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#21 rookie1ja

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:45 PM

What the hell is a lentil?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentil
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:01 AM

tie the top of the bag, and then cut where you made the first tie.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:30 AM

tie the top of the bag, and then cut where you made the first tie.


no cutting (no damage to the sacks / goods) is allowed
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:39 PM

Another variation on the hour glass method is to move the peas to one side of the bottom of the hour glass and then tie off the bottome half with the peas in it. Then untie the original knot, let the lentals fall into the bottom of the sack, partition thoes to the other side of the bottom of the hour glass, tie them off, then untie the peas and your all good. Way more steps than is necessary, but it works.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:35 AM

cut a hole in the bottom of the sack then pour the pears into the buyers sack after all the sack can be repaired
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:07 PM

This on is actually really easy,

First off they would never trade sacks, why would an inkeeper want to trade what would be most likely a decent sack for the poor old farmers. anyways that said....

when the farmer originaly put the peas and lentils inside the sack he tide it off Horizontally,

all you have to do is put the inkeepers on the table sideways and poor the lentils into his sack, bind it off so that the bag is seperated vertically, and then poor the peas into the other side, and poor the lentils back

SMART..........
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:15 AM

simple. cut a hole in the bottom of the sack so the peas are able to be taken out. then pour them into the buyer's sack
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:13 PM

For reasons stated previously in this thread, the provided solution in the solutions list DOES NOT WORK! The only solution is to cut the hole in the bottom of the farmers sack and as that was not prohibited in the riddle, it must be the solution.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:20 PM

For reasons stated previously in this thread, the provided solution in the solutions list DOES NOT WORK! The only solution is to cut the hole in the bottom of the farmers sack and as that was not prohibited in the riddle, it must be the solution.


what, in particular, are the reasons why my solution does not work?
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

Wow, people are having a really hard time understanding that the poor farmer wants to KEEP HIS SACK! Therefore no cutting is allowed.

What I would do if I ever repeated this puzzle is to explain in its telling that the innkeepers bag is big enough to hold all of the products with much room to spare.

That being said, I like a previous poster's comment that the lentils can be put in the innkeepers sack and simply twisted to bind it, that way if the farmer is careful, he can turn the sack inside out, poor in the peas and give the innkeepers sack a good shake to pour the lentils back into his own sack. No need to "devalue" the peas by sticking his grubby hands in there loosening the safely bound lentils.
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