You would be Jason's son. The easiest way to solve
this problem is to substitute me for the
phrase my son's father (since my son's
father is me). The statement would then read: If
Jason's son is me, what relationship am I to
Jason?
37 days. At the end of day one the worm would be at
the one meter mark. At the end of the 35th day the
worm would be at the 35 meter mark. On the 36th day
the worm travels from 35 meters to 39 meters but
slips back to 36 meters at the end of the 36th day.
On the 37th day, the worm travels up four meters from
the 36th meter and is consequently out of the
hole.
First correct answer submitted by:
SonofInchWorm (LOL)
Four Kilometers. When Justin reaches the top of the
hill, he will have walked 3 kilometers, and his dog
will be half-way up, or a kilometer and a half.
Justin then turns around and walks back, but his dog
continues walking up the hill until they meet.
They will meet at the 2 kilometer point. The dog will
turn around at this point and follow Justin down the
hill completing the four kilometer stroll.
Six. Since we know that they have 12 children, and
only nine common to them both, we can deduce that
they came into the marriage with three children
each.
First correct answer submitted by:
The Mysterious Margot
It was Mr. Terminus' clear intention to give his son
twice as much as his wife, or his daughter half as
much as his wife. Therefore, the son would get 4/7,
the mother, 2/7, and the daughter, 1/7.
First correct answer submitted by:
The Amazing SonofJorEl
The correct answer is (A). The X in the first (far
left) column goes down one position each time before
it starts again at the top; the X in the second
column goes up one position each time; the X in the
second horizontal row moves left one position each
time.
First you select a fruit from the box marked CHERRIES
AND BANANAS. If it was a banana you selected, you
know that the box could only contain bananas. If it
was a cherry, you know the box would only contain
cherries since each box is incorrectly marked.
If, for example, a banana was selected, you would
mark that box BANANAS and switch the other two
incorrect labels around. Now all three would be
correctly labeled.
Twenty seven. If eight were left, it would represent
2/3rds of the amount Jack found. Therefore, Lance
left 12, and if 12 represented 2/3rds of the amount
Lance found, then he found 18. Since 18 represents
2/3rds of the original amount, there must have been
27 originally.
Since all three men raised their hands, the winner
knew that there could only be two possibilities.
There had to be two blue and one red mark, or three
blue marks. If there was a red mark on any forehead,
the two men with the blue marks would each see a red
and a blue mark and know immediately that his had to
be a blue mark since all three raised their hands.
The smartest man deduced that since nobody answered
immediately all three marks must be blue.
First correct answer submitted by:
Blitzen was first to say all 3 were blue, but no one
actually came up with the correct reasoning. (That
better? LOL)
Tuesday. Thursday and Friday the market is closed.
Saturday the doctor's office is closed. It is evident
he cashed his check because he had more money in the
evening than he did when he left in the morning. He
got paid on Thursday and went to town on the
following Tuesday when the bank, doctor's office and
the market were all open.
Fifteen. Every Tuesday Mrs. Pyle receives seven pair
of underwear and also leaves seven for Hardy to wash.
That equals fourteen, plus the pair she is wearing.
You would have to wait 90 minutes between 12:15 and
1:45. Once you heard seven single chimes, you would
know that the next chime would be two chimes for 2
o'clock.
Zero. Since one of the numbers in the series will be
(X-X), which is zero, the entire product will result
in an answer of zero, because anything multiplied by
zero equals zero.
Two hours. Sandy can complete 1/3 of the job in one hour and Claude can complete 1/6 of he job in one hour; therefore, together they can complete 1/3 plus 1/6 or half the job in one hour. Consequently, the entire job can be completed in just two hours.
Surprizingly enough, the thick glass is more likely to crack since glass is a poor conductor of heat. In a thin glass, the heat passes more quickly from the glass into the surrounding air, causing the glass to expand equally. When hot water is poured into a thick glass, the inner surface expands, but the outer surface does not. It is this extreme stress on the glass that causes it to crack. (Your science lesson for the day. lol)
Charles drove 20 kilometers more than Ari. This question seems to lack sufficient information needed to solve it, however you can set the distance of the trip at any length, and the difference will always be 20 kilometers.
