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On January 11, 2021 at 10:36PM EST Squadalaah responded to themselves:

Sigh... NEVERMIND - got that one figured out. It's been fun everyone.

On January 11, 2021 at 9:53PM EST Squadalaah wrote:

Hi fellow solvers! I've been working my way through puzzle 42, and I think I've gotten pretty far, but now I'm stumped on the facade puzzle. I've already flipped the image and considered whether the flipping meant the numbers that replace the names are mirrored, but I can't find any significance in the numbers anyplace in the book or the broader internet. I really didn't want to reach out for help on this one, but I'm pretty sure I'm truly stumped here.


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On January 11, 2021 at 9:53PM EST Squadalaah wrote:

Hi fellow solvers! I've been working my way through puzzle 42, and I think I've gotten pretty far, but now I'm stumped on the facade puzzle. I've already flipped the image and considered whether the flipping meant the numbers that replace the names are mirrored, but I can't find any significance in the numbers anyplace in the book or the broader internet. I really didn't want to reach out for help on this one, but I'm pretty sure I'm truly stumped here.


Help a puzzler out?

On January 5, 2021 at 2:34PM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind to my nevermind to my nevermind i finished it and it's finally done and it will no longer haunt me at night and this was incredibly difficult but i did it and now i can finally rest knowing that i have solved all 42 theorems in order and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA also i had some help so

On January 5, 2021 at 10:43AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind to my nevermind i got past it by random chance and then stuck on "why is there something rather than nothing" and watched the ted talk and am still deeply confused

On January 5, 2021 at 9:05AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind i got stuck again on the third part of the "what is all of this" screen (there is something but no nothing) and can't figure out the pattern. I know there is one because that's the point of the "what is all of this" puzzle but i can't figure it out

On January 4, 2021 at 9:16PM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind i got it

On January 4, 2021 at 2:19PM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I'm stuck on the "Why doesn't anyone know?" and "Red or blue pill" screens, going back and forth infinitely. Any ideas/hints?

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On January 5, 2021 at 10:43AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind to my nevermind i got past it by random chance and then stuck on "why is there something rather than nothing" and watched the ted talk and am still deeply confused

On January 5, 2021 at 9:05AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind i got stuck again on the third part of the "what is all of this" screen (there is something but no nothing) and can't figure out the pattern. I know there is one because that's the point of the "what is all of this" puzzle but i can't figure it out

On January 4, 2021 at 9:16PM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind i got it

On January 4, 2021 at 2:19PM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I'm stuck on the "Why doesn't anyone know?" and "Red or blue pill" screens, going back and forth infinitely. Any ideas/hints?

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On January 5, 2021 at 9:07AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Keep failing until M asks what the Master Theorem is. The words "the master theorem" will be a link to a website that contains most of the theorem's puzzles.

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

On January 5, 2021 at 9:05AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind to my nevermind i got stuck again on the third part of the "what is all of this" screen (there is something but no nothing) and can't figure out the pattern. I know there is one because that's the point of the "what is all of this" puzzle but i can't figure it out

On January 4, 2021 at 9:16PM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind i got it

On January 4, 2021 at 2:19PM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I'm stuck on the "Why doesn't anyone know?" and "Red or blue pill" screens, going back and forth infinitely. Any ideas/hints?

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On January 4, 2021 at 9:16PM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

nevermind i got it

On January 4, 2021 at 2:19PM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I'm stuck on the "Why doesn't anyone know?" and "Red or blue pill" screens, going back and forth infinitely. Any ideas/hints?

On January 4, 2021 at 2:19PM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I'm stuck on the "Why doesn't anyone know?" and "Red or blue pill" screens, going back and forth infinitely. Any ideas/hints?

On December 31, 2020 at 11:32AM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Glad I could help. I didn't know that the platform mattered.

On December 31, 2020 at 11:20AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Ohhhhh...

Thank you so much!

You can’t actually move them on mobile, so I had to switch to my computer

On December 31, 2020 at 10:53AM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Look for something that all of the Theorems share, and move them on the website accordingly.

On December 31, 2020 at 10:12AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Yeah

On December 30, 2020 at 2:44PM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Have you solved all of the Theorems on the website?

On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

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On December 31, 2020 at 11:20AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Ohhhhh...

Thank you so much!

You can’t actually move them on mobile, so I had to switch to my computer

On December 31, 2020 at 10:53AM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Look for something that all of the Theorems share, and move them on the website accordingly.

On December 31, 2020 at 10:12AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Yeah

On December 30, 2020 at 2:44PM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Have you solved all of the Theorems on the website?

On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

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On December 31, 2020 at 10:53AM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Look for something that all of the Theorems share, and move them on the website accordingly.

On December 31, 2020 at 10:12AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Yeah

On December 30, 2020 at 2:44PM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Have you solved all of the Theorems on the website?

On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

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On December 31, 2020 at 10:12AM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

Yeah

On December 30, 2020 at 2:44PM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Have you solved all of the Theorems on the website?

On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

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On December 30, 2020 at 2:44PM EST SmartNerdGuy responded to Bodenalan:

Have you solved all of the Theorems on the website?

On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

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On December 30, 2020 at 1:48PM EST Bodenalan responded to SmartNerdGuy:

I’m still confused on how to unlock the card

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

On December 28, 2020 at 8:58AM EST SmartNerdGuy wrote:

I just finished the first 41 theorems, and I'm already stuck. All I've done so far is unlocked the 42nd theorem card to put in a solution. Any hints/suggestions?

On September 19, 2020 at 10:26AM EST JWawro responded to Liz:

Happy to be here. I brought brownies.

On September 18, 2020 at 9:36PM EST Liz responded to JWawro:

Welcome to the 42 club.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

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On September 18, 2020 at 9:36PM EST Liz responded to JWawro:

Welcome to the 42 club.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

On September 18, 2020 at 1:56PM EST JWawro wrote:

Wow. Set this down for a while, but with the recent noise, picked it back up again. My brain hurts.

On September 18, 2020 at 12:24PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

man... only a few people have solved all 42 theorems. I wonder if M is planning on replacing this website with a revamped version of the old one in 2021, since the last one was in 2011 and this is how you gain entry. One can only hope. I was 8 years old when the first one was a thing so of course I didn't do it. I'm 16 now... speaking of which, I love the call back to the letter M when M says that this book is for ages 13 to 113.

On September 18, 2020 at 12:16PM EST SmackTheBongo responded to EMC2:

So I have a rare version of the book? awesome!

On September 17, 2020 at 6:37PM EST EMC2 responded to SmackTheBongo:

I think that might just be a typo haha. My friend has a newer copy of the book and it's spelled correctly there.

On September 17, 2020 at 4:36PM EST SmackTheBongo wrote:

but then why in the legal page of the book is The Master Theorem Games spelt Thev Master Theorem Games?

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