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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by Smithy0013 » March 21st, 2014, 1:39 pm

ceg7654 wrote:There is a bomb that you must defuse. In order to defuse it, you must pour exactly 4 gallons of on it. However, all you have is unlimited water, a 3 gallon jug, and a 5 gallon jug. The jugs aren't labeled like measuring cups or anything, so it's not like you can just pour it to exactly 4 in the 5 gal jug. How do you pour exactly 4 gallons onto the bomb to defuse it?
This one has several steps in the answer. The very end result should be 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jug. I was told this riddle in 4th grade by my Enrichment teacher(Enrichment we learned philosophy, psychology, mythology, and we did brainteasers/riddles like this one) and it took me like three whole days to get it... I was in fourth grade don't judge me. :lol:
yeah i think this is a classic elementary school math problem because i remember getting it as well. You fill up the three gallon and pour it into the five gallon. Then you fill the three gallon again and pour it into the five gallon until the five gallon is full (this requires two gallons) leaving one remaining gallon in the three gallon. Now empty the five gallon. pour the one gallon of water in the three gallon bucket into the five gallon bucket. Fill the three gallon. pour into five gallon. You know have four gallons of water

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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by ceg7654 » March 21st, 2014, 2:26 pm

That's correct! I ask someone of my friends today who are my age and they can't get it... So I guess it might be the not-so-classic classic elementary math problem?
EDIT: You can post the next riddle, Smithy0013. :D
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by pikachu4919 » March 22nd, 2015, 11:19 pm

space scientist wrote:The youngest son bought a match and a candle. Then he lit the match and used that to light the candle. The candle then filled the barn with light. I believe that is the correct answer, since I remember seeing that riddle before.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Lol I almost forgot about posting that riddle :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: but space scientist had the right answer
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 23rd, 2015, 3:03 pm

pikachu4919 wrote:
space scientist wrote:The youngest son bought a match and a candle. Then he lit the match and used that to light the candle. The candle then filled the barn with light. I believe that is the correct answer, since I remember seeing that riddle before.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Lol I almost forgot about posting that riddle :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: but space scientist had the right answer
Umm...
pikachu4919 wrote:err, no.

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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by InfiniCuber » April 16th, 2015, 1:58 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
pikachu4919 wrote:
space scientist wrote:The youngest son bought a match and a candle. Then he lit the match and used that to light the candle. The candle then filled the barn with light. I believe that is the correct answer, since I remember seeing that riddle before.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Lol I almost forgot about posting that riddle :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: but space scientist had the right answer
Umm...
pikachu4919 wrote:err, no.
Didn't you post that like...two years ago???
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by sciolyboy123 » April 17th, 2015, 9:26 am

How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 17th, 2015, 12:50 pm

sciolyboy123 wrote:How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
Add -1.
Add "n" to make none, but since you said "number," this answer is invalid.

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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by Panda Weasley » April 17th, 2015, 12:56 pm

sciolyboy123 wrote:How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
Well really adding almost any number would work depending on your definition of disappear. 1+2=3 and the 1 disappeared. I think the answer you want though is what can you add to 1 to get 0. In that case my answer is what UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F put.
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by sciolyboy123 » April 17th, 2015, 3:38 pm

Panda Weasley wrote:
sciolyboy123 wrote:How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
Well really adding almost any number would work depending on your definition of disappear. 1+2=3 and the 1 disappeared. I think the answer you want though is what can you add to 1 to get 0. In that case my answer is what UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F put.
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F is correct
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Re: Riddle Me This

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 17th, 2015, 5:21 pm

sciolyboy123 wrote:
Panda Weasley wrote:
sciolyboy123 wrote:How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?
Well really adding almost any number would work depending on your definition of disappear. 1+2=3 and the 1 disappeared. I think the answer you want though is what can you add to 1 to get 0. In that case my answer is what UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F put.
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F is correct
2 people are going to a farm. The first person says "That guy's a pig." The second person says "He's also a cow." Which one is lying?

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