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Includes the following:  MATH PROB. - The Gold Chain (S458b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - String On The Cylinder (S458 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Rectangle At The Corner (S456 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Sum Of Real Numbers (S455 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - 21 Factorial (S455b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Winding Vine Length (S454b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Ladders (S453b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Ant On A Box (S453 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - 27 Cubes (S452 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Anchor (S452b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - 4 Trees (S451 in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Analog Clock Problem 1 (S448b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Five Hats (S448b in Supp2)
.........................MATH PROB. - Train Bridge (S447b in Supp2)
.........................Math Prob. - Finding The Counterfeit Coin (S439b in Supp2)
.........................Math Prob. - Figure this Pattern (S347b in Supp2)
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.........................Math Prob. - Three Guys Rent A Room (S424b, S658)
.........................Math Prob. - 10 Envelopes And \$1,000 (S417b)
.........................Math Prob. - 100 Items 100 Cents (S408)
.........................Math Prob. - Boys Eating Pizza (S403b)
.........................Math Prob. - I'm A Three Digit Number (S395)
.........................MATH PROB. - John's Weight (S395b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Eating Dumplings
.........................Math Prob. - Two Bikes And A Pigeon (S394)
.........................Math Prob. - The Train And The Tunnel (S408b)
.........................Math Prob. - Two Trains In Two Minutes (S394b)
.........................Math Prob. - Bars of Soap (S393)
.........................Math Prob. - The School Concert (S391b)
.........................Math Prob. - Age Of Father And Son (S390b)
.........................Math Prob. - How Many Ants? (S390)
.........................Math Prob. - The Spider and the Fly (S389b)
.........................Math Prob. - Buying Four Things At 7-11 (S388b)
.........................Math Prob. - Impossible Twins? (S386)
.........................Math Prob. - Canaries And Cages (S385b, S621b)
.........................Math Prob. - The Missing Dollar (S384b)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Band Crosses A Bridge (S383)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Eggs And A 100 Story Building (S381b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Three Eggs And A 1000 Story Building (S387b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Numbers Of Pages (S369, S636)
.........................MATH PROB. - Numbers Written w/Streight Lines (S369b)
.........................MATH PROB. - How Many Gloves Must Be Drawn? (S367b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Find A Three Digit Number (S345b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Clothing Store Prices
.........................MATH PROB. - Painting A Fence
.........................MATH PROB. - Count Horses And Men
.........................MATH PROB. - Count The Legs (S329b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Frog In A Well (S312b, S542c)
.........................MATH PROB. - Half Of Twelve (S306b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Filling Buckets (S299b, S542)
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.........................LOGIC PROB. - Beanstalk (S458 in Supp2)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Dog, Chicken, And Rice At River (S454 - Sup2)
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.........................LOGIC PROB. - Murder Suspects (S386b)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Poets And Story Tellers(S392)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Truck Crosses Bridge (S344b, S543)
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.........................PUZZLE - Square Division (S457 in Supp2)
.........................PUZZLE - Adjacency Grid (S456b in Supp2)
.........................PUZZLE - Chess Puzzle I (S449 in Supp2)
.........................PUZZLE - 9 Dots And 4 Lines (S448 in Supp2)
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.........................Puzzle - 64 = 65 (S431b)
.........................PUZZLE - Crystal Ball (S398b)
.........................PUZZLE - Space Patrol (S384)
.........................PUZZLE - Orange Juice Problem (S383)
.........................PUZZLE - Ten Trees Planted in Five Rows (S383b)
.........................PUZZLE - Love Magic (S383)
.........................PUZZLE - Phone Number Calculation (S369b, S551c)
.........................PUZZLE - Bus Stop Pictures (S311b, S543c)
.........................PUZZLE - What Row Of Numbers Is Next? (S311b)

The MATH1 file are nonmathematical math jokes
MATH2 file are mathematical jokes
Math3 file contains tests, and formulas
Math4 file contains problems
Math5 file contains quotes
MATH6 file contains lymerics, short jokes, stories, and QA.

