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 09/14/2005 11:43 PM
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Okay, here's mine.

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person.

Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29.

Where is the remaining dollar?

It's an oldie, but a goodie.

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 09/15/2005 12:56 AM
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Its a trick question. the manager has $25 for payment + the bell boy kept $2
(punk...) = $27 and each of the three got $1's so $27+$3 =$30

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 09/15/2005 03:30 AM
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It's a simple perception problem - trying to look at too many angles at once. To clear up the problem, one must look at the end result - the manager has $25, the bellboy has $2 and the guests have $3. There is no missing $1. Just basic Logic.


Now remember that answers must be confirmed by the ones that aksed the questions. You cannot proceed with the question withought confirmation, even if you're sure on the answer.

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 09/15/2005 09:21 AM
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Each person paid $9, totalling $27. The manager has $25 and the bellboy $2. The bellboy's $2 should be added to the manager's $25 or subtracted from the tenants' $27, not added to the tenants' $27.

So Masashi, it's on you now.

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 09/15/2005 06:56 PM
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AD
CD
PUPPIES
MNO
PUPPIES
OSAR
CMPN
MR
PUPPIES


solve the message



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 09/15/2005 07:03 PM
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I've seen this one before, but with birdies instead. Can't remember the solution though.

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 09/16/2005 04:25 AM
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AB, CD puppies?
MNO puppies.
OSMR, CMPN?
MR puppies.


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 09/16/2005 04:33 AM
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 09/16/2005 09:10 AM
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I remembered it last night. You read it across, and each letter individually.

Alass, Overmind beat me to it.

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 09/16/2005 11:24 AM
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Waiting confirmation from Masashi...


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 09/16/2005 04:06 PM
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Ive been watching this but everyone keeps beating me to the answers. You got this one overmind /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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 09/16/2005 06:36 PM
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correct. Overmind its your turn.





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 09/16/2005 07:53 PM
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QUOTE(sepheroth003 @ Sep 16 2005, 12:06 PM)Ive been watching this but everyone keeps beating me to the answers. You got this one overmind /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
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Same here, whenever i open this thread, i only have answer, no question that i can answer, like it is now. It is because i'm in india, the times at which i'm on the forum do not match with others, i'm usually on the forum when theres less posting around.

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 09/17/2005 04:02 AM
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Can you find a five digit number which has no zeros and no digit is repeated, and complies the following rules:

Rule#1:The first digit is a prime number.
Rule#2:The second digit is the fifth digit minus the first digit.
Rule#3:The third digit is twice the first digit.
Rule#4:The fourth digit is the third digit plus three.
Rule#5:The fifth digit is the difference between the fourth digit and the first digit.


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 09/17/2005 06:16 AM
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That's an easy one
23475

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 09/17/2005 07:05 AM
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/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /> i only like the math ones
 09/17/2005 09:39 AM
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Confirmed; kniwor, go !

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 09/17/2005 11:44 AM
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what an earth!!! when i posted my lost post, i didnt even see overminds question !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [content edited] it!?
 09/18/2005 01:45 PM
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(Sorry i'm a day late. was out of town)

Ok,

Here is the problem, i have three balls, identical outside, but we dont know if they are identical inside, there is no way to determine it without breaking the balls. An experiment is to be performed, to place the thee balls in two identical boxes. One guy is told that the balls are identical, he is asked to calculate the probability of a box remaining empty, he calculates it to be 1/2. Which is correct, If the balls are identical (because there are 2 cases), another guy is told that the balls are not identical from inside, and asked to calculate the probability that one of the box ix empty, he calculates it 1/4. which is also correct (because there are 4 cases). Now if we actually go on performing an experiment , and balls are identical from outside, is this practically possible that any difference in thier internal structure effects the outcome of the experiment. But both probabilities cannot be correct at the same time. So what is the problem?

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 09/18/2005 02:07 PM
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Those are 3 balls.
It is irrelevant what they contain.
There are 3 that suppose to go in two boxes. That's why there is a single probability of that to happen, no matter what the balls are made of.

However, logic dictates, depending on the type of the experiment, that it is possible that the result might be affected; if for example the experiment is gravimetric and the balls have different weight.

Disconsidering a specific experiment,
the actual probability of a box being empty is 1/4.

Box 1: Box2:
0 0 0 1 1 1 -all balls are in box 2, therefore box one is empty
0 0 1 1 1 0
0 1 0 1 0 1
0 1 1 1 0 0
1 0 0 0 1 1
1 0 1 0 1 0
1 1 0 0 0 1
1 1 1 0 0 0 -all 3 balls are now in box 1, therefore box 2 is empty

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