Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    15 May '07 16:07
    you have to share 5 potatoes without using fractions; -share equaly -among 8 children.
  2. Joined
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    15 May '07 16:39
    Boil them and mash them.

    .......

    The spuds, not the children
  3. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
    Voice of Reason
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    15 May '07 18:111 edit
    Originally posted by Prince Ndandalika
    you have to share 5 potatoes without using fractions; -share equaly -among 8 children.
    cut 4 potatos in half to make 8 pieces. Give one to each kid

    Toss the other potato away.
  4. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    15 May '07 18:13
    Originally posted by Prince Ndandalika
    you have to share 5 potatoes without using fractions; -share equaly -among 8 children.
    shoot 3 kids
  5. Standard memberadam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    Ceres
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    15 May '07 18:14
    Eat all the potatoes yourself. 😏
  6. SubscriberAThousandYoung
    iViva la Hispanidad!
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    15 May '07 21:19
    Feed them all the the littlest one. Then feed the littlest one to the next littlest one. Etc.
  7. Joined
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    16 May '07 08:52
    Cut all 5 potatoes once in the middle and you have 10 equal pieces. Cut those once again and you have 20. Cut again and you have 40. Give 5 of those equal pieces to each kid.

    Is that what you meant by not using fractions? I don't know that term.
  8. Joined
    19 May '07
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    19 May '07 12:16
    glue the potatoes into one giant potato, then put it in a case and allow them all to stare at it.
  9. Joined
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    19 May '07 14:54
    I like mashed potatoes, so do they.
    Mash the potatoes!
  10. In Christ
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    19 May '07 15:25
    Divide both sides by zero.
  11. SubscriberAThousandYoung
    iViva la Hispanidad!
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    20 May '07 12:51
    Use a potato gun to peg the children with potato pellets. Make sure you peg each kid the same number of times as each other kid.
  12. Standard memberDeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    Cosmopolis
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    21 May '07 11:53
    Plant the potatoes. Then you'll have plenty.
  13. Joined
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    01 Jun '07 08:41
    Feed all 5 potatoes to the first 5 children, then let the last three nibble bits evenly off the first five.
  14. Standard membersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    01 Jun '07 14:13
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Cut all 5 potatoes once in the middle and you have 10 equal pieces. Cut those once again and you have 20. Cut again and you have 40. Give 5 of those equal pieces to each kid.

    Is that what you meant by not using fractions? I don't know that term.
    I'm with him. Just 5 times 8 = common factor. no divisions or fractions.
  15. Standard memberagryson
    AGW Hitman
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    04 Jun '07 06:18
    Occams potato masher would suggest the mashed idea is much easier, anyway, mashed is tastier... hmm butter, or what about a gratin made with 40 equal slices of potato? then we both win, a little garlic on top, screw it, make it 45 equal slices so I can have some too!
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