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kaleem
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:25:52 AM
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abcxyz wrote:
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2 men. One will work all 6 days and the other will work 2 days.


Sorry abcxyz, your answer is also wrong. Keep on trying.

Looks like a trick question. OK, there is no such thing as 'half a hole', it's either a hole or it's not, so no men.


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Ambiha Murthy
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:33:04 AM

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srirr wrote:
abcxyz wrote:
srirr wrote:
abcxyz wrote:
2 men. One will work all 6 days and the other will work 2 days.


Sorry abcxyz, your answer is also wrong. Keep on trying.

Looks like a trick question. OK, there is no such thing as 'half a hole', it's either a hole or it's not, so no men.


Bang! You hit the nail on its head.

There is never half a hole. There is always a hole, no matter how big or small is it.



Brick wall Brick wall
Mathematically, half a hole is understood as half the depth...
anyways, we all had a chance to do some math & thinking :) ... thanks srirr
xKeVyOx
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:15:56 AM

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[quote=peterhewett]kamalraj

Ambhila and peterheweet...is not group discussion..try to make answers

peter said

My answer was creditable and I will answer as I see fit thank you. I worked out the simple arithmetic just as sirr did. What was the puzzle? I repeat... you forgot the driver!!!

By the way what has god got to do with it? Do you answer for him or something?

Where is your sense of humour?[/quote

In the puzzle, it was never said that the bus was being driven, or that the driver was present. What driver?

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kamalraj
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:48:09 PM

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Tom's mother has three children. One is named April, one is named May. What is the third one named?



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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:52:41 PM

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that would be TOM




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kamalraj
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:55:05 PM

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Lovely dreamer...Good answer..Keep it up..


You have two buckets - one holds exactly 5 gallons and the other 3 gallons. How can you measure 4 gallons of water into the 5 gallon bucket?

(Assume you have an unlimited supply of water and that there are no measurement markings of any kind on the buckets.)

This one is somewhat critical...Find?



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abcxyz
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:56:22 PM

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Fill the 5 gallon bucket and pour 3 gallons from it into the 3 gallon bucket.
Now the 5 gallon bucket contains 2 gallons.
Empty the 3 gallon bucket and pour 2 gallons from the 5 gallon bucket into it. The 3 gallon bucket has room for 1 gallon now.
Fill the 5 gallon bucket and fill the 3 gallon bucket with water from the 5 gallon bucket.
Now the 5 gallon bucket contains 4 gallons water.

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kamalraj
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:34:05 AM

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Nice abcxyz...



What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think


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srirr
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:38:29 AM

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kamalraj wrote:
Nice abcxyz...



What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think


A coffin.

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kisholoy mukherjee
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:12:02 AM

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kamalraj wrote:



What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think


Sponge?

Gotcha, bud, again
xKeVyOx
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:44:38 AM

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kisholoy mukherjee wrote:
kamalraj wrote:



What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think


Sponge?


You are; a human being.

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Ellenrita
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:51:48 AM

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Martini?
kamalraj
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:41:45 PM

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What guys ..Coffin is right answer...srirr did correctly..Others also tried i hands of you..


Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig's death. Why?




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xKeVyOx
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 4:08:30 PM

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xKeVyOx wrote:
kisholoy mukherjee wrote:
kamalraj wrote:



What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think


Sponge?


You are; a human being.


I thought it was a play on words, in that you wrote; The drier IT is, the wetter IT is, and asked, what am I.

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kamalraj
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:02:46 PM

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Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig's death. Why?




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srirr
Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:10:56 AM

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kamalraj wrote:
Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig's death. Why?




Because Craig was a hurricane.

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kamalraj
Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:52:48 PM

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Good answer srirr..

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kamalraj
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:03:42 PM

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Suppose 6 monkeys take 6 minutes to eat 6 bananas.

1. How many minutes would it take 2 monkeys to eat 2 bananas?



2. How many monkeys would it take to eat 24 bananas in 24 minutes?








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abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:07:27 PM

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kamalraj wrote:
Suppose 6 monkeys take 6 minutes to eat 6 bananas.

