#### Posers and Puzzles

Nicolaas
Posers and Puzzles 24 Jan '05 15:29
1. 24 Jan '05 15:29
Their is one guy catching fish in a lake. While catching fish their are flamingos flying over the lake. The flamingo flying in front screams to the guy catching fish - All of us, plus all of us, plus the half of us, plus a quarter of us, plus you cathing the fish is 100.
How many flamingos flew over the lake???ðŸ˜•
2. 24 Jan '05 16:48
36 + 36 + 18 + 9 + 1 = 100

36 Flamingos
3. 24 Jan '05 16:50
Correct!

U know how many people dont even think of counting up to 100?
It is really strange
4. Nemesio
Ursulakantor
25 Jan '05 04:30
Originally posted by Nicolaas
Correct!

U know how many people dont even think of counting up to 100?
It is really strange
This is pretty basic algebra, no? I mean:

x + x + 1/2x + 1/4x + 1 = 100

11/4x = 99

11x = 396

x = 36

No?

Nemesio
5. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
25 Jan '05 06:33
Originally posted by Nemesio
This is pretty basic algebra, no? I mean:

x + x + 1/2x + 1/4x + 1 = 100

11/4x = 99

11x = 396

x = 36

No?

Nemesio
Yeah, that's the way I would do it...not sure what he means by 'counting up'.
6. 22 Oct '05 23:40
Originally posted by Nemesio
This is pretty basic algebra, no? I mean:

x + x + 1/2x + 1/4x + 1 = 100

11/4x = 99

11x = 396

x = 36

No?

Nemesio
I don't understand that.

How do you get the 11/4x = 99 bit? Please explain.

Thanks.
Skims.
7. AThousandYoung
22 Oct '05 23:531 edit
Originally posted by skims
I don't understand that.

How do you get the 11/4x = 99 bit? Please explain.

Thanks.
Skims.
x + x + 1/2x + 1/4x = 2x + 1/2x + 1/4x
= 8/4x + 2/4x + 1/4x
= 11/4x

11/4x + 1 = 100
11/4x = 99
8. 23 Oct '05 00:06
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
x + x + 1/2x + 1/4x = 2x + 1/2x + 1/4x
= 8/4x + 2/4x + 1/4x
= 11/4x

11/4x + 1 = 100
11/4x = 99
Oh right....thank you.

I thought it meant 11/(4x).

My mistake.ðŸ˜³
9. GalaxyShield
Mr. Shield
23 Oct '05 13:29
Originally posted by Nicolaas
Their is one guy catching fish in a lake. While catching fish their are flamingos flying over the lake. The flamingo flying in front screams to the guy catching fish - All of us, plus all of us, plus the half of us, plus a quarter of us, plus you cathing the fish is 100.
How many flamingos flew over the lake???ðŸ˜•
Flamingos eat shimp ðŸ˜›.
10. 24 Oct '05 21:38
This is assuming we consider all taking flamingos honest, capable of counting to 100 and being terribly dull. :-)
11. 03 Nov '05 21:01
2.75X + 1 = 100
solving it we get X= 36

thre are 36 flamingoes
12. 12 Nov '05 23:36
i got a problem for every one let see how smart people are what two numbers do you add to give you 10 and multiply to give you 40
13. 13 Nov '05 00:441 edit
Originally posted by rockinlationchess
i got a problem for every one let see how smart people are what two numbers do you add to give you 10 and multiply to give you 40
I'll give up after figuring out i needs to appear in the solution.

Never paid much attention to maths lectures by that point.
14. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
13 Nov '05 05:19
Originally posted by rockinlationchess
i got a problem for every one let see how smart people are what two numbers do you add to give you 10 and multiply to give you 40
x+y=10 and x*y=40
Rearranging the first:
y=10-x
Substituting into the second:
x*(10-x)=40
Simplifying and leaving zero on one side:
-1*x^2 + 10*x - 40 = 0
A quick check of b^2 - 4*a*c gives a negative answer meaning on real solutions to this quadratic (square root of a negative number).
x= 5 (+-) 3.8729*i
Therefore there are no real numbers which satisfy your criteria.
15. 13 Nov '05 13:40
x2+10x+40x QF=b 2 +or- “square root symbol” b2 - 4ac

Answer using the QF = -5 + or - i “square root symbol” 15