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Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    01 Mar '13 23:27
    Summer Picnic Puzzle

    Believe 98% of RHP Puzzle Solvers will answer this puzzle wrong. If you're among the two percent who will probably get it right, then solve this interesting Summer Picnic Puzzle: One fine day, in July, Mr and Mrs Chesterton went for a picnic. The couple has five sons and each son has seven daughters, who have three babies each. In total, how many people went for the picnic?

    Betting 98% will answer the puzzle wrong.
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    02 Mar '13 02:06
    2

    :-)
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    02 Mar '13 06:18
    Two. (Mr & Mrs Chesterton).
  4. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    02 Mar '13 07:55 / 1 edit
    Well, the "Summer Picnic Puzzle's Statistical History" applied to RHP Puzzle Solvers who answered this puzzle. On an Imaginary Base of 100, only 2% got it right with "2". Congratulations to two of the site's most intelligent ladies!! Well done in record time. Nobody got it right on Facebook this past week. So, responsibility for the thread's next puzzle becomes the shared responsibility Kewpie and coquette. Don't laugh but my playful, stupid/overkill solution was... "Mr and Mrs Jonah = 2 + five sons = 7 + their 5 wives = 12 + 35 daughters = 47 + their 35 husbands = 82 + 105 babies = 187 people + Chaperone Gary L. = 188 + 10 Government Advisors = 198 + Gary’s 1,002 FB Friends = 1,200 Nice People who went on a Magical Picnic in CA, I think".
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  5. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    02 Mar '13 18:24 / 1 edit
    True one.

    A statistician was consulted to determine the optimal way to place shielding armor on aircraft in WWII.

    The weight of shiedling slows the aircraft, reduces the weight it can carry (bombs, ammunition, crew), reduces the range it can fly, and reduces it's maneuverability. In essence, it becomes a flying target for other aircraft and antiaircraft weapons on the ground. Not good.

    An absence of armor means no protection for the aircraft or crew. It's an easy target to shoot down.

    The optimal solution is to place the minimum amount of armor necessary in just the right place or places on the aircraft. It needs to protect the crew and vital apparatus.

    The mathematician solved the problem and recommended the best placement of armor and helped to win the war.

    How did he do it? (I think it was a "he," but maybe it was a woman. I don't know for sure.)

    Disclaimer: I don't have a reference for the story. I only heard that it was true. If anyone knows a good source, please let us know!
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Mar '13 09:56 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by coquette
    True one.

    A statistician was consulted to determine the optimal way to place shielding armor on aircraft in WWII.

    The weight of shiedling slows the aircraft, reduces the weight it can carry (bombs, ammunition, crew), reduces the range it can fly, and reduces it's maneuverability. In essence, it becomes a flying target for other aircraft and antiaircr e story. I only heard that it was true. If anyone knows a good source, please let us know!
    "Put armour only in the areas where there were no holes."

    http://strong.groups.et.byu.net/pages/articles/articles/armor.pdf

    Would this answer fit the puzzle you had in mind?

    If so, chalk up one for Google with an assist for coquette.
  7. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Mar '13 10:36 / 1 edit
    Summer Picnic Puzzle Standings

    * coquette: 1.5 Points

    * Kewpie: 1.0

    * Google: .5

    * gb: o.oo

    * All Other P&P Posters: ?
  8. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    03 Mar '13 13:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Put armour only in the areas where there were no holes."

    http://strong.groups.et.byu.net/pages/articles/articles/armor.pdf

    Would this answer fit the puzzle you had in mind?

    If so, chalk up one for Google with an assist for coquette.
    correct. Still no name of the statistician . . . interesting!
  9. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Mar '13 14:51
    Originally posted by coquette

    correct. Still no name of the statistician . . . interesting!
    Andrew Park may possibly know a few principle of basic math:

    Acknowledgments: "Thanks to David A. Schauber, Jr. of Brigham Young University, Russ Fisher of Contemporary Products of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ken Hacker of the FAA, and to Andrew Park of Park Technology, Inc. of Midlothian, Virginia for assistance in obtaining information."

    Thanks again, coquette; do you a few more for us to chew on?
  10. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Mar '13 20:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by coquette

    correct. Still no name of the statistician . . . interesting!
    Chess Term (in secret code)

    Code:
    543 70535


    Best of Luck...
  11. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    05 Mar '13 10:59
    Originally posted by coquette
    correct. Still no name of the statistician . . . interesting!
    Chess Term (in secret code)

    Hint#1 As Requested:

    Code:
    ... or 43 70535
  12. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    05 Mar '13 22:01
    Our puzzle involves guys & gals winning and losing in chess

    as well as the use of a hand held calculator (very important).

    Also, this one's probably too difficult to solve in your head.
  13. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    05 Mar '13 22:15
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Our puzzle involves guys & gals winning and losing in chess

    as well as the use of a hand held calculator (very important).

    Also, this one's probably too difficult to solve in your head.
    Wow! You really have me on board with this one now!!! It's a challenge!!
  14. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    05 Mar '13 22:27
    Originally posted by coquette

    Wow! You really have me on board with this one now!!! It's a challenge!!
    One Final Hint:
    Ahem. The very first numeric word in the puzzle per se as well as in the first hidden hint are both pronouns...









    ... both personal pronouns.
  15. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    06 Mar '13 02:43
    Puzzle’s Too Difficult to Prolong / Solution:

    Chess Term (in secret code)[/b]

    Code:
    543 70535
    =

    Reverse your calculator end for end [^] - [v]

    and read the digits from right to left:

    543 70535 reveals the sentence, "she loses".

    ………………………….

    Hint#1 As Requested:

    Code:
    ... or 43 70535
    =

    Reverse your calculator end for end [^] - [v]

    and read the digits from right to left:

    43 70535 reveals the sentence, "he loses".

    Thanks for playing. Anybody have a new one?
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