# Thread: Midterm...

1. 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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2. 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

3. Dang! I knew the elevator one but you beat me to it! lol

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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?

8. 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

9. what if one of the camels was pregnant at the time of death? it would give birth after, creating 18 total.

10. Excellent! I have no idea if that is correct, but sounds good to me!

11. Okay, the guy said that was the wrong answer. Who would get the 18th camel? Argh! Frustrating! lol

12. 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?

13. 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!

14. 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!!!

15. <~~~lost

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

16. 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.

17. Yeah, that's the answer the guy on my joke list gave me. Good job, Mike!!

18. long topic. Figured I might as well add to the Madness that is an Apex Post

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