## Question 27 of the Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

11th September 2009 by Simon G

For anybody that isn’t already taking advantage of our 25% off Business Cards discount, you could always spare a few minutes to answer a few questions in our Cryptic Quiz – part of MOO’s 3rd Birthday Celebrations!

We’re giving away some great prizes all month long, including a MiniCard Mosaic Frame and a pack of MOO MiniCards to three lucky winners today! Without further ado… Question 27!

### The Third Zone: The Fish

The truth of the matter is that this story isn’t heading in a good direction. Rod, Grant, and Blaise are doomed. They’re going to die. They’ve been swimming upstream and that’s a dangerous thing to do… in the Third Zone.

But we have a moment–and just a moment–to turn the story around. To reverse the flow of fate. To send the fish swimming downstream and back to the safety of welcoming waters. But we must work cautiously. We want to affect Rod, Grant, and Blaise only. If we dislodge more than these three, we may unless great danger upon the world. Danger that could only come… from the Third Zone.

### Q: Can you reverse the course of the Fish of Fate by moving only three segments? Segments are defined by their end-points on the grid, so provide a set of three coordinates for the segments that get removed and a set of three coordinates for their new positions.

I can practically hear you all thinking about this one. It’s a head-scratcher, indeed! Post your answers in the comments and we’ll notify the winners by Monday. Keep tuned to the MOO blog for more questions next week!

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1. Janet:

move (3c,4c)(4c,5c) and (4d,5d)
to (2e,3e),(2e,4e) and (2d,3d)

2. Janet:

oops. typo! should say (3e,4e) and not (2e,3e)… or else it’d be an awfully long segment

3. monica:

(3c, 3d) to (5c, 5d)
(3d, 3e) to (5b, 5c)
(4d, 4e) to (4b, 4c)

4. Jo Carter:

3c, 3d to 5d, 5c
3d, 3e to 4b, 4c
4d, 4e to 5b, 5c

5. scott:

Removed:
3c,4c
4d,5d
4c,5c

New Positions:
3e,4e
2e,3e
2d,3d

6. Ali:

Move 4c5c to 2d3d, 4d5d to 3e4e and 3c4d to 2e3e.

7. spyra:

(3c, 3d) to (4b, 4c)
(3d, 3e) to (5b, 5c)
(4d, 4e) to (5c, 5d)

8. Melissa:

Move (4d,5d), (4c,5c) and (3c,4c)
to (2e,3e), (3e,4e) and (2d,3d)

9. mike:

Segments to move;
(4c,5c)
(4d,5d)
(3c,4c)
Move to;
(3e,4e)
(2e,3e)
(2d,3d)

Booyah!

10. Dian K.:

Move (4d, 4e) to (5c, 5d)
Move (3d, 3e) to (5b, 5c)
Move (3c, 3d) to (4b, 4c)

11. SarahG:

(3c,3d) -> (4b,4c)
(3d,3e) -> (5b,5c)
(4d,4e) -> (5c,5d)

12. Liz Randell:

(4d, 4e) moves to (5c, 5d)
(3d, 3e) moves to (4b, 4c)
(3c, 3d) moves to (5b, 5c)

13. Dani K.:

Move (3c, 4c) to (2d, 3d)
Move (4c, 5c) to (2e, 3e)
Move (4d, 5d) to (3e, 4e)

14. Christina:

4d, 4e to 5c, 5d (new head)
3d, 3e to 5b, 5c (new fin)
3c, 3d to 4b, 4c (new tail)

15. gnomeangel:

Move 4c, 5c to 3e, 4e
Move 4d, 5d to 2e, 3e
Move 3c, 4c to 2d, 3d

16. Becci:

(3c,3d) to (4b,4c)
(3d,3e) to (5b,5c)
(4d,4e) to (5c,5d)

17. Leia:

This is a tough one! (4c, 5c)->(3e, 4e); (3c,4c)->(2d,3d); (4d,5d)->(2e,3e)

18. Jennifer Zahrt:

Remove: (3c, 4c), (4d, 5d), (4c, 5c)
Add: (2e, 3e), (3e, 4e), (2d, 3d)

19. Dave Fry:

Move (4c,5c) to (3e,4e)
Move (4d,5d) to (2e,3e)
Move (3c,4c) to (2d,3d)

20. Natalie Catchpole:

Remove: (3c, 4c), (4c, 5c), (4d, 5d)
New positions: (3e, 4e), (2d, 3d), (2e, 3e)

21. jdilelle:

(4d,4e)->(5c,5d)
(3d,3e)->(5b,5c)
(3c,3d)->(4b,4c)
?

22. Jennifer:

Move the following:

from (3c,4c) to (3e,4e)
from (4d,5d) to (2d,3d)
from (4c,5c) to (2e,3e)

One solution with the fish’s mouth at 4e is:
remove
(4d, 5d)
(4c, 5c)
(3c, 4c)

new
(3e, 4e)
(2e, 3e)
(2d, 3d)
There is also a similar solution where the mouth is at 5d.

