjee
Heidi Stockton
Felix Berief
Alex Kalbach
Will Liao
Ben Reiniger & Mark Taylor
Guillermo Wildschut
RachitSurana
Dimas Ramos
Primusa
Tongyang Song
Arne Schneuing
Xizhe Cheng
Rishabh Vaid
DP
Aaditya Raghavan
Yambda
Jacoby Jaeger
cadick-oakley
RSaxena
Orlin Kuchumbov
Anirudh Raghavan
Max Baxter-Allen
Kaushik Raghavan Ravi
Punit Khanna
Akhil Goel
Junzheng Nan
Leo Boitel
Divyanshu Ranjan
Mohamed HAMDOUCHE
BingBong
RishiSahay
Dewei Chuan
Sunny Lee
Emile Trotignon
David de Kloet
Will Christerson
John B.
Costin-Andrei Oncescu
Senthil Rajasekaran
Geoff Donoghue
Bob Jansen
Garrett Andersen
Bob Dole
Bengt Lofgren
Omar S
Dan Sokolsky
Yannik Singh
Ian Sleightholme
arriopolis
Kunming Wu
Finn Macdonald
RT
Pei Dong
Ezio
RainOcean
lzb
Wassim Omais
Jeffrey Fu
Gareth Owen
Angus Thomas
George Wahid
wfu
Xingyu Zhou
Fips Hyper
L&K Boyeldieu
Kaan Dokmeci
Nicholas Baginski
Yongxing Wang
Taha El Ghazi
Stan Tendijck
Mudit Chaumal
Andrew Tran
Adrien Baudemont
Erik Ma
Anna Pawłowska
Sandip Ghoshal
Stranger
John Keszler
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