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 Subj:     Math4 - Puzzles And Problems                  (Includes 38 jokes and articles, 13 1031,12,cf,vYT2a,11)>>>           Click "Here" for MATH4-Supp           Click "Here" for MATH4-Supp2 ..........Click Math4B for more puzzles ..........Click Math4C for more puzzles ......and Click Math4D for more puzzles Nerd Bird from PageWorks
Includes the following:  MATH PROB. - Simple Algebra Question (DU in Supp2)
.........................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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.........................PUZZLE - Orange Juice Problem (S383 in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Three Guys Rent A Room (S424b, S658 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - 10 Envelopes And \$1,000 (S417b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - 100 Items, 100 Cents (S408 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Boys Eating Pizza (S403b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - I'm A Three Digit Number (S395 in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - John's Weight (S395b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Eating Dumplings (in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Bikes And A Pigeon (S394 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Two Trains In Two Minutes (S394b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Bars of Soap (S393 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - The School Concert (S391b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Age Of Father And Son (S390b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - How Many Ants? (S390 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - The Spider and the Fly (S389b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Buying Four Things At 7-11 (S388b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Impossible Twins? (S386 in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - Canaries And Cages (S385b in Supp)
.........................Math Prob. - The Missing Dollar (S384b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Band Crosses A Bridge (S383 in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Eggs And A 100 Story Building (S381b-Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - 3 Eggs And A 1000 Story Building (S387b - Sup)
.........................MATH PROB. - Numbers Of Pages (S369 in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Numbers Written w/Streight Lines (S369b - Sup)
.........................MATH PROB. - How Many Gloves Must Be Drawn? (S367b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Find A Three Digit Number (S345b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Clothing Store Prices (in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Painting A Fence (in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Count Horses And Men (in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Count The Legs (S329b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Frog In A Well (S312b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Half Of Twelve (S306b in Supp)
.........................MATH PROB. - Filling Buckets (S299b in Supp)
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.........................Can You Solve It? - Puzzle (S992)
.........................MATH PROB. - Three Coin Problem (S284b, S639)
.........................MATH PROB. - The Hen and A Half Problem (S279, S518c)
.........................MATH PROB. - Farmer Gives Away Eggs (S279b, S623)
.........................MATH PROB. - Three Guys Rent A Room (S65, S521)
.........................MATH PROB. - Sarah's Age (S274b, S529c)
.........................MATH PROB. - How Old Is The Family (S262b, S520)
.........................MATH PROB. - Hat In The River (S255, S653)
.........................MATH PROB. - A Bottle And Cork (S260c)
.........................MATH PROB. - Magic Square (S253b, S654)
.........................MATH PROB. - What Time Is It? (S249b)
.........................MATH PROB. - Counting Threes (S242b, S655)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Posts And A Rope (S241b, S539)
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Hourglasses (S262b, S643)
.........................MATH PROB. - Number Of Cigars (S240)
.........................MATH PROB. - Using The Numbers 1 to 9
.........................MATH PROB. - Two Trains And A Fly (S539c)
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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. - Truck Crosses Bridge (S344b in Supp)
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.........................LOGIC PROB. - Five Houses (S161, DU)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Five Nationalities And Five Cars (DU)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - About Baseball (DU)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - About Occupation (S107)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Days Of The Week (S299, DU)
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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 in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Crystal Ball (S398b in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Space Patrol (S384 in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Ten Trees Planted in Five Rows (S383b in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Love Magic (S383 in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Phone Number Calculation (S369b in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - Bus Stop Pictures (S311b in Supp)
.........................PUZZLE - What Row Of Numbers Next? (S311b in Supp)
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.........................PUZZLE - Lieing Paradox (S284b, DU)
.........................PUZZLE - Adding Two Numbers (S286c, S657)
.........................PUZZLE - Three Numbers (S280b)
.........................PUZZLE - Two Hunters Shoot A Bear (S274, S540)
.........................PUZZLE - Draw Four Rectangles (S274e)
.........................PUZZLE - Seven Puzzles (S256b)
.........................PUZZLE - Mind Reading Brain Teaser (S87, S623c)
.........................PUZZLE - Pick A Number! (S18)
.........................PUZZLE - Pick A Four Digit Number! (S352)
.........................PUZZLE - What Letter Is Next? (S266b, S522)
.........................PUZZLE - What Two Letters Are Next? (S321b, S540c)

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.

