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I like a good puzzle ;) especially when I need to relax.
I hope everyone will enjoy a few mental challenges.
I'll post answers on Monday!
Have a Great Weekend Everyone and Good Luck!
1. You are right next to a river and have a 5 gallon container and a 3 gallon container. You need to measure out 1 gallon of water. How do you do it?
2. How much dirt is in a hole 6 and a half feet wide, 8 feet deep, and 5 feet long?
3. You arrive at a hotel and have 3 sets of golden rings. The first set of rings has 4 rings, the second set has 2 rings and the third only has one ring. You cannot take these sets of rings apart, exchange them for a different form of currency, and the hotel clerk has no change. You want to stay at the hotel for 7 nights, and you have to pay one gold ring for each night that you stay. You cannot pay in advance, or all at once at the end of your stay. How do you pay for your 7 nights at the hotel?
4. How do you make six nines to equal exactly 100(you can use addition, division, decimals... just no other digits)?
5. There are 8 marbles that weigh 1 ounce each, and 1 marble that weighs 1.1 ounces. The marbles are all uniform in size, appearance, and shape. You have a balance that contains 2 trays. You are only able to use the scale 2 times. How do you determine which marble is the heaviest using only the scale and marbles in 2 weighings.
6. How many squares are in a chessboard?
I hope everyone will enjoy a few mental challenges.
I'll post answers on Monday!
Have a Great Weekend Everyone and Good Luck!
1. You are right next to a river and have a 5 gallon container and a 3 gallon container. You need to measure out 1 gallon of water. How do you do it?
2. How much dirt is in a hole 6 and a half feet wide, 8 feet deep, and 5 feet long?
3. You arrive at a hotel and have 3 sets of golden rings. The first set of rings has 4 rings, the second set has 2 rings and the third only has one ring. You cannot take these sets of rings apart, exchange them for a different form of currency, and the hotel clerk has no change. You want to stay at the hotel for 7 nights, and you have to pay one gold ring for each night that you stay. You cannot pay in advance, or all at once at the end of your stay. How do you pay for your 7 nights at the hotel?
4. How do you make six nines to equal exactly 100(you can use addition, division, decimals... just no other digits)?
5. There are 8 marbles that weigh 1 ounce each, and 1 marble that weighs 1.1 ounces. The marbles are all uniform in size, appearance, and shape. You have a balance that contains 2 trays. You are only able to use the scale 2 times. How do you determine which marble is the heaviest using only the scale and marbles in 2 weighings.
6. How many squares are in a chessboard?
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1. You fill the 3 gallon container and pour it in the 5 gallon container, then you again fill the 3 gallon container and pour into the 5 gallon one until it is full. There will then be 1 gallon of water left in the 3 gallon container.
2. Well, if it is a hole, there would be NO dirt in the hole.
3. The first night  you give the clerk the set with one ring, the 2nd night, you give the clerk the set with 2 rings and he/she gives you back the set with 1 ring (you have now paid for 2 nights, the 3rd night, you give the clerk the set with 1 ring (now having paid for 3 nights), the 4th night, you give the clerk the set with 4 rings and the clerk gives you back the set with 1 ring and the set with 2 rings back, the 5th night, you give the clerk the set with 1 ring (you have now paid for 5 nights), the 6th night, you give the clerk the set with 2 rings and the clerk gives you back the set with 1 ring, the 7th night, you give the clerk the set with 1 ring.... thereby paying for all nights.
4. 9 x 9 + 9 + 9 + 9/9 = 100
5. You got me  will have to get back to you on this one...
6. Well there are 64 squares ON a chessboard but none IN a chessboard... ??
5. You take the scale, put 3 of the 9 marbles on each tray (6 total marbles). If they do NOT weigh the same, then take out all 3 of the marbles which weigh the less (e.g. 3 ounces) and throw away. Then take the 3 marbles that weigh the most (the 3 on the other tray) (3.1 ounces) and put one marble on each of the trays  the marbles will either each weigh 1 ounce which will tell you that the marble in your hand is the one which weighs 1.1 ounce  or the scale will show which of those 2 marbles weighs 1.1 ounce.
If the 6 marbles (3 on each tray) weigh the same, then remove them and throw them out. Take the 3 marbles you have left and put one on each tray  will tell you if one of them weighs 1.1 ounces  if equal, then the one you have in your hand is the one that weighs 1.1 ounce.
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1. Will give the buckets to Raoul and Jorge and let them figure it out :o)
2. As long as there is enough dirt to cover the body of my sister who has not called me since son had went in hospital in August, I don't care what the exact amount is :o)
3. D's answer works for me!!
4. Did you say 69?? Love that number...
5. What marbles? I lost mine a long time ago :o)
6. Is that the same as how many squares in a pegboard (or is that how many circles in a pegboard??) Duh... what squares? What pegs? Huh?? :o)
I hope you enjoyed them!!!!
1. Answer: Fill up the 3 gallon container first. Pour it into the five gallon container. Fill up the 3 gallon container again, and fill up the rest of the 5 gallon container, and you should have 1 gallon left over in the 3 gallon container.
2. Answer: None, there is no dirt in a hole.
3. Answer: You give the clerk the 1 ring on the first night(1). On the second night you give the clerk the set of 2 rings and take back the 1 ring(2). On the third night you give the clerk the 1 ring that you took back(2 + 1). On the fourth, you take back the 1 ring and the set of 2 rings, and give him the set of 4 rings in return(4). On the fifth night, you give the clerk the 1 ring back(4 +1). On the sixth night, you take back the 1 ring and give him the 2 rings(4 + 2). And on the seventh night you give him the 1 ring back(4 +2 + 1).
4. Answer(1): 99 and 99/99
Answer(2): 99 + 99/99
5. Answer: Place 3 marbles on each tray.
 If the first weighing doesn't balance, remove all the marbles from the lighter side, and place one marble on each tray from the heavier tray. The heavier side is the 1.1 ounce marble, but if they balance, then the marble from the heavier tray from the first weighing that was not weighed in the second weighing is the heavier one(1.1).
 If the marbles balance on the first wieiging, remove the marbles from the trays, and place 2 of the remaining unweighed marbles on the trays, one on each tray. If one is heavier, it is the heavier marble(1.1), but if they balance, the remaining unweighed marble is the heavier one.
6. Answer: 204 squares: 64 onebyone squares, 49 twobytwo, 36 threebythree, 25 fourbyfour, 16 fivebyfive, 9 sixbysix, 4 sevenbyseven, and 1 eightbyeight.