# Riddles, Puzzles And Jokes.

#### Zargawee

[SOLVED] Riddles, Puzzles And Jokes.

Hello All,
Welcome To PF ... Again , I Start This Thread , I Hope Poeple Will Make It The Place Of Their Riddles And Puzzles .

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#### Mentat

I don't know if this puzzle has alread been posted (in PF 2.0), but I have yet to find someone (besides me, that is) that has solved it without some help.

5+5+5=550

Make the LHS truly equal the RHS, by only adding on straight line, anywhere on the equation.

(Pointer, this will be much easier, if you do it on a piece of paper.)

#### chosenone

By putting a slash though the equal sign!

#### Laser Eyes

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Laser Eyes

#### Mentat

Originally posted by chosenone
By putting a slash though the equal sign!
Sorry, incorrect. Please try again.

(Reason: You did not make the RHS equal the LHS, as I asked.)

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#### Njorl

Diagonal line to turn the first plus sign into a 4, 545+5=550

Njorl

#### Zargawee

5+5+5=550
Make the LHS truly equal the RHS, by only adding on straight line, anywhere on the equation.
I Asked The SAME Question In PF 2.0 ... And I Looks Like Njorl Still Remember It ...

#### Zargawee

Solve This :
A Company Has 10 Workers , Every Worker's Job Is To Make A 10gms golden Ring .
One Of The Workers Was A Theif , He Stole 1gm Of Each ring he made ...
How can the owner of the company find him if he is only allowed to use the scales once ?

#### damgo

Dear Search Committee Chair,
I am writing this letter for Mr. John Smith who has applied for a position in your department. I should start by saying that I cannot recommend him too highly.
In fact, there is no other student with whom I can adequately compare him, and I am sure that the amount of mathematics he knows will surprise you.
His dissertation is the sort of work you don't expect to see these days. It definitely demonstrates his complete capabilities.
In closing, let me say that you will be fortunate if you can get him to work for you.

Sincerely,
A D Visor (Prof.)

#### bogdan

Take 1 ring from Worker 1, 2 rings from worker 2,....10 rings from worker 10;
Put them on the scale;let m be the mass measured by the scale (in grames);

550-m is the number of the worker who is a thief;

(if each worker makes just one ring then cut each rings into 10 pieces and take 1 piece from worker 1, 2 from worker 2, 10 from wroker 10 and the number of the thief-worker will be (55-m)*10)

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#### chosenone

I think i got the answer to 5+5+5=550,what you do is convert it to 5+10=550,then you add your line make it a 1,so,5+110=550,then you rotate the plus sign sideways and make it a times,5 x 110=550,the they are equal am I right?

#### Mentat

Originally posted by chosenone
I think i got the answer to 5+5+5=550,what you do is convert it to 5+10=550,then you add your line make it a 1,so,5+110=550,then you rotate the plus sign sideways and make it a times,5 x 110=550,the they are equal am I right?
All you have to do is add the straight line (see njorl's post for the answer).

#### RuroumiKenshin

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Originally posted by chosenone
I think i got the answer to 5+5+5=550,what you do is convert it to 5+10=550,then you add your line make it a 1,so,5+110=550,then you rotate the plus sign sideways and make it a times,5 x 110=550,the they are equal am I right
Good job, though, chosenone!

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#### The Grimmus

Ok at what time is every planet in the solor system allinged with the sun

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