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    Default Puzzles in Miniature

    I am starting this thread for anyone who wants to post a small puzzle for everyone to try.

    Feel free to post as many as you like!

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    Default Cooking the Books

    "No!" said the CEO of Pianoman Enterprises. "No way the shareholders will like these statistics! Make up some new ones!"

    Pianoman dutifully creates something the CEO will like...
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    			Real Statistics	    Completely made-up Statistics
    1. estimated profit		4			46
    2. qualifications		17			1111
    3. interest income		17			113
    4. reductions			4111			4
    5. productivity		        0			211
    6. entertainment		332			35
    7. goods and services	        1111			211
    8. business expenses      	312			3
    9. quantified losses		111			25
    10. travel costs		132			3111

    I hope the shareholders submit their findings (and not subpoenas) in the form of a PM.

    Pianoman, CFO: Pianoman Enterprises

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    I just realized my made up statistic 46 should have been made up to be 45. Man, that one number will throw the auditors on me!

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    Now it makes mucho more sense!

    Just kidding! I am still trying to figure out what all those numbers mean and why are you "cooking" the books instead of reading them.

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    Hmm, perhaps a financial hint is needed for today.


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    Chart hint?


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    At least the CEO didn't insist on some changes to the Completely made-up Statistics
    productivity 25
    entertainment 3111
    as that would have upset the balance.


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    Ooops One of my letters was wrong, and I haven't finished.

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    Yes, kindly disregard Knocka's CEO...My changes should be just fine.

    My CEO already said:

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    Default Tibet

    Pianoman visits the monastery, and overhears a peculiar conversation in hushed tones.

    ...last laughing tiger...solace...time mingles faster...Father...doubtful...rest soft lamb...far lasting soul...tighten door latch...later Son...

    What could it mean?

    Pianoman

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