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Chatting with Owen

When I'm on the road I like to video chat with the family. However, when Owen gets online, he really likes to do math puzzles via text. Here's a recent conversation I had with him while I was at a conference in Barcelona (rough life, huh?):

6:00 PM me (John): Suzie is 4 and a half feet tall. How many inches tall is she?
6:02 PM Erin (Owen): 56
 me: close, but incorrect
6:03 PM 
6:04 PM me: Correct!
 Erin: my turn 56-45+98
6:05 PM me: 109
6:06 PM Erin: si
6:07 PM me: Next problem: 1 = 0001
  2 = 0010
  3 = 0011
  4 = 0100
  5 = 0101
  6 = ?
6:09 PM Erin: 0110?!
6:10 PM me: YES!!!!
  7 = ?
 Erin: 0111
 me: wow
  8 = ?
6:14 PM Erin: ya there?
6:15 PM owen has an answer for you
 me: ok
  ooooh, close
  hint: there are no 2's, just 0's and 1's
6:16 PM Erin: he's thinking in the other room
next answer:
6:19 PM Erin: 1000 




mama mia said…
unbelievable ability to recognize and extend pattern! I know I am biased as nonna, but wow indeed!

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