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    And, if you are bored...

    Being honest, i dont know the answer to the question about 1,2 etc....I do know these answers.

    How did you do?



    A wise man bequeathed 17 camels to his three sons,
    stipulating that the eldest receive a half, the middle
    one a third and the youngest a ninth. Luckily, a
    passer-by had heard this old chestnut, and so lent his
    camel while they made the division. They now had 18 so
    the eldest received nine camels, the middle son six and
    the youngest two. This came to 17, so they were then
    able to return the camel they had borrowed.

    Had the will been carried out, and why?

    NEXT...........

    OK - here's a really easy one to start you off for the
    new semester.

    Backup tapes for a company are kept securely locked in a
    safe. The combination is a 14-digit number comprising
    two 7s separated by seven digits, two 6s separated by
    six digits, two 5s separated by five digits and so on,
    all the way down to a pair of 1s with a single digit
    between. Complete the number, given that it does not end
    in 1. 536***********

    NEXT...

    Example: Twelve cricketers are standing in a circle. One
    is holding a ball. The one with the ball throws it to
    the person 3 away to his left (i.e. passing 2 people).
    The catcher does the same and so on. Work out - Does
    every cricketer catch the ball? If the step length was
    different (say 4 instead of 3) would all the cricketers
    touch the ball?

    Question to be answered: What is the principle that
    would allow you to predict for any size of circle and
    any step length whether all the cricketers would touch
    the ball?

    NEXT.

    When Dawn got on a tram at Manchester Picadilly she
    noticed, as you do, that the tramcar's four-digit number
    was equal to 2/3 of the number you obtained if you
    reversed the order of its digits. What was the tram's
    number?
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    I'm seem to remember solving all of them, these are very familiar problems. Have you thought of all these, cool.
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    Tram question - 6534 2/3 of 6534 is 4356 which when reversed is
    6534.

    Backup Tapes - 53672352461714

    The will - The will was not carried out. Despite the fact that
    the total inherited came to 17. The eldest boy did not
    get half the camels, he got half of 18 camels = 9. The
    others did not recieve 3rd and 9th of 17, they recieved
    3rd and 9th of 17+1 respectfully. In reality the eldest
    recieve 9/17, and the others 6/17 and 2/17.

    Are some of these right? Can't be sure, could you tell us. Ta Fountain
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    Well, for the first one, each of them got at least as much as the old man wanted, so the will was done. This is because they got at least 1/2, 1/3 and 1/9 of 18, which is even bigger then 1/2, 1/3 and 1/9 of 17.
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    Dene! you SOB Stop answering the questions!

    Lets see how diverse these simple questions can travel......

    Besides YOU KNOW the god damn answers
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    Thanks for giving my name out. I'll try and work the rest out.
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    For the cricket one, I'd guess that any step size that wasnt a factor would work?
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    i peed on a cricket once

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    As you may have gathered, the correct answers are above. Mutter mutter
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