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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    18 Feb '06 08:31
    Heard this one the other day. No pencil or paper allowed. And it's NOT a trick (can't have half a hole etc)

    Anyway - -

    If a man and a half dig a hole and a half in a day and a half how many holes does one man dig in a week?
  2. 18 Feb '06 09:35
    not fair if you can have half a hole in the question and can't have half a hole in the answer
  3. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    18 Feb '06 11:51
    No - I mean it is really a straight maths question - no tricks etc
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    18 Feb '06 13:15
    4
  5. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    18 Feb '06 14:40
    Originally posted by Kirwan
    Heard this one the other day. No pencil or paper allowed. And it's NOT a trick (can't have half a hole etc)

    Anyway - -

    If a man and a half dig a hole and a half in a day and a half how many holes does one man dig in a week?
    1,5 - 1,5 - 1,5

    1 - 1 - 1,5

    1 - 2 - 3

    1 - 2/3 - 1

    1 - 14/3 - 7

    So one man digs 4,7 holes in 7 days.
  6. Standard member Kirwan
    Mel Kirwan
    18 Feb '06 17:27
    Yes - basically it's 4 and 2/3rds.
    It was explained to me that it takes a day and a half to dig a hole and a half - therefore a hole a day.

    Simple after that