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#501 rookie1ja

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:46 AM

I thought we just keep pouring water to the hole. As the ping pong ball will float on top of the water, once the pipe is filled with water, the ball will come out.

Right?

right, as mentioned almost 500 times before :lol:
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#502 Talha

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:46 AM

easy, you just put water in the pipe the ball will float up and u can taki it out easily
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#503 jofis

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:53 PM

if it's a closed pipe at the bottom and incapable of being turned over, you could simply fill it with water and the ball should float to the top.
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#505 HAMST3RMAN

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:35 PM

fill the tube with water until the ball comes out.
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#506 tink

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:20 AM

put a liquide in the pipe the ball should flout
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:20 PM

Edit:
There is another more straight forward wording (as posted by oysterboy22)
You are stuck in a room with no windows and no doors.
There is a hole in the floor about a foot deep (ok, half a meter for you non-americans) and just wider than the diameter of a table tennis ball. There is a table tennis ball at the bottom of the hole.
You have a fork, a wrench, and a long, thin plastic wire.
How do you get the ball out of the hole?


Based on this fact pattern, urination would probably be the only solution. This fact pattern describes a closed universe. That is, you're in a sealed room with ONLY a fork, wrench and long plastic wire. It would be unreasonable to assume that this room has a water source--the puzzle writer would have (or shoudl have) included that information. So, pee the ball out.
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#508 Srihari

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:56 PM

I think the simplest solution is to pour water into the pipe and the ping pong ball should float up.
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#509 chooch

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:32 AM

Fill the pipe with water; the ball will float to the top!
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:08 PM

fill the hole with water...hollow balls float!
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