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You take 11 tomatoes and cut them in half

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #1
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    You take 11 tomatoes and cut them in half, and cut those pieces in half and cut those pieces in half and cut those pieces in half. You then take 7 potatoes and repeat those steps. After that you take 14 strawberries, 8 blueberries, 5 apples, an orange, and 83 blackberries and cut the berries into thirds, and those pieces into thirds, and those pieces in half. You then take a watermelon, a cantaloupe, a pumpkin, a squash and another watermelon and slice them into 14 pieces each. You cut those into thirds and those pieces into quarters. You then cut 7 red onions, 4 white onions, 7 turnips, 5 mushrooms, 2 zucchini and 14 cucumbers into thirds, and those pieces into quarters, and those quarters in half, and those halves into thirds. You proceed to cut the green fruit pieces into thirds one more time. You now take 5 bananas, 15 more oranges, 9 lemons and 4 limes and peel them in one continuous peel. You cut the yellow fruit in thirds, and those pieces into quarters. Due to some bruising you throw away 14 pieces of banana. Then you take the oranges and cut the first into 10 pieces, the second into 20 pieces, and each additional orange after that into 10 more pieces than the one before. You cut all peels into quarters. You throw in 180 raspberries and cut them into half, and those pieces into thirds. Last you cut all your berry pieces in half one more time. Assuming all your cuts are precise and perfect, pulp and juices exempt, how many separate pieces of fruit do you have?
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2009 #2
    Re: riddle

    Tried to make a fruit salad did you?

    :yuck:
     
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