## A Riddle

### Hint:

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### 13 Responses to A Riddle

1. Tselil says:

The mouth of a confused furry monster?

2. John A. says:

The minimum of one hint was a requirement for me. Thankfully, it was also sufficient.

3. Rani says:

An untamed mustache?
A rocky Martian landscape (featuring Phobos and Deimos)?
A piecewise linear function (with two designated local maxima)?

4. Anon says:

A crowd?

5. Gil says:

Dear Tselil, John, Rani and Anon, nice solutions, thanks. I will post the intended solution on Sunday.

6. scottophile says:

A biting vagina, interpolated by a piecewise linear function?

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8. jellyfish says:

Gil, this is not a very good riddle, in the sense that after seeing the solution, I am still vastly unsatisfied. And I think that the first “N” is rendered as an “M” above. And I “U”s are rendered in a very unsatisfactory way.

9. Robert says:

Talk about the serrated edge of Occam’s razor…

10. Anon says:

Be honest. You created this riddle by just looking at the whiteboard of a very confusing collegue 😉

11. John A. says:

Gil, thanks. The hint worked for me.

12. olga-shulman-lednichenko says:

Its aperiodic function : F( x +t) = F(x) => got some time period// and then a ball bounces on it -> almost an elastic ball -> disturbing the wavelength/frequency of the oscillations => i.e reduces the wavelength/frequency and time period of oscillations …making it ALMOST periodic

finally the equilibrium state is achieved and … life goes on

cheers
olga shulman lednicheko