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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 Jun '05 12:18
    If 1½ men eat 1½ pies in 1½ minutes, how many pies can three men eat in half an hour?
  2. 19 Jun '05 12:26 / 1 edit
    I don't know how half a man can eat pie, but assuming it can be done: 60?

    edit correction
  3. 19 Jun '05 12:34
    Nope, try again
  4. 19 Jun '05 13:37 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Yozzer
    If 1½ men eat 1½ pies in 1½ minutes, how many pies can three men eat in half an hour?
    If
    x men eat y pies in z minutes
    then
    a men eat y*(ab)/(xz) = pies in b minutes.

    Here, x = y = z = 1.5, a = 3, and b = 30

    y*(ab)/(xz) = 60

    So what's the trick?
    .

  5. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    19 Jun '05 13:38
    I got 60 too.
  6. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    19 Jun '05 13:56
    90, as how can half a man eat anything?
  7. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    19 Jun '05 14:05
    Originally posted by genius
    90, as how can half a man eat anything?
    I like pies. I don't like trick questions.
  8. 19 Jun '05 14:18
    Originally posted by genius
    90, as how can half a man eat anything?
    I doubt the one man who can eat 1 1/2 pies in 1 1/2 minutes can continue to do so for half an hour.
  9. 19 Jun '05 17:21 / 1 edit
    depends- maybe the men have to stop to go to the bathroom, or they don't friggin feel like eating that many pies!!!!!! sheesh!

    ok, i feel better now. if 1 and a half men eat 1 and a half pies in 1 and a half minutes. 3 men can eat 3 pies in 1 and a half minute since we want to know how many they'll finish in half an hour, multiply it by 20, because 20 x 1.5= 30, so i get 60 ... but that's wrong
  10. 19 Jun '05 18:38

    60 is the answer, wasn't hard was it
  11. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    19 Jun '05 18:54
    Originally posted by Yozzer

    60 is the answer, wasn't hard was it
    ...but you said it wasn't 60 earlier...

    *confused*
  12. 19 Jun '05 19:20
    Originally posted by genius
    ...but you said it wasn't 60 earlier...

    *confused*
    sorry, that's my fault. I corrected my first wrong answer (90) via edit, AFTER the post saying it was wrong.
  13. Standard member maybeONEday
    Official Bitch
    20 Jun '05 19:32
    I love pi. It's the best.

    3.14 - I think a pi symbol should definately be placed somewhere on a modern keyboard.
  14. 21 Jun '05 22:56
    I think it depends on which half of the man we're talking about. The top half holds the mouth and the stomach, but the bottom half hold the intestines and the excretement (did I spell that right?) organs. But I guess he could be hooked up to machines.(a.k.a. The Iron Intestines)