# 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!

# SUMMARY

Announcement Date: May 24, 2019

Link: https://www.twitter.com/arweavep

Prize: 1000 AR

`Solution: 5 7 10:01 18 90 Dead Sea Bd6 Apple 039`

~Solved by pogo (May 24, 2019)

# START

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.

**Here is the link to the puzzle: **https://n4spxf5lmqlk6jwovmq4e2ho6h2wfvv2pqp5tgdkpfy45qt3iy2a.arweave.net/byT7l6tkFq8mzqshwmju8fVi1rp8H9mYanlxzsJ7RjQ#instructions

**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?

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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?`

_ _ _ _ _

Counting manually for the 99th beep will give you **10:01**

**Answer:** 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.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

**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?`

_ _ _

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.

**Answer:** Bd6

`37.334–122.011 = _ _ _ _ _`

The numbers were actually map coordinates and it led us to Apple Headquarters!

**Answer:** Apple

`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.

**Answer:** 039

**SOLUTION**

**5 7 10:01 18 90 Dead Sea Bd6 Apple 039**

To solve the puzzle, answers were put in the boxes.

into this…

Pressing unlock gave a JSON file which was used to sweep the prize to the winner’s Arweave address!

# Acknowledgements

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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