# RIDDLE THINGY

red king richie128
Posers and Puzzles 02 Dec '04 02:08
1. 02 Dec '04 02:08
this kid was six years old and his dad was thirty. his dad said how about we split our birthday cakes according to our age? i get 30 slices and you get six. how old will the kid be when he gets 1/4 of the cake 1/3 and 1/2? this is basic 8th grade proportions and should be pretty easy
2. 02 Dec '04 03:16
Originally posted by red king richie128
this kid was six years old and his dad was thirty. his dad said how about we split our birthday cakes according to our age? i get 30 slices and you get six. how old will the kid be when he gets 1/4 of the cake 1/3 and 1/2? this is basic 8th grade proportions and should be pretty easy
1/4 at twelve
1/3 at 18
1/2 never
3. 02 Dec '04 03:20
Originally posted by Gambitzoid
1/4 at twelve
1/3 at 18
1/2 never
that was easy right
4. 03 Dec '04 16:521 edit
Originally posted by red king richie128
that was easy right
NO..not exactly. Gambitzoid's solution needs only slight correction as follows.
1/4 at 12 years..
1/3 at 24 years...
1/2 never.....
This is on account of the fact that there has to be a constant difference of 24 years in the age of father and his son in the given puzzle.
5. 03 Dec '04 17:19
Originally posted by howzzat
NO..not exactly. Gambitzoid's solution needs only slight correction as follows.
1/4 at 12 years..
1/3 at 24 years...
1/2 never.....
This is on account of the fact that there has to be a constant difference of 24 years in the age of father and his son in the given puzzle.
That goes to show that even 8 th grade mathematics should not be taken for granted.
6. 07 Dec '04 00:17
Am I missing something????? After 18 years, the 6 year old will be 24, and the father will be 48...THAT IS HALF!!! THAT IS HALF!!!! THAT....IS....HALF....Jebus, what kind of puzzlers are you? Maybe you SHOULD go back to the 8th grade, durhhhhhhhh.
7. 07 Dec '04 00:42
Originally posted by Dodger11
Am I missing something????? After 18 years, the 6 year old will be 24, and the father will be 48...THAT IS HALF!!! THAT IS HALF!!!! THAT....IS....HALF....Jebus, what kind of puzzlers are you? Maybe you SHOULD go back to the 8th grade, durhhhhhhhh.
hey you idiot when he is 24 his dad is 48. 48 plus 24 equals 72. so he gets 24 out of 72 that is not half. huhhhh sad:'(
8. 07 Dec '04 03:44
Originally posted by cheskmate
That goes to show that even 8 th grade mathematics should not be taken for granted.
yeah sorry, tried to do it in my head
9. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
07 Dec '04 10:29
Originally posted by Dodger11
Am I missing something????? After 18 years, the 6 year old will be 24, and the father will be 48...THAT IS HALF!!! THAT IS HALF!!!! THAT....IS....HALF....Jebus, what kind of puzzlers are you? Maybe you SHOULD go back to the 8th grade, durhhhhhhhh.
Be sure to say something correct next time ðŸ™‚
10. 07 Dec '04 10:30
Originally posted by red king richie128
hey you idiot when he is 24 his dad is 48. 48 plus 24 equals 72. so he gets 24 out of 72 that is not half. huhhhh sad:'(
Oooops....a portion of the entire cake, not their respective portions..my bad.Oh well, the puzzle sucks anyway.
11. 09 Dec '04 03:28
Originally posted by Dodger11
Oooops....a portion of the entire cake, not their respective portions..my bad.Oh well, the puzzle sucks anyway.
if it sucks... lets make it more interesting...

at what age does the instantaneous rate of change of the fraction of cake he recieves equal 1/54 piece of a cake per year?
12. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
09 Dec '04 22:37
Originally posted by Gambitzoid
if it sucks... lets make it more interesting...

at what age does the instantaneous rate of change of the fraction of cake he recieves equal 1/54 piece of a cake per year?
It's been a while since I've done calculus, so I could be wrong, but I've calculated the answer to be 6.