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 Subj:     Three Guys Rent A Room (S424b, S658)           From: LABLaughsRiddles on 3/9/2005 Drawing from JBCARY1 on 10/20/2003...

Three guys walk into town. They go into a hotel and ask for
a room they can share. The clerk has just the thing they
want for thirty dollars.  The clerk sends them to the room,
takes out the ledger, and realizes that he made a mistake.
The room costs only twenty-five dollars.  Now he has to
divide five dollars evenly three ways.  Can't be done.  So
the clerk pockets two dollars, tells the guys that he made
a three dollar mistake and gives them each a single.  Now,
each man paid only nine dollars for his share of the room.
Nine times three equals twenty seven, plus the two in the
clerk's pocket equals twenty nine.  Where's the other dollar?
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Subj:     10 Envelopes And \$1,000 (S417b)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 1/24/2005

A man told his son that he would give him \$1000 if he could
accomplish the following task.  The father gave his son ten
envelopes and a thousand dollars, all in one dollar bills.
He told his son, "Place the money in the envelopes in such
a manner that no matter what number of dollars I ask for,
you can give me one or more of the envelopes, containing the
exact amount I asked for without having to open any of the
envelopes. If you can do this, you will keep the \$1000."

When the father asked for a sum of money, the son was able
to give him envelopes containing the exact amount of money
asked for. How did the son distribute the money among the
ten envelopes?

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first nine numbers are in geometrical progression, and
their sum, deducted from 1,000, gives the contents of the
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Subj:     100 Items, 100 Cents (S408)
From: My thirty-five years of teaching math

A girl bought some pencils, erasers, and paper clips at the
stationery store.  The pencils cost ten cents each, the
erasers cost five cents each, and the clips cost two for
one cent.  If she bought one hundred things altogether at
a total cost of one dollar, how many pencils, how many
erasers, and how many clips did she buy?

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Boys Eating Pizza (S403b)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 10/7/2004

If six and a half boys can eat six and a half pizzas in an
hour and a half, how many pizzas could eight boys eat in
seven and a half hours?

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From the assumption, each boy can eat one pizza in an hour
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Subj:     Math Prob. - I'm A Three Digit Number (S395)
From: Brain Teasers Central on August 25,2004
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

Question

I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - John's Weight (S395b)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 8/19/2004

Nick and John were exercising when the subject of weight
came up. Nick had no problem telling John his weight, but
John said he had more "mass" than he wanted.  He wouldn't
come right out and reveal his weight; so he told Nick this
riddle. " I weigh 147 pounds plus half of my weight," he
said. How much does he weigh?

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If John weighs 147 pounds plus half of his body weight,
the 147 pounds represents the other half.  John weighs
294 pounds.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Eating Dumplings
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 8/12/2004

Kerry loves dumplings. He can eat 32 of them in an hour.
His brother Pete needs 3 hours to eat the same amount.
How long will it take them both together to eat 32 dumplings?

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If Kerry eats 3 times as fast as Pete, he must be able to
eat 3 times as many dumplings as his brother. Therefore,
Kerry eats 24 while Pete eats 8 ( 32 ? 4 = 8 ). Together
it takes them 45 minutes.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Two Bikes And A Pigeon (S394)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 8/13/2004
(Also see 'Two Trains And A Fly' in MATH4)

Two friends decide to get together; so they start riding
bikes towards each other.  They plan to meet halfway. Each
is riding at 6 MPH.  They live 36 miles apart. One of them
has a pet carrier pigeon and it starts flying the instant
the friends start traveling.  The pigeon flies back and
forth at 18 MPH between the 2 friends until the friends
meet.  How far does the pigeon travel?

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It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so
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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Train And The Tunnel (S408b)
From: My thirty-five years of teaching math

A freight train one mile long goes through a tunnel that is
one mile long.  If the train is traveling at a speed of 15
miles per hour, how long does it take to pass through the
tunnel?

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Two Trains In Two Minutes (S394b)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 8/9/2004

Two trains are on a head on collision course.  The trains
are currently 65 miles apart.  The north bound train is
traveling at 55 miles per hour and the south bound train
is traveling at 80 miles per hour. What is the distance
between the trains two minutes before they collide?