To see other type puzzles go to the following:
Bottle Caps  -  (See whole file)
BRAIN TEASERS-  (See whole file)
Christmas4   - 'Christmas Carol Picture Puzzle'
ILLUSIONS    - 'Two triangles Problem'
......................-..(See whole file)
MAILMAN-ETC. - 'Milkman's Puzzle'
Riddles file -  (See whole file)
TEST FACES   -  (See whole file)
WHERE IS CAT -  (See 25 'Find The Cat' Photos)
WORD PUZZLES -  (See whole file)

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Subj:     Can You Solve It? (S992)
Created by Gergely Dudas
Source: http://thedudolf.blogspot.hu/2016/01/math.html
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(See 'Find A Cat Among Owls' in Cats1
and 'Find A Panda Among Snowmen' in Christmas1
and 'Find The Four-Leaf Clover' in Pig)
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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Three Coin Problem           From: LABLaughs.com on 7/6/2002  (S284b, S639).....Coins from CKSInfo.com and Flickr.com...

A gambler is holding 3 coins. One is an ordinary quarter,
the second has 2 tails, the third has 2 heads. The gambler
chooses one of the coins at random and flips it, showing
heads. What is the likelihood that the other side is tails?

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - The Hen and A Half Problem (S279, S518c)
From: my childhood

This is a statistical type problem and not a trick.  If a
hen and a half can lay an egg and a half in a day and a
half, how many eggs can six hens lay in seven days?

The solution using logic is
1.5 hens =  1.5 eggs in 1.5 days
1.5 hens =  1.0 eggs in 1.0 days
6.0 hens =  4.0 eggs in 1.0 days
6.0 hens = 28.0 eggs in 7.0 days

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Farmer Gives Away Eggs (S279b, S623)           From: flovilla on 6/8/2002 ..........Source: (Removed from afunzone.com)
.Drawing from InkArt.com

A farmer had more eggs than he needed.  So he decided to
give some to three of his neighbors.

He gave Sam half of the eggs he'd gathered, plus half of
one egg.  Next, he visited Betty and gave her half of the
eggs he had left, plus half of an egg.

Finally, the farmer gave John half of the remaining eggs,
plush half of an egg.  Then he returned home with exactly
one egg.

The farmer never had to actually cut an egg in half---he
just "rounded up" the number by half an egg in each

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Three Guys Rent A Room (S65, S521)
From: auntieg on 98-04-24

This problem has been moved to

'Three Guys Rent A Room' in Math4-Supp

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 Subj:     MATH PROB - Sarah's Age (S274b, S529c)           From: LABLaughs.com on 2/19/2002 Drawing from DeviantArt.net...

Sarah's new teacher asked her, her age.  She replied:
"My age today is three times what it will be three
years from now minus three times what my age was three
years ago."  How old is Sarah?
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - How Old Is The Family (S262b, S520)
From: LABLaughs.com on 3/1/2002

A Father, son and grandson are walking in the park.  A man
approaches them and asks for their age.  The Father replies,
"My son is as many weeks as my grandson is in days,
and my grandson is as many months old as I am in years.
We are all 100 years together.

How old were each?

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60-35-5

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Hat In The River (S255, S653)           From: LABLaughs.com on 12/17/2001 Photo from DailyCal.org

The Harvard bridge and the Longfellow bridge are 1 mile
apart.  The MIT crew team starts rowing upstream at the
Longfellow.  As the crew passes under the Harvard, the
coxswain's hat falls into the river.  10 minutes later, the
coxswain notices and turns the boat around instantaneously
and has the crew go back to get it, rowing at the same
constant rate.  By the time the team reaches the hat, they
are back at the Longfellow.  How fast is the river flowing?
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - A Bottle And Cork (S260c)
From: LABLaughs.com on 1/24/2002

A bottle and a cork together cost \$1.05.
The bottle costs \$1.00 more than the cork.
How much does each cost?

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Bottle costs   \$1.025
and cork costs \$0.025

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Magic Square (S253b, S654)           From: LABLaughsRiddles on 12/5/2001 ..........Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)

Using the numbers 1-9 (you can only use each number 1
time) can you make 3 rows of 3 so that the sum total
of all 3 digits in any direction (including diagonals)
is the same?

There is only 1 solution to this problem, when you
leave out all rotations and mirror solutions.
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - What Time Is It? (S249b)
From: LABLaughs.com 11/10/2001

If two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the
afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning,
what time would it be now? .

