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127 - Last Mersenne prime less than 200. :) Friends, if I can talk to all of you for a moment: so far, we have 68 answers, but only 37 upvotes in the main "question". To be honest, I was expecting the same number of answers and upvotes. IMHO if you took the time to add an entry in order to win the LaTeX book, you should upvote Marc's main thread as a ...


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2 and 198 (to be close to both egreg and David because they seem to always know what they are doing on TeX.SE)


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Tikz/PGF Answer: How to create magnified subfigures and corresponding boxes for portions of a large image Brief Description A method for magnifying rectangular sections of an image, displaying rectangles on top of the image to show which portions are magnified, and arranging the magnified portions in an aesthetically pleasing manner as a subcaptionbox. ...


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According to my random number generator I choose 9 and 99 http://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25


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1 and 200 (just to be more daring than David)


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113 and 86 (the ages of my mother and sister if they had survived this long).


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX Brief Description: Easily drawing draw masses, springs, dampers and grounds.


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250 (could never do this math stuff)


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12 (For the number of wing feather tips on the last contest duck) 5 (For the number of top knot feather tips on the last contest duck) p.s. He says you have to rerun the winner selection if these are chosen. (Duckie says "he is unique, and wants to remain unique!!)


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX Brief Description: Highlighting text as if it were done with a text marker.


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Chinese checkers board using TikZ Brief Description: Draws a Chinese checkers board. Indicates moves. Possible Improvements: Include board designs for other similar games.


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How about 57 - after the famous Legend? Edited to add my next choice: 132


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I don't consider this an issue, since people who see that message are already on this site. The suggestion is not "Go to TeX.SX" or "Visit TeX.SX". As an aside: For those posting Welcome to TeX.SX! verbatim as a comment, they could consider changing this to Welcome to TeX.SE! as the .SE suffix is more commonly used to represent the Stack Exchange ...


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Nothing better than good prime duck, so 3 and 197 (lowest and highest available prime numbers)


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42 - if it's not the answer, then the question is wrong. ;-) Second guess: 147, because it was not taken before.


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Sieve of Eratosthenes in tikz Brief Description: Showing how to find prime numbers by successively eliminating multiples.


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Tikz/PGF Answer: Need help creating a 3D cube from a 2D set of nodes in TikZ Brief Description Macro for drawing cuboids with grids, with options for rotating and shading.


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Because: It's prime! It's your body temperature in degrees Celsius. 37 * 2 - 1 = 73 (and this is the only number that does this in base 10) (and btw, 73 is prime as well) AND it's a centered hexagonal number (take sides of 4 dots): AND it's a star number (take sides of 3 dots): Oh, and it has its own website as well: http://thirty-seven.org/


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I would like to ask my random number generator (see below), but since 9 is already taken, I will go for 4 & 5 since 4+5=9 almost surely.


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133 and 55. …do stressed ducks quack under pressure when their goose is cooked? (Sorry if you're not pond of these daffy puns.)


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191 - to be near the top end of the range. PS I have read all the other answers thoroughly and believe my answer adds useful extra information that can't be placed in a comment. PPS This must be the question attracting the highest number of incorrect answers on this site.


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97 and 88, because: sage: randint(1,200) 97 sage: randint(1,200) 88


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TikZ/PGF Answer: How to make nice braids diagrams Brief Description: Draw braid diagrams based on just specifying the crossings, as was done in a Metapost module by Stijn Symens. Andrew's package shows off some PGF techniques quite nicely, so the source is well worth reading. Blog post The Braids Package Requested features, implemented: Matsaya ...


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131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated another one which is 68. Oops sorry never mind that it was after deadline.


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I missed the previous one by one. As every broke gambler knows, patience is the archenemy of the odds. So here we go; 131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated a new one which is 144.


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18 and 67 for the years of Canadian confederation. While not ducks, the Canadian goose is considered waterfowl...


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Number 1: 68 Number 2: 130 Numbers generated using Emacs' random function, I'm sure you will appreciate it :) Here is the code (dolist (i '(1 2)) (insert (concat (number-to-string (1+ (random 199))) " ")))


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My choice is 247 because tex.se has a 24/7 service! My another two guesses are 60 and 195.


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