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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:36 am

6 feet. Though I cheated by using wxMaxima.
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Postby nickspoon » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:01 pm

The solution is very simple, and uses similar triangles. Here's a diagram:

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It should be quite obvious that triangles ABC and BFG are similar, as are triangles BEF and BCD. Therefore:
9/x = y/z
and
x/4 = y/z

9/x = x/4
x² = 36
x = 6
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Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:55 pm

Huh, I used intersection height = height1*height2/(height1 + height2). Never saw the triangles.
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Postby nickspoon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:37 pm

Always look for the triangles.
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Postby Hyperion » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:04 am

Fred the Farmer and his brother, Geoff the Gardener, have acquired a ten-acre plot of land between them. They split the rights to the land evenly and go to work at planting seeds and crops on their half of the farmland.

Farmer Fred starts from the west, while Geoff the Gardener starts from the east. Fred plants seeds at twice the rate Geoff does, but Geoff ploughs an acre every ten minutes while Fred takes twenty-five minutes.

Selling all of their produce results in 400 gold coins between them.

How much of that wage is Fred entitled to?

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Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:15 pm

124 coins?
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Postby Hyperion » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:11 am

124 coins?
Incorrect.
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Postby Dr. Sticks » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:18 am

assuming they planted the same amount, same type, and the produce grown was the same level of health and everything, wouldn't it be split even since they both own half the farm? you didn't say they had to sell everything before they were finished planting and harvesting and all.
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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby Hyperion » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:28 am

And Dr. Sticks gets it in one.
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Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 am

Ffff pants, keywords "their half".
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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby Doc Sigma » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:06 pm

A farmer hired a mathematician to build a fence to contain his sheep, thinking that a mathematician could build the most efficient fence possible. Upon receiving the job, the mathematician proceeded to build a tiny fence around himself. When the farmer asked him what the heck was going on, what was his response?

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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby MuffinSticks » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:59 pm

OH GOD I'M TRAPPED SOMEBODY SAVE ME
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Postby Doc Sigma » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:09 pm

OH GOD I'M TRAPPED SOMEBODY SAVE ME
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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby MuffinSticks » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:42 pm

Glad I could help.
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Re: Riddle Minute

Postby nickspoon » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:58 pm

I define myself to be on the outside!
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