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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Mar '10 22:39
    ill give riddles answer it correctly for another riddle


    A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    23 Mar '10 23:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    ill give riddles answer it correctly for another riddle


    A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?
    For this answer, I'll introduce the following notation:

    (F,C) M,G --> ( )

    where the first set of brackets represent one side of the stream, the items between the sets of brackets represent the boat, the second set of brackets represent the second side of the stream, the arrow represents the direction of travel, and the following abbreviations are used:

    F = fox
    G = goose
    C = corn
    M = man

    The solution is as follows:

    1. (F,G,C,M) __ ( )
    2. (F,C) M,G --> ( )
    3. (F,C) <-- M (G)
    4. (C) M,F --> (G)
    5. (C) <-- M,G (F)
    6. (G) M,C --> (F)
    7. (G) <-- M (F,C)
    8. ( ) M,G --> (F,C)
    9. ( ) __ (M,F,G,C)
  3. 24 Mar '10 20:34
    Originally posted by PBE6
    For this answer, I'll introduce the following notation:

    (F,C) M,G --> ( )

    where the first set of brackets represent one side of the stream, the items between the sets of brackets represent the boat, the second set of brackets represent the second side of the stream, the arrow represents the direction of travel, and the following abbreviations are used:
    ...[text shortened]... <-- M,G (F)
    6. (G) M,C --> (F)
    7. (G) <-- M (F,C)
    8. ( ) M,G --> (F,C)
    9. ( ) __ (M,F,G,C)
    There is one other answer which can be generated by swapping every F for C and vice-versa.

    1. (C,G,F,M) __ ( )
    2. (C,F) M,G --> ( )
    3. (C,F) <-- M (G)
    4. (F) M,C --> (G)
    5. (F) <-- M,G (C)
    6. (G) M,F --> (C)
    7. (G) <-- M (C,F)
    8. ( ) M,G --> (C,F)
    9. ( ) __ (M,C,G,F)
  4. 24 Mar '10 23:57
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    ill give riddles answer it correctly for another riddle


    A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?
    Well, ehm, I gues:
    He shoud take the goose with him, since only the fox and the corn are an allowed pair. Then he goes back alone.
    Crossing again, he takes either the corn or the fox. Now he must take back the goose. After this, he brings either the corn or the fox, depending on his other choice, to the other side. Now he must cross it again to take to goose with him.
  5. Standard member Der Bayer
    The Silver Hammer
    07 Apr '10 04:56 / 1 edit
    I didn't answer the first riddle, but since no one else is posting a new one, I'll just post one that I heard several years ago.

    Riddle: What am I?

    I have a broad blade and a handle of wood.
    I bring people down, for bad or for good.
    The things I create are made out of air,
    Replacing the elements previously there.
  6. 12 Apr '10 01:08
    um...axe?
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    12 Apr '10 06:23
    PBE6 and the Banana King at once!

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  8. 12 Apr '10 12:32
    Oh Ya!!

    um a Silver Hammer? lol
  9. 12 Apr '10 22:49
    Originally posted by Banana King
    um...axe?
    I think that's it, an axe, which is chopping down trees, creating holes.
  10. 12 Apr '10 22:55
    A basket has 6 eggs in, 6 people each take one egg, but the basket still has one egg in, how is this?
  11. 12 Apr '10 23:42
    5 guys takean egg outta d basket but the last guy takes the basket with the egg still in it
  12. 13 Apr '10 08:02
    Originally posted by Banana King
    5 guys takean egg outta d basket but the last guy takes the basket with the egg still in it
    Nice one
  13. 13 Apr '10 11:08
    WOO!
  14. 14 Apr '10 20:07
    Try this one:

    A lady says that her husband was murdered, by her sister. The judge says, "I've never seen a more strange case. Though her guilt is proven, this lady cannot be punished."

    Why is that?

    Standard rules, questions are allowed, please don't spoil it if you've seen it before
  15. 14 Apr '10 21:12
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Try this one:

    A lady says that her husband was murdered, by her sister. The judge says, "I've never seen a more strange case. Though her guilt is proven, this lady cannot be punished."

    Why is that?

    Standard rules, questions are allowed, please don't spoil it if you've seen it before
    The sister's guilt is proven, so the lady who says her own husband was murdered, cannot be punished.