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Windows 7: Today's Puzzle

23 May 2013   #131
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Why not Ferry the Foxes and corn across
come back empty
gather the chicken and ferry them across.

Fewer trips
Because "His boat is only large enough to hold him and one of his goods at a time" So he can't carry foxes and corn. He could of course let the chickens eat the corn so reducing the number of items! He might get more for the chickens if they were fatter!
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23 May 2013   #132
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

ugh!!! cross posting!!

Try the one in post #130. Click here Today's Puzzle
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23 May 2013   #133
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Another simple one. They are the months of the year, arranged in chronological order. So that makes J F M A M J J A S O N D
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23 May 2013   #134
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

good job ... I guess I just don't know anything difficult to challenge you.
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23 May 2013   #135
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Dad got this in a recruitment test yesterday but couldn't do it, so he brought it home for me to solve Nice and easy one this, what's the next number in the sequence?


24 28 16 16 20 8 4 _
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23 May 2013   #136
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

24 28 16 16 20 8 4 4
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23 May 2013   #137
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Nope
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23 May 2013   #138
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

24 28 16 16 20 8 4 8
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23 May 2013   #139
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Bingo! But why?
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23 May 2013   #140
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

original series: 24 28 16 16 20 8 4 _
actually a sequence of three followed by another sequence of three ...
each sequence:
  • first number of sequence provided
  • second number = first number + 4
  • third number = second number - 12
number following each three number sequence is given
math performed to find second and third numbers
... repeat ...
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