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Post by Ky.Jelly » 4 Feb 2003, 19:20

The most common absolute scale is the Kelvin (K) scale, which is based on the Celsius scale with minus 273.16 degrees C being 0 degrees K. To change C to K, just add 273.16 degrees to the C reading. If you have learned algebra, you know that -17.7C will be 255.46 degrees K. (Since -17.7 is a negative number you subtract it from 273.16 when you add the two.)

Once you have converted to the Kelvin scale you're ready to figure out what twice as cold means. "Twice as cold would mean only half the heat energy," Weinbeck says. "So that the absolute temperature would be half of 255.46 K or 127.73 K. Such temperatures would certainly shiver your timbers!"

To see how much it would shiver your timbers, convert back to Celsius. Since you added 273.16 to the Celsius temperature to get the Kelvin temperature, you'd do the opposite to go the other way. That is, subtract 273.16 from 127.73 K to get the Celsius temperature of minus 145.43 degrees. This is a lot colder than the world record cold of minus 89.6 degrees C. set July 21, 1983 at the Russian Vostok Station in Antarctica. If tomorrow is really going to be that cold, the sun must be dying.
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 4 Feb 2003, 21:04

heres another easy one

A horse is tied to a five meter rope, six meters away from it was a bail of hay. Without breaking the rope, the horse was able to get to the bail of hay. How is this possible?
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Post by Vaitork » 4 Feb 2003, 21:22

some answers

1)the other side of the rope is free (not tied to a pole or anything) so it won't break

2) IF the horse is tied to a pole: When u mean "IT" u are talking about the horse, so the pole is just a meter away from the bail of hay. Easy to reach by the horse

3) If both doesn't work... i dunno :oops:

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Post by Ky.Jelly » 4 Feb 2003, 21:25

yeat again no points givena s answers were to easy
no 1` was the correct answer
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Post by zworqy » 4 Feb 2003, 22:18

A similar one:

A mad dog is tied to a tree with a 5m rope. 2m from the tree theris is this ball you want. How can you fetch it without being eaten by the mad dog?
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Post by Jalli » 4 Feb 2003, 22:28

Go around the tree over and over untill the rope has gone so many times around the tree that the dog can't reach you when you take the ball :)
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Post by ribot » 4 Feb 2003, 22:49

Ky.Jelly wrote:The most common absolute scale is the Kelvin (K) scale, which is based on the Celsius scale with minus 273.16 degrees C being 0 degrees K. To change C to K, just add 273.16 degrees to the C reading. If you have learned algebra, you know that -17.7C will be 255.46 degrees K. (Since -17.7 is a negative number you subtract it from 273.16 when you add the two.)

Once you have converted to the Kelvin scale you're ready to figure out what twice as cold means. "Twice as cold would mean only half the heat energy," Weinbeck says. "So that the absolute temperature would be half of 255.46 K or 127.73 K. Such temperatures would certainly shiver your timbers!"

To see how much it would shiver your timbers, convert back to Celsius. Since you added 273.16 to the Celsius temperature to get the Kelvin temperature, you'd do the opposite to go the other way. That is, subtract 273.16 from 127.73 K to get the Celsius temperature of minus 145.43 degrees. This is a lot colder than the world record cold of minus 89.6 degrees C. set July 21, 1983 at the Russian Vostok Station in Antarctica. If tomorrow is really going to be that cold, the sun must be dying.
where did u get 17,7? anyway ced answered the question, but i dont get how twice as cold is half as hot. what's one degree cold?
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 4 Feb 2003, 22:57

its not half as hot, it shalf the heat energy which is completely different and i didnt do physics so i cant work that out,

and it explains the 17.7 thing there,

ced was slightly wrong but he was the closest
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Post by Jalli » 4 Feb 2003, 23:07

But in the original task there were no -17.7 degrees C. There were 0C. That means that ced was right.
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Post by zworqy » 4 Feb 2003, 23:23

Jalli wrote:Go around the tree over and over untill the rope has gone so many times around the tree that the dog can't reach you when you take the ball :)
Wow, Jalli made it. He can have a point if he want to...
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Post by Epsilon » 4 Feb 2003, 23:38

Hey, I can do the next round of questions but it will be much worse than jalli's questions and it'll be only 1 or 2 questions per day...

