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Post by Cabin Boy on Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:42 am

close, but no.

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Post by Ip Lockard on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:07 pm

Cabin Boy wrote:Ooh i better keep the ball rolling then,

If three cats catch three mice in three minutes, how many cats would be needed to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes?

A nice easy one Very Happy

3, as 3 cats catch mice at a ratio of 1 per minute.
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Post by Deathtoll32 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:46 pm

One cat...

Each cat is catching 1 mouse per minute....

1 cat with 100 minutes can catch 100
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Post by lotfire on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:08 am

Deilos wrote:Four cats.

Three can catch 99 in 100 minutes, therefore one more to catch the extra.

i would say the answer is 3.Like said Deilos they'll catch 99 mice in 99 minutes and join there forces to catch the last mouse within the last minute.

waiting for the answer
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Post by Deilos on Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:57 pm

Surely it takes three minutes for one cat to catch one mouse... Therefore three cats. Like Lotfire said.
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:17 pm

no, it takes three minutes for three cats to catch three mice deilos.

so thats 3 cats, 3 mice, 3 minutes.
So it'd be the same as 1 cat, 1 mouse, 1 minute.
So one cat catches a mouse a minute.
So one cat in one hundred minutes can catch one hundred mice.
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Post by Collins on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:19 pm

What if the cats work together, so groups of cats can catch mice at a faster rate than a single cat? Razz
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:31 pm

Just watched Shrek 2.
In my opinion Puss in Boots could take fifty mice in seven minutes easy.
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Post by tim09 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:33 am

Skinny Bones Jones wrote:no, it takes three minutes for three cats to catch three mice deilos.

so thats 3 cats, 3 mice, 3 minutes.
So it'd be the same as 1 cat, 1 mouse, 1 minute.
So one cat catches a mouse a minute.
So one cat in one hundred minutes can catch one hundred mice.

I think your math is flawed here

3 cats = 3 mice in 3 mins

3 cats = 1 mouse in 1 min

so 3 cats catch 99 in 99 mins and team up to catch the last one in the last minute
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Post by Deilos on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:43 am

If
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3 cats = 3 mice in 3 mins
Then
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1 cat = 1 mouse in 3 mins

If
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1 cat = 1 mouse in 1 min
Then
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3 cats = 3 mice in 1 min

Why would they wait for the other cats to catch a mouse before catching their own mice?
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Post by Deathtoll32 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:48 am

Skinny Bones Jones wrote:no, it takes three minutes for three cats to catch three mice deilos.

so thats 3 cats, 3 mice, 3 minutes.
So it'd be the same as 1 cat, 1 mouse, 1 minute.
So one cat catches a mouse a minute.
So one cat in one hundred minutes can catch one hundred mice.

I said that on the page before this one......
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:18 am

Deathtoll32 wrote:
Skinny Bones Jones wrote:no, it takes three minutes for three cats to catch three mice deilos.

so thats 3 cats, 3 mice, 3 minutes.
So it'd be the same as 1 cat, 1 mouse, 1 minute.
So one cat catches a mouse a minute.
So one cat in one hundred minutes can catch one hundred mice.

I said that on the page before this one......

Let me just grab you a medal.
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:22 am

tim09 wrote:
Skinny Bones Jones wrote:no, it takes three minutes for three cats to catch three mice deilos.

so thats 3 cats, 3 mice, 3 minutes.
So it'd be the same as 1 cat, 1 mouse, 1 minute.
So one cat catches a mouse a minute.
So one cat in one hundred minutes can catch one hundred mice.

I think your math is flawed here

3 cats = 3 mice in 3 mins

3 cats = 1 mouse in 1 min

so 3 cats catch 99 in 99 mins and team up to catch the last one in the last minute

I can't see your logic, because to me if you divide the three cats by three, so you have one cat, then you should divide the mice and minutes by three to make things equal.
So it's all 1 - 1 - 1

three cats can catch one mouse each in three minutes.
That's an average of one cat catching one mouse every minute.
1 - 1 - 1

I'm pretty sure I've done the maths right?
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Post by Deilos on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:34 am

You wouldn't divide the minutes by three. They don't catch mice more slowly the more of them there are, if anything they catch them more quickly.
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Post by elbanaan on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:35 am

not really Surprised
if 3 cats eat 3 mice in 3minutes.
1 cat can eat 1 mouse in 3 minutes.
or 3 cats eat 1 mouse in 1 minute
or 3 cats eat 100mice in 100minutes.

or translated into english:

you and 2 friends drink 3 beers in 3 minutes. (1 each)
you alone will drink 1 in 3 minutes
not 1 in 1 minute.
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Post by Deathtoll32 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:40 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if Cabin Boy is going to come back and tell us if anyone is right...
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Post by tim09 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:13 pm

Just have a go. First in gets to do the new riddle
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Post by Cabin Boy on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:47 am

Lol sorry, I thought it was easy and didnt realise it would cause this much trouble. It is 3.

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Post by Ip Lockard on Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:17 am

Oh crud, that's me again!

Ermm.. I'll pass - someone else can post one.
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Post by shadow on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:48 am

a nice and easy one:


a father and his son are crossing the street. Suddenly they get hit by a bus. The father is dies immediately and the son is taken to the hospital.

In the hospital the son is taken to the operation room but when the doctor walks in the room he says: "I'm sorry, but I can't operate my own son"

who's the doctor?
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:51 am

The kids mother.
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Post by Ip Lockard on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:56 am

Skinny Bones Jones wrote:The kids mother.

Shadow wrote:he says: "I'm sorry, but I can't operate my own son"

Hmmm..... Maybe not Skinny, unless shadow worded that wrongly Wink
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Post by shadow on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:59 am

Ip Lockard wrote:
Skinny Bones Jones wrote:The kids mother.

Shadow wrote:he says: "I'm sorry, but I can't operate my own son"

Hmmm..... Maybe not Skinny, unless shadow worded that wrongly Wink


the mother was correct.

As I understood, in the English language (just like in dutch and French) doctor is always masculine
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Post by Ip Lockard on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:00 am

Nope, English lacks the masculine/feminine clause entirely.
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Post by Skinny Bones Jones on Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:49 am

Mm.
I've heard that one before which is why I figured it was the mother, even with the he.

I don't have a riddle.
So whoever is next can go.
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