Re: Collectors Vault
I am not gonna pretend I understand the whole riddle, only parts of it.
I took the first line. "Nine are we when taken are three." or something along those lines and interpreted as when you take (enter in) 3 numbers for the combination they add up to 9.
So we have 3 numbers and have reduced the possibilities to combinations that add up to 9.
Then I took the 3rd line. "None survive our first less five." Ok, I interpreted that one quite literally as we take our first number, take away 5 from it, and we get 0. Therefor our first number is 5.
I wasnt able to clearly firgure out the second line. But after the 1st and last line (and my thought process, no idea if im right) you have 5 possible combinations.
5-4-0 ; 5-0-4 ; 5-1-3 ; 5-3-1 ; 5-2-2
5-1-3 of course being the answer.
Thats how I got it in the end. Took me ages though.
I might have taken the riddle too seriously, but hey I got there in the end.
Last edited by WilDCaT : 11.22.06 at 05:26.