Who likes pies?

Yozzer
Posers and Puzzles 19 Jun '05 12:18
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 12:261 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 13:373 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?
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5. ark13
Enola Straight
19 Jun '05 13:38
I got 60 too.
6. genius
Wayward Soul
19 Jun '05 13:56
90, as how can half a man eat anything?
7. 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 17:211 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. 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. 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)😏