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    No, it works like this.

    Number all the bags 1 - 10.

    Take one marble from bag 1.
    Two marbles from bag 2.
    Three marbles from bag 3.
    .....
    Ten marbles from bag 10.

    You will have removed 55 marbles from the bags.

    Place all the marbles you have removed from the bags on the scales and weigh them all together (just once). If all the marbles weighed 10 grams then the total weight would be 550 grams. However (depending on which bag contains the 9 gram marbles) somewhere between 1 - 10 of those 55 marbles weighs 9 grams - so the total weight will be less that 550 grams.

    The weight will tell you which bag contains the 9 gram marbles.

    Weight = 549 grams -> there is one 9 gram marble on the scales so therefor the 9 gram bag must be bag one.

    weight = 548 grams -> there are two 9 gram marbles on the scales so therefor the 9 gram bag must be bag two.

    etc ...
    Last edited by freakysid; Feb 28, 2001 at 12:44.

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    Originally posted by KeithMcL
    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?
    no you put all of the marbles on the scales together (as described on the first line of the solution) and record the weight.

    if the weight = 549 then its bag 1, if the weight is 548 then it's bag 2, and so on.

    -edit: you got there first :O(
    Last edited by Drinky; Feb 28, 2001 at 13:44.
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    The firing squad

    4 men (A,B,C, and D) are burried up to their necks in sand on a firing range.
    To save the lives of all four men, one man must correctly identify
    the colour of the hat on his head, and shout it out.

    Illustrated in this picture http://www.guntrisoft.com/dev/james/...ring-squad.jpg

    Rules:

    1). 1 Man is behind a brick wall facing the other 3 men but can't see them.
    2). The other 3 men are on the other side of the wall in a line facing the wall.
    3). The men are not allowed to talk to each other.
    4). The men are not allowed to turn thier heads.
    5). The men know that there are 2 red hats and 2 white hats.


    Question: Which man saves the day, and how?
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    Question

    When you say, the men are not allowed to talk to each other, do you mean the 3 men on one side of the wall or all 4 men?

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    All four men are not allowed to speak to one and other...

    The only words allowed to be spoken are:
    "I'm wearing a red/white hat!" to the firing squad who will proptley shoot them all it if he is wrong.
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    He, he - I know the answer. But i've had my fair go so I'll stay mum.

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    I know it as well, but I saw the answer online so I don't want to cheat and give it away.

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    C can see that B is wearing a red hat.
    C also knows that if he were wearing a red hat, then D would be able to deduce that D is wearing a white hat. If, after a little time, D does not announce that he is wearing a white hat, then C knows that C must be wearing a white hat.

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    Taa daaaaa

    Sorted :O)

    Your move
    Last edited by Drinky; Feb 28, 2001 at 17:06.
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    There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage. Other facts:

    1.The Brit lives in the red house.
    2.The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    3.The Dane drinks tea.
    4.The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
    5.The green house's owner drinks coffee.
    6.The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    7.The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    8.The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
    9.The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    10.The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    11.The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
    12.The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
    13.The German smokes Prince.
    14.The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    15.The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

    Question: Who owns the fish?

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    Can't seem to work out if the red house is in the centre, or on the far right :O( brain not working...

    I surrender.
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    House 1 --> Yellow,Norwegian,Water,Cat,Dunhill
    House 2 --> Blue,Dane,Tea,Horse,Blends
    House 3 --> Red,Brit,Milk,Bird,PallMall
    House 4 --> Green,German,Coffee,Fish,Prince
    House 5 --> White,Swede,Beer,Dog,BlueMasters

    Am I right?
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    Yep. You got it. The German owns the fish.

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    Guntrisoft has dropped the ball! Next riddle please

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    Riddle:
    You will never see me, but I will always be.
    I will never be with you, but you'll always look forward to me.


    What am i?
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    It seems like it could be a lot of things - your age, the future, time in general, death, etc.

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    Very well, i'll add a few more lines to it.

    Riddle:

    You will never see me, but I will always be.
    I will never be with you, but you'll always look forward to me.

    I'm always one step ahead, never two, nor three.
    The word 'previous', does not refer to me.
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    "Tommorrow"?

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    Nicely done TWT, your move.
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    I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet, but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground. What am I?

    Two possible answers.

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    a bird??

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    How many birds (Feathered kind) do you know with arms?
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    I was sort of thinking a clock, but I'd have no clue why you'd want to carry it.

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    Good point. Maybe he meant wings not arms

    Could also be a chair.

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    Could be a wheelbarrow.
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