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If the trains are moving toward each other we combine their
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this speed by 60 minutes to give the speed they are traveling
each minute=2.25 miles/minute. Therefore: 2 minutes before
impact they are 4.5 miles apart.

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Bars of Soap (S393)
From: LABLaughsRiddles on 8/10/2004

When manufacturing bars of soap, the cutting machine produces
scraps.  The scraps from 11 bars of soap can be made into one
extra bar.  What is the total number of bars that can be made
after cutting 250 bars of soap?

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Divide 250 by 11 which equals 22.8. Now
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the scraps you'll have from the 22 bars,
you'll have 30 more scraps. They will
produce 2 more bars; so the total additional
bars will be 24.

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Subj:     Math Prob. - The School Concert (S391b)
From: Anonymous Jr on 7/18/2004

My son's school has fewer than 500 students. One-third, one-
fourth, one-fifth, and one-seventh of the total number of
students are all whole numbers.  Coincidentally, their sum
is exactly the total number students who attended the school
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3, 4, 5, ? 7 because 3(4)(5)(7) is 420.  1/3 of 420 plus
1/4 of 420 plus 1/5 of 420 plus 1/7 of 420 is 389.

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Age Of Father And Son (S390b)
From: Brain Teasers Central on July 14,2004
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

The ages of a father and son add up to 66.  The father's age
is the son's age reversed. How old could they be? (3 possible
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Subj:     Math Prob. - How Many Ants? (S390)
From: Dan's Problem of the Week on July 14,2004
at http://www.dansmath.com/probofwk/probarch.html

At least a dozen ants are marching through my kitchen!  If
the ants walk in rows of 7, 11, or 13, there are 2 ants left
over, while in rows of 10, there are 6 left over.  What is
the smallest number of ants there could be?

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Solution: One thing to notice is that 7 * 11 * 13 = 1001, so
the number can be (and must be) 2 more than a multiple of 1001.
This gives 1003, 2004, 3005, 4006.  The last one is the first
one that's 6 more than a multiple of 10.  Therefore there were
4006 ants (and one uncle, if you count me!).

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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Spider and the Fly (S389b)
From: Dan's Problem of the Week on July 8,2004
at http://www.dansmath.com/probofwk/probarch.html

A spider, in the top-left-front corner of a 10 x 10 x 10 foot
room, sees a big fat fly in the bottom-right-back corner.
Describe the shortest path, and the length of the path, that
the spider can crawl to get the fly.  That's crawl, not jump,
fly or spider-web express! Your explanation must be clear.
(Not affiliated with the squished fly from Problem #2.) ;-}

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Solution: Think of unfolding the room and seeing the ceiling
and right wall as a 10 x 20 domino. The shortest path is a
straight line; the diagonal of this domino, which is -/(10^2
+ 20^2) = -/500 = 10-/5 ft , or about 22.36 feet.
Answer: 10-/5 ft , which is 22.36 ft to nearest hundredth.

Note: This is a simplified version of a famous problem, in
which the room is 12 x 12 x 30 ft, the spider is 1 ft below
the ceiling in the middle of one 12 x 12 ft end wall, and
the fly is 1 ft above the floor in the middle of the opposite
end wall.  Now what's the shortest path? There are different
ways the story can "unfold" here!

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Buying Four Things At 7-11 (S388b)
From: Anonymous Jr on 7/4/2004

A man went into a 7-11 store and chose four items.  The clerk
calculated the total amount which came out to \$7.11. The cust-
omer thought the price was too high so he asked the clerk how
he got that total and the clerk said he multiplied the prices
together to get the total.

The customer asked him to add the prices together and the clerk
came up with the same total - \$7.11.  What were the prices of
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Impossible Twins? (S386)
From: Dan's Problem of the Week
at http://www.dansmath.com/probofwk/probarch.html

Anna, the older twin, was born three hours before her younger
sister Lana.  On Lana's 21st birthday, they both went out to
a club with some friends.  The bouncer was checking ID's and
let Lana go in.  But when the older Anna tried to follow her
in, the bouncer said, "I'm sorry, your 21st birthday isn't
for another two days."  How is this possible?  Explain fully
and correctly to win the contest.

