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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:15 pm

Fill it with water?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:17 pm

:doh: ej....that's it!!!! How clever you are.... :clap:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:32 pm

I know (some) rules say to allow 24 hours, but the answer is so obviously correct that here goes.

A last one from me for now - gotta do *some* work, you know :whistle:


For this one we'll get back to animals since this is a SANParks site. And some out-of-the-box thinking is required...


Old man dies and leaves his estate to his three sons, with a couple of strange clauses, since some of them were a bit naughty.

One of the clauses related to his camels.

Oldest son get half (1/2)
Second son get one-third (1/3)
Youngest son gets one-ninth (1/9).
Problem is, there's only 17 camels.

They scratch their heads but simply cannot work it out and have to get help from their clever uncle Ali. So they call him and he comes over to them from where he stays some distance away in his tent camp.

For the mere insignificant price of their lovely sister as another wife, he quickly solves their problem for them, such that they are all satisfied. No camels are left over, and none are hurt in the solving of this riddle. :twisted:

(Will look tomorrow at who the clever one is that's solved it and posted another riddle for us.)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:47 am

The only solution I can figure out for all of them without slicing a camel up is:

Clever Uncle Ali travels all the way to the sons on his own camel. When he gets there, he adds his own camel into the equation. So now there is a total of 17 + 1 = 18 camels to work with.

The eldest son gets 1/2 of 18 = 9 camels;
The middle son gets 1/3 of 18 = 6 camels; and
The youngest son gets 1/9 of 18 = 2 camels.

In total the sons get 9 + 6 + 2 = 17 camels. Clever Uncle Ali leaves on his camel back to his tent camp and - whalahhh - the father's wishes are granted.

This sounds right to me, so I'll post another problem for the worthy forumites here. (If my answer is incorrect, I'll retract my new puzzle and keep it for a future posting.)
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TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:17 am

A woman has incontestable proof in court that her husband was murdered by her sister. Both the woman and her sister are sitting before the judge. The judge scratches his head and concludes, "This is the most bizarre case I've ever seen. Though it's obvious what needs to be done, this woman before me cannot be punished." How can this possibly be?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:03 am

OWN, you are absolutely right! Told you he was a clever uncle, and the clue was that he's some distance away. Well done on you figuring it out :clap: :clap:

Now I need to sit down and think about yours :big_eyes:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:12 am

Siamese twins? :hmz:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:08 pm

Oddesy!! Well done, I'm sure you are right! :thumbs_up: I knew there's a catch but I just couldn't get to it.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Amedeus » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:29 pm

Agree with Oddesy!

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:35 pm

NO! :roll:

The sister is a politician.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:40 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:38 am

:lol: Imberbe picked up on the amnesty angle; I suppose that's more pragmatic.

Oddesy, you're functioning at the higher levels here! WELL DONE! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Nyamandlovu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:02 am

I love this thread!

Heres one:

A man is being sentenced, and the judge says to him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to three years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to five years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:06 am

I also love this thread - keeps the creeping years at bay.
Nice puzzle, Nyamandlovu ... :hmz:
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TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:38 am

The man says to the judge, "You and I are going to get divorced tomorrow, and I'll get to keep the kids." (??) :huh:
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

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