1. How many minutes would it take 2 monkeys to eat 2 bananas?



2. How many monkeys would it take to eat 24 bananas in 24 minutes?


1. 6
2. 6

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kamalraj
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 7:14:20 AM

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1. You are given two candles of equal size, which can burn 1 hour each. You have
to measure 90 minutes with these candles. (There is no scale or clock). Also u r
given a lighter.


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abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:15:37 AM

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kamalraj wrote:
1. You are given two candles of equal size, which can burn 1 hour each. You have
to measure 90 minutes with these candles. (There is no scale or clock). Also u r
given a lighter.

We light both ends of one candle(light the two wicks at the two ends). When it burns out completely which would take 30 minutes, light the second. 30+60=90

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abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:16:32 AM

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srirr wrote:

What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think
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A coffin. [/quote]

Why a coffin?

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srirr
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:20:13 AM

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abcxyz wrote:
srirr wrote:

What Is It

The dryer it is the wetter it gets the wetter it is the heavier what am i...Think
[/size][/color]


A coffin.


Why a coffin?[/quote]

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abcxyz
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:33:20 AM

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srirr wrote:

Don't tell anybody. All these questions are floating on the Internet. Just search and reply. Shhh Shhh Shhh

Shame on you Shame on you

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Netts
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 2:06:34 AM

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This is an old one - but here goes.

You come to a fork in the road and there's a bloke at the beginning of each road. One of the roads is safe, the other has quicksand. One of the blokes can tell nothing but lies and the other one can tell nothing but the truth. You are allowed to ask one bloke one question only to decide which road you should take.

What is the question?
abcxyz
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:19:50 AM

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Netts wrote:
This is an old one - but here goes.

You come to a fork in the road and there's a bloke at the beginning of each road. One of the roads is safe, the other has quicksand. One of the blokes can tell nothing but lies and the other one can tell nothing but the truth. You are allowed to ask one bloke one question only to decide which road you should take.

What is the question?


The question is: which road would the other guy say has quicksand?
That's the road you'd take.

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Netts
Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 11:44:31 PM

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Yeah, you're part-way there - the question is right. You ask one or the other what the other fellow would say if you asked him which was the safe road. If you happened to ask the liar - he would lie and tell you the opposite to what is true. If you asked the truthful fellow, he would know the liar would lie - and so his answer would be the same. Hence, you take the opposite road to whatever answer you get. You don't know which one is the liar or which one tells the truth.

Have I explained that right??
abcxyz
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 1:28:10 PM

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Netts wrote:
Yeah, you're part-way there - the question is right. You ask one or the other what the other fellow would say if you asked him which was the safe road. If you happened to ask the liar - he would lie and tell you the opposite to what is true. If you asked the truthful fellow, he would know the liar would lie - and so his answer would be the same. Hence, you take the opposite road to whatever answer you get. You don't know which one is the liar or which one tells the truth.

Have I explained that right??


Well it's basically the same thing isn't it - asking one of them what the other would say if you asked him which road was safe and taking the opposite road and asking what the other would say if you asked him which was the road with quicksand and taking that road?
The explanation seems fine to me and that's how I thought of it, truth+lie=lie+truth.

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Netts
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:39:08 PM

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Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:42:03 PM

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Yes, abcxyz - you are right. Just took my old brain awhile to get around to seeing it from the other direction! And you'll see that I've just posted a blank - which is about how I'm feeling this morning!!
Netts
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:09:32 PM

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abcxyz - on second - no, third thought.....your question is fine - but you will then have to take the opposite road to whatever answer you get. You may be asking the liar......
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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 2:01:43 PM

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Netts wrote:
abcxyz - on second - no, third thought.....your question is fine - but you will then have to take the opposite road to whatever answer you get. You may be asking the liar......


Noo, whoever I ask the answer would be incorrect. If I ask the liar which road the truthspeaker would say has quicksand he would point at the safe road and not the road that the other guy would have said had quicksand(excuse my English).

Compare these two questions:
1.What the other fellow would say if you asked him which was the safe road?
2.Which road would the other guy say has quicksand?

The answers you get to these questions would always be different, wouldn't they?

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