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Tricky Questions

  1. Jan 13, 2007 #1
    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.":approve:
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2007 #2
    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?"
     
  4. Jan 13, 2007 #3

    Gokul43201

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    A tablespoonfull.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2007 #4
    NOt right;
    Can anyone answer this?
    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?
     
  6. Jan 13, 2007 #5
    3)(in your head!) Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?
    pls sincerely add it in mind.....
     
  7. Jan 13, 2007 #6
    ..... 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. :biggrin:
     
  8. Jan 13, 2007 #7
    4100, honestly did it in my head.... :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2007 #8
    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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  10. Jan 13, 2007 #9

    George Jones

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    900 more and I would have answered "average velocity" or "average potential"

    Why?
     
  11. Jan 13, 2007 #10
    the room full of lions that haven't eaten for 3 years, because they will be dead
     
  12. Jan 13, 2007 #11
    Johno's correct....
     
  13. Jan 13, 2007 #12

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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?
     
  14. Jan 13, 2007 #13

    DaveC426913

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    The same way he got in.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2007 #14

    verty

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    Without demolishing the room... (or rather I should say: "How did he get in then?")
     
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  16. Jan 13, 2007 #15
    Through either the holes in the wall or floor or the trapdoors in the wall or ceiling.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2007 #16

    verty

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    It's far simpler than that: through the doorway (there's no door).
     
  18. Jan 13, 2007 #17

    cristo

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    Surely that's a hole in the wall though, so Healey01 is right! :tongue2:
     
  19. Jan 13, 2007 #18

    verty

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    He was on the right track, taking the negative of what I had said. His answer was also sufficient.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2007 #19
    lol, good point
     
  21. Jan 13, 2007 #20

    Gokul43201

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    No? Is it a teaspoonful, then?
    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.
     
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