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While enjoying a giddy ride at the carousel Sammy propounded a puzzle which reflects much credit to his mental abilities.
“One third of the number of kids riding ahead of me, added to threequarter of those riding behind me gives the correct number of children on this MerryGoRound” is the way he puts it; but it will puzzle you quite a little to tell just how many riders there were at this whirling circus.View SolutionSubmit Solution 364 views
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Consider a list of 2000 statements:
1) Exactly one statement on this list is false.
2) Exactly two statements on this list are false.
3) Exactly three statements on this list are false.
. . .
2000) Exactly 2000 statements on this list are false.
Which statements are true and which are false?What happens if you replace “exactly” with “at least”?
What happens if you replace “exactly” with “at most”?
What happens in all three cases if you replace “false” with “true”?
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You have five pieces of chain, each consisting of three links. You want to make one long chain of these five pieces. Breaking open a link costs 1 $, and welding an open link costs 3 $.
Is it possible to make one long chain of the five pieces, if you have just 15 $?
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A boat of mass M1 is floating in a lake of water. The volume of the lake is V. The water surface is initially at height h, as measured relative to the lake’s floor. There is an anchor of mass M2 sitting on the boat’s deck. A person standing on deck picks up the anchor and throws it overboard. The anchor then sinks to the bottom of the lake, and the water surface height becomes h’.
Which of the following qualitative relationships is correct? What assumptions are you making about the values of M1, M2, h, and V?
h’ h
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A specialist Gardener asked by a Mathematics professor to plant four trees that are all equidistant from each other. How do he place the trees?
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Pairs of primes numbers separated by a single number are called prime pairs like 17 and 19. Prove that the number between a prime pair is always divisible by 6 (assuming both numbers in the pair are greater than 6).
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A snail is at the bottom of a well that is 20 meters in depth. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards. How many days must elapse till the snail reaches the top of the well?
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There are two ropes which are of different length.
Each rope takes 60 minutes to burn completely when set on fire from one end.
You have to measure 45 minutes of time with the help of this ropes.
You cannot fold the ropes to half or tamper any of them.View SolutionSubmit Solution 489 views
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There is a bar with 25 seats in a line. The people there are antisocial so when they walk in the bar, they always try to find a seat farthest away from others. If one person walks in and find there is no seat are adjacent to nobody, that person will walk away. The bar owner wants as many people as possible. The owner can tell the first customer where to sit. all the other customers will pick the farthest possible seat from others.
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