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Solution: (by Andy and Aaron Murdock)
For this problem, the "impossible twins" aren't impossible
just improbable.  They were both given birth on a boat (or a
plane or helicopter, etc, just anything capable of crossing
the international dateline).  Anna, the older twin, was born
on March 1 of a non-leap-year on the Asian side of the
International Dateline, three hours later, after they had
crossed to the other side of the Dateline, Lana was born,
the date being February 28.  21 years later, which happens
to be a leap-year, they go to a night club on the 28th of
February, Lana's birthday, yet Anna has to wait two days,
the 29th and then the 1st.

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 Subj:     Math Prob. - Canaries And Cages (S385b,S621b)           From: Riddles-Online.com on 6/11/2004 Drawing from MSHA.gov...
Source: http://www.riddles-online.com/animal_riddles
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Fred owns a pet store.

He puts one canary per cage,
but has one bird too many.

If he puts two canaries in each cage,
he has one cage too many.

How many cages and canaries does he have?

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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Missing Dollar (S384b)
From: Brain Teasers Central on June 6,2004
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk
tells them the bill is \$30, payable in advance. So, they each
pay the clerk \$10 and go to their room.  A few minutes later,
the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the
trio by \$5.  He asks the bellhop to return \$5 to the 3 friends
who had just checked in.  The bellhop sees this as an opportunity
to make \$2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a
tough time dividing \$5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell
them that the clerk made a mistake of only \$3, giving a dollar
back to each of the friends.  He pockets the leftover \$2 and
goes home for the day!  Now, each of the three friends gets a
dollar back, thus they each paid \$9 for the room which is a
total of \$27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed \$2
and adding that to the \$27, you get \$29, not \$30 which was
originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????

The facts in this riddle are clear: There is an initial \$30
charge.  It should have been \$25, so \$5 must be returned and
accounted for.  \$3 is given to the 3 friends, \$2 is kept by
the bellhop - there you have the \$5.  The trick to this riddle
is that the addition and subtraction are done at the wrong
times to misdirect your thinking - and quite successfully for
most.  Each of the 3 friends did indeed pay \$9, not \$10, and
as far as the friends are concerned, they paid \$27 for the
night.  But we know that the clerk will tell us that they
were charged only \$25 and when you add the \$3 returned with
the \$2 kept by the bellhop, you come up with \$30.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - The Band Crosses A Bridge (S383)
From: Brain Teaser Central
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

Four members of a band are walking to a night concert.  They
decide to take a shortcut, but must cross a bridge.  Luckily
they have one flashlight.  Because of the varying size of their
instruments, it takes each member a different amount of time to
cross the bridge - it takes the first person one minute, the
second person two minutes, the third person five minutes and
the fourth person ten minutes.  They must cross the bridge in
pairs, travelling at the slower speed so if the one minute
person went with the ten minute person, it would take a total
of ten minutes.  Since there is only one flashlight, one person
must come back across the bridge, then another pair can cross.
They only have 17 minutes to cross the bridge and still get to
the concert on time.  What order should they cross to get every-
one across and get to the concert?

First, the one minute person and the two minute person must cross
the bridge, for a total of two minutes.  Then the one minute
person should come back with flashlight - total of three minutes.
The five minute person and the ten minute person cross together
next, making the total thirteen minutes.  Now the two minute
person goes back and (total now fifteen minutes) and gets the
one minute person and they cross together bringing the total to
seventeen minutes.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Two Eggs And A 100 Story Building (S381b)
From: jimmysu on 5/9/2004

You have a 100 story building and two eggs.  These are
especially strong eggs.  There is some floor below which
the egg will not break if dropped.  What is the worst case
upper bound on the number of drops you must make to
determine this floor?

The problem is simple with a single egg, but gets interesting
with two eggs.

