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Speedfreak
05-17-2000, 08:42 PM
We've had 2 tests, now comes the midterm.

There is a guy with a noose around his neck, hung from the ceiling of a cave. There are no holes in the ceiling of the cave, and no way to climb to the ceiling from inside the cave. There is a BIG puddle of water below the guy.

How did he hang himself?

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Mike_N_Ike
05-17-2000, 09:17 PM
Stood on a BIG block of ice and tied the rope to the ceiling maybe?

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colossus
05-17-2000, 10:19 PM
low tide http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Speedfreak
05-17-2000, 10:58 PM
Mike got it. Kind of an old one. If anyone else has some stories like this, spill it. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Mike_N_Ike
05-17-2000, 11:49 PM
Let's see if I can remember this correctly:

You are standing outside of a room that has three separate light bulbs on the inside.
There are three on/off switches on the outside - each one is connected to one of the light bulbs inside the room.
There is no way to peek into the room.
When you are completely done setting the switches, you get to walk into the room. (You don't get to move the switches anymore after that)

How do you determine which switch controls which bulb??

sbp
05-18-2000, 01:21 AM
Easy. Flip the first switch on and leave it on for 20 minutes before turning it off. Flip the second switch on. Don't even bother with the third switch by leaving it in the off position. Walk into the room. The light bulb that's lighted is controlled by the switch that's currently on. Feel the two unlighted light bulbs. The one that's warm is controlled by the switch you turned on for 20 mintues then switched off. The cool light bulb is controlled by the third switch which you never flipped on.

05-18-2000, 01:56 AM
This may be to easy for you guys but here is one I heard on the radio a couple years ago.

You are on a cruis ship in a room with no windows (apparently you dont have much money), all you have is a sink, a toilet, your cloths, and a book. How can you tell when the ship has traveled across the equator?

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Mike_N_Ike
05-18-2000, 02:27 AM
Nice sbp.
I must admit that took me a lot longer than that to figure out the first time. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

Speedfreak
05-18-2000, 02:32 AM
The toilet will flush in the opposite direction from the norm, because of the Earth's gravatational pull. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Mike_N_Ike
05-18-2000, 04:30 AM
Four people need to cross a bridge at night. (Yes it is one of those riddles http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif ) The bridge will only support the weight of two people at a time and it is impossible for any of them to cross without a flashlight - which there is conveniently only one of.
Therefore, the most efficient way would be for two to cross, then one to walk the flashlight back, two more to cross, one walk the flashlight back and the last two cross finally.

It takes one of them 1 minute to cross the bridge, one of them 2 minutes to cross the bridge, one of them 5 minutes to cross the bridge, and one of them 10 minutes to cross the bridge. When two people walk together, they must walk at the speed of the slower walker; so if the 1 minute guy and the 10 minute guy crossed at the same time, it would take 10 minutes.

They have seventeen minutes to all get to the other side.
(Don't forget the time it takes to walk the flashlight back each time)

hapoo
05-18-2000, 05:38 AM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

SCHOOL IS OVER (for the summer anyway) http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

AmRivlin
05-18-2000, 09:41 AM
Oldie But goodie!
Man found in full scuba gear is found dead in the middle of the forest 40 miles from any body of water.
HOW?

(I have many like this if interested let me know)

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Leon
05-18-2000, 10:41 AM
Man was swimming when a water-scooping airplane scooped him up with the water to douse the forest fire.

Yes? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/confused.gif

colossus
05-18-2000, 11:32 AM
Navy Seal misdrop hehehe http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif Sorry, that's an inside joke (I think).

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StarvingCollegeStudent
05-18-2000, 04:33 PM
Guy's found dead in the middle of the desert naked with a straw in his hand. How did he get there?

mike... still working on yours...

Mike_N_Ike
05-18-2000, 04:40 PM
I think I may have heard this before. I don't want to ruin the answer, but is it...kind of extensive?

hapoo
05-18-2000, 05:02 PM
he was actually in a lake, he sucked all the water out with the straw and now its dry http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

AmRivlin
05-18-2000, 05:05 PM
Good, I have more about a record and lighthouse to name a few, I have to go to work to pay for this addiction I have, i think it's called APEX!

