The gal on the train

Many years ago, I met a gal on the train. Due to our amicable nature, both of us were soon involved in casual conversation like studies, where we stayed and the current trends, so on and so forth... After hours of conversation, she opened a pack containing 8 cards (not the gambling cards ;)) which were filled with random numbers on one side in the square boxes on each card; which I had never seen before. These were called Mosaic cards where one person asks the other to choose a number ranging from 1-99 without revealing the number. Later on, each of the six card is shown if the chosen number is present or not. Based on the numbers present in no of cards, the exact number is computed. And this seemed to be fascinating and made me curious to learn how it was done.

I reached my destination before her. It was time for me to bid a good bye to my new found friend. As a memory, she gave me these cards along with a note signed, which I still preserve. :)




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12 comments:

  1. Its all mathematics... My hubby taught me how it is done once... now i forget the exact way, but its mathematics! And fun to impress others :)

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  2. Hope you do meet her again. It is for such things that the internet is such a blessing. I am sure you will figure it out. :)
    Wonderful post.

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  3. Did you give your blog's link or not? It is strange to see the way you two gals connected. I just met six other guys this afternoon, and the closest we came to any emotional bonding was when five of us were picking on one poor soul together. :P

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  4. Manasa.. If you still havent figured it out... I can tell you how it works.. I used to have one of these when I was a kid.. lucky me.. Sadly, never found someone I could give it to.. :)

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  5. Oww you are just like me, connecting with people just like that.
    I do not understand the Mosaic cards but i liked that you had preserved the memory so well.

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  6. i never knew about such cards. nice!

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  7. sweet post manasa.. write more of those.. i love reading such kinds esp

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  8. hey! this is the first time im visiting you and i must say you have lovely blog here!!

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  9. Hi.. thats interestng.. i have never heard of Mosaic cards..

    Work from home

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  10. Hey that sounds cool. so r u in touch with her still?

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