Don't understand a puzzle from KOTOR

shortylickens

No Lifer
CRAP!
I remember those. Have to tell you a lot of the math puzzles didnt make much sense to me. I would just quick save before I started them and did my best.

jonks

Lifer
Cheated

http://www.gamebanshee.com/sta.../locations/dunesea.php
The solution is abstractly obvious yet makes perfect sense. It's ingenious:
The progression goes like this:
4,
14,
11-14
31-14
13-21-14

From this you get, 31-13-12-14 , 23-41-12-14.

The solution in each step is that you describe how many there are of each digit in the previous answer. So begin with 4 (could be anything here but that's what they started with). You have just one four. That's expressed simply as "14," because you have one four, hence the next answer. Now describe each digit in "14." You have just one 1, and one 4. So that's expressed as "11-14." Now describe that. You now have three 1's, and still just one four. So the answer is "31-14." Now describe that (in order of appearance by the way). You have one 3, two 1's and one 4 in that expression, which makes the answer "13-21-14." Finally, describe that and the next one, in order of appearance. You have three 1's, one 3, one 2, and one 4, equaling "31-13-12-14" and following that, two 3's, four 1's, one 2, and one 4, equaling "23-41-12-14," your answer.

If we were to extend it one further we'd have two 2's, one 3, two 4's, and three 1's, making "22-13-24-31." Got it? Hope so.

Golden Member
Originally posted by: sirjonk
Cheated

http://www.gamebanshee.com/sta.../locations/dunesea.php
The solution is abstractly obvious yet makes perfect sense. It's ingenious:
The progression goes like this:
4,
14,
11-14
31-14
13-21-14

From this you get, 31-13-12-14 , 23-41-12-14.

The solution in each step is that you describe how many there are of each digit in the previous answer. So begin with 4 (could be anything here but that's what they started with). You have just one four. That's expressed simply as "14," because you have one four, hence the next answer. Now describe each digit in "14." You have just one 1, and one 4. So that's expressed as "11-14." Now describe that. You now have three 1's, and still just one four. So the answer is "31-14." Now describe that (in order of appearance by the way). You have one 3, two 1's and one 4 in that expression, which makes the answer "13-21-14." Finally, describe that and the next one, in order of appearance. You have three 1's, one 3, one 2, and one 4, equaling "31-13-12-14" and following that, two 3's, four 1's, one 2, and one 4, equaling "23-41-12-14," your answer.

If we were to extend it one further we'd have two 2's, one 3, two 4's, and three 1's, making "22-13-24-31." Got it? Hope so.
Thanks for that. I searched around a little on Google and couldn't find the solution.

Now I'll be able to get some sleep tonight.

jdoggg12

Platinum Member
This puzzle's solution was one of the few things that have made my ign subscription worth something - it was in the walkthrough. It was one of 3 things i needed the walkthrough for

Dacalo

Diamond Member
I knew 14 was a constant as the last number, so I just guessed between 2 and 3 and got lucky.

TheVrolok

Lifer
I remember this frustrating me during my playthrough of KOTOR, too.

Tiamat

Lifer
I remember that! HAHA, I think I blindly guessed correctly Nice solution that was posted, Its much easier to see it when written like that.

ja1484

Platinum Member
I just save/loaded my way past that one with trial and error.

Diamond Member
I love going into that bar with like 50 guys, bringing up the dual wield lightsabers and KILLING EVERYONE!

MrToilet

Senior member
Ah KOTOR, how I love thee.... after playing though for the 4th time....

HK-47 and Jolee are my favorite party members. Just talking to them is f'in hilarious.

Dumac

Diamond Member
Hah yeah I knew the puzzle since I had encountered it while having fun at school.