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# Give a monkey enough rope

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### #11 tammie

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

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ages not whole numbers?

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### #12 bonanova

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

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ages not whole numbers?

They can be fractions. 4/3 yrs + 8/3 yrs = 4 years for example.
Let x y z be the present ages of monkey, mother and brother, W be weight of the weight and l/4 be weight of the rope.
Solve for them. Let them be whatever they turn out to be.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

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Конечно ...   Веревка подбежал шкив, на одном конце была обезьяна, на другом конце вес.Два оставшихся в равновесии.Вес каната было 4 унции / футбол, а в возрасте от обезьяны и мать обезьяны составил четыре года.Вес обезьяна была много фунтов, как мать обезьяны было лет, и весом весом и весом каната вместе были в полтора раза больше, поскольку вес обезьян.

Вес вес превышал вес веревки, как многие фунтов, как обезьяна лет, когда мать обезьяны был вдвое старше брата обезьяны было, когда мать обезьяны был вдвое старше брата обезьяна будет, когда брат обезьяны в три раза стара, как мать обезьяны Когда мама была обезьяна была в три раза стара, как обезьяна в пункте 1.

Мать обезьяны был вдвое старше обезьяна Когда мать обезьяны был наполовину стара, как обезьяна будет Когда обезьяна в три раза стара, как мать обезьяны было, когда мать обезьяны в три раза стара, как обезьяна в пункте 1.

Возраст матери обезьяны превысил возраст брата обезьяны на такую ​​же сумму, как возраст брата обезьяны превысил возраст обезьяны.

Какова была длина веревки?
So the rope has legs and plays footbal?! And monkey's mother is a male?! And age is money?!Was it Google translation? I guess, it'll be awhile before computers can understand and translate natural language.Although it's worth noting that about the only bit translated correctly, is that very thing, which I misunderstood. The translation states, the weight of the rope together with the weight is 1.5 times the weight of the monkey, as the problem statement intended. Whereas I understood it as half weight of the monkey.
I was going to add the caveat that I cannot verify the usefulness of google translate. But yes, I thought all monkeys played football.

Spoiler for Just for fun, here's what Google Translate gives for the Russian:

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### #14 Prime

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

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I was going to add the caveat that I cannot verify the usefulness of google translate. But yes, I thought all monkeys played football.

Nice. Whereas one of the two Google founders was born in Moscow.

You must know Russian to appreciate and fully enjoy the beauty of the translation.

The first sentence of the translation actually is: The rope [to] pulley had ran up to ... (As if the rope or pulley had legs and actually ran. Hard to say which.)

Working off the OP in English with some aid of Russian translation I get a very large negative weight for the rope.

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### #15 bonanova

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

Spoiler for Just for fun, here's what Google Translate gives for the Russian:
I was going to add the caveat that I cannot verify the usefulness of google translate. But yes, I thought all monkeys played football.

Nice. Whereas one of the two Google founders was born in Moscow.

You must know Russian to appreciate and fully enjoy the beauty of the translation.

The first sentence of the translation actually is: The rope [to] pulley had ran up to ... (As if the rope or pulley had legs and actually ran. Hard to say which.)

Working off the OP in English with some aid of Russian translation I get a very large negative weight for the rope.

0 for 2 is not bad.

It's positive, and not all that long.

The tricky part is ascribing the right time frames to the numbers.

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### #16 Prime

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

I understand, it's more of a language exercise, than math.

Spoiler for I got lost somewhere between future perfect and past tenses

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Past prime, actually.

### #17 bonanova

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

I understand, it's more of a language exercise, than math.

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Nice.

Spoiler for You're spot on until paragraph 2

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### #18 Prime

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:13 AM

Somehow, I see paragraph 2 differently.

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Past prime, actually.

### #19 bonanova

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

Somehow, I see paragraph 2 differently.

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### #20 Prime

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

Somehow, I see paragraph 2 differently.

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That's not what paragraph 2 says in the OP.

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Past prime, actually.

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