Whoever wants me to do next round, tell it here and i'm starting to think about good questions right now
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 4 Feb 2003, 23:40

yea i was going to do a round but i thought theres no point till i get bak from holiday on monday, so i vote yes do a round and if your struggling for questions just ask me
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Post by Vaitork » 4 Feb 2003, 23:54

Go Epsi 8) I vote for him

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Post by ribot » 5 Feb 2003, 00:09

how about anyone with questions asking them and counting all points together? 1 point for each correct answer, and why not count those questions already answered that didnt give points, like that old number question 612000000 or what it was, and these recent ones. one point for me for saying this, na jk :)
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 5 Feb 2003, 01:19

ok then, current standings

1p; Chuckles, Vaitork, Jalli, ribot, Ky.Jelly (the last to are bonus points)
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 5 Feb 2003, 02:04

ok these may not be updated for a couple of days, but feel free to post more questions at the same time

1. I know a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be?

2. I am the owner of a pet store. If I put in one canary per cage, I have one bird too many. If I put in two canaries per cage, I have one cage too many. How many cages and canaries do I have?

3.After teaching his class all about roman numerals (X = 10, IX=9 and so on) the teacher asked his class to draw a single continuous line and turn IX into 6. The only stipulation the teacher made was that the pen could not be lifted from the paper until the line was complete.

4. Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can't reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunneling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?
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Post by Vaitork » 5 Feb 2003, 02:06

Q2: 4 canary; 3 cages

u got me confused with the 3rd :? :?:

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Post by ribot » 5 Feb 2003, 02:26

1. ten has three letters, eight has two more letters and is fewer units.

3. u write a splitting horizontal line in the middle of the word IX, so u get IV, which is 4, on one side of the line. and if u turn the paper upside down u have vi, 6, on the other side of the line.

4.they can make a rope out of their clothes and bed sheets?
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Post by zworqy » 5 Feb 2003, 08:30

1: few, fewer
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Post by milagros » 5 Feb 2003, 13:35

Ky.Jelly wrote:The most common absolute scale is the Kelvin (K) scale, which is based on the Celsius scale with minus 273.16 degrees C being 0 degrees K.
as far as i know it's minus 273.15
the definition is 273.16 under triple(right word?) point of water (0.01'C)
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Post by SveinR » 5 Feb 2003, 15:03

4. They take the bed against the wall so that it's the end that you would lie on that is against the wall, the short side is on the floor.
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Post by Jalli » 5 Feb 2003, 15:58

3: SIX, just write the letter S
4: They used the dirt they dug up to climb up to the window
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Post by chux » 5 Feb 2003, 16:33

1. Few
2. 4 birds, 3 cages
3. add an 'S'
4. Keep tunnelling until they dig up enough dirt to stand on to get out the window
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Post by zworqy » 6 Feb 2003, 23:16

Here's one straight from a book:

"A gang of road workers were asphalting a road, using different kinds of asphalt-surphacing machines. They were on piece-work, and since they were pressed for time, they decided to work six-day weeks.
After four weeks they had completed one fourth of the contract. it took the manother 31 days to complete the next three eights of the contract.
How long did it take the gang to asphalt the whole road, provided that the average rate of speed was maintained from the first day till the job was finished, and they all worked the same number of hours every day?"
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Post by Jalli » 6 Feb 2003, 23:20

86 days I think.
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Post by Vaitork » 6 Feb 2003, 23:29

mmm it seems that's the answer, 86

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Post by zworqy » 6 Feb 2003, 23:52

86 is WRONG, dudes!
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Post by Jalli » 7 Feb 2003, 00:02

86 days of work then + 4 days in the 4 weekends, so it's 90. ( unless those 31 days included weekends too)
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Post by Vaitork » 7 Feb 2003, 00:09

if its six days a week

24 days of work (6 days each) = 4 weeks = 1/4 entire job
31 days of work (no week, days = 3/8 = 1.5/4 entire job

since u need the other 1.5/4 AND there are no schedule changes or anything, they're should be exactly 31 days too...

