## Puzzles

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### Re: Puzzles

questionable_i wrote:
alfretztay wrote:
questionable_i wrote:According to the traditional song, on the first day of Christmas (25th December), my true love sent to me:

. A partridge in a pear tree

On the second day of Christmas (26th December), my true love sent to me THREE presents:

. Two turtle doves
. A partridge in a pear tree

On the third day of Christmas (27th December and so on) my true love sent to me SIX presents:

. Three French hens
. Two turtle doves
. A partridge in a pear tree

This carries on until the the twelfth day of Christmas, when my true love sends me:

Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
A partridge in a pear tree

After the twelve days of Christmas are over, how many presents has my true love sent me altogether?

http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols/images/ansanta.gif

Total = (12 + 22 + 30 + 36 + 40 + 42) × 2 = 364

Ans : 364 presents.

To alfretztay you got the right answer.

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### Re: Puzzles

alfretztay wrote:Pointing at a photo of a female, a boy named Tom said, " She's the daughter of my paternal grandfather's only daughter-in-law." How is the female related to Tom?

Tom's sister?

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alfretztay wrote:You have 2047 lemons and 11 bags to distribute these lemons in all the bags in any way you choose. However, when I ask for a certain number of lemons you have to give them in terms of bags without transferring the lemons from any other bags. How would you distribute the lemons?

Each bag should contain 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024

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Sun_2010 wrote:
alfretztay wrote:You have 2047 lemons and 11 bags to distribute these lemons in all the bags in any way you choose. However, when I ask for a certain number of lemons you have to give them in terms of bags without transferring the lemons from any other bags. How would you distribute the lemons?

Each bag should contain 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024

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Sun_2010 wrote:
alfretztay wrote:Pointing at a photo of a female, a boy named Tom said, " She's the daughter of my paternal grandfather's only daughter-in-law." How is the female related to Tom?

Tom's sister?

You are answering a question with another question, aren't you? "Tom's sister" is of course, correct.

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### Re: Puzzles

Only for the brave, this one!

This square has eleven letters missing, which you have to replace:

Every row, column AND the main diagonals contain all the letters in the word "BRAVE".

That reminds me, I must see the Postman about all those missing letters.

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questionable_i wrote:Only for the brave, this one!

This square has eleven letters missing, which you have to replace:

Every row, column AND the main diagonals contain all the letters in the word "BRAVE".

That reminds me, I must see the Postman about all those missing letters.

BRAVE
VEBRA
RAVEB
EBRAV
AVEBR

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### Re: Puzzles

icy_mama wrote:
questionable_i wrote:Only for the brave, this one!

This square has eleven letters missing, which you have to replace:

Every row, column AND the main diagonals contain all the letters in the word "BRAVE".

That reminds me, I must see the Postman about all those missing letters.

BRAVE
VEBRA
RAVEB
EBRAV
AVEBR

So congrats

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questionable_i wrote:
icy_mama wrote:BRAVE
VEBRA
RAVEB
EBRAV
AVEBR

So congrats

Thanks for setting these riddles! Keep 'em coming!

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### Re: Puzzles

5 Pirates Puzzle

5 pirates of different ages have a treasure of 100 gold coins.

On their ship, they decide to split the coins using this scheme:

The oldest pirate proposes how to share the coins, and ALL pirates (including the oldest) vote for or against it.

If 50% or more of the pirates vote for it, then the coins will be shared that way. Otherwise, the pirate proposing the scheme will be thrown overboard, and the process is repeated with the pirates that remain.

As pirates tend to be a bloodthirsty bunch, if a pirate would get the same number of coins if he voted for or against a proposal, he will vote against so that the pirate who proposed the plan will be thrown overboard.

Assuming that all 5 pirates are intelligent, rational, greedy, and do not wish to die, (and are rather good at math for pirates) what will happen?

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