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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member 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. Subscriber 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 17:41 / 2 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. Standard member 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. Standard member megamaster
    Xelenal of Epaland
    09 Apr '11 17:46
    Heres the answer. 5. Because sixtea cups minus one is 5
  7. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    09 Apr '11 18:25
    Originally posted by megamaster
    Heres the answer. 5. Because sixtea cups minus one is 5
  8. 13 Apr '11 23:26
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  9. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    14 Apr '11 01:22 / 1 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. Subscriber 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. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    14 Apr '11 23:57 / 2 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! )
  13. Standard member 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. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    15 Apr '11 17:57 / 1 edit
    One dead fly remains. The rest fly away.

    Ten candles remain. Seven of them remain lit.