24 + 31 + 31 = 86 days...

is there anything wrong in that? maybe it's a typo on the problem? or should i be shameful of my "poor-thinking" brain? :oops:

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Post by djacosmo » 7 Feb 2003, 01:21

Ok, taking the easiest method, it would take 4 times 4 weeks = 112 days, but that seems too easy.
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Post by ribot » 7 Feb 2003, 02:27

100 or 101 days if weekends were included. they must have changed machines after the first fourth, because otherwise i'm an idiot.
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Post by DCEM » 7 Feb 2003, 09:47

Easy one that I saw in a magazine :

12 men is carrying 12 bags to a place X miles away.
One man can only carry one bag.
How long will it take for six men to carry the bags?
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Post by ribot » 7 Feb 2003, 14:05

y minutes
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Post by Jalli » 7 Feb 2003, 14:40

They have to walk 3X miles. If they go at X miles per hour they would need three hours.
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Post by chux » 7 Feb 2003, 16:38

technically, 'y minutes' is right
but seeing as i dont know how far they go, or how fast they travel, I'll hav eto say "3 times a long as the 12 men"
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Post by zworqy » 8 Feb 2003, 00:11

3x it is, I think.

Anyway, do you want a hint for the asphalt problem? (Noone's been right yet)
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Post by Jalli » 8 Feb 2003, 00:22

Another try:

4 weeks = 28 days = 24 working days
Then 31 days
If first day was monday, then 31 days would the 31st day be on a Wednesday. That means 6+6+6+6+3=27 working days. Then 27 more as the last part = 78 working days + 13 free days = 91 days.
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 9 Feb 2003, 21:41

for my 4 day old questions,

look at chuckles answers to get all the rite ones, but others eg jalli zworgy got them rite first,
but it mite take to long to work it out
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Post by zworqy » 9 Feb 2003, 23:09

Some hints for the asphalt problem:

* ribot is on to something...

* concentrate on this sentence: provided that the average rate of speed was maintained from the first day till the job was finished
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Post by Ky.Jelly » 17 Feb 2003, 22:31

what have me got in me pocktesss
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Post by MagnusB » 18 Feb 2003, 00:36

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Post by zworqy » 18 Feb 2003, 22:21

Which question is it's own answer?
(No, it's not this one!) :D
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Post by Vaitork » 18 Feb 2003, 22:31

hey zworqy, could u finally xplain the construction problem? :oops:

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Post by zworqy » 18 Feb 2003, 23:12

Vaitork wrote:hey zworqy, could u finally xplain the construction problem? :oops:
So, you have given up, have you?

OK, then...
First 24 days for 1/4 (2/8).
Then 31 days for 3/8.

That gives 55 days for 5/8 of the work. The question stated that the average was to be maintained. The average for the first 55 days was 1/8 in 11 days, so the work would take 11 * 8 = 88 days!

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Post by Xupacabra » 20 May 2003, 16:36

There are 3 barrels.

Each barrel is labled with what it contains:

1st barrel is labled with: "blue balls"

2nd barrel is labled with: "red balls"

3rd barrel is labled with: "half blue and half red balls"

A man comes and switches all the lables in a way that now each barrel is labled with what it DOES NOT truely contain.

The Question is: What is the minimum sum of balls you have to get out of the barrels in order to know what each barrel truely contain?

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Post by Antz » 20 May 2003, 17:58

edited away because there is more clever ppl with correcterest answers
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Post by Antz » 20 May 2003, 18:07

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1.A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
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2. "There are three words in the English language that end in -GRY. Two are HUNGRY and ANGRY. The third one everyone uses every day and knows what it stands for. If you listened carefully, I already told you what the word is. What is the third word?"

3. a man was at home. he went north east, then north west, then went south west but when he got home he was greeted by two other men. who are those two men (i think my wording is wrong but its EZZZ).
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1) the other half is boys too (duh)
2) answer is "what" or "language"
3) ? i wonder if it's some game where u go around the board like
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Post by Jalli » 20 May 2003, 19:05

You only pick one ball from the "mix"-section. If it's red, then that is only red ones. That means that the one that was marked "mix" is filled with red, and the one marked with red then have to be blue. If it isn't then one of them was correctly marked from the beginning. That leaves to "blue" one to be "mix". So correct answer is: 1.

The third question from Bob, is probably from monopoly or something, I think they're prisoners, stuck in jail there :)
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Post by Xupacabra » 20 May 2003, 20:10

That is correct Jalli :lol:

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Post by zworqy » 20 May 2003, 23:32

2. "There are three words in the English language that end in -GRY. Two are HUNGRY and ANGRY. The third one everyone uses every day and knows what it stands for. If you listened carefully, I already told you what the word is. What is the third word?"


Is it Gry?
<Fihlvein> another case of zworqy-is-always-right closed i guess
<yoosef> zworqy doesnt suck at anything

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