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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    25 Jan '06 22:34
    Part 1.

    I HAVE 3 upside down identical cups a, b and c.

    underneath one of the cups , i have small ball.

    which cup holds the ball?

    a b or c ?
  2. 25 Jan '06 23:40
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    Part 1.

    I HAVE 3 upside down identical cups a, b and c.

    underneath one of the cups , i have small ball.

    which cup holds the ball?

    a b or c ?
    doesn't matter. you can't differentiate.
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    25 Jan '06 23:45
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    Part 1.

    I HAVE 3 upside down identical cups a, b and c.

    underneath one of the cups , i have small ball.

    which cup holds the ball?

    a b or c ?
    None of the cups hold the ball. The table does that. The cups only conceal the ball.
  4. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    26 Jan '06 14:48
    ok.

    no-one want to play.

    shame .

    Its a great puzzle.
  5. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    26 Jan '06 15:19
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    ok.

    no-one want to play.

    shame .

    Its a great puzzle.
    You'd never have guessed...
  6. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    26 Jan '06 15:53
    honest. you only had to say a . b . or c ..the puzzle gets better.

    lol.


    never mind. ill reconstruct it another day.

    try to make it more enticing.
  7. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    26 Jan '06 16:33
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    honest. you only had to say a . b . or c ..the puzzle gets better.

    lol.


    never mind. ill reconstruct it another day.

    try to make it more enticing.
    I'll bite. Let's say "a".
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Jan '06 18:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    Part 1.

    I HAVE 3 upside down identical cups a, b and c.

    underneath one of the cups , i have small ball.

    which cup holds the ball?

    a b or c ?
    It doesn't matter, you moved it with a sneaky magician trick anyway.
    But the answer to your question, considering the wording of the
    sentence, is Yes.
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    27 Jan '06 08:32
    I'll vote "a" too.

    That's 2 of 2 votes for "a". By democratic regulations the ball should be under cup "a" until a majority votes otherwise :p
  10. Standard member KurtHoegh
    Critical Failure
    27 Jan '06 16:55
    Monty Hall alert
  11. 27 Jan '06 16:56
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    I'll vote "a" too.

    That's 2 of 2 votes for "a". By democratic regulations the ball should be under cup "a" until a majority votes otherwise :p
    'a'
  12. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    29 Jan '06 12:47
    ok I accept you have chosen A .

    the next stage of the puzzle will follow shortly.
  13. 31 Jan '06 03:04
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    ok I accept you have chosen A .

    the next stage of the puzzle will follow shortly.
    Yes, I see what you mean, the puzzle does get better!
  14. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    31 Jan '06 09:46
    Originally posted by KurtHoegh
    Monty Hall alert
    I beg celticcountry not to post the rest of this, it'll just turn into a gigantic argument among those that know what they are on about and everyone else. It'll never end as as everyone knows there is an almost limitless source of people who don't know math.
  15. 02 Feb '06 01:45
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    I beg celticcountry not to post the rest of this, it'll just turn into a gigantic argument among those that know what they are on about and everyone else. It'll never end as as everyone knows there is an almost limitless source of people who don't know math.
    Then I assume this puzzle has been posted elsewhere...can I at least get a link to it to satisfy my now enormous curiosity? Thanks.