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Mike_N_Ike
05-19-2000, 04:14 AM
Anyone get the bridge one? cmon...its not that hard http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Mike_N_Ike
05-20-2000, 09:43 PM
Ok, just incase anyone out there cared, I'll say the answer.

1 & 2 cross: 2 mins total: 2 mins
1 walks back: 1 min total: 3 mins
5 & 10 cross: 10 mins total: 13 mins
2 walks back: 2 mins: total: 15 mins
1 & 2 cross: 2 mins: total: 17 mins.

Dats it.

Jenny
05-20-2000, 09:47 PM
Doh! Thanks Mike! I was having a lot of trouble getting it! lol I couldn't figure it out! I even emailed to my bf and she had no idea. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

hapoo
05-20-2000, 10:56 PM
damnit http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

WOOOHOO 400 POSTS http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Mike_N_Ike
05-20-2000, 11:16 PM
Ok, this one is a bit overused...I think anyways. Maybe some of you won't have heard of it before.

You are in a forest, trying to find your way out and you discover two paths, leading in opposite directions. You know that one path will lead you out of the forest, while the other will lead to certain death. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/eek.gif

Now, heres the fun part. There is a man standing there. You know that there are two tribes that live in that forest. The members of one of the tribes are completely honest and always tell the truth, while everything that comes out of the mouth of members of the other tribe is a lie. Since this man is a member of one of the two tribes, he obviously knows which path will lead out of the forest. Not knowing which tribe this man is a member of, you must figure out (by asking him one question) how to get out of the forest.

Good Luck http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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hapoo
05-21-2000, 12:41 AM
i've heard this one and know the answer but i heard it in a different format

Hopper1
05-21-2000, 12:46 AM
otherwise no clue...

Hopper1
05-21-2000, 03:05 AM
hapoo thanks for the email answer

Jenny
05-21-2000, 03:19 AM
Email me with the answer, too, hapoo! It's driving me nuts! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

hapoo
05-21-2000, 04:24 AM
let me know if you guys want me to give you the answer, but otherwise i dont want to spoil it for the rest of you

Mike_N_Ike
05-21-2000, 05:52 AM
While you're pondering that...

Let us consider the "hole" that exists in modern-day mathematics.
Suppose three salesmen go to an inn to get rooms for the night. The innkeeper decides to charge them \$10 per person and the bellhop takes them up to their rooms. At this point, each salesman has paid \$10, for a total of \$30.00 paid to the innkeeper.
A short while later, the innkeeper feels that he's unfairly overcharged the salesmen and decides to give them part of their money back. He gives \$5.00 to the bellhop and instructs him to return it to the three guests. He agrees, but on the way up to the rooms the bellhop realizes that \$5.00 cannot be easily split among three people. To avoid any confusion, he decides to return three of the five dollars to the guests and keep two for himself. Naturally, he gives one dollar back to each salesman and pockets the remaining two.
Now, each salesman had originally paid \$10.00, for a total of \$30.00.
Having each been given \$1.00 back, each salesman has now paid \$9.00, for a total of \$27.00. The bellhop has kept \$2.00 for himself.
\$27.00 + \$2.00 = \$29.00....yet we began with \$30.00 http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/confused.gif Where is the other dollar?

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Speedfreak
05-21-2000, 02:15 PM
Ya.. that's a good one, mike.

I an still trying to figure out your other one, though. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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onalamwar
05-21-2000, 02:35 PM
the salesmen and the bellhop one..

you just have to look at it the right way.. in the end the salesmen spent \$27 (9x3). Of that \$27, \$2 went to the bellhop and \$25 went to the innkeeper.. no missing dollar now..

kar

Sjarred
05-21-2000, 02:38 PM
They give these kind of questions on the stupid SAT and those MBA examine. I guessing that it has to do with "inclusive summation," the way the number is counted.

