Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberMathurine
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    26 Feb '07 12:341 edit
    At McDildo's you can order Quail McNuglets in boxes of 6, 9, and 20.

    What is the largest number of nuggets that it is not possible to obtain by purchasing some combination of boxes?
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    26 Feb '07 13:17
    my guess is 43
  3. Standard memberMathurine
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    26 Feb '07 16:00
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    my guess is 43
    Absolutely!

    Do you want fries with that??
  4. Standard memberPBE6
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    26 Feb '07 16:20
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    At McDildo's you can order Quail McNuglets in boxes of 6, 9, and 20.

    What is the largest number of nuggets that it is [b]not
    possible to obtain by purchasing some combination of boxes?[/b]
    Were you afraid of getting sued(TM) or something?
  5. Standard memberMathurine
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    26 Feb '07 18:00
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Were you afraid of getting sued(TM) or something?
    No; I simply wanted to use the word Dildo...

    (and I love quail)
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    06 Mar '07 23:52
    i say that its however many nuggets you can buy with all the money in the world. if u take all the money in circulation in the world, u can only buy as much nuggets as u have money for. if u cant afford it u cant buy it. who would want all those nuggets anyway......
  7. The first person
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    09 Mar '07 07:16
    Should the question read: "...the _smallest_ number...it is not possible to buy..."? kfennessy correctly points out the largest number it is not possible to buy.
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    09 Mar '07 14:24
    the question is 'largest'..and the answer is 43 as already given.
  9. The first person
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    09 Mar '07 17:14
    Please explain. It may be stupidity but I can't understand this problem or its answer.
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    09 Mar '07 17:27
    There are only boxes with 6,9 and 20. So there are some quantities you can't buy. You can't get 1,2,3,4,5.....also can't buy 7 or 8. The largest impossible number is 43. From 44 upwards it is always possible with combinations of 6,9 and 20. Try it.
  11. The first person
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    10 Mar '07 07:33
    Thanks, luskin. That makes a lot more sense. 🙂
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