Arweave Puzzle Series: Puzzle 01 — Solved
Hi! This is a write-up on the Arweave Puzzle 01. The puzzle has already been solved and all credit goes to the solver!
Announcement Date: May 24, 2019
Prize: 1000 AR
Solution: 5 7 10:01 18 90 Dead Sea Bd6 Apple 039
~Solved by pogo (May 24, 2019)
To solve the puzzle, we have to input the correct words on specified place to put the solution. There are 7 RIDDLES to solve and there are hints on how many characters each word has.
Inside The Puzzle
Here are the 7 riddles to solve from the link above.
Sam and Kyle messed up with their wallet keys and they are only left with a tiny amount of AR. Sam says:
-If I give you 1 AR, we’ll have the same amount, but if you give me 1 AR, I’ll have twice your amount.
How much AR does Kyle have and how much AR does Sam have?
Let ‘Sam’ be X and ‘Kyle’ be Y.
Using the info above we derived two equations:
x-1 = y+1 ; y-1 = x+1
Using the equations we got:
If I give you 1 AR, we’ll have the same amount.
7–1=5+1 → 6=6
If you give me 1 AR, I’ll have twice your amount.
5–1=7+1 → 8=8
Answer: 5 , 7
A countdown device starts at 99:00. Each time the minutes are the same as the seconds or each time the whole display is a palindrome, the device beeps. What does the device display at 99th beep?
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Counting manually for the 99th beep will give you 10:01
A child was visiting a monastery. He was inquiring about the age of the monks and the abbot gave him the following answer:
-To find the age of the youngest, take three times his age in three years and subtract three times his age three years ago. To find the age of the oldest, multiply the age of the youngest by five.
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Let ‘youngest’ be X and ‘oldest be Y.
Using the info above derived two equations:
3(x+3)-3(x-3) ; 5(x) = 90
Using the equations we got:
Take three times his age in three years and subtract three times his age three years ago.
3(x+3)-3(x-3) → 3x+9–3x+9 = 18
Multiply the age of the youngest by five.
5(x) → 5(18)= 90
Answer: 18 , 90
It is dead…
Though it was never alive.
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Answer: Dead Sea
Josh was playing chess by correspondence. The letter with the last move got chewed by his dog. However, he managed to find pieces of paper containing 9, B and p. What was the move?
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Chess moves go with the format ‘chess piece(chess coordinates) so from 9, B and p, we can choose two options: Bp9 and Bd6. But we removed Bp9 because there are only ‘a to h’ and ‘1 to 8’ in the chessboard.
37.334–122.011 = _ _ _ _ _
The numbers were actually map coordinates and it led us to Apple Headquarters!
Change the position of as few logos as possible to get the configuration from the right.
We can change the position of the logo at minimum of 039 moves.
5 7 10:01 18 90 Dead Sea Bd6 Apple 039
To solve the puzzle, answers were put in the boxes.
Pressing unlock gave a JSON file which was used to sweep the prize to the winner’s Arweave address!
Thank you to Arweave Puzzle for making this puzzles! Also, congrats to Pogo in solving this puzzle!
Links to Solution of other Arweave Puzzles
Arweave P2: https://medium.com/@zorenskye/arweave-puzzle-series-puzzle-02-solved-71fd4c71bbc
Arweave P4: https://medium.com/@zorenskye/arweave-puzzle-series-puzzle-04-solved-69ca109f3614
Arweave P8: https://medium.com/@zorenskye/arweave-puzzle-series-puzzle-08-solved-34a2b32fb308
Arweave P13: https://medium.com/@zorenskye/arweave-puzzle-series-puzzle-13-solved-d770655f705b
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