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# Roses

### #11

Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:24 PM

### #12

Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

### #13

Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:03 PM

### #14

Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:07 AM

### #15

Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:22 AM

*The place where peace begins is within oneself. by Slick*### #16

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! ???

### #17

Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:53 PM

### #18

Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:49 PM

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

### #19

Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:46 PM

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

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.

### #20

Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

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