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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:27 am

There were two ducks in front of a duck and two ducks behind a duck, and one duck in the middle. How many ducks were there in total?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Porridge » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:03 pm

That would be 3, methinks ...
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:26 pm

youthinks right porridge :thumbs_up: :)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Porridge » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks RosemaryH :)

Here's one:

OWN has been hired (congrats on the appointment, OWN :) ) to paint the numbers 1 to 100 on the doors of the chalets of a new camp next to the N3 which has 100 chalets. How many times will OWN have to paint the number 9?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Carol g » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:47 pm

11 I think
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:39 am

Carol g wrote:11 I think


I agree. But it is so easy that there must be a trick.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Porridge » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:57 am

No trick, Rooies, promise :)

11 is incorrect
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:46 am

If he is painting the numbers 1 to 100 on every door of each of 100 chalets then probably 11 x 100 (1100)! That is the sort of crazy logic usually found in riddles......
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Porridge » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:52 am

No trick here, I promise, ecojunkie :) No wordplay, no funny logic required.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:13 am

Will try again then! 20 (Or only once if you ignore the double numbers 19, etc!).
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Porridge » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:33 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: ecoj :clap: :clap: :clap:

20 it is :)

9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:32 am

EJ. :clap: And, thanks, Porridge, for the appointment. :wink: I wonder if someone else would have painted those numbers on the chalets if the number of nines might have varied. :hmz: :lol:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:38 am

Here is another riddle, although more a fact of physics really:

A helium balloon is floating against, and hence touching, the inside of a car's ceiling. If no-one touches the balloon, and it is positioned in the middle of the car's ceiling, what happens to that balloon when the car accelerates sharply forwards? Does it move backwards, forwards, or remain where it is? (Assume that there is nothing to hold the balloon back, such as friction or static.)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:22 pm

Although I have made my name Krokodil many times, I will give it a go. My guess is that it will stay in the same place. The air inside the car moves with the car and because helium is lighter than air, the air inside will keep the balloon in place.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:49 pm

Rooies wrote:Although I have made my name Krokodil many times,

:thumbs_up: :lol: :lol: So what now?? Are we allowed to call you that from time to time, affectionately of course. :wink:

The rest sounds like a pretty good explanation to me Rooies :)
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