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## Puzzles!

Last posted Sep 06, 2012 at 01:25AM EDT. Added Aug 23, 2012 at 08:15PM EDT
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Post puzzles and try to solve others puzzles. Make Professor Layton proud. Here’s one:
A very bizarre man starts counting his fingers out of order, and when he returns to his pinkie, he continues counting in the same finger order, like this:

Which finger will be the 738th finger he counts?

His pinkie. (pie).

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:30PM EDT

HolyCrapItsBob wrote:

His pinkie. (pie).

Oh, you’re good!
Here’s another cause I’m really bored:
A rope ladder hangs from the side of a boat floating in the ocean, with the water coming up to the ninth rung. The ocean is calm, with almost no waves. If the water rises by 40cm every hour, and the rungs of the ladder are 30cm apart, which rung will the water level be at in three hours?

Are we counting up or down?

13th rung if we’re counting up.

5th, if down.

HolyCrapItsBob wrote:

Are we counting up or down?

13th rung if we’re counting up.

5th, if down.

Nope! No dice.

Ninth rung.

EDIT: Don’t know why I even mentioned the depth.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:36PM EDT

Aw man. I was literally about to post that.
It’s a boat so it stays the same.

'Macho Man' Staz wrote:

Aw man. I was literally about to post that.
It’s a boat so it stays the same.

I can’t believe I didn’t realize that. We’re on a boat… boats float…

Well played.

Okay then, you have piqued my interest. Can we get another?

(Not opspe’s because screw you, opspe).

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:37PM EDT

OOH OOH I HAVE A PUZZLE

Solve the Schrödinger equation for the particle in a box approximation!

A father and his son get in an accident. The father dies on the spot, the son gets taken to the hospital. Once there, the surgeon says “I can’t perform surgery on that boy, he is my son.”

How is that possible?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:52PM EDT

RandomMan wrote:

A father and his son get in an accident. The father dies on the spot, the son gets taken to the hospital. Once there, the surgeon says “I can’t perform surgery on that boy, he is my son.”

How is that possible?

Surgeon is his mother.

Surgeon is his Mother.
Next puzzle

EDIT: DAMMIT BOB!

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:52PM EDT

opspe wrote:

OOH OOH I HAVE A PUZZLE

Solve the Schrödinger equation for the particle in a box approximation!

C! THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS C!

New puzzle (or riddle, rather)!

If you throw me from the window,
I will leave a grieving wife.
Bring me back, but in the door, and
You’ll see someone giving life!

@Patrick:

opspe wrote:

OOH OOH I HAVE A PUZZLE

Solve the Schrödinger equation for the particle in a box approximation!

I solved Opspe’s puzzle gais.

I knew my GCSE level maths would help me some day.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 08:56PM EDT

'Macho Man' Staz wrote:

I solved Opspe’s puzzle gais.

I knew my GCSE level maths would help me some day.

You are so smrt!

@Patrick:

I had to find the coolest image.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:02PM EDT

@Opspe

A WINNER IS YOU! If you take the ‘n’ from window you get a widow, and if you put one in door, you get donor!

Hmm, I got a good puzzle/math problem.
Here it is:
“I should just tell you my age, but it will be more fun put into a riddle or puzzle. Okay, so here I go. My mother, who is three times the age of my older sister, is not much younger than my father, who’s age and my mother’s age will have a difference of my age. My sister’s age is two times my age and in five years, I will be my sister’s age, then I’d be practically grown up already! So I’ve given you enough hints, now, what’s my age?”

Just wanted to say something. Searching for the answers through google is not allowed.

I’m not accusing anyone, but I know the thought has crossed some lurker’s mind.

The way I worked it out your age is 5, your sister’s age is 10, your mother’s age is 30 and your father’s age is 35.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:23PM EDT

Those who make me do not want me.
Those who buy me do not use me.
Those who use me have no idea they are.

Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

Those who make me do not want me.
Those who buy me do not use me.
Those who use me have no idea they are.

A coffin
Boom

Nice DiamondPony Alejandro.
A woman in New York marries 9 different men in one day. She is not a polygamist. How does she do it?

@Zacharias
Split personalities or something?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:34PM EDT

@lol
Nope. Try again.

Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

Nice DiamondPony Alejandro.
A woman in New York marries 9 different men in one day. She is not a polygamist. How does she do it?

Divorces them afterwards.

Polygamy is being married to multiple people at the same time, thus divorcing them before marrying the next person is legit.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:39PM EDT

Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

Nice DiamondPony Alejandro.
A woman in New York marries 9 different men in one day. She is not a polygamist. How does she do it?

She’s not married to them, she’s marrying them to other women.

I have no idea what profession she would have, but you get the idea.

@Patrick

But what if it’s not a religious marriage?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:38PM EDT

Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

Nice DiamondPony Alejandro.
A woman in New York marries 9 different men in one day. She is not a polygamist. How does she do it?

