The Discovery phase of the cycle starts by introducing participants to a unique game played with the serial numbers on bills...
The Numerycles Game
The uniqueness of the game resides in its duality of part luck and part ability. Luck: having in your hand an a bill with a serial number that "numeryclizes" with a low number of points against you. Ability: finding the most economical way to perform the transformation.
The bill must be in the player's possession for the player to be able to claim the number
The number on the bill is changed into a Numerycle by shifting digits around (translations) or by adding to the digits. The game introduces the "digit sum" of twodigit numbers (TDN). Based on the fact that, for example 5+8=13 but 1+3=4, the Discovery phase develops "Necklaces" of numbers. Starting with a given TDN, the digit sum is used to obtain the following digit until the initial TDN is repeated, closing the Necklace. Example: start with 11 . Then 112358437189887641562819 and... 11! So the Necklace closes after 24 digits.
This is an example of a game solution with a 20 peso bill from Dominican Republic. The original bill number, 7286633 is transformed in the Numerycle (Ycle for short) 2797753, incurring a total of 7 points. Points are always counted against the player. The solution with the least number of points against it is the winner. Out of these 7 points in the example to the right, 2 are due to translations and 5 are due to additions. This is shown respectively by t and s to the right, which are added together to render P, the total number of points scored against this solution. A Twitter posting of this solution would look like this: 7286633, 2786633, 2797753, t2, s5, P7.
The diagram on the left shows a solution for the number 88434313. Two digits have been shifted: the 8 and the 4 exchange positions scoring t=2 points against for translations, and s=6 points against for additions, for a total P=8 points against for the solution.
The last line of the solution shows the format to tweet a solution in Twitter.
Format to tweet a solution: original number, transposed number, numerycle, t?, s?, P?
For this case:. . . . . 88434313, 48438313, 49448325, t2, s5, P7
On the left is a ThingLink scene, showing the steps to arrive at a solution of the number on the picture above. Hover over the image and click on A,B,C,D,E to see the order of the operations when solving a Numerycles game number. The videos on the right and below show the procedure as well. CLICK AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE GAME
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