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nickel
12-13-2004, 02:27 PM
if 1 is 3
4 is 4
5 is 4
and everything is 10

BrewMaster
12-13-2004, 02:29 PM
11

nickel
12-13-2004, 02:30 PM
11
nope :P

ray
12-13-2004, 02:37 PM
nickel is 6
nickelback is 10
kobe is guilty is 12
cheapie is awesome is 16

i want my cookie now is 16

nickel
12-13-2004, 02:37 PM
nickel is 6
nickelback is 10
kobe is guilty is 12
cheapie is awesome is 15

i want my cookie now is 16
:laugh: waaaay off

BrewMaster
12-13-2004, 02:38 PM
i rule is 5

nickel
12-13-2004, 02:39 PM
i rule is 5
huh?

there is a viable answer, i promise.

BrewMaster
12-13-2004, 02:40 PM
i was playing ray's game because i actually understand it. it's more fun.

nickel
12-13-2004, 02:41 PM
i was playing ray's game because i actually understand it. it's more fun.

InfiniteNothing
12-13-2004, 02:43 PM
# letters in word?

Maarchk
12-13-2004, 02:46 PM
ray's answer actually makes good sense. It is valid for every example you give and you have not given an example that disproves his answer...

So i say ray wins. :bandit:

WhiskeyPapa
12-13-2004, 03:06 PM
I think IN is right.

ONE = 3 (letters)
FOUR = 4
FIVE = 5
EVERYTHING = 10

Here's an easy one:

Poor people have it.
Rich people need it.
If you eat it, you'll die.

BrewMaster
12-13-2004, 03:09 PM
I think IN is right.

ONE = 3 (letters)
FOUR = 4
FIVE = 5
EVERYTHING = 10

IN's right, but you're wrong. five only has 4 letters, champ. :P

caribiner23
12-13-2004, 03:11 PM
Poor people have it.
Rich people need it.
If you eat it, you'll die.
Nothing.

InfiniteNothing
12-13-2004, 03:53 PM
I think IN is right.

Yes but I sorta stole it from Ray so...?

BrewMaster
12-13-2004, 04:38 PM
so you're both right. you articulated what he was alluding to with this statements.

WhiskeyPapa
12-13-2004, 04:50 PM
IN's right, but you're wrong. five only has 4 letters, champ. :PStupid fat fingers!

InfiniteNothing
12-13-2004, 04:51 PM
so you're both right. you articulated what he was alluding to with this statements.I was getting at that I might be wrong because NB said Ray was "waaaay" off.
There may be another more interesting pattern.

WhiskeyPapa
12-13-2004, 04:55 PM
I just thought ray was just being silly. I now see he had the right answer and was simply being clever.

DAVID: It's such a fine line between stupid an'...

DEREK: ...and clever.

DAVID: Yeah, and clever.

ray
12-14-2004, 12:41 AM
Here's an easy one:

Poor people have it.
Rich people need it.
If you eat it, you'll die.

I believe the full riddle is:

What is Greater than God,
More evil than the Devil,
Rich people need it,
Poor people have it,
if you eat it you will die?

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-14-2004, 01:16 AM
What is:
In the universe,
But not in the galaxy,
In America,
But not in China or India,
Has nothing to do with a watch,
But is at the beginning of the end and at the end of time?

Jenny
12-14-2004, 01:22 AM
What is:
In the universe,
But not in the galaxy,
In America,
But not in China or India,
Has nothing to do with a watch,
But is at the beginning of the end and at the end of time?

The letter E.

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-14-2004, 01:28 AM
:P its actually the lowercase letter "e" :P

attgig
12-14-2004, 01:37 AM
how much would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

InfiniteNothing
12-14-2004, 01:55 AM
Why hasn't the new chief come back to tell us who is the most right.

Kinda sucks to post a riddle but not the answer.

RoniMan
12-14-2004, 02:33 AM
if
1 = 5

2 = 25

3 = 125

4 = 625

5 = ?

ray
12-14-2004, 02:42 AM
if
1 = 5

2 = 25

3 = 125

4 = 625

5 = ?

5 = 3125

RoniMan
12-14-2004, 02:45 AM
nope

kei2
12-14-2004, 02:51 AM
Again, Ray's answer seems right. It passes all your test cases. Winner.

nickel
12-14-2004, 08:19 AM
Why hasn't the new chief come back to tell us who is the most right.

