Fountain

07-09-2002, 05:03 PM

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?

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?