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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Ok, see if you can guess the answer to the riddle!

    Whoever guesses right first gets to post the next riddle! Only one riddle at a time please!

    How do you make "one" disappear?

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    Add an 'n' in front of it, thus making it... none.
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    Ohhhhh, nearly there! But you are sooooo hot!

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    Erase it.
    no one
    burn it
    rip it to shreds
    add another one
    replace it

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    add "n" for none was my first guess.

    How about add a "g" and its gone?

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    Yep, you got it! Well done, if SitePoints were online now I would give you some

    Your turn now.

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    I am the beginning of eternity
    The end of time and space
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.

    What am I?

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    'e'

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    Well done MattR. Dang - too easy. I guess it was too similar to the previous riddle.

    OK hit us with a hard one.

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    Where may you find roads without cars,
    Cities without houses,
    And forests without trees?
    Last edited by MattR; Feb 28, 2001 at 01:59.

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    In a dictionary?

    Lame guess, but oh well. It's too early in the morning to think too heavily.
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    Nope not a dictionary.

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    Hmm, what about on a map.

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    Me thinks freakysid is right.

    I have a good one, but can't post it until i'm first to get another right.

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    Originally posted by freakysid
    Hmm, what about on a map.
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    Hit us with your best shot, o logical one!

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    You are presented with ten bags of marbles. Each bag contains around ten or more marbles. You know that one of the bags contains marbles that each weigh 9 grams. All the other bags contain marbles that each weigh 10 grams. Your task is to work out which bag is the one that contains the 9 gram marbles. You have a set of scales. The challenge is you can only use these scales once. Good luck
    Last edited by freakysid; Feb 28, 2001 at 12:04.

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    Yikes! I think I've lost my marbles!

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    Tough one!!

    Do you:

    Put all the bags on the scales at once. Then take one bag off at a time, record the reduction in weight, count the marbles in the bag and divide that by the weight reduction?

    If not, then I give up!

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    No - I view that as weighing more than once. you can only record one weight. don't give in!

    BTW, what is that you are drinking? Is it Guinness?

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    Yeah, it's Guinness

    Can't see myself getting this riddle

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    Take 1 marble from bag 1, 2 from bag 2, 3 from bag 3... and so on all the way upto 10 from bag ten.

    Put them on the scales...

    if the combined weight is 549 gramms then it's bag one.
    548 = bag 2
    547 = bag 3
    546 = bag 4

    e.t.c.

    the maths bit:

    There will be 55 marbles on the scales

    if bag 1 has 9 gramm marbles then there will be:
    1 x 9g marble,
    54 x 10g marbles (10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2 = 54)
    (54*10) + 9 = 549g

    bag 2 = 9g marbles
    2 x 9g marbles,
    53 x 10g marbles (10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+1 = 53)
    (53*10)+18 = 548g

    Wooo hooo!
    Last edited by Drinky; Feb 28, 2001 at 12:17.
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    Congratulations to Drinky.

    Here's your prize

    Your turn.

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    impressive!

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    Give me a moment to think....
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    I still don't get the last riddle.

    If you have to find the total weight of 549g then you have to use the scales more than once, don't u?


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