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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:27 AM
post May 12 2008, 01:57 PM
"One can have some variation to the answer but logic is the same.
Pour lentil into buyer sack. Turn the sellers sack inside out . pour lentil back to seller's sackand tie up the sellers sack . Now untie the peas and pour into the buyer's sack. Only difference is buyer's sack is not turned inside out but sellers sack is."
Which happens to be quiet simple once you can visualize this answer.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:11 AM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:57 PM
Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:27 AM
Then go home and ask the wife in the kitchen the stitch it back up. Or better yet put in a zipper incase this happens again !
Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:01 PM
Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:27 PM
Welcome to the Den. The goods are both the lentils and the peas. The point of the riddle is to not devalue either of them.
The innkeeper doesn't want his goods to be devalued, and his goods are the peas. So why not pour the lentils out of the bag onto the floor and then just unbind the bag and pour the peas into the inkeepers bag.
But the rich are often smart with their money and don't buy what's unnecessary. The riddle specifically states "a rich innkeeper wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils". Your solution not only breaks the constraints of the riddle, it leaves the farmer with lentils that have been poured on the floor, and the farmer is poor.
The loss wouldn't be too bad either if the inkeeper is rich.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:32 PM
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