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#1 the new riddler

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:11 AM

A man weighs 296 pounds and has 3 2 pound mellons to take home
to get home, he has to cross a bridge with a strict weight limit of 300 pounds
how does he make it across, in one trip, without leaving or throwing a mellon???
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#2 storm

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:55 AM

he can eat one mellon.
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#3 TwoaDay

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:49 AM

yes eating it seems right but could he have someone else bring 1 melon

an is the 3 2 pound melons part a trick or am i thinking too hard?
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#4 redshift

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:54 AM

he can eat one mellon.


at which point he weighs 298 pounds... how does this help?

Spoiler for Solution

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#5 emeraldcity

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:20 AM

A man weighs 296 pounds and has 3 2 pound mellons to take home
to get home, he has to cross a bridge with a strict weight limit of 300 pounds
how does he make it across, in one trip, without leaving or throwing a mellon???

\
He juggles them.
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#6 redshift

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:02 AM

\
He juggles them.


juggling involves throwing
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#7 Lost in space

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:30 AM

Spoiler for A bridge too far!

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#8 bonanova

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:01 AM

Spoiler for By the numbers ...

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:26 AM

I would carry both mellons and just pay the fine for overloading the bridge :)

Or assuming I don't have anything else at my hands beside the two mellons I would wait one day. Nature calls will reduce my weight enough to pass the bridge.
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#10 rookie1ja

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

already posted ... discussion to continue here

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