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By .Martin. ·
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It's Friday again!

it has been a big week with Elections in the US.

but now a puzzle for the rest of your day (or the little left in Australia...)

A rich traveler decides to do a little act of kindness in a poor town,to the town of 653 he decides to give all the men $90 and all the women $135. If only half the men, and a third of the women accept his offer, what is the total amount of money the traveler will give?

<based on the puzzle by Kevin Stone www.brainbashers.com>

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But - what is the demographic ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Friday Yuk

You never said how many of the 653 were male or female.

Does Not Compute!

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that information is not needed

by .Martin. In reply to But - what is the demogra ...

to give you a hint (because I am so nice :) )

amount of males: m
amount of females: 653-m

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$29385..??

by AruJammer In reply to that information is not n ...
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Good Job!

by .Martin. In reply to $29385..??

now was that a guess??

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by AruJammer In reply to Good Job!

Your hint was helpfull

90 x M + 135 x (653 - M)
= ------ ---------------
2 3

3 x 90 x M + 2 x 135 x (653 - M)
= ---------------------------------
2 x 3

270 x M + 176310 - 270 x M
= ---------------------------
6
176310
= -------
6

= 29385

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Good Work <NT>

by .Martin. In reply to ......

I <b> KNEW </b> I was giving the answer away

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I love people who can actually DO Math

by Tig2 In reply to ......

I can't. Something about the numbers just messes me up. I
can do fractions easily but I only do them intuitively- I can't
tell you how I get the right answer, I just do.

That was some nice work there Gilbert!

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agreed...

by Nodisalsi In reply to $29385..??

Solved with fairly simple algebra:
M is number of males and F number of females, let T be total donation...

2M + 3F = 653
and
$90M + $135F = $T
reduce by common denominator 45 it becomes
$2M + $3F = $T/45
therefore

T = 45 * 653 = 29385
Answer is $29385

time 1 minute 30 seconds. XP

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The question is flawed

by Stangg In reply to agreed...

It works even if you just give the male and female population arbitrary numbers that add up to 653. For instance males = 327 females = 326.

should it be more to do with proving that the a mount is constant regardless of the ratio?

just a thought, I could be wrong.

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and now for a laugh

by Shellbot In reply to Friday Yuk

Some of the finest double entendres on British TV & Radio

Michael Burke on watching Phillipa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage remarked: "They seem cold out there, they're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts."

Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open: "Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to do it by himself."

Mike Hallett discussing missed snooker shots on Sky Sports: "Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis's misses every chance he gets."

Jack Burnicle was talking about Colin Edwards' tyre choice on World Superbike racing: "Colin had a hard on in practice earlier, and I bet he wished he had a hard on now."

Chris Tarrant discussing the first Millionaire winner Judith Keppel on This Morning: "She was practising fastest finger first by herself in bed last night."

'Winning Post's' Stewart Machin commentating on jockey Tony McCoy's formidable lead: "Tony has a quick look between his legs and likes what he sees."

Ross King discussing relays with champion runner Phil Redmond: "Well Phil, tell us about your amazing third leg."

Cricketer Neil Fairbrother hit a single during a Durham v Lancashire match, inspiring Bobby Simpson to observe: "With his lovely soft hands he just tossed it off."

Clair Frisby talking about a jumbo hot dog on Look North said: "There's nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this."

James Allen interviewing Ralf Schumacher at a Grand Prix, asked: "What does it feel like being rammed up the backside by Barrichello?"

Steve Ryder covering the US Masters: "Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69."

The new stand at Doncaster race course took Brough Scott's breath away..."My word," he said. "Look at that magnificent erection."

Willie Carson was telling Claire Balding how jockeys prepare for a big race when he said: "They usually have four or five dreams a night about coming from different positions."

Carenza Lewis about finding food in the Middle Ages on Time Team Live said: "You'd eat beaver if you could get it."

A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, "So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?" Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, because they were laughing so hard!

US PGA Commentator - "One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them ... Oh my god!!!!! What have I just said?!!!!"

Metro Radio - "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977 - "Ah, isn't that nice. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the Cox of the Oxford crew."

Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator - "This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother."

New Zealand Rugby Commentator - "Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Daryl Gibson comes inside of him."

Pat Glenn, weightlifting commentator - "And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing!"

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