tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-156283102024-02-28T18:44:25.709-05:00Question of the dayI'm posting one puzzle, riddle, math, or statistical problem a day. Try to answer each one and post your answers in the comments section. I'll post the answer the next day. Even if you have the same answer as someone else, feel free to put up your answer, too!Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger1588125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-11602090676779860162012-09-21T10:03:00.001-04:002012-09-21T10:03:33.108-04:00Planning Out Your FloorCharlie is helping his family design a sun porch for their house. It will be in the shape of a trapezoid (ABCD), allowing for large windows on several sides. Charlie has labeled the four corners A, B, C, and D. He wants to find out how many 12-inch-square floor tiles he should order if 2 dozen extra tiles are needed for replacements or cutting errors. The tiles come in boxes of 12 tiles per box.<br />
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Following is information about the dimensions of the sun porch.<br />
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Line BC is 20 feet long and runs along the living room.<br />
Line AB is 8 feet long and is perpendicular to line BC.<br />
Line CD is parallel to line AB but is twice as long as line AB.<br />
Line AD represents the longest wall with the most windows.<br />
Line AE is an imaginary line parallel to line BC.<br />
Point E is on line CD. It is the midpoint of line CD.<br />
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How many boxes of floor tiles should Charlie order?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-79998925003274542802012-09-18T10:53:00.001-04:002012-09-18T10:53:51.678-04:00Long Walk for HenryHenry lives in a city laid out on a grid. Laid out on a map the vertical streets are A through Q. The horizontal streets are First through 17th.<br />
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Henry began his afternoon walk at 2:45, leaving from his house to visit a friend. For every 5 minutes he walked, he traveled north 2 blocks and east 1 block. He started on the corner of C Street and Second Avenue. He arrived at his friend's house at 3:10 in the afternoon.<br />
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Henry then spent 2 hours and 20 minutes at his friend's house. When he left, he walked to the store at the corner of K and Sixth Streets at the same rate as his earlier walk (though in a different direction). He spent 10 minutes at the store before walking home.<br />
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If he walked home at the same rate as his other walks, at what time did get home?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-83062621211623544622012-09-13T09:37:00.000-04:002012-09-13T09:37:25.831-04:00Did you know?Which animals do we get catgut from?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-38454539469500184052012-09-12T13:11:00.002-04:002012-09-12T13:11:24.336-04:00uu WordsFind at least two English words that have "uu" in them.Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-59978911629965551822012-09-10T11:04:00.001-04:002012-09-10T11:04:58.497-04:00PETS A1.<br />
EMPLOY _ _ _ T<br />
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1 3 5 7 9 vs U<br />
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T _ R NAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-72433438869726590562012-08-30T07:50:00.002-04:002012-08-30T07:50:05.405-04:00Wither, Wane and Grow DryClose to the words of life stay I,<br />
But I wither, wane, and grow dry.Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-67288323767295191372012-08-28T08:56:00.000-04:002012-08-28T08:57:03.906-04:00another 11.<br />
sprinG<br />
summEr<br />
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winTer<br />
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3. OUT<br />
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SYMPHON..<br />
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DANUBE<br />
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Answer to the title: One right after anotherAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-33271481517806314472012-08-27T11:01:00.000-04:002012-08-27T11:01:22.531-04:00Why, Yes, There is a Trick to This AnswerIf it takes twenty minutes to hard-boil one goose egg, how long will it take to hard-boil four goose eggs?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-9767221828179314302012-08-21T09:37:00.001-04:002012-08-21T09:37:03.436-04:00Laugh or WeepAt the sound of me, men may dream<br />
Or stamp their feet,<br />
At the sound of me, women may laugh<br />
Or sometimes weep.<br />
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Who am I?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-71198987369446307842012-08-20T11:49:00.000-04:002012-08-20T11:49:05.659-04:00Black Cat RiddleWhat looks and acts exactly like a black cat but is much smaller? Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-91004042712988105532012-08-15T14:59:00.001-04:002012-08-15T14:59:25.149-04:00When Seven Eight NineHow do you make seven "even"?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-20503158484263026502012-08-13T10:29:00.002-04:002012-08-13T10:29:32.381-04:00Swimming in a Waterless SeaLarge as a mountain, small as a pea,<br />
Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea.Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-77539038739704778432012-08-10T09:21:00.000-04:002012-08-10T09:21:00.696-04:00Do Not Flag Your Tongue at MeTo you, rude would I never be,<br />
