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What's the answer hidden in the puzzle below?


                                  3 m 2 m 1 = 0
                 
                                  9 m 3 m 2 m 1 = 3

                                  1 p 5 m 0 p 5 = 1

                                 (1 p 5)(8)(1 p 5)(1 p 5) = 27 

                                 (3 p 5)(4) = 14

                                 (4 p 5)(8) = 36

                                 10 m 2 m 3 p 5 m 4 = 1/2

                                 (1 p 2)(5)(1 p 5) m 7 = 2

                                  7 p 5 m 6 = 3/2

                                  8 m 4 = 4

                                 (3 p 2)(5)(2 p 5) = 40

                                 17 m 9 m 2 m 1 = 5

                                 16 m 13 p 5 = 5/2
  
                                (2 p 5)(8)(1 p 5)(1 p 4) = 42
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  • $\begingroup$ @newQOpenWid No need. The knowledge required is something most ppl here are familiar with. $\endgroup$ Aug 11, 2023 at 16:01
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    $\begingroup$ @newQOpenWid you don't have to voice your discontentment with every puzzle you can't solve (ie all of them) you can just be silent. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Aug 11, 2023 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ @caPNCApn sorry if I sound rude or whiney, i'm recently not in a very good mood and kind of irritable. and my comment was not because I am making an excuse, it's because inherently I'm not a big fan of knowledge puzzles. $\endgroup$ Aug 11, 2023 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ The reason why I don't solve any puzzles recently is because 1. I don't have the time to do deep dives (often questions are both asked and answered when I'm dozing) or the experience and intuition to pick up the answer quickly, and 2. I'm very picky about the types of puzzles I attempt, heavily leaning on logical-deduction. I'm lashing out because whenever I see certain tags or types of question, (due to previous experiences with bad puzzles off the site, like the ones offered by clickbait Youtubers), I'm immediately prebiased against it and sometimes just downvote without thinking. $\endgroup$ Aug 11, 2023 at 19:11
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    $\begingroup$ @newQOpenWid If you're not a fan of knowledge puzzles, may I humbly suggest you just not visit them? The tagging system is there to allow people who like a type of puzzle to seek it out specifically—or, conversely, to purposefully avoid a type they do not like. Feel free to take advantage of this handy SE feature, and find puzzles of more interest to you. Meanwhile, please try not to yuck someone else's yum. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Aug 12, 2023 at 0:52

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Partial answer.

The pattern of Ms and Ps in each line spell out morseequations in Morse. It turns out that the lines are equations where m is a minus sign and p is a decimal point.

The choice of figures in each line is somewhat suspicious (ranging from 0 to 17) but I don't know what to make of them.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! This is actually it. The choice of numbers were irrelevant. Just there for you to figure out which symbol to replace the m or p with. $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2023 at 6:53
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    $\begingroup$ A missed opportunity, if you ask me. :P $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2023 at 10:59

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