ver hard question

megamaster
Posers and Puzzles 09 Apr '11 17:00
1. megamaster
Xelenal of Epaland
09 Apr '11 17:00
There are sixty cups on a table. If one falls down, then how many remain?
2. roma45
st johnstone
09 Apr '11 17:40
Originally posted by megamaster
There are sixty cups on a table. If one falls down, then how many remain?
60
3. 09 Apr '11 17:412 edits
how many cups? if theyre glass and in the room or watever, its 59.
if plastic, then 60.
if its in the whole world, i dont know
4. megamaster
Xelenal of Epaland
09 Apr '11 17:42
both wrong
5. 09 Apr '11 17:43
how many intact cups? or what?
heres one. theres ten flies on a table. you swat one. how many remain?
there are ten candles. three of them are blown out. how many will remain?
6. megamaster
Xelenal of Epaland
09 Apr '11 17:46
Heres the answer. 5. Because sixtea cups minus one is 5
7. roma45
st johnstone
09 Apr '11 18:25
Originally posted by megamaster
Heres the answer. 5. Because sixtea cups minus one is 5
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8. 13 Apr '11 23:26
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9. Agerg
The 'edit'or
14 Apr '11 01:221 edit
Originally posted by megamaster
Heres the answer. 5. Because sixtea cups minus one is 5
ouch!...lemme try:

there are 9 cups on a table; 2 more are added, how many cups are on the table?
10. roma45
st johnstone
14 Apr '11 13:17
Originally posted by Agerg
ouch!...lemme try:

there are 9 cups on a table; 2 more are added, how many cups are on the table?
9 cups and 3 tables?
11. 14 Apr '11 21:20
ok ill bite....11?

try my questions...
12. Agerg
The 'edit'or
14 Apr '11 23:572 edits
11 does the job, as does 9 cups and 3 tables but in the spirit of the OP's solution, the one I was specifically looking for is 2 (since nein cups on the table means no cups on the table! ðŸ˜µ )
13. Agerg
The 'edit'or
14 Apr '11 23:59
Originally posted by Banana King
how many intact cups? or what?
heres one. theres ten flies on a table. you swat one. how many remain?
there are ten candles. three of them are blown out. how many will remain?
In both cases 10, since you never specified whether the flies should be dead or alive in the first case or whether it mattered that the candles were lit in the second?
14. 15 Apr '11 01:00
sorry....the flies are all alive...currently...
the candles are all lit...currently...
15. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
15 Apr '11 17:571 edit
One dead fly remains. The rest fly away.

Ten candles remain. Seven of them remain lit.