Though I flag my tongue for all to see.Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-71376242450566559082012-08-09T11:18:00.003-04:002012-08-09T11:18:49.596-04:00Wax and WaneAlways wax, yet always wane:<br />
I melt, succumbĂ©d to the flame.<br />
Lighting darkness, with fate unblest,<br />
I soon devolve to shapeless messAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-75395989270179338912012-08-08T12:04:00.001-04:002012-08-08T12:04:21.818-04:00If Wishes Were FishesA servant lived and worked hard for his master magician for long years. The magician, appreciating everything he had done for so long, called in the servant and told him we would grant one wish (and one wish only... none of this wishing for more wishes!). The servant was given one day to think on what he would like to wish for.<br />
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The servant headed home and talked to his wife about what he should wish for. His wife immediately asked him to wish for a child, as they still remained childless. Happy with this thought, he went to visit with his parents. His mother, upon hearing about his wish, asked her son to wish for her sight to be returned, as she had gone blind. On the way out the door, his told him to wish for riches with which he could care for all three them.<br />
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Tired and now quite upset since he didn't know what to choose, the servant headed home and slept restlessly. Upon waking, he knew what he had to wish for. <br />
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He immediately went to his master and made one wish, a wish that would make all three (mother, father and wife) happy. What was that wish?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-45021644011770403392012-08-07T11:15:00.002-04:002012-08-07T11:15:42.737-04:00Drinking Soda is Bad For Your TeethJoan likes drinking soda. She can recycle five empty soda bottles and get a full one at the store. As part of the town clean up, she found 77 empty bottles. How many bottles of soda will she be able to drink in total?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-53568910524825089442012-08-01T13:41:00.001-04:002012-08-01T13:41:08.907-04:00Complete a HouseWhat is not inside or outside a house, yet no house would be complete without it?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-25835747615348462962012-07-30T11:41:00.003-04:002012-07-30T11:41:47.315-04:00Zero, Zilch, NothingThere are two letters of the alphabet that mean zilch, zero, nothing. Which two are they?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-3635387518772746312012-07-26T09:43:00.003-04:002012-07-26T09:43:53.866-04:00How Much is That Moon in the Window?How is the moon like a dollar?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-37254932974443218952012-07-25T09:16:00.001-04:002012-07-25T09:16:12.844-04:00Re-Written and Confused1. Do not traverse a structure erected to afford passage over a waterway until the time of drawing nigh unto it.<br />
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2. Perambulate in moccasins, and shoulder a gargantuan wooden rail.<br />
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3. That which is acquired without difficulty is dispersed with equal facilityAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-17624010616940970652012-07-16T08:01:00.000-04:002012-07-16T11:17:22.506-04:00Roman Numeral FormulaAnother question from Jim May. Thanks, Jim!<br />
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The formula below is made up of individual match sticks. How few number of match stick moves can you make to correct this Roman numeral formula? Please demonstrate.<br />
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XI + I = X<br />
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Do you have a question to ask, please contact me and if it's new, I'll post it here for everyone to enjoy!Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-49283030419344871412012-07-13T10:50:00.002-04:002012-07-13T10:51:05.729-04:00Four WingsI have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound.<br />
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What am I?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-90307448878594458592012-07-12T10:52:00.000-04:002012-07-12T10:52:10.349-04:00Feathers to FlyI have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown.<br />
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What am I?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-7798822623208042492012-07-10T14:12:00.000-04:002012-07-10T14:12:02.944-04:00Thirteen CrowsThere are thirteen crows sitting on a wire. If I shoot one, how many are left? There are at least five defensibly correct answers to this puzzle. Name four of them.<br />
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From Jim May, someone we have all been relying on for daily answers!Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-78223447116541930852012-07-03T14:54:00.002-04:002012-07-03T14:54:46.851-04:00Bert Goes to a PartyYou are at a logic master's party. The host has decided to play a game. He takes 8 stamps, 4 red and 4 green and announces the rules. He will affix two stamps to each party goers head and then he will place the remaining two in his pocket. You, Bert, and two others, Al and Casey, can see the other stamps, but don't know your own stamps and cannot see the stamps in the host's pocket.<br />
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The host then asks each of you in turn if you know the colors of your own stamps:<br />
A: "No."<br />
B: "No."<br />
C: "No."<br />
A: "No."<br />
B: "Yes."<br />
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What color stamps do you have?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.com4