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dylancatlow
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4/19/2013 2:18:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
You find a three gallon water tank and a five gallon water tank next to a faucet. How do you produce a water tank with exactly four gallons of water?
TheAntidoter
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4/19/2013 2:23:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 2:18:28 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
You find a three gallon water tank and a five gallon water tank next to a faucet. How do you produce a water tank with exactly four gallons of water?

Are they Both full?
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AlwaysMoreThanYou
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4/19/2013 2:50:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 2:18:28 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
You find a three gallon water tank and a five gallon water tank next to a faucet. How do you produce a water tank with exactly four gallons of water?

Fill the five gallon tank to the four gallon mark.

If you can't do that, then fill the three gallon tank, and dump it into the five gallon tank. Then fill the three gallon tank again, and dump it into the five gallon tank until the five gallon tank is full. Then dump out the five gallon tank, and pour what's left in the three gallon tank (1 gallon) into the five gallon tank. Fill up the three gallon tank one last time, then pour all three gallons into the five gallon tank to make four gallons.
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4/19/2013 5:36:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Fill the 3 gallon. Pour it into the 5 gallon. Fill the three gallon again and pour it into the 5 gallon again. That will leave you with 1 gallon in the 3 gallon tank. Pour out the 5 gallon tank. Pour the 1 gallon (in the 3 gallon tank) into the 5 gallon tank. Fill the 3 gallon tank. 3 + 1 = 4.

Is there a faster way to do this lol
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4/19/2013 5:36:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 2:50:09 PM, AlwaysMoreThanYou wrote:

If you can't do that, then fill the three gallon tank, and dump it into the five gallon tank. Then fill the three gallon tank again, and dump it into the five gallon tank until the five gallon tank is full. Then dump out the five gallon tank, and pour what's left in the three gallon tank (1 gallon) into the five gallon tank. Fill up the three gallon tank one last time, then pour all three gallons into the five gallon tank to make four gallons.

lol I should really read threads first before I post -___-
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4/19/2013 7:59:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
A cowboy rides into the Desert on Friday, camps there for two days, the rides back on Tuesday. If he only stayed for two days though, how is this possible?
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4/19/2013 8:03:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 7:59:19 PM, TUF wrote:
A cowboy rides into the Desert on Friday, camps there for two days, the rides back on Tuesday. If he only stayed for two days though, how is this possible?

International Date Line?

He rides into the desert Friday night, camps there Saturday and Sunday. It is actually Monday because he crosses the international date line. He spends monday night there and rides back on tuesday. So, he spends two days but three nights there.

I feel sure there is a simpler, more elegant explanation though.
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4/19/2013 8:04:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 8:03:39 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 4/19/2013 7:59:19 PM, TUF wrote:
A cowboy rides into the Desert on Friday, camps there for two days, the rides back on Tuesday. If he only stayed for two days though, how is this possible?

International Date Line?

He rides into the desert Friday night, camps there Saturday and Sunday. It is actually Monday because he crosses the international date line. He spends monday night there and rides back on tuesday. So, he spends two days but three nights there.

I feel sure there is a simpler, more elegant explanation though.

It's a harder riddle then the one where the horses names are friday and tuesday.
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4/20/2013 3:42:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 7:59:19 PM, TUF wrote:
A cowboy rides into the Desert on Friday, camps there for two days, the rides back on Tuesday. If he only stayed for two days though, how is this possible?

He rode back on a horse named Tuesday. This is an ooooollllllddddd riddle. Like "Great-grandpa told me" old.
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4/20/2013 6:47:43 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/19/2013 8:03:39 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 4/19/2013 7:59:19 PM, TUF wrote:
A cowboy rides into the Desert on Friday, camps there for two days, the rides back on Tuesday. If he only stayed for two days though, how is this possible?

International Date Line?

He rides into the desert Friday night, camps there Saturday and Sunday. It is actually Monday because he crosses the international date line. He spends monday night there and rides back on tuesday. So, he spends two days but three nights there.

I feel sure there is a simpler, more elegant explanation though.

Good theory lol! But the other two were right about the horses names. Yes its an old.one.
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4/20/2013 6:51:11 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
If the world weighs a apoximately 6.897 billion pounds, and man build a wall that weighs 1.567 billion pounds, and a statue that weighs .400 Billion pounds (400 million pounds) how much does the earth now weigh?
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4/20/2013 6:54:39 AM
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At 4/20/2013 6:51:11 AM, TUF wrote:
If the world weighs a apoximately 6.897 billion pounds, and man build a wall that weighs 1.567 billion pounds, and a statue that weighs .400 Billion pounds (400 million pounds) how much does the earth now weigh?

Assuming the world = the earth, and he made the wall and statue out of parts of the earth, then the earth now weighs approximately 6.897 billion pounds.
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4/20/2013 1:20:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 6:54:39 AM, Sui_Generis wrote:
At 4/20/2013 6:51:11 AM, TUF wrote:
If the world weighs a apoximately 6.897 billion pounds, and man build a wall that weighs 1.567 billion pounds, and a statue that weighs .400 Billion pounds (400 million pounds) how much does the earth now weigh?

Assuming the world = the earth, and he made the wall and statue out of parts of the earth, then the earth now weighs approximately 6.897 billion pounds.

^ This. And if he got it by drilling on the moon or some other planet, then it weighs 8.864 billion pounds.
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4/20/2013 1:49:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 6:54:39 AM, Sui_Generis wrote:
At 4/20/2013 6:51:11 AM, TUF wrote:
If the world weighs a apoximately 6.897 billion pounds, and man build a wall that weighs 1.567 billion pounds, and a statue that weighs .400 Billion pounds (400 million pounds) how much does the earth now weigh?

Assuming the world = the earth, and he made the wall and statue out of parts of the earth, then the earth now weighs approximately 6.897 billion pounds.

Good job. :)
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4/20/2013 1:52:40 PM
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2 men play 5 complete games of checkers. There are no ties and they have both won the same amount of games. How is this possible?
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4/20/2013 2:09:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 1:52:40 PM, TUF wrote:
2 men play 5 complete games of checkers. There are no ties and they have both won the same amount of games. How is this possible?

They are not playing against each other.