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#102593 by feey
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:54 pm
1. When can you add 'two' to 'eleven' and get 'one' as the correct answer?

2. An old beggar collects cigarette ends from ashtrays and pavements and uses the tobacco to roll her own cigarettes. She has this practice down to a fine art, knowing that seven cigarettes ends will make one cigarette. Since she has collected 49 ends, how many cigarettes can she make from these?

3. A farmer in Somerset owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?

4. What five letter word does every oxford graduate pronounce wrong?

5. A high speed electric train is travelling Southwest at 90 kilometres per hour. The wind is blowing Westward at 30 kilometres per hour. In what direction will the smoke from the engine blow?

6. Two mothers and two daughters were fishing. They managed to catch one big fish, one small fish, and one fat fish. Since only three fish were caught how is it possible that they each took home a fish?

7. If you were to step into a sealed room filled with 100% methane gas and strike a match, what would happen?

8. Before mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on earth?

9. Benjamin can never tell a lie. Fred can never tell the truth. One of them said, "The other one said he is Fred". Which one said that? Explain.

10. How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?

11. If a doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long will they last?

12. Benjamin and jack were in a 100 metre race. When Benjamin crossed the finish line, jack was only at the 90 metre mark. Benjamin suggested they run another race. This time, Benjamin would start 10 metres behind the starting line. All other things being equal, will jack win, lose, or will it be a tie in the second race?
Last edited by feey on Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

#102594 by daz
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:52 pm
1 a clock
2 8 an extra 1 from the 7 butts she made from 49
4 wrong
5 no steam from elec train
7 need oxygen to light the match , so nothin would happen
8 everest
10 stand back 2 back ??
11 1 hr

#102595 by littlemo
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:48 pm
3 none it is a pear tree
6 there was Grandma, daughter and Granddaughter

#102598 by littlemo
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:54 pm
3 NONE IT WAS A PEAR TREE
6 THERE WAS GRANDMA, DAUGHTER AND GRANDDAUGHTER

#102599 by feey
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:37 pm
just these 2 still needed here

9. Benjamin can never tell a lie. Fred can never tell the truth. One of them said, "The other one said he is Fred". Which one said that? Explain.

12. Benjamin and jack were in a 100 metre race. When Benjamin crossed the finish line, jack was only at the 90 metre mark. Benjamin suggested they run another race. This time, Benjamin would start 10 metres behind the starting line. All other things being equal, will jack win, lose, or will it be a tie in the second race?

#102600 by pulse876
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:41 pm
9. If Fred said it then the statement (that Benjamin said his name was Fred) would be a lie. And that is correct since Benjamin tells the truth.

If Benjamin said it then the statement (that Fred said his name was Fred) would be the truth. But that cannot be the case because Fred always lies.

Hence Fred said it.

10. For every meter that Benjamin runs, Jack runs 0.9 of a meter. So in the second race in the time it takes Benjamin to reach the finishing line (110 meters), Jack will have run 0.9*110 = 99 meters. So Jack will still lose. Jack would only win if Benjamin started 100/0.9 = 111.111 meters or more from the finish line.

#102606 by feey
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:43 am
well done pulse you got the final 2 correct. this round is now finished.