She’s a priest! (…Or Justice of the Peace…)

She’s marrying couples, not men themselves!

(Dang it, Bob…)

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:39PM EDT

'Macho Man' Staz wrote:

The way I worked it out your age is 5, your sister’s age is 10, your mother’s age is 30 and your father’s age is 35.

Exactamungo.
Also, that question was from one of the games in the Professor Layton series, if you may have not known or forgotten about. :P

NEXT QUESTION:

What do you see wrong with this photograph?
Also, another Layton puzzle.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:45PM EDT

Yes, she was a Minister.

@ Lone K

Do you possibly have a larger pic?

(Take that, Bob!)

(I’ve played that Layton, btdubs, I can’t answer in good faith)

Okay…

What always runs but never walks,
often murmurs, never talks,
has a bed but never sleeps,
has a mouth but never eats?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:53PM EDT

Patrick wrote:

(Take that, Bob!)

(I’ve played that Layton, btdubs, I can’t answer in good faith)

Okay…

What always runs but never walks,
often murmurs, never talks,
has a bed but never sleeps,
has a mouth but never eats?

River?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 09:52PM EDT

'Macho Man' Staz wrote:

River?

You got it!! Now someone spot what’s wrong with that pic!!

Here’s one:
Twelve travellers divided into two cars, each seating six people, are one hour away from their destination when one of the cars breaks down. Using just one car to drive back and fourth, how many hours will it take to get everyone to their destination?

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 10:01PM EDT

Wotato wrote:

Here’s one:
Twelve travellers divided into two cars, each seating six people, are one hour away from their destination when one of the cars breaks down. Using just one car to drive back and fourth, how many hours will it take to get everyone to their destination?

5 hours

HolyCrapItsBob wrote:

@ Lone K

Do you possibly have a larger pic?

Sorry, I’ll get another one…
Okay, here it is, sorry for the bad quality:

Now, find what is wrong with the picture.

Wotato wrote:

Here’s one:
Twelve travellers divided into two cars, each seating six people, are one hour away from their destination when one of the cars breaks down. Using just one car to drive back and fourth, how many hours will it take to get everyone to their destination?

Possible double post.
It’s inside what counts.
There is something that is dramatically impossible in the scene shown in the picture.

5 is right for mine, and while we’re on the subject of finding stuff wrong with professor Layton puzzles, find what’s wrong with this picture:

Wotato wrote:

5 is right for mine, and while we’re on the subject of finding stuff wrong with professor Layton puzzles, find what’s wrong with this picture:

I remember this one.
If I recall correctly, the guy with the orange hat is holding his cards wrong.

Ok, let me try

What’s still hot after a whole day on the fridge?

@ Lone K
sorry, I deleted my guess, I’ll post it again: Is the thing wrong with the picture to fact that the picture exists, and the guy taking the photo should have done something.
And lemme take another guess: the dog kinda looks anatomically impossible…
@ Bob yeah that’s right!

Wotato wrote:

@ Lone K
sorry, I deleted my guess, I’ll post it again: Is the thing wrong with the picture to fact that the picture exists, and the guy taking the photo should have done something.
And lemme take another guess: the dog kinda looks anatomically impossible…
@ Bob yeah that’s right!

Nope, keep guessing, but I’ll give you a hint:
Nothing in the foreground is wrong.
The moon isn’t either.
The dog is just fine.

(I’ll post the answer in 5-10 minutes.)

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 10:13PM EDT

@Dr Horse:

The compressor? Its job is to pull the warmth out of the coolant

@Bob:

Your avatar is perfect for this thread, it’s like Twilight’s going “are you kidding me these are way too easy.”

@Lone K

You can’t open train windows. Everyone who’s ridden one knows that.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 10:15PM EDT

Twilitlord wrote:

@Dr Horse:

The compressor? Its job is to pull the warmth out of the coolant

@Bob:

Your avatar is perfect for this thread, it’s like Twilight’s going “are you kidding me these are way too easy.”

@Lone K

You can’t open train windows. Everyone who’s ridden one knows that.

Ah, so close.
But this train is an old-style train.
But you are so close to the answer.

Twilitlord wrote:

@Dr Horse:

The compressor? Its job is to pull the warmth out of the coolant

@Bob:

Your avatar is perfect for this thread, it’s like Twilight’s going “are you kidding me these are way too easy.”

@Lone K

You can’t open train windows. Everyone who’s ridden one knows that.

I was about to give the same answer. Thanks for the compliment and good job.

Edit: Looks like we both would have been wrong.

Alright then. I’m going to guess that the windows in old trains didn’t open that way.

Edit2: @Wotato below:

That makes sense. I think you’ve figured it out. Congratulations.

Last edited Aug 23, 2012 at 10:20PM EDT

Wait, wouldn’t the window go through the roof if it was opened like that?

Wotato wrote:

Wait, wouldn’t the window go through the roof if it was opened like that?

CORRECT!