Kinda sucks to post a riddle but not the answer.

if 1 is 3
4 is 4
5 is 4
and everything is 10

One has 3 letters
FOUR has 4 letters
FIVE has 4 letters
and EVERYTHING has 10 letters

i heard it on a radio station. it took a lot of callers before someone figured it out.
i think ray had it figured right away, but he didn't explain it explicitly.

dsuds
12-14-2004, 08:53 AM
if
1 = 5
2 = 25
3 = 125
4 = 625
5 = ?

Looks again like ray has it right. The numbers match the powers of 5.

5^1 = 5
5^2 = 25
5^3 = 125
5^4 = 625
5^5 = 3125

If he's got it wrong, I'd really like to see the right answer.

WhiskeyPapa
12-14-2004, 09:11 AM
I believe the full riddle is:

What is Greater than God,
More evil than the Devil,
Rich people need it,
Poor people have it,
if you eat it you will die?Yeah, but knowing the propensity this group has to turn religious discussions into something ugly, I decided to post the edited version! :P

i heard it on a radio station. it took a lot of callers before someone figured it out.I imagine that it's easier to figure out when you see it written, as opposed to hearing it spoken.

RoniMan
12-14-2004, 11:42 AM
it's a brain teaser, so the answer isn't the always as straightforward as one thinks

1 = 5

2 = 25

3 = 125

4 = 625

5 = 1 (read first line)

:P

MrGreg
12-14-2004, 12:56 PM
it's a brain teaser, so the answer isn't the always as straightforward as one thinks

1 = 5

2 = 25

3 = 125

4 = 625

5 = 1 (read first line)

:P

You lost me. ???

BrewMaster
12-14-2004, 01:08 PM
1 = 5 so 5=1. the first line of the brain teaser is 1 = 5.

MrGreg
12-14-2004, 01:42 PM
Gotcha. I still think 3125 is a better answer because then you would know what

6 = ?

BrewMaster
12-14-2004, 01:56 PM
but it's a brain teaser vectorcalculus, not a math problem.

Booyamos
12-14-2004, 02:28 PM
whats the longest word with only one vowel?

(no googling and y is not a vowel)

Maarchk
12-14-2004, 02:31 PM
whats the longest word with only one vowel?

(no googling and y is not a vowel)

isn't it rythym or something?

Edit: Bastard, you changed the rules after i posted... And i didn't google.

Booyamos
12-14-2004, 02:33 PM
negative, Y is not a vowel :P and no the word is longer than that.

and only 1 vowel total for the entire word.

zenbooty
12-14-2004, 02:41 PM
negative, Y is not a vowel :P and no the word is longer than that.

and only 1 vowel total for the entire word.Rhythmic?

Booyamos
12-14-2004, 03:02 PM
Rhythmic?

nope, its longer than that. one of my teachers in junior high gave us this problem and i still remember it, maybe Y was considered a vowel, but we'll see what people come up with.

WhiskeyPapa
12-14-2004, 04:16 PM
Do you mean Y can used as a vowel? If it can, then rhythmless is pretty long.

caribiner23
12-14-2004, 04:29 PM
I remember this from a Lit class in college:

strengths

Jenny
12-14-2004, 04:43 PM
Yup, caribiner23 is right. :)

kei2
12-14-2004, 07:14 PM
... but rhythmless is longer than strengths... perhaps the question should have said "y counts as a vowel."

ray
12-14-2004, 07:22 PM
I LOSE! hahaha. Roniman tricked me.

BigJon
12-14-2004, 08:47 PM

kei2
12-14-2004, 11:45 PM
No, yelloowwwww!!!!!

Booyamos
12-15-2004, 01:01 PM
I remember this from a Lit class in college:

strengths

heh yep, sorry bout the confusion with the Y thing, maybe it was supposed to be Y can be used as a vowel. meh anyways, that was the word i was looking for

you get a gold star!

caribiner23
12-15-2004, 02:40 PM
you get a gold star!
Thank you. :cool:

Here's one from my 12 year old daughter:

2 sons and 2 fathers went on a fishing trip. Each father and son caught one fish. There was a total of 3 fish. How could that be?

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 02:48 PM
Grandpa, Son, Grandson went fishing.

Jenny
12-15-2004, 02:51 PM
Grandfather (Father #1) -> Father (Father #2, Son #1) -> Son (Son #2)

:)

caribiner23
12-15-2004, 03:08 PM
BrewMaster gets the golden beer cap for getting it right first!
:cheers:

Jenny gets a beer mat for coming in second. :)

nickel
12-15-2004, 03:12 PM
ok, another one:

Adam and Eve's bodies were found and they were remarkably preserved. How was it known for sure that these bodies were indeed them?

dsuds
12-15-2004, 03:18 PM
No belly buttons

nickel
12-15-2004, 03:20 PM
No belly buttons
you saw that one before?

dsuds
12-15-2004, 03:23 PM
Actually no. But I did think about what would be different and that was the only thing that came to mind.

nickel
12-15-2004, 03:24 PM
Actually no. But I did think about what would be different and that was the only thing that came to mind.
well then - good job.

