Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes

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In summary, the conversation discusses an old brain teaser about how long it would take for ten men to dig ten holes if six men can dig six holes in six minutes. The answer is determined to be 6 minutes, but some suggest it could be done faster with the use of industrial diggers. The conversation also touches on the idea of exercise, diet, and mortality.
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old brain teaser...

I don't know how old it its but it's old.

Ok...

If six men can dig six holes in six minutes then,
how many minutes will it take for ten men to dig ten holes?
 
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6 minutes??
 
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Huckleberry said:
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I would agree.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
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That's obvious. but the first thing ojne things of, at the very streinght begining, just after reading it, is that it is bigger, and you have to multiply sometihng or whatever.

If someone doesn't get the answer, please, go kill yourself. for the sake of everyone.
 
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um... 4 minutes? :)
 
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that's obvious, Huckleberry got it. 1 man dig 1 hole in 6 min
 
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(10men/6men)x(6holes/10holes)x6minutes

...but where is the puzzle? :zzz:
 
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either they could dig the holes and waste that long amount of time and people, or rent a tractor and do it with less people in less time.
tor

Exercise hard, eat right, die anyway.
 
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If 1/10 of those men is a construction site manager, then he has access to industrial diggers. So he could then reserve one of the diggers and get one of the other 9 men to finish digging the holes which would take about 4-5 minutes.
 
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If ir was Cal Trans , 1 man would dig and the other 5 would lean on their shovels.
 
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6 minutes
 

Related to Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes

1. What is the "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes" and how does it work?

The "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes" is a classic puzzle that challenges individuals to find a solution to a seemingly impossible scenario. The puzzle involves 10 men who must each place their hand in one of 10 holes, but they cannot see which hole they are placing their hand in. The goal is for all 10 men to end up with their right hand in one hole and their left hand in another, without any two men having their hands in the same hole.

2. Is there a solution to the "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes"?

Yes, there is a solution to this puzzle. It requires careful planning and strategic hand placement, but it is possible for all 10 men to end up with their right hand in one hole and their left hand in another.

3. How long does it typically take to solve the "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes"?

The amount of time it takes to solve this puzzle can vary greatly depending on an individual's problem-solving skills and approach. Some may be able to solve it quickly, while others may take longer to find the solution. It is a good exercise in patience and critical thinking.

4. Are there any variations of the "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes"?

Yes, there are several variations of this puzzle that involve different numbers of men and holes. Some versions also add additional rules or constraints to make it even more challenging.

5. What skills can be developed by solving the "Old Brain Teaser: 10 Men & 10 Holes"?

Solving this puzzle requires critical thinking, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills. It also helps develop patience, perseverance, and the ability to think outside the box. It is a great exercise for the brain and can improve cognitive abilities.

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