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in the 18th century, during the gold rush

there is a very populated town full of rich,

educated people with honest jobs.

but one day the mayor decided to retire and give his title to

the richest man in the town.

but the problem is that almost everyone there claims that they

are the richest in the town.

so the mayor decided to list all the jobs in the town

to find the man with the most profitable career

so who do you think is the richest man with the most

profitable career in town?

(and feel free to ask any yes or no questions)

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The doctor, seeing as he will ALWAYS have a job. Nobody ever stops getting sick, and mining is an awfully dangerous job.

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1. Is the most profitable job related in any way to the gold rush?

2. If "yes," Is it a true "gold" rush or something other than gold?

3. Is the most profitable job an honest one?

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Does the fact that there wasn't a single gold rush anywhere in the world during the 18th century have anything to do with the riddle? :)

I found one :rolleyes:The North Carolina Gold Rush - 1799

a) Are we looking for the most profitable career or for the richest people?

b) Does the town have any gold related tax?

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the one with the most friends......or whoever is the most content.....

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Thank you DET. I stand corrected.

So my new questions . . .

1. Does it matter on which continent or in which country this gold rush occurred?

2. Does the fact that it was the 18th century vice 19th have anything to do with the answer?

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the schoolmaster...the townspeople are educated

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Does the fact that there wasn't a single gold rush anywhere in the world during the 18th century have anything to do with the riddle? :)

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sorry, just take it that there happens to have a gold rush there

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1. Is the most profitable job related in any way to the gold rush?

2. If "yes," Is it a true "gold" rush or something other than gold?

3. Is the most profitable job an honest one?

1) yes

2) yes

3) yes

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Thank you DET. I stand corrected.

So my new questions . . .

1. Does it matter on which continent or in which country this gold rush occurred?

2. Does the fact that it was the 18th century vice 19th have anything to do with the answer?

1 and 2) nope

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Does the most profitable job have something to do with services specific to people involved with prospecting?

Does the m.p.j. have anything to do with transportation?

Does the m.p.j. involve only one individual, or is that irrelevant?

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Does the most profitable job have something to do with services specific to people involved with prospecting?

Does the m.p.j. have anything to do with transportation?

Does the m.p.j. involve only one individual, or is that irrelevant?

1) i have no idea what u are talking about

2 & 3) what is m.p.j?

2) no

3) it might consist of group of people

but u just need to state the job u think that

the richest man does

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the assayer, or whoever determines the purity and worth of the gold the miners find. the storekeeper who sells food and goods.

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in the 18th century, during the gold rush

there is a very populated town full of rich,

educated people with honest jobs.

but one day the mayor decided to retire and give his title to

the richest man in the town.

but the problem is that almost everyone there claims that they

are the richest in the town.

so the mayor decided to list all the jobs in the town

to find the man with the most profitable career

so who do you think is the richest man with the most

profitable career in town?

(and feel free to ask any yes or no questions)

Was this town involved in or near the gold rush area? Did someone in the town own the gold mine?

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Does the most profitable job involve providing a service specifically to people who look for gold?(selling shovels, granting claims, apprasing gold, setting up bank accounts, etc)

m.p.j. = most profitable job (tired of typing it out).

New question: does the m.p.j. have anything to do with transportation?

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Was this town involved in or near the gold rush area? Did someone in the town own the gold mine?

the town was rather involved in the gold rush but at that time the

gold mine were not owned yet

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Does the most profitable job involve providing a service specifically to people who look for gold?(selling shovels, granting claims, apprasing gold, setting up bank accounts, etc)

m.p.j. = most profitable job (tired of typing it out).

New question: does the m.p.j. have anything to do with transportation?

almost

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(the town was rather involved in the gold rush but at that time the

gold mine were not owned yet)

Does the MPJ have anything to do with surveying?

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