Since none of the men are wearing the color of suit that corresponds to their names, and Mr. Red was replying to the man in the blue suit, it had to be Mr. Green to whom he replied. we then know that Mr. Green is wearing a blue suit. Therefore, Mr. Red is wearing a green suit and Mr. Blue is wearing a red suit.
Thirty. The trick is to work backwards. On his fourth and final sale he sells half of his remainder plus one more, leaving him with zero. Therefore we know that he sold one plus one more on the fourth sale. On the third sale he sold half of six, plus one more which left him with two for the fourth sale. On the second sale he sold half of 14 plus one more which left him with six for the third sale. Therefore, on the first sale he sold half of 30 plus one more which left him wit 14 for the second sale.
King Tut was born in 20 B.C. There were 120 years between the birth of King Eros and the death of King Tut, but since their ages amounted to only 100 years, there must have been 20 years when neither existed. This would be the period between the death of King Eros, 40 B.C., and the birth of King Tut, 20 B.C.
Nine. When Granny Smith leaves Montreal, there are four trains on the way and a fifth train just starting out. Granny will meet all of these. Also, another train will start when she has gone 1/5 of the distance, another at 2/5, another at 3/5, another at 4/5. When she reaches Toronto, a train will be at the point of starting. If we consider that she does not meet this one on the way, or meet the one that arrived at Montreal as she left, she will have met nine trains all together.
24 kilograms. We are trying to determine the total weight of three halves. Since one block weighs eight kilograms plus half a block, we know that one block, or two halves, weighs 16 kilograms. Therefore, a block and a half, or three halves, would weigh 8 X 3, or 24 kilograms.
The fairest way is for Gino to take seven pizzas and Gweedo to take one. Gino picked 15 baskets and Gweedo picked nine. After dividing the 24 baskets evenly, Gino had given away seven and Gweedo had given away only one.
Fifteen. The question is worded to make it confusing. Instead of considering how three can be a third of six, simply figure what three is one third of, which is nine. By using the same sort of reasoning, you know that half of twenty is ten and therefore ten is one third of thirty. Consequently, if three is one third of six, fifteen must be half of twenty.
First correct answer submitted by:
Bane and SonofJorEl
Ten meters. When a right angle is inscribed in a circle, its hypotenuse is the circle's diameter. The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the sides. Therefore: 6 X 6 = 36, 8 X 8 = 64, and 34 + 64 = 100. The square root of 100 is 10.
The statement that Fossil made was: "You will boil me in hot water." The natives are faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The natives had no way out of their situation so they were forced to set Fossil free.
One hundred. By working backwards, the answer becomes very easy. Nine-tenths of a thousand is nine hundred and eight-ninths of nine hundred is eight hundred etc., all the way down to the final answer of one hundred.
Pete lost money. He bought one boat for $5000 and sold it for $6000. The other boat he bought for $7500 and sold for $6000. He originally shelled out $12,500, but on resale, brought in only $12,000.
Three. Since a man and a half eat a cake and a half in a minute and a half, then twice as many men can eat twice as many cakes in the same time. This means that three men can eat three cakes in a minute and a half, or that one man can eat one cake in a minute and a half. In 30 minutes, one man can eat 30 cakes divided by one and a half, which is 20 cakes; therefore, it would take 30 minutes for three men to eat 60 cakes.
Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, or 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.
The statement was made on January the first and Suzie's birthday is on December 31st. Therefore Suzie was nine the day before yesterday, (December 30) she was ten yesterday (December 31) and later on this year she will be 11. Therefore it stands to reason that next year she will be 12.
