My first instinct when seeing an equation is to solve it. I didn’t look for ulterior meanings. I guessed at the partially displayed numbers and my results were only one or two hundredths off from whole numbers, plus the MAP variables looked suspiciously like degrees-minutes-seconds. The degrees portion was greater than 90 therefore assumed longitude. BTW, the meridian passed nearby two interesting locations.
Now I must try to ignore my left-brain and right-think the problem...oh, that hurts.
"It is not down on any map; true places never are." ~ Melville
I agree with what you say about lat/long. That's what I figured, also, but not getting anything to work, yet. It is really hard to try to make out the partial numbers, so I am trying the hit or miss method to see if anything "looks" right. I really didn't anticipate this puzzle being so difficult or I would not have started it, as I am well along in another one. But here I am, and after work today, will try once again. Appreciate your input.
Post by roundabout on Mar 30, 2018 19:51:30 GMT -5
engr101 - my left brain math skills are really lacking....I'm envious of people who can look at difficult math equations like this and figure them out quickly. I always tend to look for right-brained solutions first. I do see a clue without the math, but I'm still missing the point in the math, obviously! I thought maybe I had figured out what the variables "m" "a" and "p" actually are, but nothing computes so far. Clue 3 has me thinking.