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L.A. Noire Giveaway: SOLVED ALREADY, FIRST CONTACT ASSURED
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Thanks to everyone who participated!
The official explanation and solution will be posted in a spoiler below.
Alien Math Homework
I am Dr. S, lead investigator for NASA's Extraterrestrial Contact Taskforce. We have an urgent matter that requires the attention of all who might be of assistance. One of our researchers has intercepted what appears to be the math homework of a young extraterrestrial, vacationing with his family on Europa. Unfortunately, the youngster has failed to answer two of the questions on his assignment! Details from the transmission suggest that such omissions mean the little slacker will need immediate tutoring back on his home planet, cutting his family's vacation short and eliminating any chance we have to assemble a first contact mission.
We must decode this homework assignment, fill in the gaps, and retransmit before our chance to join the intergalactic community slips away!
The decoded transmission follows. Please help us. We will make it worth your while with a copy of L.A. Noire, the cinematic detective mystery game by Team Bondi and Rockstar Games. A $50 value!
Dr. Jet Starman
NASA Extraterrestrial Task Force
BEGIN HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT TRANSMISSION PART 1: COMPLETED PROBLEMS
PART 2: INCOMPLETE PROBLEMS
Send me, Donkey Kong, your solutions to the two incomplete problems by Private Message. If you are the first to provide the correct solutions, you will win a copy of L.A. Noire for XBox 360. Limit: One solution PM per 8 hours (to prevent guessing, my box from filling up). If you send two in a row, the second will still count, but I'll pretend like I didn't get it for another 8 hours. Feel free to discuss the puzzle publicly in this thread but keep in mind that everyone reading is your competition.
Feel free to make an image solution or use text in a format like this, with dashes indicating blanks:
Offer valid only in the United States and Canada. (There may be a slight delay shipping to Canada) XBox 360 version. Item will be shipped as soon as possible. Puzzle may be adjusted if errors are found or the difficulty is too high.