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Postby Zankou » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:45 pm

duh...it rises with the tide...So Chimaera gets that, sarcastic though he is...
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Postby Cryofdragon » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:59 pm

Ya, it goes to Chimaera. It was a pretty easy one I admit.
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Postby PantyGnawer » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:08 pm

Cry_of_Dragon wrote:I'd be interested to know the alternate method.


The one I was thinking of was to fill the 3 gal and empty it into the five. Fill the 3 again and use it to top off the 5. Empty the 5 and pour the remaining 1 gal from the 3 into the 5. Fill the 3 again and empty it into the 5 for a total of 4.


Looks like you guys had fun while I was gone! Where the hell is Chimaera with the next one? I want to play too!


Edit: You guys should like this. Its a picture puzzle where 50 different horror movie titles are represented by cryptic images. You just click on different areas and type your answers. I got about 35 of them before I gave up and cheated.

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Postby boghog » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:58 pm

PirateGuy wrote:
Cry_of_Dragon wrote:I'd be interested to know the alternate method.


The one I was thinking of was to fill the 3 gal and empty it into the five. Fill the 3 again and use it to top off the 5. Empty the 5 and pour the remaining 1 gal from the 3 into the 5. Fill the 3 again and empty it into the 5 for a total of 4.

Second alternate method (assuming the shape of the jugs/buckets works properly):

Fill both jugs and freeze them (or just wait for winter). Extract the 5-gal and 3-gal blocks of ice and cut both of them exactly in half (ideally, along a plane of symmetry). Throw half of each away; you now have 4 gallons of solid water.
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Postby PantyGnawer » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:08 am

boghog wrote:Fill both jugs and freeze them (or just wait for winter). Extract the 5-gal and 3-gal blocks of ice and cut both of them exactly in half (ideally, along a plane of symmetry). Throw half of each away; you now have 4 gallons of solid water.


Yeah that'll work when a mad bomber has left you with a suitcase bomb attached to a scale that must weigh out exactly 4 gal in less than 5 minutes.

If John McClane had resorted to this the terrorists would have won!

Good thinking though! I always liked that riddle.

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Postby ke_mikiao » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:10 am

PirateGuy wrote:
Cry_of_Dragon wrote:I'd be interested to know the alternate method.


The one I was thinking of was to fill the 3 gal and empty it into the five. Fill the 3 again and use it to top off the 5. Empty the 5 and pour the remaining 1 gal from the 3 into the 5. Fill the 3 again and empty it into the 5 for a total of 4.


heh........thats the way i've always heard it......

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Postby blackeyedbutch » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:27 am

Zas xpb nwzb optc vptxbco vzx wp dpc opt, ktb zas nwzb opt vzx wp dpc optc vptxbco


Decode that

hint: It's a quote from JFK
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Postby boghog » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:33 am

PirateGuy wrote:Yeah that'll work when a mad bomber has left you with a suitcase bomb attached to a scale that must weigh out exactly 4 gal in less than 5 minutes.

Nobody said anything about 5 minutes; there weren't any time restrictions in the original problem.

If it takes half a year, it can take half a year. :D

Third alternate method (assuming that the lake is deep enough and the jugs have lids, and ignoring problems with human survivability/breathing):

Fill the 5-gal jug with water. Turn the 3-gal jug upside down and wade into the water. Being careful to keep the 3-gal jug full of air (i.e. perfectly level, upside down), walk out along the lake bottom into the deep part, noting your depth by using handspans or the like. As you walk out and down, the air in the jug will compress. When you think that the air has compressed to 2/3 its original volume (i.e. the jug has 1 gallon of water and 2 gallons of compressed air), turn the 5-gal jug upside down and carefully "pour" the air from the 3-gal jug into the 5-gal jug. Seal the jug, mentally note the depth you measured, and walk back to shore.

Empty the 3-gal jug. Put the 5-gal jug down upright, release the air, and empty the water from the 5-gal jug into the 3-gal jug. If it doesn't exactly fill the 3-gal jug, then repeat the above steps, adjusting your depth as required, until you get it right.

One you've got it, calculate 10/3 of the depth in handspans, turn the 5-gal jug upside down, and walk out to that calculated depth. At that point, the air will have compressed to the point where it only takes up 1 gallon, and 4 gallons of water will be in the jug. Seal the jug, walk back to the surface, release the air, and you have 4 gallons of water (if you're still alive after all that).
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Postby Chimaera » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:34 pm

Zankou wrote:sarcastic though he is

Not fair! That wasn't sarcasm, it was lateral thinking :)

Here's one...

A man drops a coin. Then he walks due South for one mile, then due East for one mile, then due North for one mile. He arrives back at the coin.

Where is he? Before you answer, watch what he does next...

He picks up the coin, walks due East for a mile and drops it again. Then he walks due South for one mile, due East for one mile, and due North for one mile. He arrives back at the coin.

Clue: He doesn't see a bear.
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Postby Zankou » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 pm

Chimaera wrote:
Zankou wrote:sarcastic though he is

Not fair! That wasn't sarcasm, it was lateral thinking :)

Here's one...

A man drops a coin. Then he walks due South for one mile, then due East for one mile, then due North for one mile. He arrives back at the coin.

Where is he? Before you answer, watch what he does next...

He picks up the coin, walks due East for a mile and drops it again. Then he walks due South for one mile, due East for one mile, and due North for one mile. He arrives back at the coin.

Clue: He doesn't see a bear.



A: I meant the way you typed it...it was perfectly logical.

B: your clue gave it away too quickly...It was the south pole...
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Postby blackeyedbutch » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:02 pm

Does everyone ignore me here after that wormhole one or just no one is a cryptographer?
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Postby EarthRise » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:44 am

blackeyedbutch wrote:Zas xpb nwzb optc vptxbco vzx wp dpc opt, ktb zas nwzb opt vzx wp dpc optc vptxbco


Decode that

hint: It's a quote from JFK


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Postby blackeyedbutch » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:33 am

yup thats right


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Postby PantyGnawer » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:50 am

Hey, did anyone try that M&M's horror movie poster riddle thing I linked to?

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Postby blackeyedbutch » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:54 am

Nope
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