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3. ## Mining Gold

whoops. In that case, I say refuse the offer. Assuming that the rest of the puzzle (i.e. the vehicle) is just story fluff and that the \$1000 price tag of the rock is after processing, my answer remains the same. His share isn't even worth \$100, let alone \$200.
4. ## Poisonous apples

The OP does not say how many apples there are. It says the proportion that are poisonous. Question: was that the intent?
5. ## Mining Gold

A different approach ...

7. ## Crypto-anagram

Can you give an example of a one word policy? Assuming a male politician from the phrasing "his policies". Any one here more politically inclined?
8. ## A Lovely Little Riddle

I was thinking the same as Thalia. Let's see if this works. @plainglazed @Wilson @DudleyDude @fabpig Master Shakee hath returned.
9. ## Story riddle.

A friend is trying to figure this out any help or ideas on how to tackle this would be great The time is NOW said Hugh Jackman: but was it: 6:00 am or 6:00 pm or was it 6:15 for all he knew it could have been 930, but probably closer to 6:15. Although, if it was 9:30, the 6:15 train would not arrive until 9:45 if it even came at all. The crazy 6:15 train would NOT arrive at 9:45! At 3:00 he noticed on the movie he was watching with Nicole Kidman, something about a witch casting a spell at a quarter to one. Or was it the Devil himself mister 666. That spell was cast as 12:45 the six stones were placed at the zero hour and Heath Ledger was trapped in a bubble. It took 1215 angels 645 hours to set him free! The Zero hour was the name of a play I directed with 6 wonderful actors. 3 of them were male and 9 of them were female. That does not add up. Sorry if I am confusing the issue, I am not sure if it was 6 after all. In the Zero hour 3 of the actors were male and 9 were female. I have done it again. Maybe there were more than 315 males .. there may have been 9 females though, yes of that I am certain!
10. ## Poisonous apples

I agree with Flamebirde's answer. But I would add a bit more to it.
11. ## Poisonous apples

the odds of eating a poison apple for the 1st bowl = 3/5 + 3/4 = 12/20 + 15/20 = 27/20 = !.35 chances of eating the P/A 2nd bowl =2/5 + 2/4= 2/3 = 24 /60 +30/60 + 40/60 = 84/60 = 1.4 CHANCES Therefore you would eat from the 1st bowl with a 0.05 better chance of avoiding the P?A
12. ## Mining Gold

fb- Joe is trying to sell you his share. You are paying him the \$200... if you accept his offer. A question
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15. ## Mining Gold

Mining gold in a particular region is hard work. The metal only appears in 1% of rocks in the mine. But your friend Old Joe created a detector he’s been perfecting for months and it is finally ready. To your astonishment it always detect gold if gold is present. Otherwise it will have a 90% accuracy rate in detecting that a particular rock does not have gold. Working with Old Joe, You guys scan a large rock and determine that it gives a positive result. In loading it up, Old Joe realizes that both of you can't fit into the vehicle. He offers to sell his share to you for \$200. You know that a rock of gold that size is worth easily \$1000. Is that a fair price? Assume the vehicle remains with the proper owner.

Half way?
18. ## Poisonous apples

assuming five apples in each bowl,

20. ## Poisonous apples

There are two bowls that you and a challenger must eat from. After flipping a coin you were selected to pick the bowl that each would eat from. In the first bowl there are three out of five poisonous apples. In the second bowl, there are two out of five poisonous apples. Whoever eats from the first bowl must eat two apples at random from the bowl. Whoever eats from the second bowl must eat three random apples from the second bowl. Which bowl should you pick to eat?

22. ## One Girl - One Boy

Geez! ... How do these "fossil" questions keep surfacing?

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24. ## Sequence puzzle

Thank you. He did figure it out after I posted.

26. ## The Executioner's Riddle

Good guess . . . Right track. Go lower : )
27. ## The Executioner's Riddle

I'll count being in any way confused for Shakee as high praise. As for this one