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February 5th, 2016
Age is But a Number
Posted by:  rook@

I know that you all missed me terrorizing your meaningless, boring lives. Do not fret, I am here to validate your existence with a new Enigma. Will this be the week that a spark of brilliance sprouts within those big heads of yours?

Last week @Ace@ was pigging out on weeks old Darryl Cakes, hopefully with a stomach ache to show for it, and it was up to you to figure out the number of Darryl Cakes he consumed. He manages to eat 240 Darryl Cakes in six days. Each day he ate eight more than he ate the previous day. Therefore Ace ate 44 Darryl Cakes on the fourth day, and if you had more intelligence than a doorknob, you would know this is how to figure that out:

Let x = Number of Darryl Cakes eaten on the first day.

x + (x + 8) + (x + 16) + (x + 24) + (x + 32) + (x + 40) = 240
6x + 120 = 240
6x = 120
x = 20

Therefore on the fourth day he ate x+24 = 20+24 = 44

14 of you got lucky and submitted the correct answer among the 32 total submissions by you dimwits.

In the first ever Snogoball Cup, a pathetic Fire Anishor team is squaring off against an equally disastrous Xludge Valkry team. Undoubtedly, the game will be a snore-fest, so we’ll do something a bit more exciting and calculate their average age in this week’s Enigma.
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February 3rd, 2016
Hit or Miss
Posted by:  Tournament@

Unfortunately, I am not here today to serenade you with words of endearment. However, there is a new Tournament that shall make you feel as equally loved.

Last week we witnessed Squiggly Voodoo Needles and Gold Syringe attempt to poke each other into oblivion. Squiggly Voodoo Needles kicked things off with a Poke Back technique. However, the attack’s intended purpose of puncturing the Syringe’s outer glass coating was ineffective. With unshattering resolve, Gold Syringe responded with a Big Shot manoeuver and left its competition incapacitated.

38 of you sweeties correctly predicted the outcome of the last Tournament out of a total of 64 submissions.

We have a brand new ballgame on our hands with this week’s Tournament as Baseball Bat looks to pitch a shutout versus its opponent. While its challenger, Whip, aims to whip the bat into shape. No one is sure what will come out of this matchup, will we be subjected to a tactical masterpiece as the two combatants take it one base at a time, or will it be an all-out brawl involving bush-league tactics?
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February 1st, 2016
Fei Photo Finish
Posted by:  rook@

My brain hurts thinking about your incompetence. However, as it is the first of the month, there is a new Super Enigma out for you to redeem yourselves.

Last time while cross-Acitius skiing with @Fiyero+, @Melvil+’s skis were out of commission 50 km from their destination. They decide that Melvil will walk for a certain distance, while Fiyero takes the lone pair of remaining skis. Fiyero will then leave the skis further along the trail and walk the remaining distance to the destination. When Melvil reaches the skis, he’ll put them on and ski the rest of the way to the destination. Melvil walks at 4 km/h and skis at 7km/h. Fiyero walks at 3 km/h and skis at 6 km/h. Fiyero should ski 34.8 km for both to arrive at the destination at the same time. The solution is quite simple as you shall see:

Let x = Distance Fiyero Skis
Time = Distance/Velocity
Total Time Fiyero Skis + Walks = Total Time Melvil Skis + Walks
Time Fiyero Skis = x/6
Time Fiyero Walks = (50-x)/3
Time Melvil Skis = (50-x)/7
Time Melvil Walks = x/4

x/6 + (50-x)/3 = (50-x)/7 + x/4
x = 34.8 km

4 of you got lucky and submitted the correct answer among the 23 total submissions by you dimwits.

The Acitius mafia is once again promoting illicit betting; with Fro racing banned, they have now forced poor Fei to race. I may or may not be the ringleader of this not-so-legal betting ring, however, you too could get a piece of the action by trying to solve this month’s Super Enigma.
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Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

22 different users entered the Lemon Lottery this week, but there can only be one winner!

Out of 65 lemons traded in, @KaceyCat's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!

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