23 May '07 19:04

I don't know if this has already been done, but I was asked this riddle in college, and just cannot work out the answer. Any ideas, clues or solutions would be appreciated

There was a rope hanging over a pulley with a weight on one end and a monkey on the other. The rope weighs 400g/m; the age of the monkey and the age of it's mother were together equal to 4 years; the weight of the monkey was as many kg as it's mother was years old; the mother was twice as old as the monkey was when the mother was half as old as the monkey will be when the monkey is 3 times as old as the mother was when the mother was 3 times as old as the monkey. The weight of the weight and the weight of the rope were half as much as the difference between the weight of the weight and the weight of the weight and the weight of the monkey.

What was the length of the rope?

There was a rope hanging over a pulley with a weight on one end and a monkey on the other. The rope weighs 400g/m; the age of the monkey and the age of it's mother were together equal to 4 years; the weight of the monkey was as many kg as it's mother was years old; the mother was twice as old as the monkey was when the mother was half as old as the monkey will be when the monkey is 3 times as old as the mother was when the mother was 3 times as old as the monkey. The weight of the weight and the weight of the rope were half as much as the difference between the weight of the weight and the weight of the weight and the weight of the monkey.

What was the length of the rope?