# Can you solve this?

Asked by cage (3123) August 8th, 2008

this equation makes an e-mail address

(2/1 + 8/4 + . + @) – 8/1

Hint: think alternative medicines…

any help would be REALLY appreciated. Thanx

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Umm.. the only thing I can think of is 2/1=2, 8/4=2, the . stumps me, and @ is the key on the number 2 also, and 8/1=8.
2+2+.+2–8… if the . somehow equals 2 then it’s 0.

Allie (17536)

its strange isn’t it… I’ve tried so many things.

cage (3123)

hahahhaha. i know this is wrong, but i took the numbers to be letters of alphabet and got bb.@h.com 2/1 = 2 = b. 8/4 = 2 = b. . = . @ = @ 8/1 = 8 = h….is this anywhere close to what it should be?

jlm11f (12413)

Maybe they stand for letter. Like code? And the @ is the actual @.
czlltblat.t@...something?
PnL: Yours makes more sense than mine. At least you got the .com part. Edit:: Oh, no you didn’t. You just added it.

Allie (17536)

thing that makes me angry is that 8/4 hasn’t been simplified to 2/1, what’s that about?

cage (3123)

84… starmoney! or asteriskmoney. Haha, I don’t know..

Hmm.. the h that PnL got could be hotmail.

Allie (17536)

cage, you make a good point. since 8/4 wasn’t simplified to 2/1, it probably has a different meaning.

jlm11f (12413)

Could the . be the word “dot”..

Allie (17536)

and what does alternative medicine have to do with this….

jlm11f (12413)

Could the numbers stand for words?
2 = to, too
1 = won, one
8 = ate

marissa (2675)

oooh good thinking marissa. and specifically words related to alternative medicine?

jlm11f (12413)

We’ve had an idea of acupuncture. alternative therapy and may explain the dot? I dunno :(

cage (3123)

where did you get this riddle from? what’s the background story? If this is the new way of telling people your email address…i think that fad needs to leave :P . and how did you get acupuncture from those numbers?

jlm11f (12413)

I dunno, lol. and no, why would I want to try and find out my own email address…?

its a riddle form my favorite band Devi ;)

cage (3123)

No. I was thinking a girl you were hitting on gave you her email address like that….haha. and oh no…i am working so hard to solve a riddle from MUSE. blah. i give up. j/k

jlm11f (12413)

Ha, I thought a girl gave him her email address like that too.

Allie (17536)

jlm11f (12413)

what? is this something richard told you two?

cage (3123)

I thought he was applying for a job at Google.

jrpowell (40542)

no, it isn’t, you told her you like muse, remember

richardhenry (12692)

That would suck if this was your job interview. “Solve this and you get the Google job.”

Allie (17536)

@allie: google used to put up banners with weird equations on them. If you solved it you could get a interview.

jrpowell (40542)

yeah, billboards. they were like

{ stupid maths problem } .com

richardhenry (12692)

sorry, does anyone have anything on the equation rather than google?

cage (3123)

…that’s a no

cage (3123)

Well, I was think it was some chicks email address too, if you are smart enough to figure it out, you are smart enough to date her…lol

marissa (2675)

are we talking about Einstein and Hitler’s female love child here then or something, because they’re an evil genius whoever it is…

cage (3123)

I’ve got nothing more on your email equation. I’ll check back though and see if I have any more ideas..

Allie (17536)

Could it be backwards.. maybe to tie in with the alt. med. thing..?

1/8 – (@ + . + 4/8 + 1/2)

That’s it backwards.

Allie (17536)

i feel like im getting dementia from this problem. Its unsolvable. maybe a little space dementia ;)

Alright will its been solved and holy hell that was hard. I found this on the muse forum

2nd song on the first album is Muscle Museum, 8th song on the fourth album is Hysteria, 8th song on the first album is Uno

Muscle Museum and Hysteria, take out the ‘muse’ and ‘mu’ parts. You’re left with:

scleumhysteria.

Minus 8/1 = -uno. That means minus ONE letter.

If you minus the ‘u’ from ‘scleumhysteria’, you get an anagram for ‘mystic healers’. The . and @ are parts of the address. So it’s a giant anagram for

mystichealers@muse.mu

WTF!?!

Alright, who wants some brownies?

Allie (17536)

only if they’re special ;)

Really Uber.. do you even have to ask? Of course they are!

Allie (17536)

WOW jackson. I am impressed. Lurve for you!!!

jlm11f (12413)

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