Mike_N_Ike
05-21-2000, 04:05 PM
While on the topic of midterms,

I thought this was kind of clever.

www.cyberverse.com/~mikey/exam.txt (http://www.cyberverse.com/~mikey/exam.txt)

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hapoo
05-21-2000, 05:40 PM
that was really cool Mike_N_Ike. have you heard the "is hell exothermic or endothermic" one???

AmRivlin
05-21-2000, 08:30 PM
I have heard the exo End one that is great!!!

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SilverKJ
05-22-2000, 01:09 AM
hmm, anyone try the original cave one? my guess would be stalactices or wuteva...those things made when water drip....hehe, the pointy things on the roof and on the floor
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c64user
05-22-2000, 01:18 AM
My guess for the original cave one would be that the guy was standing on a block of ice.

I hate these things. They drive me crazy because I can't stop thinking about them until I have solved them. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Mike_N_Ike
05-22-2000, 01:54 AM
Hapoo, the "is hell endo or exothermic" one doesn't ring a bell. Any idea where I can find it?

hapoo
05-22-2000, 02:19 AM
here you go: http://www.pinetree.net/humor/thermodynamics.html

ProMinx
05-22-2000, 03:46 AM
my ap chem teacher used the hell endo/exo explanation on one of our tests, and it was really cool because he's such a dry guy. his humor is so non-existent usually.
ProMinx

Mike_N_Ike
05-22-2000, 03:47 AM
Hehe, thats great. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif I've got to pass that on...

ProMinx
05-22-2000, 03:48 AM
my midterms freaking begin tomorrow with math and chem, and the next day i get to take my econ test, so those should be fun...or not. i wish i was in a school that was already in their summer break. i've still got 3 weeks left!
ProMinx

ProMinx
05-22-2000, 03:54 AM
i just re-read the exo/endo, and then read it to my roommate, and it's so great. he had never heard it before and was studying for our physics of wave mechanics midterm tomorrow, and he cracked up about it.
ProMinx

Hopper1
05-22-2000, 04:04 AM
it's nice being in break already(since may 11) hehe

hapoo
05-22-2000, 11:34 PM
yeah i agree (may 16th)

heres another one:

2 chemistry students have a final. They where the best students in the class, always got A's on everything. On the day of the final they ditched and went out. When they came back to school they told the teacher that they got a flat tire and couldn't make it to class and they asked the teacher for a make up final. Since they where such good students he agreed. They started taking the final (in separate rooms) and they read the first problem "worth 5 point: what is the molar mass of H2O", they think to themselves, this is a simple test. Then they get to the second and last problem "worth 95 points: Which tire was it?"

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ProMinx
05-22-2000, 11:42 PM
i like that last quote; if i had been a trusted student in high school, i would've tried it back then; these days, all tests are too important to my grades.
Oh yeah, all of you that are already on break can collectively BITE ME!
ProMinx

Hopper1
05-23-2000, 12:55 AM
*chomp*

hapoo
05-23-2000, 01:15 AM
http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif
you get the idea http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

(to bad there's no smile that bites hehe)

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hapoo
05-23-2000, 03:08 AM
ok time to post the answer to the forest riddle.

you go up to the guy and you ask "If i were to ask a guy from the other tribe which trail leads out of the forest, what would he tell me?"
If the guy is from the lying tribe he would say right, (because the other tribe tells the truth and they would say go left)
If the guy is from the tribe that tells the truth he would also say right because the other tribe lies and says you have to go right.
And since you know both tribe will tell you the wrong answer you take the opposite trail.

thats the answer to the version i heard.

Mike_N_Ike
05-23-2000, 03:42 AM
Yay!!!

Very good. Anybody have any more of those?

hapoo
05-23-2000, 03:52 AM
yeah i've been distributing the answers to that one since you posted it http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif hehe

Hopper1
05-23-2000, 05:17 AM
found this on a puzzle site....

