# Tricky Questions

powergirl
Tricky Questions!!!

I'm starting this thread so as to post some tricky questions here.U may also post q's over here.
"Really the thing is that,I'm fed up by starting new new threads for each Q's."

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powergirl
Let me ask the Ist Quest:'n.
"1) How much soil is there in a hole measuring one metre by one metre by one metre?"

Gokul43201
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A tablespoonfull.

powergirl
NOt right;
2) A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

powergirl
pls sincerely add it in mind.....

Let me ask the Ist Quest:'n.
"1) How much soil is there in a hole measuring one metre by one metre by one metre?"
..... Lol... I will guess none, since its a hole and all., but in all probability, Gokul is probably correct as perhaps some dirt was blown back in.

pls sincerely add it in mind.....
4100, honestly did it in my head....

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NOt right;
2) A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
I'd pick the assassins since they are perhaps sentenced to die too, hence no reason to shoot me. And then we could work on a plan as to how to get out of there.

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George Jones
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pls sincerely add it in mind.....
900 more and I would have answered "average velocity" or "average potential"

Why?

NOt right;
2) A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
the room full of lions that haven't eaten for 3 years, because they will be dead

powergirl
Johno's correct....

verty
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Q: A man is in a room with no windows, no door, no holes in the ceiling and no trapdoors in the floor. How does he escape the room?

DaveC426913
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The same way he got in.

verty
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Without demolishing the room... (or rather I should say: "How did he get in then?")

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Through either the holes in the wall or floor or the trapdoors in the wall or ceiling.

verty
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It's far simpler than that: through the doorway (there's no door).

cristo
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It's far simpler than that: through the doorway (there's no door).
Surely that's a hole in the wall though, so Healey01 is right! :tongue2:

verty
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He was on the right track, taking the negative of what I had said. His answer was also sufficient.

the room full of lions that haven't eaten for 3 years, because they will be dead
lol, good point

Gokul43201
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NOt right;
No? Is it a teaspoonful, then?
2) A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
The second room. The murderer is actually an assassin, and all his homies are hanging out there.

In the first room, he'd die of emotional overdose from all the rage, and in the third room the stink will kill him.

cristo
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In the first room, he'd die of emotional overdose from all the rage
:rofl: This has got to be the right answer!

powergirl
Here's another one for you guys....try it pls''.'''.''''.'''''

Each of the clues make up a type of flower, for example "small container + to allow" would be "vial + let", or "violet."

Can you figure out these five?

1. an implement + flesh around mouth
2. foppish + a large carnivorous wildcat
3. to wed + a soft yellow element
4. a false statement + be deficient in
5. indicates an alternative + child

powergirl
Yaaah,here's another one:

"The Forest For The Trees"

In each sentence the name of a tree is hidden. The willow is hiding in the first sentence. Can you find the others?

1. I will owe you a favor if you drive me to the airport.
2. I am afraid of going up in elevators.
3. Drinking cocoa keeps me warm on long winter nights.
4. I hope the map leads us to buried treasure.
5. "Eat another bonbon," said our charming hostess.
6. Nepal may be the most interesting place I have ever visited.
7. Remember to fold the map, please.
8. I feel many lumps in this mattress.
9. Word processing is not as useful as pens and paper for creative brainstorming.

Here's another one for you guys....try it pls''.'''.''''.'''''

Each of the clues make up a type of flower, for example "small container + to allow" would be "vial + let", or "violet."

Can you figure out these five?

1. an implement + flesh around mouth
2. foppish + a large carnivorous wildcat
3. to wed + a soft yellow element
4. a false statement + be deficient in
5. indicates an alternative + child

1.Tulip
2.Dandelion? (foppish?)
3.Marigold
4.Lilac
5.Orchid

powergirl
Ohhh,Perfectly ! Its right.....:)