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#21 geronimo_b

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:47 PM

A=2.5
B=10
C=15
D=32.5
E=40
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#22 Steve Luke

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:15 PM

I don't see what the problem with fractions in this question is. The riddle says 100 measures of corn, not 100 ears of corn or 100 kernels of corn. A measure is an arbitrary unit until the unit is defined. For all we know the 'measure' could be 'a dozen ears' which, when used in the fractions would yield whole ears of corn. Or it could be volume equivalents, etc...
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#23 Jester

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:38 AM

Spoiler for I think I got it.

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#24 darkdexter

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

if you give workers the same amount it works out completly the same way as the others without the unlogical fractoins! 0x1=0x2=0x3=0x4=0x5=0x6=0x7
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#25 Spacepeet

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 03:38 AM

Love the comments about dealing 20,20,20,20,20... can't ppl read the line 'the first two get seven times less than the last three'!!

Edited by Spacepeet, 28 November 2009 - 03:40 AM.

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