## Clever & Short

A hundred and one by fifty divide,

And next let a cipher be duly applied

And if the result you should rightly divine,

You’ll find that the whole makes but one out of nine.

*This one is a bit of a challenge, so won’t unmask any submitted answers until Wednesday or Thursday.*

suineg| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile April 1st, 2008 - 9:09 amI think this can be the answer:

1) 101/ 50

cipher:

step 1: takes away the last digit of both numbers–>10/5=2

step 2: append the taken digits in the order numerator&denominator—> 1&0–> 10

step3: substract the result of step 1 from the result of step 2—-> 10 – 2 = 8

the whole makes 9 but 1(9-1)—>8 I think it could be.

suineg| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile April 1st, 2008 - 9:36 amAnother way: (for the divine phrase)

1)101/50

cipher:

step 1: appende the first 2 digits of both numbers 1 & 5 =15

step 2: take away the last number of the denominator: 5

step 3 : divide result of step1 from result of step2 15/5=3

step 4: replicate result of step 3—> 33( the age of christ when he died)

step 5: mirror on Y axis the first 3 of the age and stuck it on the other 3 —> 8

8 that is 9 but 1(9-1)

Again i think it could be, but at least i tried

columbusjones| Profile April 1st, 2008 - 2:26 pmClio, one of nine muses.

101 is CI in roman numerals, and 50 is L, so if you “divide” CI by L, you get CLI.

Took me a while to remember that a cipher can also mean the number zero, so if yod apply a cipher, you end up with CLI0, or Clio.

Shawn| PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile April 1st, 2008 - 4:02 pmCLI = 100 (C) DIVIDED BY 50 (L) IN ROMAN NUMERALS

ADD A CIPHER (ZERO, 0)

TO GET ONE OF THE NINE MUSES.

CLIO

SolarFlare| Profile April 1st, 2008 - 5:23 pmIn Roman numerals 101 is C1 and 50 is L. So, “Divide 101 by 50” becomes “Divide C1 by L”. One way of doing this is: “CL1”.

The word “cipher” in olden times meant “zero” (which is the origin of the word), so add zero to the end of “CL1” making “CL10”. Finally, change the 1 to an i and the zero to the letter O to make CLIO.

Clio was one of nine muses in Greek mythology.

da Moose| Profile April 2nd, 2008 - 10:12 amThe “cipher” is 0.055

Anastasia11| Profile April 2nd, 2008 - 8:53 pmClio

bizarette18| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile April 3rd, 2008 - 6:04 pmClio

suineg| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile April 5th, 2008 - 10:52 amClio is a nice answer, every day is good to learn something new, the nine muses, clio, thats a genius answer, its like a Sam Lyod problem

RK| Founder | Profile April 5th, 2008 - 1:20 pmHi Suineg- I probably should of added the word ‘riddle’ somewhere to give some more guidance on the type of answer we were looking for. Sorry about that