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Like The New Design of Things Now?/Riddle's hard enough?
Yes. And I Like The Design. 66%  66%  [ 64 ]
No. And I Like The Design. 9%  9%  [ 9 ]
Yes. And I Don't Like The Design. 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
No. And I Don't Like The Design. 16%  16%  [ 16 ]
Other...(Post at the end of your post so it's not getting in the way of your riddle/puzzle/etc/answer.) 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 97
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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:12 pm 
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If the drunk somehow chooses his correct seat, the probability is 100% as everyone else will find their correct seat. However, if the drunk does not, everyone who has a correct seat still will find their seat accept for the one person who's seat has been taken by the drunk, in which case he will take the remaining seat that the drunk left behind. He either gets the correct seat or he doesn't... 50%.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:34 pm 
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bucky310 wrote:
If the drunk somehow chooses his correct seat, the probability is 100% as everyone else will find their correct seat. However, if the drunk does not, everyone who has a correct seat still will find their seat accept for the one person who's seat has been taken by the drunk, in which case he will take the remaining seat that the drunk left behind. He either gets the correct seat or he doesn't... 50%.


That's somewhat what I said...although, if the second person to enter is the owner of the seat that the drunk took, they will sit in a random seat. If the third person to enter is the owner of the seat that the second person sits in, he too will sit somewhere else. Either way, the last person has a 50% (or 1/2) chance of getting his seat.

What I did originally, was make up a random number of seats (50), and I sat the drunk in seat one (and made his seat, seat #50). And I simply put the second person (who's seat was seat #1), in seat 2. If this pattern continued, the last person would not be able to sit in their seat (seat 49, because they will be left to sit in seat 50, the drunk's seat.) But that's only if the pattern continues, if say the second to last person sits in seat 50 instead of 49, then the last person to enter is free to take their own seat.

So no matter how you look at it (unless the drunk takes his own seat), it's a 50% or 1/2, chance.

of course, you could just assume that there are only three seats (3 people).

The drunk is asisgned to seat #1, the second person, seat #2, and the last #3.

The drunk sits in seat #2: the second person either sits in seat #1 or #3 (which leaves the last person with whatever's left (could be his seat, or not)

The drunk sits in seat #3: the second person sits in his own seat, seat #2, and the last person is forced into the first seat. (in this case, the outcome is 100% that he will sit in the wrong seat.)

So, I guess it's not exactly 50%...hmm. does that mean that the odds are about 1/3 that he will sit in his correct seat?

or...is it a...3/2 chance...? No that doesn't make sense either...agh! This is much more complicated than I thought it would be...


The answer is: it's either 50% or 0%. There isn't one correct answer.
(I'll make diagrams if I must.)


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:03 pm 
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no one has posted in thiss for a long time someone should start it up again


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:12 pm 
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OK, I'll post these from the "turtle club" exam. Rule: the answers MUST be clean, NO DIRTY answers or even innuendos.
The password will be sent to those that answer all 4 correctly.

I. We assume all prospective Turtles own a Jack [edited]. This
assumption is the reason for the password. This password must
be given if you are ever asked by a fellow member, "Are you A
Turtle?" You MUST then reply, "with the secret password."
If you do not give the password in full because of embarrassment
or some other reason, you forfeit a beverage of his choice. So
always remember the password given to you at your iniation!

II. To become an official Turtle you must first solve the following riddles:

1. What is it that a man can do standing up, a women sitting down,
and a dog on three legs?


2. What is it that a cow has four of and a woman has only two of?


3. What is a four-letter word ending in "K" that means the same
as intercourse?


4. What is it on a man that is round, hard and sticks so far out of
his pajamas you can hang a hat on it?


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:21 pm 
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paddy wrote:
OK, I'll post these from the "turtle club" exam. Rule: the answers MUST be clean, NO DIRTY answers or even innuendos.
The password will be sent to those that answer all 4 correctly.

I. We assume all prospective Turtles own a Jack [edited]. This
assumption is the reason for the password. This password must
be given if you are ever asked by a fellow member, "Are you A
Turtle?" You MUST then reply, "with the secret password."
If you do not give the password in full because of embarrassment
or some other reason, you forfeit a beverage of his choice. So
always remember the password given to you at your iniation!

II. To become an official Turtle you must first solve the following riddles:

1. What is it that a man can do standing up, a women sitting down,
and a dog on three legs?


2. What is it that a cow has four of and a woman has only two of?


3. What is a four-letter word ending in "K" that means the same
as intercourse?


4. What is it on a man that is round, hard and sticks so far out of
his pajamas you can hang a hat on it?


1. Shake hands
2. Legs
3. Talk
4. His head

=]


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm 
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Paddy,
YBYSAIA

Is my memory good or what?


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:55 am 
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Zenn, YES to all 4!!

Dave Yes you remember it correctly

Paddy


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:11 am 
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paddy wrote:
Zenn, YES to all 4!!

Dave Yes you remember it correctly

Paddy

Yay! I wasn't completely sure on number 1 at first lol


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 Post subject: Re: :Penguin's Official Riddle/Puzzle/Brain Bending Thread:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Here's one:

If you have a rectangle that measures 2 by 200 units. What's the largest number of unit circles (circles with a diameter of 1) that you can fit inside this rectangle without them overlapping? 400 seems like a reasonable value, but is it the maximum?


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Lawboy wrote:
Here's one:

If you have a rectangle that measures 2 by 200 units. What's the largest number of unit circles (circles with a diameter of 1) that you can fit inside this rectangle without them overlapping? 400 seems like a reasonable value, but is it the maximum?

NOOOO MATH!!! Lol, I dunno, it doesn't seem to make sense if more than 400 can fit, but less might makes sense.


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The answer:

Put 200 circles along the bottom of the box, and lay 199 in the gaps along the top of these. You now have 399 circles nicely in the rectangle, in a sort of triangle packing. Now, you can bunch the circles together from left to right in groups of three. You can bump the second group of three slightly up and to the left to fill the gap created by the first three; then the next group down and to the left to fill the gap created by doing that. If you continue all the way along the row of circles, you have just enough space to add two more circles in at the very right. 401.


Here's a new riddle: I'll describe a film. All you have to do is tell me what the title of it is. It's a popular film and I imagine that pretty much everyone here will have seen it. If no-one gets it, I'll hand out clues.

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A widowed father loses his son because he fails to trust him. To get him back, he must travel thousands of miles; and he can only find him with the help of a mentally-challenged friend.

What's the film?


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Lawboy wrote:
The answer:

Put 200 circles along the bottom of the box, and lay 199 in the gaps along the top of these. You now have 399 circles nicely in the rectangle, in a sort of triangle packing. Now, you can bunch the circles together from left to right in groups of three. You can bump the second group of three slightly up and to the left to fill the gap created by the first three; then the next group down and to the left to fill the gap created by doing that. If you continue all the way along the row of circles, you have just enough space to add two more circles in at the very right. 401.


Here's a new riddle: I'll describe a film. All you have to do is tell me what the title of it is. It's a popular film and I imagine that pretty much everyone here will have seen it. If no-one gets it, I'll hand out clues.

Quote:
A widowed father loses his son because he fails to trust him. To get him back, he must travel thousands of miles; and he can only find him with the help of a mentally-challenged friend.

What's the film?


What is, Rain Man?

lol I feel like I'm on Jeopardy haha


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:19 pm 
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What is, "No, wrong answer. Everyone guesses that because of the 'mentally-challenged friend' bit, but, if you think about it, none of the rest of the description makes sense."?


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Oh duh! Sorry I was thinking about the whole dead father thing


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No worries.


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