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#11 Steve & Kellie

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:24 PM

I agree with the answer of 14, HOWEVER, the question was "How many roses do I have?" Well, after you have given your last one away, you now have ZERO, NADA, ZIP, ZILCH. . . . .
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#12 chicken-licken

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

14 woo finally one i could do :) xxx
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#13 itachi-san

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:03 PM

What's with all the 14 answers? The answer is zero.
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#14 frog101858

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:07 AM

Acutally the question reads "How many roses DO I have?" The answer is none..... You gave them ALL OUT....... the answer would be 14 IF the answer asked "How many roses DID I have?"
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#15 akaslickster

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:22 AM

NEVER HAD A MENTIONED SUM.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:53 PM

I have a number of roses for sale. The first buyer bought half of my roses then I gave him additional one for free. The second buyer bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free. The third buyer also bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free, this time all of my roses has been sold out.

How many roses do I have?



0 you sold them all! ???
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#17 jusachick

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:53 PM

0 you sold them all
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#18 Navy Gunner

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:49 PM

The answer can't be 14. If that was the case than the first person would buy 5 1/2. How can you buy a half. If they want the beginning amount then the correct answer is 24.

First person: 1/2 +1 gave one away
2nd Person: 1/2 of a 1/2 (1/4) +1 gave one away
3rd Person: 1/2 of a 1/2 of a 1/2 (1/8) +1 gave one away


so 1/8th = 3 (that's how many he gave away)
3 x 8 = 24
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#19 Martini

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:46 PM

The answer can't be 14. If that was the case than the first person would buy 5 1/2. How can you buy a half. If they want the beginning amount then the correct answer is 24.

5 1/2 is half of 11, not 14.

24 won't work because then you will run into a situation where the second buyer buys 5 1/2 roses. If selling fractions of roses is legitimate, the seller could never end up with 0 roses. Starting with 24, the seller would be left with 1 1/4.
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#20 frozen_in_fire

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

0, but who knows? You could have gone and bought some more...
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