Using a ruler, measure the height of the liquid in the bottle. Then invert the bottle and measure the air space in the cylindrical part of the bottle. These two measurements added together give you the height of a cylinder that has the same volume as the bottle. Now by dividing the height of the liquid into the total height of the imaginary cylinder, you obtain the percentage of the bottle that is filled with the liquid.
First correct answer submitted by:
Bane and SonofJorEL
Carl will lose again. In the second race, Ben started ten meters back. By the time Carl reaches the 90 meter mark, Ben will have caught up to them. Therefore, the final ten meters will belong to the faster of the two. Since Ben Is faster than Carl, he will win the final 10 meters and of course the race.
Neither, they would be tied. Buck took 189 shots and hit the target 63 times, giving him 1/3 in hits. Sam shot 150 arrows and hit the target 50 times, also giving him 1/3 hits.
The answer is (B). The two speeds cannot be averaged to 15 khp since it took twice as long to climb the hill as it did to descend. For example, if the hill measures 20 kilometers from top to bottom they would travel 40 kilometers in three hours. 40 divided by 3 eqauls approximately 13.33.
Both answers were the same. If the man and woman are both visitors, they would both answer yes. If they are both natives, they will still answer the queston with a yes. If one is a native and the other a visitor, they will both answer no.
Farah realized she would only need to cut the third link. By making this one cut, she would have a single link, a double link, and a length with four links. By trading back and forth she would be able to increase her payment by one link each day.
25 kilometers. Since they are traveling at a combined speed of 25 kilometers per minute toward each other, they will be 25 kilometers apart one minute before they meet.
Shady said that on impact, Saul was thrown back against the rear door. On impact, he would have been thrown forward. Consequently, Shadow became suspicious of the fatal blow to the back of Saul's head.
Eighteen kilometers. Since he is riding three times as fast as he can walk, three quarters of his time must be spent walking. Since he rode for two hours, travelling 18 kilometers, and walked for six hours, traveling at three kph, he made the round trip in eight hours.
The trip will take longer than 40 minutes. The canoe will travel two kph slower upstream, but will travel 2 kph faster downstream. However, the trip will take longer than 40 minutes because the canoe will be slowed down for a longer period of time going upstream than the time that it gains going downstream.
Dickinson is the only one who knows only one of the others. His first name must be Dave.
Bob is neither Dickinson nor Brown. Not knowing Brown, he cannot be Adams nor Carter, so Bob is Emerson.
The first names of the friends at lunch are Alex, Chip, and Elmer. Alex knows Chip and Elmer. Knowing only two friends, he does not know Bob Emerson or Dave Dickinson.
Bob Emerson knows three friends. They are Chip, Dave Dickinson, and Elmer.
Dave Dickinson, knowing only one friend, does not know Chip or Elmer.
Alex and Brown are the only ones to know only two friends. They are the same person: Alex Brown.
Adams' first name is Elmer and Carter's is Chip.
The full names are Elmer Adams, Alex Brown, Chip Carter, Dave Dickinson, and Bob Emerson.
Since the word contains no E or G (as in LEG), the only good letter in ERG is R. Then the good letter of SIR is R, which is the third letter of the desired word. I and L are not in the desired word, so the good letter of AIL is A. The A is not the first letter of the desired word, so it must be the second. The good letter of SIC is C, which must begin the desired word: CAR.
Elizabeth's husband is not Henry. He cannot be Roger or Peter, who are not dancing, so Elizabeth is married to Louis.
Likewise, Henry's wife is not Elizabeth or Anne or Mary. Henry is married to Jeanne.
Peter's wife is Mary.
Roger's wife is Anne.
Since GUSTO and LIGHT have no good letters, the only good letter in BUILT is B, which begins the desired word. One good letter in BUGLE is B and the other is E (out of place).
The good letters in ADULT are A and D, so the good letter in DYING is D. Y is false, like S, T, and O, so the only good letter in STORY is R, at the correct place. The desired word has the form B..RD, therefore, it is BEARD.
1349. If the second number is three times the first, and the last is three times the second, then the last has to be 9. It's easy to work backwards from there.