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Juufa, No; imaginary girl friends do NOT count!Now really; can't you think of a number such that twice the number is the same as the number itself?
Raymond

Did you not read Adam's response then ?

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Did you not read Adam's response then ?

Exactly what I was thinking. He said that doesn't work, for some reason, but as far as I know, 2x0=0. :D Perhaps there's a more clever answer that he's looking for? But I can't get past the 0, because I don't see why it doesn't work. :cry:

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Terez wrote:
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Did you not read Adam's response then ?

Exactly what I was thinking. He said that doesn't work, for some reason, but as far as I know, 2x0=0. :D Perhaps there's a more clever answer that he's looking for? But I can't get past the 0, because I don't see why it doesn't work. :cry:

Yup, last time I checked, 2x0 was still zero. But you never know with today's crazy pace of science and technology... Maybe at absolute zero temperatures, things start working differently. :lol:

Raymond may have been referring to my first, contrived, 'solution'. IMO there is no more straightforward solution than the zero, but the latest hint seems to point in another direction (which I think I guessed after the hint).

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techneut wrote:
the latest hint seems to point in another direction (which I think I guessed after the hint).

wellllll....aren't you going to tell us? :roll: :lol:

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Terez wrote:
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the latest hint seems to point in another direction (which I think I guessed after the hint).

wellllll....aren't you going to tell us? :roll: :lol:

I already did, yesterday ! But is't probably wrong - this is an elusice one it seems...

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They had no girl friends. Twice zero is the same as zero.


Now for a riddle: Which musical instrument is particularly intelligent?[[Answer next time.]

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They had no girl friends. Twice zero is the same as zero.

Dangit, Ray! All that brain-bleeding for nothing! :lol:

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Now for a riddle: Which musical instrument is particularly intelligent?[[Answer next time.]

The clarinet? As in, like....clairvoyant? That's the best I can come up with at the moment. :D

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pianolady wrote:
They had no girl friends. Twice zero is the same as zero.

This had already been guessed, then dismissed as not correct :roll:

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Now for a riddle: Which musical instrument is particularly intelligent?[[Answer next time.]

The theremin. It plays without even being touched.

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I seem to have completely missed this thread!

I'll attach something that might keep you away from the piano for a while ;). Yes, you can "brute force" your way through it but it is more fun if one think first. Download and run (you need Powerpoint installed).

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has anyone else tried this river quiz? It's impossible! :evil: I think I've tried everything.
Robert - can it be solved?

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pianolady wrote:
has anyone else tried this river quiz? It's impossible! :evil: I think I've tried everything.
Robert - can it be solved?

Hehe! Of course it can. I would never put up something impossible. Quiet a family they are :)!

The rules are:
- Dad can't be left with any of the daughters. If so, he beats them.
- Mum can't be left with any of the sons. If so, she beats them.
- The thief can't be left alone without the police, if so, the thief beats anyone in the family.
- Only the policeman, mum or dad can operate the raft.
- Only two persons on the raft at the same time.
- Everyone should be moved over to the other side of the river.
- The raft cannot go anywhere without mum, dad or the policeman.

Hints that are not that revealing:
- Of course, mum, dad or the policeman can go on the raft by themselves.
- You must go back and forward more times than you first believe. I counted and it takes 17 rides before you are done.

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Which musical instrument is intelligent? --The clever-chord.


(I still can't get the family across the river :x :))

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:17 pm 
I think I know the solution to the River IQ-test… :D

Here is my solution:
1 Policeman and Thief across the river, Policeman back.
2 Policeman and Daughter I across the river, Policeman and Thief back.
3 Mother and Daughter II across the river, Mother back.
4 Father and Mother across the river, Father back.
5 Policeman and Thief across the river, Mother back.
6 Father and Mother across the river, Father back.
7 Father and Son I across the river, Policeman and Thief back.
8 Policeman and Son II across the river, Policeman back.
9 Policeman and Thief across the river… done…

Or of course (Mother = Father and Daughter = Son):
1 Policeman and Thief across the river, Policeman back.
2 Policeman and Son I across the river, Policeman and Thief back.
3 Father and Son II across the river, Father back.
4 Father and Mother across the river, Mother back.
5 Policeman and Thief across the river, Father back.
6 Father and Mother across the river, Mother back.
7 Mother and Daughter I across the river, Policeman and Thief back.
8 Policeman and Daughter II across the river, Policeman back.
9 Policeman and Thief across the river… done…


Admin edit to small font in case people wants to try on their own.


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abimopectore wrote:
I think I know the solution to the River IQ-test… :D

And you are 100% correct :D. I edited your post a bit to make sure people who wants to solve it on their own do not get the answer thrown in their face.

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OK :wink:


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