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# Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI

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1. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
wow... first day of exams and I have 3 hours straight of work...
2. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)
What tree grows from the top down?
Decision tree? I mean one of the algorithm flow charts.
3. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)
What tree grows from the top down?
A Binary Tree
4. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by h2shin)
A Binary Tree
(Original post by wcp100)
Decision tree? I mean one of the algorithm flow charts.
I should have thought of those
5. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
The second riddle: a sugar bowl?

It reminded me of the saying I often heard when I was little: don't break the sugar bowl! The way to break it was by speaking... I could be totally off the mark here...
6. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Maths_Lover)
The second riddle: a sugar bowl?

It reminded me of the saying I often heard when I was little: don't break the sugar bowl! The way to break it was by speaking... I could be totally off the mark here...
Off the mark? That was off the planet!
7. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
The second one: a promise?
Ahh, no more stats... (in maths at least)
8. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by wcp100)
Off the mark? That was off the planet!
Gee. Thanks.
9. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Maths_Lover)
Gee. Thanks.
I've never heard that saying before
10. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by wcp100)
I've never heard that saying before
Oh, OK. I guess it would seem strange then.

It was a little fun game. Someone would say, "whoever speaks next breaks the sugar bowl" or something to that effect and then we would all try to be quiet for ages and whoever spoke first broke the sugar bowl.

Maybe I just have a really strange way of thinking...
Last edited by Maths_Lover; 18-05-2012 at 15:49.
11. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
Ok time for hints. Wcp was very close. I'll post the solution in an hour or I will quote someone if they get it right.

3 men are all found dead outside of an igloo. There are no visible marks on any of them. Explain.
hint 1: What were they doing?
Spoiler:
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the 3 men were having a picnic

Hint 2: Where were they?
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They were in a cave

Hint 3: (lateral)
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The igloo was not an igloo made of ice or snow.

Hint 4: ....
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The men were not scientists (in particular chemists) - if they were, they would not have died.
12. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)
Ok time for hints. Wcp was very close. I'll post the solution in an hour or I will quote someone if they get it right.

hint 1: What were they doing?
Spoiler:
Show
the 3 men were having a picnic

Hint 2: Where were they?
Spoiler:
Show
They were in a cave

Hint 3: (lateral)
Spoiler:
Show
The igloo was not an igloo made of ice or snow.

Hint 4: ....
Spoiler:
Show
The men were not scientists (in particular chemists) - if they were, they would not have died.
Stop! I need to revise!
13. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI

A man walks into a pub. He asks the bartender for a glass of cold water. The bartender immediately pulls a pistol out, pointing the barrel directly at the man. The man and the bartender look at each other for 30 seconds, then the man thanks the bartender and leaves without his water.
14. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)

A man walks into a pub. He asks the bartender for a glass of cold water. The bartender immediately pulls a pistol out, pointing the barrel directly at the man. The man and the bartender look at each other for 30 seconds, then the man thanks the bartender and leaves without his water.
Asking for water was code speak?
15. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Maths_Lover)
Asking for water was code speak?
Both the man and the bartender were normal people.

Except for the fact that the bartender had a gun of course.
16. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)

A man walks into a pub. He asks the bartender for a glass of cold water. The bartender immediately pulls a pistol out, pointing the barrel directly at the man. The man and the bartender look at each other for 30 seconds, then the man thanks the bartender and leaves without his water.
I've heard this one before...
17. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by NutterFrutter)
I've heard this one before...
Yes, I remember a lot of similar questions that I've done/ been asked. May as well put them all to good use.

It's one of those silly little riddles that doesn't really have a logical solution.
18. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Mollymod)
I don't understand how you don't collapse at school, with your sleeping pattern, D
A mix of strong coffee and being used to being a zombie
19. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by VictorDeLost)
Llewellyn, I honestly don't think anyone would have thought that the men were having a picnic.
They don't need to be having a picnic, that was a hint. They could be stopping for lunch or dinner or even breakfast. Is having a meal that unusual? No. People don't think of that because they leap to conclusions without considering enough possibilities.

I didn't expect anyone to get it right straight off because the question requires both logic, lateral thinking, and creativity. From what I gather it's rare for those qualities to not be mutually exclusive. It's interesting because everyone either takes the problem too literally or cannot reason with what leads they do think up.
Last edited by Llewellyn; 18-05-2012 at 17:32.
20. Re: Current Year 12 Thread Mark VI
(Original post by Llewellyn)
They don't need to be having a picnic, that was a hint. They could be stopping for lunch or dinner or even breakfast.

I didn't expect anyone to get it right straight off because the question requires both logic, lateral thinking, and creativity. From what I gather it's rare for those qualities to not be mutually exclusive. It's interesting because everyone either takes the problem too literally or cannot reason with what leads they do think up.
They choked on their sandwiches or whatever they were eating? Their drinks were poisoned?

Who the heck has a picnic outside an igloo... unless it's not one in the middle of a snowy place.

Unless they were there before the snow/igloo. Or were eskimos.
Last edited by Maths_Lover; 18-05-2012 at 17:35.

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