24. Jessica Rogers:

Move (3c,4c) to (3e, 4e)
Move (4d, 5d) to (2d, 3d)
Move (4c, 5c) to (2e, 3e)

We need to take out (4c,5c), (4d,5d) and 3c,4c). And then, we need no put (3e,4e), (2e,3e) and (2d,3d)
A bientôt!

26. Johnny5:

1st segment) move (4d,5d) to (2d,3d)
2nd segment) move (3c,4c) to (2e,3e)
3rd segment) move (4c,5c) to (3e,4e)

27. Isabelle:

(3c,4c) goes to (3e,4e)
(4d,5d) goes to (2e,3e)
(4c,5c) goes to (2d,3d)

28. ClaireC:

Move 4d,5d to 3e,4e
Move 4c,5c to 2e,3e
Move 3c,4c to 2d,3d

29. Dan Mastrian:

Remove: (4d,5d),(4c,5c),(3c,4c)

30. Carla:

Hi!

The anwser is:
move (4d,4e) to (5c, 5d)
move (3d,3e) to (5b, 5c)
and
move (3c, 3d) to (4b, 4c)

31. Maura:

{4d,5d}, {3c,4c}, and {4c,5c} get moved to {2e,3e}, {3e,4e}, and {2d,3d}

32. kumiko Brocklebank:

Hello Moo – it’s my birthday in September too!

The segments to be removed are:
4c5c,3c4c,4d5d
They go to
2d3d,2e3e,3e4e

Yay! : )

33. Derek Smith:

(3c, 4c) to (3e, 4e)
(4c, 5c) to (2c, 3c)
(4d, 5d) to (2d, 3d)

34. Josh Lewis:

(3c, 4c)(4c, 5c)(4d, 5d) moved to (2e, 3e)(3e,4e)(2d,3d)

Thanks!

35. Tom Ellsworth:

The third zone: the fish.

3c, 4c moves to 3e, 4e
4c, 5c moves to 2d, 3d
4d, 5d moves to 2e, 3e

36. Carolina Stephan de Araujo:

Move 1: (4d,5d) to (3e,4e)
Move 2: (4c,5c) to (2d,3d)
Move 3: (3c,4c) to (2e,3e)

37. Lara Gee:

Move (4c,5c) to (3e,4e)
Move (4d,5d) to (2e,3e)
Move (3c,4c) to (2d,3d)

course of the Fish of Fate reversed!

38. Stefanie:

No worries Rod, Grant, and Blaise! I’ll save you!

Remove:
(4c, 5c)
(4d, 5d)
(3c, 4c)

Replace with:
(2d, 3d)
(3e, 4e)
(2e, 3e)

39. Riesiel:

1. Move 3c, 4c to 2e, 3e
2. Move 4c, 5c to 3e, 4e
3. Move 4d, 5d to 2d, 3d

40. sar:

Move Line (4c,5c) to (3e,4e)
Move Line (4d,5d) to (2e,3e)
Move Line (3c,4c) to (2d,3d)

41. Jenn:

Move (4c, 5c) to (4e, 3e)
Move (3c, 4c) to (2e, 3e)
Move (4d, 5d) to (2d, 3d)

u turn fish!

42. Chi Min Chan:

remove (3c,4c) (4c,5c) (4d,5d)
New positions (2d,3d) (2e, 3e) (3e,4e)

43. Jen Butson:

Move 3c,4c to 3e,4e.
Move 4c,5c to 2d,3d.
Move 4d,5d to 2e,3e.

Et voila!

44. Rigel:

To move:
(4d, 4e) (3d,3e) and (3c 3d)

New Locations:
(5c, 5d) (5b, 5c) and (4b, 4c)

45. Carolyn Egerszegi:

Remove: 3c, 4c / 4c, 5c / 4d, 5d
New positions: 2d, 3d / 2e, 3e / 3e, 4e

46. Laura:

Segments Removed:
(3c, 3d); (3d, 3e); (4d, 4e)

Coordinates of New Positions:
(4b, 4c); (5b, 5c); (5c, 5d)

47. Morgan:

Remove: (4d, 4e)(3d, 3e)(3c, 3d)
New positions: (5c, 5d)(4b, 4c)(5b, 5c)

48. Ariel Cummins:

Okay, so…
Move 3d, 3e to c5, d5
move 4d, 4e to b5, c5
move 3c, 3d to 4b, 4c

49. Jennifer Chan:

segment (3c, 3d) moves to (4b, 4c)
segment (3d, 3e) moves to (5b, 5c)
segment (4d, 4e) moves to (5c, 5d)

I love MOO!

50. Bree Lundberg:

Move: 4c,5c; 3c,4c; 4d,5d

To: 2d,3d; 2e,3e; 3e,4e

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