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Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by qscwdvefzrax, Mar 23, 2006. | Replies: 38 | Views: 1827

  1. qscwdvefzrax

    qscwdvefzrax IncGamers Member

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    Riddle

    Here is a little riddle which I posed as a giveaway contest to the US East trade forum. They have been having a little trouble, so I thought I might post it here as well to see if anyone can figure it out. If you do figure it out, and would not like the items, please pm me your solution so that other people may solve it themselves.

    "One day, Baal and Mephisto were discussing which of the two should rule over all the humans. Mephisto thought it was his turn, so he tried to hit Baal with a Skull Missile. Baal was almost hit, but teleported away just in time and cast a Mana Rift on Mephisto. Somehow, Mephisto dodged the spell from Baal, but his name bar above his head was not so lucky and the Mana rift cut off the last three letters from his name.

    All of a sudden, Izual, lurking in the corner, bounded to his feet and declared himself Supreme Ruler. Baal and Mephi laughed hysterically and turned on the upstart young fellow and tried to attack him. Unfortunately, Izual just laughed in their faces and proclaimed that he was three times as powerful as the sum of Baal and Mephi. Baal, desperately seeking an edge, cast his Vile Effigy clone in a last ditch attempt to contain Izual, but Izual again cried out that he was still twice as powerful as his (now three) foes. Izual banished the Lords of Hate and Destruction, and now rules supreme over the worldstone.

    The question is, how did Izual know that he was omnipotent?"


    First hint: Mathematics are involved.
    Second hint: Simple math only.
    Third hint: It is the same type of riddle as the previous one.

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  2. k/t

    k/t Banned

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    Don't attempt this without first reading the thread in the USEast trading forum. We have already had several cases of insanity and suicide resulting from this problem. We don't need more victims.
  3. anonymite

    anonymite IncGamers Member

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    Yeah your thread history seems to point out a number of confusing posts on this matter.

    Well just starting with the basics:

    Izual = 3*(Baal+Mephi) = 3*Baal + 3*Mephi
    Izual = 2*(2*Baal+Mephi) = 4*Baal + 2*Mephi

    Therefore, Baal = Mephi = Izual/6

    Now, what that has to do with anything, I have no clue.

    One thing that confused me about these riddles though - omnipotence implies unlimited power, Izual shouldn't be relatable to baal or mephisto with a finite integer, unless you're talking about some alternative math form where infinity itself is defined. But the OP says we're confining ourselves to simple math. Care to explain?
  4. Frosty_The_Snowman

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    There's an easy way to solve this :

    3*(mephi + baal) = izual
    2*(mephi + 2*baal) = izual

    so :

    3*mephi + 3*baal = 2*mephi + 4*baal
    <=> mephi = baal (mephi is as strong as baal :rolleyes: ).

    so izual = 6*meph = 6*baal

    Then, all Izual's declarations are true.

    However, I suspect this is not the right answer, even if it works. Because the "sto" out of Mephisto would have nothing to do here :grin:...

    EDIT : Damn, anonymite, you got me by speed :laugh: !
  5. cKoniki

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    oh my god....diablo trivia lmao...
  6. hhhrobi

    hhhrobi IncGamers Member

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    math has nothing to do with it!..

    Izua has a sword !

    That is the source of his power. Meph and baal.. no swords.. no power:tongue:
  7. Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder IncGamers Member

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    Using the Bible Code I have found the words Supreme Ruler Izual in 1 Corinthians. Obviously Izzy being a fallen angel reads the bible and figured this out. Once he did he knew he was golden.


    From what I can tell, I'm as close as anybody right now.
  8. VisMaior

    VisMaior IncGamers Member

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    It has something to do with assigning numbers to the letters.

    izual=3*(baal+mephisto-sto)
    izual=2*(2*baal+mephisto-sto)
  9. VisMaior

    VisMaior IncGamers Member

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    oh, and izual<baal+mephisto, obviously...
  10. NightCraweler

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    Simple they were weakened from fighting each other, that is if they didnt get the answer correctly, if none of our answers are correct or near it the riddle makes no sence.
  11. tinncann25

    tinncann25 IncGamers Member

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    simple math...hm

    lets say that
    1= a
    2= b
    and so on

    then
    baal = 16
    mephi = 51
    izual = 69

    therefore izzy is supreme =p
  12. VisMaior

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  13. hhhrobi

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    3x(16+51)>69

    so you are probably wrong
  14. godofgods

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    In my opinion

    SOLUTION 1

    RITE its a dueling game

    Mephisto is a level 15 necromancer casting his bone missile
    Baal is a level 15 char

    Izual is level 90 being 3 times wat mephi and baal are
    when baal makes his clone/shadow warrior/decoy etc... which is also lvl 15 they become altogether 45
    which is when izual says hes twice all of em put together

    so naturally a lvl 90 char wud think he's Omnipotent against 2 lvl 15 chars

    SOLUTION 2

    The letters B,A,A,L, and M,E,P,H,I, and I,Z,U,A,L are turned into hectal and blah blah blah watever u do then , i is no good at maths
  15. phool

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    something to do with mlvls? uber izzy is 110 etc, that kinda thing?
  16. VisMaior

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    Lets say each name represents a number...

    baal=x
    mephi=y
    izual=z

    z=3x+3y=4x+2y
    x=y
    but this is nown to be not true, so the slution cannot be as easy as assigning a number to each name. It must be something else
  17. adny

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    what about this sort of thing?
    Code:
     baal    baal
     baal    baal
     baal    baal
    mephi    baal
    mephi   mephi
    mephi   mephi
    -----   -----
    izual   izual
    
    i've never was into these things, so if someone want to try :)
  18. VisMaior

    VisMaior IncGamers Member

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    mephi is 3.14, isnt he? :)
  19. masterazn

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    Izual is already dead so he can't die twice!
  20. qscwdvefzrax

    qscwdvefzrax IncGamers Member

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    EXCELLENT

    baal is 159
    izual is 265

    Semantics.

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