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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 12 Feb '06 16:07
    Two boys and a girl were hiding in a tree house during a heatwave. One of the boys had three bottles of lemonade with him and the other had five. They shared the the eight bottles of lemonade equally between the three of them. When they came down from the tree house, the girl gave the boys eight sweets as payment. What is the fairest method of dividing the eight sweets between the two boys?
  2. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    12 Feb '06 16:35
    4 each.

    next teaser.
  3. 12 Feb '06 16:53
    No.
  4. Standard member celticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
    12 Feb '06 17:05 / 1 edit
    eight sweets. two boys.

    4 each. there is no fairer way.

    i demand little teaser number 4. its my right. i know my rights.
  5. 12 Feb '06 17:18
    Originally posted by derts
    Two boys and a girl were hiding in a tree house during a heatwave. One of the boys had three bottles of lemonade with him and the other had five. They shared the the eight bottles of lemonade equally between the three of them. When they came down from the tree house, the girl gave the boys eight sweets as payment. What is the fairest method of dividing the eight sweets between the two boys?
    2.6666667 to the first and 5 to the second.. and the rest? well, she can have..
  6. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    12 Feb '06 19:43
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    4 each.

    next teaser.
    Clearly not, since the boys didn't give an equal amount of drinks to the girl.

    Boy 1 had 3 bottles, equal to 9/3
    Boy 2 had 5 bottles, equal to 15/3

    Total of 8 bottles.

    Each person has 8/3 bottle of drinks to consume.

    Boy 1 gave off 1/3
    Boy 2 gave off 7/3

    In order to be as fair as possible, the girl would give 1 sweet to Boy 1 and 7 sweets to Boy 2.

    You disappoint me Celtic.
  7. 12 Feb '06 21:20
    Well done.