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Nine o'clock. Since there are twelve hours between the
two times, and half of that time equals six, then the
halfway mark would have to be seven o'clock. If it were
seven o'clock, two hours ago, the time would now be
nine o'clock

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Counting Threes (S242b, S655)           From: LABLaughs.com on 9/17/2001 Drawing from Valdosta State University

If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece
of paper, how many times would you have written the number
3?

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Two Posts And A Rope (S241b, S539)
From: LABLaughs.com on 9/15/2001

Two vertical 750 ft posts have a 1000 ft rope stretched
between their top most points. The rope sags to within 250
ft from the ground. How far apart are the posts?

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0 ft.

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Two Hourglasses (S262b, S643)           From: LABLaughs.com on 2/6/2002 Photo from La Crosse McCormick...

If you have two hourglasses -- one a four-minute timer,
and the other a seven-minute timer, how can you measure
nine minutes?
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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Number Of Cigars (S240)
From: LABLaughs.com on 9/3/2001

Mr Bojangles likes to smoke cigars. He cannot afford cigars
so he puts five (5) stubs (which he finds) together to make
one full cigar. One day Mr Bojangles was lucky to get 25
stubs. How many cigars could he smoke (maximum number)?

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He was able to smoke six because he found 25 stubs to smoke
5 cigars, then with the five stubs that he just smoked, he
was able to make another. The person of average intelligence
would say 5, but they would be wrong though...

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 Subj:     MATH PROB. - Using The Numbers 1 to 9

Try the following linked Math Problem written in Word.

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Subj:     MATH PROB. - Two Trains And A Fly (S539c)
From: Science Jokes on 7/18/01
Source: http://www.xs4all.nl/~jcdverha/scijokes/

(Also see 'Two Bikes And A Pigeon' in MATH4-SUPP)

John von Neumann (1903-1957) [Hungarian/US mathematician
and scientist]

The following problem can be solved either the easy way
or the hard way.

Two trains 200 miles apart are moving toward each other;
each one is going at a speed of 50 miles per hour.  A fly
starting on the front of one of them flies back and forth
between them at a rate of 75 miles per hour.  It does this
until the trains collide and crush the fly to death.  What
is the total distance the fly has flown?

The fly actually hits each train an infinite number of
times before it gets crushed, and one could solve the
problem the hard way with pencil and paper by summing an
infinite series of distances.  The easy way is as follows:
Since the trains are 200 miles apart and each train is
going 50 miles an hour, it takes 2 hours for the trains to
collide.  Therefore the fly was flying for two hours.
Since the fly was flying at a rate of 75 miles per hour,
the fly must have flown 150 miles.  That's all there is
to it.

When this problem was posed to John von Neumann, he
immediately replied, "150 miles."

"It is very strange," said the poser, "but nearly everyone
tries to sum the infinite series."

"What do you mean, strange?" asked Von Neumann.  "That's
how I did it!"

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Five Houses (S161, DU)
From: scott_pryor on 2/28/00

Facts:
1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.
2. In each house lives a person with a different
nationality.
3. These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke
a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
4. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand
of cigar or drink the same drink.

Hints:
1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the left of the white house.
5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the house right in the centre
drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blend lives next to
the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to
the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who
drinks water.

The question is ... WHO OWNS THE FISH?

If you still are working on it, or don't have a clue
how to start, draw five large squares, left to right,
representing the houses.  You know the first (on the
left) has the Norwegian, you know he is next to the
blue house, so that has to be the second house, and
you know the middle house has the milk drinker in it.
The rest has to be deducted from that.  I went for
determining the color of each house early on.  There
may be another way to solve it, of course.

It's the German who has the fish:

1. Yellow, Norwegian, Dunhill, water, cats

2. Blue, Dane, Blend, tea, horses

3. Red, Brit, Pallmall, milk, birds

4. Green, German, Prince, coffee, fish

5. White, Swede, Bluemaster, beer, dogs

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Five Nationalities And Five Cars (DU)
From: Yzmir's HUMOR LISTS Updated 5/22/1997

After a meeting, five Mensans, an American, Englishman,
German, Italian, and Japanese decided to have a race to
a local bar.  Their cars, not necessarily in order, were
a Datsun, Volkswagen, Fiat, Triumph, and a '56 Chevy with
a bald tire.  They were racing enthusiasts, for their cars
were marked with numbers one, two, three, four, and five.
From the following information, determine who finished
first, what car he was driving and what was the number of
his car.  Similarly determine the same for the second,
third, fouth, and last places.

