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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 12 Feb '06 17:42
    A building that was constructed in 30BC was destroyed by fire three-quarters of a century later. In which year was it destroyed?
  2. 12 Feb '06 17:45
    30 BC
  3. 12 Feb '06 18:34
    Originally posted by derts
    A building that was constructed in 30BC was destroyed by fire three-quarters of a century later. In which year was it destroyed?
    22.5BC
  4. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    12 Feb '06 19:23
    44 AD ?
  5. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    12 Feb '06 19:39
    30 BC...75 years later it'd be 45 AD.
  6. 12 Feb '06 21:15
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    30 BC...75 years later it'd be 45 AD.
    Taking the question at face value then it would be 46AD (because 1BC was followed by 1AD with no "Year Zero".

    While I know that 3/4 of a century is 75 years, calling it 3/4 of a century makes it feel somewhat vague (somewhere in the region of 70 to 80 years, perhaps?), so I would be happy with the answers that coentje and TheMaster37 gave.
  7. 12 Feb '06 21:22
    Originally posted by Peachy
    22.5BC
    I think it is 22.5 as we are talking counting backwards, 30

    So, 30BC, count 3/4 of 100 = 75years so it is 75years nearer to us..

    Therefore 22.5BC.. does that make sense..? it did a minute agoo..
  8. 12 Feb '06 21:24
    That's a goal for Diapason - 'the rest of you hit the crossbar'.
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    13 Feb '06 20:58
    Originally posted by Diapason
    Taking the question at face value then it would be 46AD (because 1BC was followed by 1AD with no "Year Zero".

    While I know that 3/4 of a century is 75 years, calling it 3/4 of a century makes it feel somewhat vague (somewhere in the region of 70 to 80 years, perhaps?), so I would be happy with the answers that coentje and TheMaster37 gave.
    Argh, nice one.