16:17:09gingeraleAlright. I've finished Advent of Code 2021. I had to look for help on how to solve day 24. I still don't understand it but I got it to work.

16:17:21isoraqathedhOh, that was tricky wasn't it.]

16:18:01gingeraleYeah, it's way beyond my brain's ability, it'd seem.

16:19:28gingeraleThe solution I found involves first analysing the math behind each sub-section of the input, find the parameters that change, and then reverse the calculation to figure out the closest valid input to a base value.

16:19:50gingerale"Think of the z-value as a stack of bits in base-26."