No driver had the same nationality as the manufacturer
of his car.

The Datsun finished somewhere after the Fiat.

The driver of the Chevy had to stop and change a flat tire.

The Italian won the race.

Car number three did not finish in the first two places.

The Triumph had a broken windshield wiper.

The driver of car number three was a Mensan two years longer
than the driver of the Fiat.

The American is six feet tall and weight two-hundred pounds.

The driver who finished in fouth place has a mother-in-law
who is bigger than the American.

The Volkswagen was painted green.

The Chevy finished last.

The driver of car number two was older than the American
but younger than the driver of the Volkswagen.

The Englishman finished ahead of these three different
cars: The Fiat, The Chevy, and the car labeled number one.

They all had paid their Mensa dues.

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - About Baseball (DU)
From: Yzmir's HUMOR LISTS Updated 5/22/1997

Andy dislikes the catcher.  Ed's sister is engaged to the
second baseman.  The center fielder is taller than the right
fielder.  Harry and the third baseman live in the same
building.  Paul and Allen won \$20 from the pitcher at
pinochle.  Ed and the outfielders play poker during their
free time.  The pitcher's wife is the third baseman's sister.
All the battery and infield, except Allen, Harry and Andy,
are shorter than Sam.

Paul, Andy, and the shortstop lost \$50 each at the racetrack.
Paul, Harry, Bill and the catcher took a trouncing from the
second baseman at pool.  Sam is undergoing a divorce suit.
The catcher and the third baseman each have two children.

Ed, Paul, Jerry, the right-fielder and the center-fielder
are bachelors.  The others are married.  The shortstop, the
third baseman and Bill each cleaned up \$100 betting on the
fight.  One of the outfielders is either Mike or Andy.
Jerry is taller than Bill. Mike is shorter than Bill.  Each
of them is heavier than the third baseman.

With these facts, determine the names of the men playing the
various positions on the baseball team.

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - About Occupation (S107)
From: collins2 on 99-02-13

A paramedic named Marcia is the host of a special luncheon
for six friends--Alyssa, Irene, Rose, Ruth, Sue and Teresa.
Their occupations not in this order, are: auctioneer, author,
nurse, professor, saleslady and secretary.  Marcia says, "I
invited you all to lunch today because I discovered that each
of us has the same relationship between her name and her
occupation."  What is each woman's occupation?

Answer backwards:  .noitapucco reh ni si eman hcaE

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Days Of The Week (S299, S522c, DU)
From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 10/25/2002

What day would yesterday be if Thursday was four days
before the day after tomorrow?

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Lieing Paradox (S284b, DU)
From: LABLaughs.com on 7/9/2002

A man walks up to you and says - "everything I say to
you is a lie."

Is he telling you the truth or is he lying?

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Neither.

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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Adding Two Numbers (S286c, S657)           From: LABLaughs.com on 7/22/2002 Drawing from BusinessEnglishBook.com

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct
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Subj:     PUZZLE - Three Numbers (S280b)
From: LABLaughs.com on 6/13/2002

What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?

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They can all be flipped and still be the same.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Two Hunters Shoot A Bear (S274, S540)
From: LABLaughs.com on 1/25/2002

Two hunters leave their camp and are headed for bear
hunting.  They walk 10 km south, then 10 km east.
They kill a bear.  Then they walk 10 km north and get
back at their camp, exactly where they left.  Question
is... what was the color of the bear?

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The directions are true, only if it happened in the
North Pole.  So the color of the bear is Polar Bear's
color - white.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Draw Four Rectangles (S274e)
From: LABLaughs.com on 2/27/2002

Draw four rectangles on a piece of paper.
Put nine x's in the four rectangles
so that there odd number of x's in each rectangle.

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Draw one large rectangle.
Then draw the three smaller rectangles within the large
rectangle.
Place three x's in each small rectangle.
There will be nine x's in the large rectangle.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Seven Puzzles (S256b)
From: gheckman on 12/23/2001

Questions:-

1. 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?
(Also see 'Explain This Riddle #2 (S295)' in RIDDLE-SUPP)

2. A woman shoots her husband.Then she holds him under water
for over 5 minutes.  Finally, she hangs him. But five
minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a
wonderful dinner together.  How can this be?

