The Q.A.P. Puzzle

Q.A.P.

Quandary Actuated Perpetually

A very difficult puzzle.

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Although, it is not always what one desires, it keeps you safe.

How am I able to find the source of all this chaos surrounding me? After all, even I am not able to find how one must begin. The beginning of the cycle, or should I say square, no, cube, of all that comes and goes are the faces of the shadows within.

The beginning of the difference of the one above and the one at level could be the answer. Yet, I should count 5 more after it.

Corrected time and time again, who knew it would always come to me?

Shall I search for something that appears not twice but once? Shall the answer be one that precedes and one that is ahead? I shall search yet again.

Being not behind, but _____, subtract a, then find the whole ÷ 4

Hints if you actually need any:

The answer is a single word. Follow along with the clues from top to bottom.

• I like to use google. Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 21:47
• Can we have more hints
– kepe
Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 8:31

Okay, I'm just going to go for it.

Pi

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3.14 is kinda 4...ish?

Although it is not always what one desires, it keeps you safe.

A lot of people don't like working with Pi, but it is a major component in engineering and physics.

How am I able to find the source of all this chaos surrounding me? After all, even I am not able to find how one must begin. The beginning of the cycle, or should I say square, no, cube, of all that comes and goes are the faces of the shadows within.

How can you find the beginning of a circle? Where do you begin to measure? Pi squared is used in the surface area of circles and Pi cubed in the volume of spheres.

The beginning of the difference of the one above and the one at level could be the answer. Yet, I should count 5 more after it.

Corrected time and time again, who knew it would always come to me?

It took a while to find pi.

Shall I search for something that appears not twice but once? Shall the answer be one that precedes and one that is ahead? I shall search yet again.

Should we use an old definition of pi? Or... How many digits of pi should I use?

Being not behind, but _____, subtract a, then find the whole ÷ 4

• Have to admit, you did a lot of research on this... Even though it isn't correct, I have to give you credit for the effort. Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 4:19
• @OmegaLul Please upvote the answer for encouraging more people to give credit :) Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 13:35

By solving the "math" behind this:

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4

Although, it is not always what one desires, it keeps you safe.

Not sure

How am I able to find the source of all this chaos surrounding me? After all, even I am not able to find how one must begin. The beginning of the cycle, or should I say square, no, cube, of all that comes and goes are the faces of the shadows within.

4 cubed is 64

The beginning of the difference of the one above and the one at level could be the answer. Yet, I should count 5 more after it.

The difference of the one above (65) and the one at level (64) is 1, then +5 = 6

Corrected time and time again, who knew it would always come to me?

??

Shall I search for something that appears not twice but once? Shall the answer be one that precedes and one that is ahead? I shall search yet again.

6-1=5, 6+1=7. So 57

Being not behind, but _____, subtract a, then find the whole ÷ 4

57 / 4 = 14.25, not sure about "subtract a"

• I like how much math there is in this (even though I hate math). It isn't the answer, but keep going! Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 0:11

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4 years for presidential election cycle (in USA)

Although, it is not always what one desires, it keeps you safe.

Who really wants a president?

How am I able to find the source of all this chaos surrounding me? After all, even I am not able to find how one must begin. The beginning of the cycle, or should I say square, no, cube, of all that comes and goes are the faces of the shadows within.

something to do with the election process?

The beginning of the difference of the one above and the one at level could be the answer. Yet, I should count 5 more after it.

?

Corrected time and time again, who knew it would always come to me?

President bears the brunt of blame?

Shall I search for something that appears not twice but once? Shall the answer be one that precedes and one that is ahead? I shall search yet again.

Something to do with Grover Cleveland

Being not behind, but _____, subtract a, then find the whole ÷ 4