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#136
harrythook

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Am I simple, or will the carney (carnival man) write:

your exact weight

is that not what he said?

And I defer my posting of a riddle to someone on the staff here, got work to do!!!!!!!!

Edited by harrythook, 08 October 2006 - 05:10 PM.

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Ok....Anyone can post a Riddle....
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A hunter met two shepherds, one of whom had three loaves and the other, five loaves. All the loaves were the same size. The three men agreed to share the eight loaves equally between them. After they had eaten, the hunter gave the shepherds eight bronze coins as payment for his meal. How should the two shepherds fairly divide this money?
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Is It This....

The shepherd who had three loaves should get one coin,
and the shepherd who had five loaves should get seven coins.
If there were eight loaves and three men,
each man ate two and two-thirds loaves.
So the first shepherd gave the hunter one-third of a loaf,
and the second gave the hunter two and one-third loaves.
The shepherd who gave one-third of a loaf should get one coin,
and the one who gave seven-thirds of a loaf should get seven coins.
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you got it
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Guess I'm up...Then..


Two planes take off at the same exact moment.
They are flying across the Atlantic.
One leaves New York and is flying to Paris at 500 miles per hour.
The other leaves Paris and is flying to New York at just 450 miles per hour.
Which one will be closer to Paris when they meet?
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when they meet they should be the same distance from paris.
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Yeah...That's It...Your Up
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In reference to the airplane post:
Just a question, I would like to compare the math on solving this riddle/problem. I assume (there is that word again) that the answer is based on travel speed, the rotation of the earth, and no head/tail wind. What formula was used to come to this conclusion?
Curiosity, one again consumes my time.
Thanks, and looking forward to the next riddle!
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What math?

When the two planes meet, they are both the same distance from both cities...just for a split second.
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Oh what a twisted, simple mind I have. Looking for the answer I was going in this direction:

The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.
Multiply by cosine of your latitude to see how fast the Earth is rotating where you are.

Newark International
Latitude: 40°41'33"N (40.692500)
Longitude: 74°10'07"W (-74.168667)

Low and behold, the MATH I should have been doing was reading the question!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The simple things in life are right in front of you, DUH :whistling:
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That's why these are fun. Riddles, by their very nature, are a study in misdirection. :whistling:
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stretchmiester hasn't posted a new one so just to keep things running smoothly we will continue.
So we can all have bit of a laugh as well.

Sorry harrythook.. These Riddles are not all Logical your supposed to have FUN with them.
But just to give your brain some exercise... Try This one.


A baseball team had just won the championship game and the players wanted to congratulate each other. They began shaking hands, but each player only shook hands with every other player just once.
There are, of course, only 9 players on a baseball team.
How many times did the players shake hands?




Well explained...Wannabe1 Thanks

Edited by cheyenne 09, 12 October 2006 - 05:28 AM.

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I give you a group of three.
One is sitting down and will never get up.
The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry.

The third goes away and never returns. What are they?



Stove...Fire...Smoke ? :whistling:

(edit) ooops...didn't see it was already answered...

Edited by killmypc, 12 October 2006 - 06:37 AM.

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I'm glad you spotted That Riddle has already been answered
were on This Riddle.... Nice to see..... New Members here....

A baseball team had just won the championship game and the players wanted to congratulate each other. They began shaking hands, but each player only shook hands with every other player just once.
There are, of course, only 9 players on a baseball team.
How many times did the players shake hands?

Edited by cheyenne 09, 12 October 2006 - 06:44 AM.

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