3. A magician was boasting one day at how long he could
hold his breath under water.  His record was 6 minutes.
A kid that was listening said, "that's nothing, I can
stay under water for 10 minutes using no types of
equipment or air pockets!"  The magician told the kid if
he could do that, he'd give him \$10,000.  The kid did it
and won the money. Can you figure out how?

4. There are two plastic jugs filled with water.  How
could you put all of this water into a barrel, without
using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which
water came from which jug?

5. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it,
and gray when you throw it away?

6. Can you name three consecutive day without using the
words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, or Sunday?

7 This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly
you can find out what is so unusual about it?  It looks
so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it!  In
fact, nothing is wrong with it!  It is unusual though.
Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find
anything odd.  But if you work at it a bit, you might
find out!  Try to do so without any coaching! (S625)

1. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years

2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of
her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

3. The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his

4. Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put
the ice in the barrel.  You will be able to tell which
water came from which jug.

5. The answer is Charcoal. In Homer Simpson's words:
hmmmm... Barbecue.

6. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

7. The letter "e", which is the most common letter in the
English language, does not appear once in the long
paragraph.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Mind Reading Brain Teaser (S87, S623c)
From: auntieg on 97-04-29
and From: gordonschuk on 12/12/2008

(See 'Love Magic' in MATH4-SUPP for movie version
and 'Chocolate Math' in CANDY for the chocolate vers.)

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!!!
It only takes 30 seconds.  It really works!

Work this out as you read.

Don't read the bottom until you have worked it out!!!

**Follow these 6 steps and this will amaze you...

1. First of all, pick the number of days a week that you
would like to go out (see a movie, eat pizza, whatever).

2. Multiply this number by 2.

4. Multiply it by 50.

birthday this year.  If you haven't, add 1757)

6.Last step:  Subtract the four digit year that you were born.

SEE BELOW:

You should now have a three digit number:

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e. how many times you wanted to go out each week.)

The second two digits are your age!!!  It really works!!!

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Subj:     PUZZLE - Pick A Number! (S18)
From: DR SWITZER on 97-06-05

This has to be one of the best I have seen.
Try this and you will be amazed!

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*    DO NOT SKIP AHEAD.  Read this message ONE LINE AT A TIME    *
*    and just do what it says.  You will be glad you did.  If    *
*    not, you'll feel like an idiot and wish you had listened.   *
*                                                                *
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1)  pick a number from 1 to 9

2)  subtract 5

3)  multiply by 3

4)  square the number (multiply by the same number -- not square root)

5)  add the digits until you get only one digit
(i.e. 64 = 6+4 = 10 = 1+0 = 1)

6)  if the number is less than 5, add five.  Otherwise subtract 4.

7)  multiply by 2

8)  subtract 6

9)  map the digit to a letter in the alphabet  1=A, 2=B, 3=C, etc...

10)  pick a name of a country that begins with that letter

11)  take the second letter in the country name and
think of a mammal that begins with that letter

12)  think of the color of that mammal

(keep scrolling)

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*  DO NOT SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE ALL OF THE ABOVE!  *
*                                                            *
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Here it comes, NO CHEATING or you'll be sorry.

You have a grey elephant from Denmark.

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Pretty cool, huh? If you liked
it, pass it along. Amaze your
friends, as long as they are
capable of doing the math and
know the names of the countries
of the world.
from Etec Systems, Inc.
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 Subj:     PUZZLE - Pick A Four Digit Number!           From: SCHULACES3 on 10/30/2003 (S352d)  Source: http://digicc.com/fido/

This is well done and real cute.  Take your time and follow
the instructions.  After reading each window click on the
boy in the lower right corner.   In the last window type in
your numbers in the white box .  Use the keyboard (there is
NO curser).  You will be amazed....and no, I don't know how
it's done ..

Click 'HERE' to see my copy.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - What Letter Is Next? (S266b, S522)
From: LABLaughs.com on 3/5/2002

What letter is next in this sequence?
O T T F F S S E _

x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Here it comes
x
x
x
x
x

N for the number 9. The letters represent the first letter
of each number...1,2,3...etc.

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Subj:     PUZZLE - What Two Letters Are Next? (S321b, S540c)
From: LABLaughs.com on 3/23/2003

What are the next two letters in the following series
and why?  W A T N T L I T F S _ _

x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Here it comes
x
x
x
x
x