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Old 04-30-2003, 11:47 AM
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x=ram's fish
y=waterfoul's fish

given x+1=2(Y-1)
and x-1=y+1
subtact and you get 2=y-3
therefore 5 minnows =y

therefore x =7 steelehead trout

how come i'm doing all the answering
anyone gotta clue on the camel story

by the way, I'll conceed that waterfoul is a much better bass fisherman than I - and he does have another boat......

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Old 04-30-2003, 11:52 AM
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The wise man tells 'em to switch camels. So, if brother A rides Brother B's camel to the finish line first, He will get the fortune because he is the owner of the camel that finished last.
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baja is the winner....and jolley too i suppose

If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork in the bottle's opening, how could you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?
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Drill or cut a hole in the cork.
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continue to insert cork into the bottle = coin falls out ?
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ok smartie pants'es got that one right....

You have a round birthday cake. With three straight slices of a knife, divide the cake into 8 equal pieces.
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Good job on the equation Ram' !. I always hated story questions, but now that's all I deal with LOL Oh ya, cut the cake lateraly once ( leaving two piles of round things still stacked) then cut down thru the center from above in an 'X' you'll have 8 pieces,parts!
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There are 3 black hats and 2 white hats in a box. Three men (we will call them A, B, & C) each reach into the box and place one of the hats on his own head. They cannot see what color hat they have chosen. The men are situated in a way that A can see the hats on B & C's heads, B can only see the hat on C's head and C cannot see any hats. When A is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing, he says no. When B is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says no. When C is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says yes and he is correct. What color hat and how can this be?
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A know's B's and C's hat colors, so for him to NOT know what he has on, there can be only two possibilities:
1)B and C Both Black-leaving one black and one white
2)B and C have One of each-leaving two blacks and one white.

(If they were both white, he would know he has a black hat on by default.)

Now, B can surmise that there remain 3 possibilities:
1) B=Black, C=Black
2)B=Black, C=White
3)B=White, C=Black

If C had a white hat on(#2), B would know that he must have a black hat.

Option 1 and 3 leave him not knowing!

Therefore, C can deduce that he must have a black hat on!!


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good job BAJA Daze, are yo on the clock thinking about these!!

You have 2 conic containers. One will hold exactly 3 gallons, one will hold exactly 5 gallons. There are no markings on the containers, and because of their shape, you can not make any reasonable estimates at the volume of their contents unless they are exactly full or exactly empty.

Your goal is to get a total of exactly 4 gallons.

The containers look roughly like this diagram:
______ _____
\ 5 / \ 3 /
\ / \ /
\ / V
V

RESTRICTIONS:
1. You can only transfer water from one container to the other container ONE TIME.
2. You have a continuous supply of running water and a drain in which to dump excess.
3. You can fill them and dump them as often as you needed, but remember, you can only pour from one container to the other once.
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