Jenny
12-15-2004, 04:20 PM
awww man, his response wasn't up when I posted but in the middle of my reply, the phone rang. Darn. :D

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 04:25 PM
awww man, his response wasn't up when I posted but in the middle of my reply, the phone rang. Darn. :D

[billy madison]I'm the smartest man alive. :hihi:

caribiner23
12-15-2004, 04:26 PM
Okay another chance for everyone.

Will had a deep, dark-sided jar. The jar contained 30 jelly beans in 5 colors, an equal number of each color. Will could only reach one jelly bean at a time. How many jelly beans would he have to pull out before he was sure he got two of the same color?

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 04:33 PM
0. he said, "fvck the jar" and he went down to candy store and got all the like-colored jelly beans he wanted.

dsuds
12-15-2004, 04:40 PM
6 jellybeans.

one of each color plus 1 more

caribiner23
12-15-2004, 04:45 PM
Go suds. You're right!

Booyamos
12-15-2004, 05:05 PM
lol i thought that was the answer.. but then i was like "hmm thats too easy.. it must be some sort of trick question"

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 06:39 PM
lol i thought that was the answer.. but then i was like "hmm thats too easy.. it must be some sort of trick question"
which is why my answer was more right that dsuds. :D :thumb:

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-15-2004, 06:52 PM
Okay another chance for everyone.

Will had a deep, dark-sided jar. The jar contained 30 jelly beans in 5 colors, an equal number of each color. Will could only reach one jelly bean at a time. How many jelly beans would he have to pull out before he was sure he got two of the same color?

why not 2?

The probability of pulling one out of the jar for color A is 1/5=.2
the probability of pulling one out of the jar for color A again, is (1/5)(5/29)~0.0344827586207

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 07:13 PM
why not 2?

The probability of pulling one out of the jar for color A is 1/5=.2
the probability of pulling one out of the jar for color A again, is (1/5)(5/29)~0.0344827586207
well, the original question asked "until he was sure." you can't guarantee you'd get two of the same color after pulling out 2 jelly beans. after 6 though, it would be sure.

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-15-2004, 07:27 PM
well, the original question asked "until he was sure." you can't guarantee you'd get two of the same color after pulling out 2 jelly beans. after 6 though, it would be sure.

how about pulling one out, then pulling another one out, then putting that one in if its not the same, then repeating until u get the same?

BrewMaster
12-15-2004, 10:29 PM
how about pulling one out, then pulling another one out, then putting that one in if its not the same, then repeating until u get the same?
because that could take even more tries than 6. the key is getting the least number of tries where you can guarantee that you will get two of the same. its not that complicated of a problem.

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-15-2004, 10:33 PM
because that could take even more tries than 6. the key is getting the least number of tries where you can guarantee that you will get two of the same. its not that complicated of a problem.

but if u put it back in, its like nothing every happened, so u only took one out so far :) :)

Jenny
12-15-2004, 10:47 PM
LOL Question. How old are you x1337xD335C1P13x? ;) That's a completely kid statement. ;)

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-15-2004, 10:50 PM
hehe im old enough to tell how a v6 works...but hey, negative one plus positive one equals zero right?^^

bbrian
12-15-2004, 11:40 PM
hehe im old enough to tell how a v6 works...but hey, negative one plus positive one equals zero right?^^
Teenager... :P

x1337xD335C1P13x
12-15-2004, 11:42 PM
Teenager... :P

of course

kei2
12-15-2004, 11:53 PM
2 sons and 2 fathers went on a fishing trip. Each father and son caught one fish. There was a total of 3 fish. How could that be?

Grandpa, Son, Grandson went fishing. The grandfather is a son too though, so that would be 3 sons and 2 fathers on a fishing trip. I don't like your riddle.

BrewMaster
12-16-2004, 12:51 AM
The grandfather is a son too though, so that would be 3 sons and 2 fathers on a fishing trip. I don't like your riddle.
that's what i was thinking too, but I didn't want to be too critical. the riddle could have been phrased better to eliminate the need for this correction.

bachviet
12-16-2004, 06:04 AM
The grandfather is a son too though, so that would be 3 sons and 2 fathers on a fishing trip. I don't like your riddle.
But the grandfather is not the son of anybody at that moment.

caribiner23
12-16-2004, 09:04 AM
...so we've taken to dissecting a 7th-grader's riddle...

:P