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## Math Camp--It's so Blasdel

Hidden: 8/3/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
Terrain:

Size:  (micro)

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This is a two-stage multi-cache. The posted co-ordinates are NOT the location of the cache.  You will have to go to an object at the posted co-ords, use some information found there, and do some rudimentary math to solve the co-ordinates of the physical cache.  The difficulty level reflects the puzzle, the fact of the two-stage-cache, and the actual hide of the cache, itself.

The word “Blasdel” has nothing whatsoever to do with the cache.  It is simply a made-up family adjective which means something to the speaker and can mean anything to the listener.  The cache owners live near San Francisco, but a family member local to the cache will be managing it.  He is a retired high school math teacher, so if we find that people think that the math involved is too easy, he will fix that.  (For all our sakes, don’t tell him.)

Assuming you are at the posted co-ordinates, use the largest texted object in front of you and some math, to solve the following:
N   0AB  CD.EFG
W  0HI  JK.LMN

AB= the conversion of 7.2 degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit (round to closest integer)
CD= the fifth simple prime number (in ascending order)
E= closing time
F= multiply the number of red “S’s” by 2
G= take the number of degrees usually associated with the diagram seen at the posted co-ordinates-divide this number by 72.

HI= take the number most usually associated with an equilateral triangle and add 30 to it.
J= the square root of 4
K= referring to the object found at the posted co-ordinates-count the number of “N’s” found under the waves-add 22 to that number and then take the cube root of the result-double the result.
L= referring to the object found at the posted co-ordinates-multiply the number of blue letters by 3-invert this number-then divide it by 24 and ¾
M= solve the following story problem:  On a very hot, humid, mosquito-filled day in July, you and 3 of your friends go hiking on the Ice Age Trail.  Upon returning home, you find 5 cold soda cans in the refrigerator.  Each soda can contains 12 fl ozs of the same beverage. You decide to pour all of it into a glass pitcher, and pour out an exactly equal amount into 4 tall ice-filled glasses, so that you and your friends can quench yourselves.  On the way to put the pitcher on the counter, you trip over the sleeping dog and drop the pitcher, breaking it.  Assuming good asepsis, how many ounces of soda will you pour into each of the 4 glasses?
N= what is the sum of any 2 opposite sides of one of the most well-known gaming' cubes

The sum of all puzzle co-ordinates equals 57.

NOTE: This cache should be available in all seasons, and the terrain rating will change with the seasons. The cache owners tried to choose an average value. Local geocachers should take the usual precautions regarding poison ivy, mosquitoes, bears, and so forth.  Out-of-area cachers should do the same and be VERY vigilant of the terrain—especially during the late winter and early spring.  ALWAYS KNOW IF HUNTING SEASON IS OPEN AND BEHAVE APPROPRIATELY.  Use public access and do not trespass on any private property.  The GZ is at times frequented by not conscientious muggles, so CITO would be nice. Also BYOP.

Gur pnpur vf n fznyy pnzrb-rq pbagnvare nobhg 3 cnprf njnl sebz gur arneol orghyn cnclevsren juvpu unccraf gb or irel fcrpvny gerr gb gur Cebivqrapr bs Fnfxngpurjna naq gur Fgngr bs Arj Unzcfuver. Sbe shegure uvagf, r-znvy gur bjaref

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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