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Impossible Rachel

Post by M. George Quinn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:06 pm

Apologies if that has come up before, I did do a search and found nothing.

How does Rachel know when the numbers are impossible?

Does she work it out herself or has someone run it through a program and let her know?

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:37 pm

I think it has come up in discussion. Someone must use a solver. If she doesn't get it and it's possible, she says she's going to carry on trying. There's no way she could just know that it was possible or impossible.

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:43 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:There's no way she could just know that it was possible or impossible.
There's only just over a million different games that are unsolvable. Piece of piss to convert that to some mnemonics and arrange into some catchy songs to aid memorization. Apparently.

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:56 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:There's no way she could just know that it was possible or impossible.
There's only just over a million different games that are unsolvable. Piece of piss to convert that to some mnemonics and arrange into some catchy songs to aid memorization. Apparently.
Actually I think you're right. I remember reading an interview with her (I should have remembered it earlier given that I made up a song to remember that I'd read this interview) where she said that for every possible game she'd memorised whether it was possible, but hadn't remembered any of the solutions because it would "spoil the fun".

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by M. George Quinn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:37 pm

Wow. That's impressive. How many possible ones are there?

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:44 pm

M. George Quinn wrote:Wow. That's impressive. How many possible ones are there?
There are 11,905,457 distinct possible numbers games. 10,858,746 are solvable, 1,046,711 are not. Please click here for further information.

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by M. George Quinn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:01 pm

You're welcome.

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:13 pm

M. George Quinn wrote:Wow. That's impressive. How many possible ones are there?
I was lying by the way.

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Matty Artell » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:39 pm

She gets told by Damian through an earpiece whether it's possible

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:53 am

So Damian's the one who has memorised them all?

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by George Pryn » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:25 am

Jon Corby wrote:So Damian's the one who has memorised them all?
Gavin Chipper wrote:
M. George Quinn wrote:Wow. That's impressive. How many possible ones are there?
I was lying by the way.
I wish you two had a chatshow or something

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:20 pm

George Pryn wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:So Damian's the one who has memorised them all?
Gavin Chipper wrote:
M. George Quinn wrote:Wow. That's impressive. How many possible ones are there?
I was lying by the way.
I wish you two had a chatshow or something
Let's make it happen!

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Re: Impossible Rachel

Post by M. George Quinn » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:29 pm

I'm going to carry on believing it anyhow

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