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Old brain teaser

  1. Apr 24, 2005 #1
    old brain teaser....

    I dont know how old it its but it's old.


    If six men can dig six holes in six minutes then,
    how many minutes will it take for ten men to dig ten holes?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 24, 2005 #2
    6 minutes??
  4. Apr 24, 2005 #3
    I would agree.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
  5. Apr 25, 2005 #4
    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.
  6. Apr 25, 2005 #5
    um.... 4 minutes? :)
  7. Apr 26, 2005 #6
    that's obvious, Huckleberry got it. 1 man dig 1 hole in 6 min
  8. Apr 26, 2005 #7

    ...but where is the puzzle? :zzz:
  9. Apr 23, 2009 #8
    Re: old brain teaser....

    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.

    Exercise hard, eat right, die anyway.
  10. Apr 26, 2009 #9
    Re: old brain teaser....

    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.
  11. Apr 26, 2009 #10
    Re: old brain teaser....

    If ir was Cal Trans , 1 man would dig and the other 5 would lean on their shovels.
  12. May 5, 2009 #11
    Re: old brain teaser....

    6 minutes
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