+AutisticMajor Posted November 26, 2013 Share Posted November 26, 2013 I tried to solve the math needed to find a puzzle for a cache. The solution will be the coordinates. I did the math, but I can't put it together to get the coordinates. The equations were in bracket boxes, like this "[A - B][b+3]" etc. This does not seem to result in any sort of coordinates. I can find nothing online about multiple groups of operations. Do I multiply, ignore zeros, or what?? A "checksum" is mentioned, but I have no clue how to use it. The solution, minus the boxes, won't fit into the geocheck answer fields either! Help is requested! Quote Link to comment

+J Grouchy Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 Perhaps post the link to the cache? Kind of hard to help without seeing the puzzle itself. Quote Link to comment

+AutisticMajor Posted November 27, 2013 Author Share Posted November 27, 2013 (edited) Perhaps post the link to the cache? Kind of hard to help without seeing the puzzle itself. This one: [Link Removed by Moderator] Edited November 27, 2013 by Keystone Ask for general help, not help in solving specific puzzles. Thanks! Quote Link to comment

+kunarion Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 I tried to solve the math needed to find a puzzle for a cache. The solution will be the coordinates. I did the math, but I can't put it together to get the coordinates. The equations were in bracket boxes, like this "[A - B][b+3]" etc. This does not seem to result in any sort of coordinates. I can find nothing online about multiple groups of operations. Do I multiply, ignore zeros, or what?? A "checksum" is mentioned, but I have no clue how to use it. The solution, minus the boxes, won't fit into the geocheck answer fields either! Help is requested! Have you asked the Cache Owner? That person probably knows the solution. Quote Link to comment

+AutisticMajor Posted November 27, 2013 Author Share Posted November 27, 2013 I tried to solve the math needed to find a puzzle for a cache. The solution will be the coordinates. I did the math, but I can't put it together to get the coordinates. The equations were in bracket boxes, like this "[A - B][b+3]" etc. This does not seem to result in any sort of coordinates. I can find nothing online about multiple groups of operations. Do I multiply, ignore zeros, or what?? A "checksum" is mentioned, but I have no clue how to use it. The solution, minus the boxes, won't fit into the geocheck answer fields either! Help is requested! Have you asked the Cache Owner? That person probably knows the solution. I don't want the solution, I want to know how to figure it out. Quote Link to comment

+JohnCNA Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 I tried to solve the math needed to find a puzzle for a cache. The solution will be the coordinates. I did the math, but I can't put it together to get the coordinates. The equations were in bracket boxes, like this "[A - B][b+3]" etc. This does not seem to result in any sort of coordinates. I can find nothing online about multiple groups of operations. Do I multiply, ignore zeros, or what?? A "checksum" is mentioned, but I have no clue how to use it. The solution, minus the boxes, won't fit into the geocheck answer fields either! Help is requested! Each set of brackets results in a single digit. So in your example, you have to solve for the value of A and B. Usually, you will observe something on a sign that tells you what each letter is. So if you determine that A=7 and B=3, you can solve what's inside the brackets and end up with 13 in this case. Quote Link to comment

+AutisticMajor Posted November 27, 2013 Author Share Posted November 27, 2013 I tried to solve the math needed to find a puzzle for a cache. The solution will be the coordinates. I did the math, but I can't put it together to get the coordinates. The equations were in bracket boxes, like this "[A - B][b+3]" etc. This does not seem to result in any sort of coordinates. I can find nothing online about multiple groups of operations. Do I multiply, ignore zeros, or what?? A "checksum" is mentioned, but I have no clue how to use it. The solution, minus the boxes, won't fit into the geocheck answer fields either! Help is requested! Each set of brackets results in a single digit. So in your example, you have to solve for the value of A and B. Usually, you will observe something on a sign that tells you what each letter is. So if you determine that A=7 and B=3, you can solve what's inside the brackets and end up with 13 in this case. The example was not relative. A = a 3-digit number. Thanks for trying, though. Quote Link to comment

+laker91 Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 If the numbers are 3682 then A=3 B=6 C=8 D=2. Therefore [C-B][A+D][C-A] would be [8-6][3+2][8-3]...[2][5][5]. The geochecker will check the final coords, not each number in the brackets. Hope this helps. Quote Link to comment

+AutisticMajor Posted November 27, 2013 Author Share Posted November 27, 2013 If the numbers are 3682 then A=3 B=6 C=8 D=2. Therefore [C-B][A+D][C-A] would be [8-6][3+2][8-3]...[2][5][5]. The geochecker will check the final coords, not each number in the brackets. Hope this helps. Sorry, your method still gives me the same results. Removing the brackets gives me a mess. Someone posted a good method, but when I refreshed, it went away. Quote Link to comment

+Lil Devil Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 Ask the cache owner for clarification. Quote Link to comment

+AutisticMajor Posted November 27, 2013 Author Share Posted November 27, 2013 Ask the cache owner for clarification. Will do. Thanks. Quote Link to comment

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