The power of 7

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there are one man with 7 wives
each wive has 7 daughter
each daughter has 7 maids
each maids has 7 kids
each kid has 7 cat
each cat has 7 cotton ball
each cotton bal has 7 color

All of them go to the moon

how many man go to the moon ?
 
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One man it reads, so I'll say ONE.
 
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yup, i thought it is simple and easy, but still interesting. so i post it here any way. i heard it in a film
 

NateTG

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The traditional one

As I was going to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives
Each wife had seven sacks
each sack hat seven cats
each cat had seven kits
kits, cats, sacks, and wives
how many were going to St. Ives?
 
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Ah... clever; but that's really hard to tell with no time frame. I'm sure that that one man was not the only one going there that day, nor the only one going there in the entire existence of St. Ives, so I'm not sure how to answer the question. Hmmm... :rolleyes:
 
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yeah, NateTG, i meant that. Can you tell me from what film is it, I forgot it badly.
 

Averagesupernova

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ONE was going to St. Ives in the above scenario. The ONE that was going MET some wives, cats, etc. Obviously since they MET they were not going to St. Ives.
 
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The even more traditional version

There was a man with seven houses
Each house had seven cats
Each cat had seven mice
Each mouse had seven heads of barley
Each head had seven hekats of barley

(Loosely based on) Ahmes Papyrus 1650 B.C. (from a work of 1950 B.C.)
 
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how do we know if all the kids are still children?
 
Children doesn't have mean the person is still very young. It could simply mean the offspring of the parents, implying no age in particular.
 
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ArielGenesis said:
yeah, NateTG, i meant that. Can you tell me from what film is it, I forgot it badly.
not certain, but that sounds like Through the Looking Glass.
 
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i think it was in die hard 3 as one of the puzzles but i can't rember, maybe it was just something simlar to this.
 
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it is an action film about bomb.
i am close to sure that it is not 'Through the Looking Glass'
it could be die hard x but i am not sure either
 
ArielGenesis said:
it is an action film about bomb.
i am close to sure that it is not 'Through the Looking Glass'
it could be die hard x but i am not sure either
die hard with a vengeance

bad guy tells bruce and samuel over the phone
 

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