Answer backwards- neetruof.  My cousin and I finally solved
it.  The solution can be seen by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Three Eggs And A 1000 Story Building (S387b)
From: jmholmes on 5/9/2004

During the solution of the math problem "Two Eggs  a 100
Story Building" in Sunday Morning Laughs #381b, I challenged
the readers to the next level problem:

You have a 1000 story building and three eggs.  These are
especially strong eggs.  There is some floor below which
the egg will not break if dropped.  What is the worst case
upper bound on the number of drops you must make to
determine this floor?

Jack took up the challenge and you can see his solution to
the problem by going to clicking 'HERE'.

Jack went on to make a more general problem.

building size be 10n and the number of eggs be x+1, and have
the total number of drops required be smaller than for a
building of size n with x eggs?

Will Junior or Jimmy solve Jack's problem first?????????

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Numbers Of Pages (S369, S636)
From: Brain Food on 2/14/04
Source: http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/groaners.shtml

An encyclopedia consists of ten volumes (sitting next to
each other, in order, on a shelf).  Each volume contains
one thousand pages.  Excluding the covers of each volume,
how many pages are between the first page of the
encyclopedia and the last?

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leftmost page.  So you can't count the pages in the first
and last volumes.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Numbers Written w/Streight Lines (S369b)
From: Brain Food on 2/14/04
Source: http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/miscword.shtml

Of those numbers whose English representation in capital
letters consists only of straight lines, only one number
has a value equal to the number of straight line segments
required to write it out. What number is this?

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - How Many Gloves Must Be Drawn? (S367b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 2/7/2004

Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown
gloves in her drawer.  In complete darkness, how many gloves
must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a
pair that match? Think carefully!!

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Find A Three Digit Number (S345b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 8/13/2003

I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

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Number 194.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Clothing Store Prices
From: LABLaughs.com on 6/20/2003

There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has
devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs \$20,
socks cost \$25, a tie costs \$15 and a blouse costs \$30.
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At \$5 a letter you'd be charged \$45 for underwear.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Painting A Fence
From: LABLaughs.com on 6/1/2003

If it takes Alicia 3 hours to paint a fence, and it takes
Mark 6 hours to complete the same job. How long would it
take both of them working together at their normal paces
to complete the same job?

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Two hours.

Alicia can complete 1/3 of the job in one hour and Mark
can complete 1/6 of the job in one hour; therefore,
together they can complete 1/3 plus 1/6 or 1/2 of the job
in one hour. Consequently, the entire job can be completed
in just two hours. Or, you can figure it by saying
(a x b)/(a+b)=time spent.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Count Horses And Men
From: LABLaughs.com on 7/8/2003

In a stable there are men and horses. In all, there are 22
heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in
the stable?

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14 horses and 8 men.
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Count The Legs (S329b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 5/19/2003

There are six men and they each have six baskets. Each
basket has six cats inside and each cat has six kittens.
Assuming all are whole and healthy, how many legs are
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A whole bunch...6060!

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Frog In A Well (S312b, S542c)
From: LABLaughs.com on 1/19/2003

A frog fell into a well 12 feet deep. He could jump 3 feet,
but every time he jumped 3 feet, he fell back 2 feet. How
many times did he have to jump to get out of the well?

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The tenth jump took him out. (On the tenth jump he reached
12 feet and was out.)

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Half Of Twelve (S306b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 12/8/2002

How can you get seven by cutting 12 in half?

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If you cut the roman numeral 12 (XII) in half and use the
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Filling Buckets (S299b, S542)
..........From: LABLaughs.com on 10/23/2002

If you need 4 Gallons of water from a well and you have a
five gallon and a three gallon bucket, how will you get
four gallons?

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Fill the five, then from the five fill the three, now empty
the three. Fill the three with the other two gallons. Refill
the five then continue filling the three. You should have
four gallons left in the five when the three is filled.

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Murder Suspects (S386b)
From: Brain Teasers Central on June 11,2004
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately
called the police.  The police questioned the wife and staff and
got these alibis:
The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.

The police instantly arrested the murderer.  Who did it and how
did they know?

