rsmullyan wrote: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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techneut wrote:Did you not read Adam's response then ?
Terez wrote:techneut wrote: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. 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.
pianolady wrote: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.]
pianolady wrote:has anyone else tried this river quiz? It's impossible! I think I've tried everything.
Robert - can it be solved?
pianolady wrote:So far, our lovely pianolady has been kind enough to post my jokes and puzzles for me, because I was not quite sure how to do it, but now I think I do, hence from now on, I will post them myself. My deepest thanks to Monica!
rsmullyan wrote:OK, now I will start posting my stuff myself.
A 2-volume set of books is sitting on a shelf. Volume 1 has 256 pages and Volume 2 has 257 pages. A bookworm starts from the first page of Volume 1 and bores its way to the last page of Volume 2. The thickness of the pages of each volume is two inches, and each cover is one quarter of an inch thick.How far did the worm travel?
NOTE: Whenever I end with a question, the answer will be given next time.
pianolady wrote:Oh yeah [hitting myself on the head]. Good one!
Should have known it would have been trickier than what I first thought.
though this one was pretty simple as far as riddles go.
pianolady wrote:Ok, Terez gets a point.
But Olaf should get something for his answer - like a handshake, or .0001 point because although incorrect, it sounded good.
rsmullyan wrote:For the bookworm problem, I am assuming that the books are in the normal position, in which Volume 1 is to the left of Volume 2, in which case the 1st page of Volume 1 is separated from the last page of Volume 2 only by two book covers! And so the answer is one- half an inch (as some of you have already realized), not 4.5 inches, which is the usual answer. But as Terez correctly pointed out , if Vol. 1 were to the right of Vol. 2, then the answer would be 4.5 inches. Terez was also right in that in the statement of the problem, I should have said that the two volumes were in the normal position in that Vol.1 was to the left of Vol.2.
Here is another one, perhaps too simple: A certain draw contains 24 blue socks and 24 red socks .Someone goes into the room where the draw is, but the room is dark. What is the minimum number of socks she must take out of the draw to be sure that she has two socks of the same color? [Answer given next time.]
drgooo wrote:Instinctively i'll say 25 - the chances of the first 24 being all of the same colour are extremely remote, but to be certain.......
demonic_advent wrote:rsmullyan wrote:For the bookworm problem, I am assuming that the books are in the normal position, in which Volume 1 is to the left of Volume 2, in which case the 1st page of Volume 1 is separated from the last page of Volume 2 only by two book covers! And so the answer is one- half an inch (as some of you have already realized), not 4.5 inches, which is the usual answer. But as Terez correctly pointed out , if Vol. 1 were to the right of Vol. 2, then the answer would be 4.5 inches. Terez was also right in that in the statement of the problem, I should have said that the two volumes were in the normal position in that Vol.1 was to the left of Vol.2.
Here is another one, perhaps too simple: A certain draw contains 24 blue socks and 24 red socks .Someone goes into the room where the draw is, but the room is dark. What is the minimum number of socks she must take out of the draw to be sure that she has two socks of the same color? [Answer given next time.]
uhhh... would the answer be 3 socks? Because if you draw the first, it's either red or blue... then the second could be the same as the first, or different. Then the 3rd would automatically match one of the two picked originally.
Oh... and Nihilists don't believe in absolute zero, because they believe the universe has no absolute constants!
robert wrote:(...and what is a Nihilists? It is not in any of my lexicons...)
juufa72 wrote:robert wrote:(...and what is a Nihilists? It is not in any of my lexicons...)
As defined by the warmonger search engine (google):
Nihilism
the belief that there is no universal truth or underlying reality that undergirds moral values; that ultimately existence is meaningless. From the Latin "nihil" or "nothing".
Now do you get the joke
rsmullyan wrote:
Now for another puzzle: A certain convention hosted 100 politicians. Some were honest and some were crooked. A statistician observed that whichever two were picked at random, at least one of them was crooked. From this, can it be determined exactly how many are honest and how many are crooked? [Answer next time.]
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