There was a burglary in the Silver City jewelry store again on Tuesday. A famous jewel was stolen. Three suspects: Robert, Scott, and Tommy were caught and questioned.

Robert said: I am innocent.
Scott said: That is true.
Tommy said: I stole it.

Later on the police found out only the thief told a lie. Who stole the jewel?

JIWC
05-23-2000, 05:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hopper1:
found this on a puzzle site....

There was a burglary in the Silver City jewelry store again on Tuesday. A famous jewel was stolen. Three suspects: Robert, Scott, and Tommy were caught and questioned.

Robert said: I am innocent.
Scott said: That is true.
Tommy said: I stole it.

Later on the police found out only the thief told a lie. Who stole the jewel? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Robert is telling the truth cause Scott and Tommy's statements prove it because if Robert lied, then Scott lied. And if Robert lied Tommy would have lied also. And there is suppose to be only one lie.
Robert = innocent

Since Tommy said he stole it and that the thief told the lie, then he is innocent.
Tommy = innocent

Scott is the thief.

ProMinx
05-23-2000, 05:55 AM
dang it; i always forget the answer to the honest man/liar on the path.
all of the really good ones that i know are way too long to post on this page, and take too much time for someone to idly figure out. My ap calc teacher last year gave us some good ones after the ap test, but then he gave us an entire period to work on them, and we took most of that time. If i think of any good ones that aren't obvious or too stupid, i'll post away.
ProMinx
ps - i've really enjoyed this thread.

Mike_N_Ike
05-23-2000, 05:56 AM
Hehe, silly Hapoo. It's cool tho http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif.

I'm still trying to figure out how this last one works out

StarvingCollegeStudent
05-23-2000, 04:10 PM
I guess people just lost interest in mine... Oh well, here's the answer in case anyone wants it...

The guy was travelling over the desert in a hot air ballon with his friends when the ballon started losing altitude. The guys decided to throw all the stuff overboard to lessen the weight of the ballon even their clothes. When the ballon continued dropping, they decided to draw straws to see who to throw out. The guy that had to shortest straw had to jump out into the desert.

Mike_N_Ike
05-23-2000, 05:43 PM
Hehe, clever http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

I remember having to figure that out in one of those "you can only ask yes or no answer questions" games. It took me like a half hour at that.

I don't think I'd ever have gotten it on my own.

Speedfreak
05-23-2000, 09:57 PM
These are all cool. Good posts, guys.

A man walks into a bar and asks for a glass of water. The bartender reaches down and pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says "thank you" and leaves the bar.

Why?

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Hopper1
05-23-2000, 10:04 PM
hmmm i think i know the answer to that one but i'll wait to post my guess.

here's the answer i got from the puzzle site i got the jewelry store puzzle from:

Who stole the jewelry?

We know that the thief told a lie. If Tommy was the thief he should said: I am innocent - instead of admiting it.

If Scott was the thief, what he said should be a lie which implied Robert was the thief. But we just assumed Scott was the thief. There is a conflict to the assumption.

Robert should be the thief. Scott also told a tie to cover Robert. Tommy also told a lie.

direct quote

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Mike_N_Ike
05-23-2000, 10:13 PM
Hehe Speedfreak

I think I know the answer...I really could have used that last night.

Speedfreak
05-24-2000, 12:25 AM
Anyone Else???? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Speedfreak
05-24-2000, 07:11 PM
The answer do the bar one is that the man had the hiccups and he thanked the bartender because he pulled the gun out and scared the man, who after that did not have hiccups.

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hapoo
05-24-2000, 07:16 PM
ohh cool, hehe

Speedfreak
05-29-2000, 05:33 AM
Word Puzzles....

1 3 5 7 9 11

Vs.

U

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onalamwar
05-29-2000, 01:23 PM
The odds are against you??? or Against all odds???
kar

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dbax791
05-29-2000, 02:00 PM
I thought the answer to the glass of water/gun in a bar was that the "gun" was the beverage "gun" used in most bars these days - you know, the one that pours soda, seltzer, and water!