It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail.  There is no
mail on Sunday! (next day air and email doesn't count)

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. -Poets And Story Tellers (S392)
From: J. Fallon on 07/31/04

In the mystical Land of Writers, all the natives belonged to
one of two races.  There was the Poet's race, who always told
the truth, and Story Teller's race who always lied.

One day, two Writers, Mili  Tary, were crossing the country
trying to get home after a tour of duty in the army.  They
came to the river Fallon and signaled the boatman, Joel, on
the other side to bring them across the river.

Joel, a Poet, didn't like Story Tellers.  He had worked eight
hours that day bringing travelers across the Fallon river.
It was getting dark and the wind was starting to blow.  Halfway
across the river, Joel decides that he was done for the day,
unless they were Poets.

Joel yells to Mili, "What race are you?"  Mili's answer can't
be understood because of the wind.

A second time, Joel yells to Mili, "What race are you?"  Again
Mili's answer was muffled by the wind.  Tary can't stand this
lack of progress, so he yells "He said 'He is a Poet'.  He is
a Poet, and so am I."

Who, if any, did Joel bring across the river and why?

They are both poets because:
1:  Mili would answer that he was a Poet regardless of which
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2:  Therefore Tary must be a Poet since he told the truth

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Truck Crosses Bridge (S344b, S543)
From: LABLaughs.com on 8/16/2003

A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge
can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the
truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and
stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse?
Give a reason.

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No it does not collapse. Because it has driven a half mile -
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 Subj:     Puzzle - 64 = 65 (S431b)           From: LABLaughsRiddles           on 4/28/2005
Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C20040128

The animated GIF '64 = 64' can be viewed at the source above,
or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Crystal Ball (S398b)           From: Fun Page Exchange           on September 6,2004
Source: www.funpageexchange.com/go.php?uid=210
(Also see 'Magic Gopher' in Math4b-Supp

Cute Flash Movie Math Puzzle that can either be viewed at
the source above or by clicking 'HERE' for the file version.

 Subj:     A 2ed Vers titled 'Flash Mind Reader'           From: DoctorDebt (S441b)           on 7/8/2005
Source: http://trunks.secondfoundation.org/files/psychic.swf

This one can be tried at the source above, or on my web site
by clicking 'HERE'.

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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Space Patrol (S384)           From: Brain Teaser Central on 6/5/2004           at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/
or at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/riddle.php?riddleid=124

Cute Flash Movie Puzzle that can either be viewed at the source
above or by clicking 'HERE' for the file version.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Orange Juice Problem (S383)
From: mrx on 5/15/2004
at http://www.ezines4all.com/fun/qa/index.htm

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Ten Trees Planted in Five Rows (S383b)
From: Brain Teaser Central
at http://www.brainteasercentral.com/

You have 10 trees and you have to plant them in five rows
but each row must contain 4 trees. How is this possible?
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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Love Magic (S383)           From: Brain Teaser Central           on 5/15/2004
Source: www.brainteasercentral.com/riddle.php?riddleid=130
(See 'PUZZLE - Mind Reading Brain Teaser' in MATH4 for text vers.
and 'Chocolate Math' in CANDY for the chocolate vers.)

You pick the number of times per week you want sex and do the
calculation.  Very cute flash movie.  View it at the source
above or click 'HERE' for the file version.

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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Phone Number Calculation (S369b, S551c)           From: Grampsboyd on 2/13/2004       and From: Malcolm on 8/10/2007
Photo from TheWallPapers

1. Key in the first 3 digit of your phone number into the
calculator. NOT WITH AREA CODE
2. Multiply by 80.
4. Multiply by 250.
7. Subtract 250.
8. Divide by 2.

Is this your phone number??   Can you figure out and explain
how the arithmetic works.......

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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Bus Stop Pictures           From: World Of Puzzles           in April 2003 issue (S311b, S543c)
This is a simple but fun problem of putting twelve pictures
in the right order.  To view click 'Here' files version.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - What Row Of Numbers Is Next? (S311b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 1/18/2003

What row of numbers comes next?
This is a tough one!
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312211
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The next row is
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Starting with the second line, every line describes the
line before it. In writing, it is:
One One
Two Ones
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