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Posted on: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:58 am

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Some random stuff
I noticed something while looking at the timed rankings: My top three times for each size are all relatively similar in their range, despite the times being shorter (for 4x4s) or longer (6x6s). Here's what I found with my own times.

4x4 (4.542, 5.554, 5.892)
Gap from 1 - 3: 1.35 s
Factor from 1 to 3: ~1.297
Largest gap: 1.012 s (1-2)

5x5 (17.319, 17.61, 17.646)
Gap from 1 - 3: .327 s
Factor from 1 to 3: ~1.018
Largest gap: 0.291 s (1-2)

6x6 (36.591, 37.506, 37.835)
Gap from 1 - 3: 1.244 s
Factor from 1 to 3: ~1.034
Largest gap: 0.915 s (1-2)

Findings:
- I am far more consistent with 5x5 and 6x6 puzzles than 4x4s, shown by the 30% increase from my best 4x4 time to my third best.
- I am very consistent through my top 3 in 5x5 puzzles, differing by less than 1/3 second from 1 to 3.
- The best time overall seems to be a surprise, resulting in a larger gap between 1st and 2nd in all cases.

Now I'm going to stop spouting random facts now. What are your random facts?

Last edited by marblevolcano on Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

Posted on: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:59 am

Posts: 317
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:20 pm
Re: Some random stuff
Right now, my random facts are all off topic.
I am dealing with the eclipse.

I hope you and everyone in the US (ok I know that is extreme) gets to experience a total solar eclipse.
It is very cool.

I witnessed this same Saros series in 1999 in Turkey.

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