Puzzle help needed

Posted by: bemused (IP Logged)
Date: May 03, 2009 05:14PM

Hi

I wonder if anyone can help me with a puzzle I am trying to solve?

Starting with 10 each time how many are left after;
k1,p1,k2tog,(k1,p1)to end = a
k1,p1,k1 (k2 tog) repeat 3 times,k to end = b
(sl 1,k1,psso) 4 times, k to end = c
cast off 7, k2 tog, wrn,k to end = d

I need to find the values for a,b,c & d

Thanks

Alan

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Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: May 03, 2009 07:21PM

Well, I won't say my algebra is up to par, but this is the way I read it ...
a = 9
b = 7
c = 5
d = 3

Now that you've tested us, what is your purpose in this? Are you trying to chart a new item or just having a bit of fun??

Happy Knitting!!! Marian

Posted by: bemused (IP Logged)
Date: May 04, 2009 03:41AM

Thanks for your help Marion.

I participate in a hobby called geocaching. This involves finding hidden caches (all round the world) using a gps reciever to find the cachce co ordinates. With this particular cache the answers to the knitting puzzle were used to create the co ordinates.
Check it out. www.geocaching.com
Many thanks
Alan

Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: May 04, 2009 07:20AM

Just between you and me, I think knitting is more fun and relaxing!!! And I don't have to leave my rocking chair to do it. Enjoy your fun and knit away, too. Marian

Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: May 04, 2009 08:19AM

I agree with all of knittingmom's answers except to "c." By my count, you have 6 stitches left.

Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: May 04, 2009 12:16PM

Well, I didn't say I could pass a math test after all these years, did I????? Maybe we should swatch it!! Happy knitting!!! Marian