This week’s puzzle finds two math pirates (you know, the ones who say "pi Arrr squared") looking for their bunk. Remember, email your solutions by 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday to be part of the random selection of correct answers and win a $50 gift code to ThinkGeek!
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Two pirates of the Euclidean Blood find themselves in port at Pasty Pete’s Inn. After a long night of carousing and other unmentionable acts, they head to their cabins with others in the Barkadeer suite of the inn.
PEGLEG JACK FUNCTION: Yarrr. Like you and I, Pi me bucko, those three lubbers there all have a cabin here in the Barkadeer. Look sharp, ye parrot-loving sea bass! The numbers on the door of their cabins add up to twice the number of yours. If’n ye multiply them together their three numbers make 1,260. The numbers of our five cabins are, of course, all different. Yarr.
EIGHT-TOES PI: Aye, Jack. But that no tells me what their numbers be.
PEGLEG JACK FUNCTION: That be true, Pi. That be true. But head to the fore and it will if’n I tells ye that the number of me own cabin be greater than that of any of your’n. Arr.
The two pirates see that the Barkadeer suite has cabins numbered from 2 to 222.
Find the numbers of the cabins of Pegleg Jack Function, Eight-Toes Pi, and the three land lubbers they are talking about.
Note from Capt. Calico Hexahedron: To all you jelly-legged, squid-skinned, land lubbers, Aye, there be many possibilities, but Pegleg Jack says that ye can choose if’n ye know what he says, which means Pi must narrow his choices. Yar.