Oh well, I like the hiccups answer better lol!

Speedfreak
05-29-2000, 02:12 PM

All odds against you

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Speedfreak
05-29-2000, 02:14 PM

WRitING

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Jenny
05-29-2000, 02:42 PM
Too easy...

putting it in writing! =)

Speedfreak
05-29-2000, 02:47 PM
jeez... ok fine.

3. O
2. U
1. T

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Speedfreak
05-30-2000, 03:57 AM
c'mon. Anyone know this one?

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revil
05-30-2000, 04:00 AM
sure i do, i just want to see if anyone else does...

Speedfreak
05-30-2000, 04:40 AM
uh huh. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/wink.gif

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Speedfreak
05-30-2000, 10:15 PM
That would be "Outnumbered 3 to 1"

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Speedfreak
05-30-2000, 10:17 PM

ho
ho
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Fuz
05-31-2000, 01:40 PM
gee...lets see now...three ho's at \$20.00 each. hmmm \$60.00?

Fuz

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Speedfreak
05-31-2000, 02:32 PM
Do you use coupons, or are they just cheap? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Fuz
05-31-2000, 02:52 PM
I get all my ho coupons from the deals page. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

Fuz

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Fuz
05-31-2000, 02:54 PM
Stupid submit now button double click double post crap.

Fuz

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StarvingCollegeStudent
06-01-2000, 05:16 PM
share dem ho's... i want one http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Speedfreak
06-01-2000, 09:04 PM
You have to pay up...

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Speedfreak
06-04-2000, 03:00 AM
A lady read a book, turned the light out and went to sleep. In the morning when she saw in the newspaper that a ship had sunk drowning all on board (even though she didn't know anyone on the vessel), she committed suicide. Why?

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Speedfreak
06-04-2000, 02:40 PM
The answer to that was actually "Tally Ho"

hapoo
06-04-2000, 04:36 PM
There could be so many reasons.

onalamwar
06-04-2000, 06:37 PM
she was in a lighthouse and turned off the light so the ship sank...
kar

hapoo
06-04-2000, 08:23 PM

speedracer120
06-05-2000, 01:45 AM
You have to be in MENSA to answer that. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/eek.gif

Speedfreak
06-05-2000, 03:22 AM
That would be the right answer, onalamwar

Next...

Luke had it before. Paul had it behind. Ladies have it in the beginning, but only once. Abraham Lincoln had it twice. Boys cannot have it at all. Docter Lowell had it before and behind. He actually had it twice as bad behind as he had it in front. What is it?

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Mike_N_Ike
06-05-2000, 05:12 AM
Wow!! I actually figured this one out. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
I won't say it yet though.

Fuz
06-05-2000, 12:43 PM
The Letter "L"?

Fuz

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Speedfreak
06-05-2000, 01:06 PM
Yes... Fuz

ok...

A man lives in a six story building. Everyday he comes down the elevator and goes to work. However, coming back from work, he takes the elevator to the third floor and walks the remaining three floors. Why?

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onalamwar
06-05-2000, 01:16 PM
L? ohh i see.. damn that was good.. heh

ok now to the elevator. he's a midget and can't reach the buttons for the higher floors..
kar

Jenny
06-05-2000, 02:19 PM
Dang! I knew the elevator one but you beat me to it! lol http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

bNorrish
06-05-2000, 05:52 PM
It was said way up at the top that:

The toilet will flush in the opposite direction from the norm, because of the Earth's gravatational pull.

And you could use this to tell when the boat has crossed the equator. This is actually incorrect. What side of the equator you are on has no impact on the direction of rotation of draining water. The dimensions are just too small for the bernouli effect (why high and low pressure centers spin in particular directions in the n vs s hemisphere.) Some MIT students did a study on this a few years back with a perfectly spherical bowl. They found that there was no way to predict what direction the water would start to rotate.

bNorrish
06-05-2000, 05:54 PM
It was said way up at the top that:

The toilet will flush in the opposite direction from the norm, because of the Earth's gravatational pull.

