This is one of the most popular sections of Automation Notebook; The Break Room. This popular spot is often the first place many of our customers turn to when they receive the latest issue. Once you read it, you’ll agree. Take a few minutes to warm up the deep recesses of your mind. Once you’ve conquered these puzzles, feel free to roam around your office and boast of your intellectual elevation. But don’t worry, if you don’t solve them. It’s OK. We won’t tell anyone.
1.) Sequential Differential
What is the next number in this sequence?:
2.) Vexing Hexing
How many people can understand hex, IF only you, your math teacher, and dead people can understand hex? [hozbreak]
3.) Buying Timing
An engineer purchased 20 items at AutomationDirect.com and spent exactly $200. She bought at least one each of the following items (and nothing else): a SureStep stepper motor (STP-MTR-23055D) at $40, a SureMotion L-pitch timing belt (187L050NG) at $5, and a SureMotion XL-pitch timing belt (170XL025NG) at $2.50.
What were the quantities of the items on her order?
List prices as of 4/22/2015. Did you know that AutomationDirect now sells a wide range of timing belts and pulleys in L and XL sizes?
A Mathematical Joke:
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don’t.