And you could use this to tell when the boat has crossed the equator. This is actually incorrect. What side of the equator you are on has no impact on the direction of rotation of draining water. The dimensions are just too small for the bernouli effect (why high and low pressure centers spin in particular directions in the n vs s hemisphere.) Some MIT students did a study on this a few years back with a perfectly spherical bowl. They found that there was no way to predict what direction the water would start to rotate.

StonedWheat
06-05-2000, 06:27 PM
I got one that most of you probably haven't heard. It's kind of complicated. There is a remote island where the natives have no form of communication with each other. They can see each other but they can't use anything to communicate. An outsider comes in that has the ability to communicate with the natives. He tells them that he has 2 observations. 1-there are two types of natives, green-eyed and blue-eyed. 2-Once the blue-eyed natives discover they are blue eyed(through logical deduction not mirrors), they kill themselves at the end of the day. The question is, given an x amount of blue eyed people among an n amount of total natives, how many days will the blue-eyed population last? the problem sounds really complicated. but the answer makes a lot of sense.

Jenny
06-07-2000, 03:16 AM
I have no idea about that last one!! lol

Here's one for you guys. I got it off my adult joke list:

An Arab dies leaving a will in which he leaves half of his camels to his eldest son, a third to his second son and a ninth to his youngest. The executor finds that the Arab owned 17 camels at the time of his death.
The executor succeeds in fulfilling the will without cutting up any of the camels. The question is how was this done?

onalamwar
06-07-2000, 04:42 PM
jenny,
what if you round up to 18? the first son gets (18/2) 9, the second gets (18/3) 6, and the third gets (18/9) 2.
9 + 6 + 2 = 17..
would that work?
kar

coleslaw
06-07-2000, 04:53 PM
what if one of the camels was pregnant at the time of death? it would give birth after, creating 18 total.

Jenny
06-07-2000, 07:05 PM
Excellent! I have no idea if that is correct, but sounds good to me! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Jenny
06-07-2000, 09:20 PM
Okay, the guy said that was the wrong answer. Who would get the 18th camel? Argh! Frustrating! lol

StonedWheat
06-08-2000, 03:14 AM
Here's the answer for the island puzzle. If there were one blue eyed person, he would see that there was no other blue eyed people and deduce that he was the only blue eyed person (since there has to be at least one of each type of person). The blue eyed population would therefore be gone in one day.

If there were two blue-eyed people, each of them would see one other blue-eyed person on the first day. If either person saw the other blue-eyed was still alive the second day, he could deduce that he is the other blue-eyed person since the other person did not kill himself on the first day.

This method of reasoning works up to an unlimited amount of blue-eyed people, so for an x amount of blue-eyed people it would take x amount of days for the population to completely die out. Did I explain that ok?

StonedWheat
06-08-2000, 03:18 AM
That camel thing is bugging me. I noticed that the fractions don't add up to one. I also thought that the second son and the youngest son could be the same person, but that didn't go anywhere. AARGH!

Jenny
06-08-2000, 04:09 PM
The island one is kind of confusing but yeah, the way you explained it made sense. The camel one is still bugging me! lol If anyone figures it out, let us know!!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

StarvingCollegeStudent
06-08-2000, 04:35 PM
<~~~lost http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/confused.gif

damn, this college education ain't help one bit...

Mike_N_Ike
06-09-2000, 10:33 PM
What if the executor lends the guy (even though he is dead) a camel. Then he will have 18.

After you give 1/2 of the 18 (9) to the oldest son,
1/3 (6) to the middle son,
and 1/9 (2) to the youngest son,
you will have distributed 17 (9+6+2) camels...leaving one.

The executor can then take back the camel he lent.

Jenny
06-10-2000, 02:16 AM
Yeah, that's the answer the guy on my joke list gave me. Good job, Mike!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Y2J
06-10-2000, 11:38 PM
long topic. Figured I might as well add to the Madness that is an Apex Post