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    (Original post by bono)
    Why not?

    The same principle applies to the elements as it does to anything else in the riddle - it has an indirect affect.
    no it does not. iron and steel will not decay.
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    If two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time would it be now?
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    If two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time would it be now?
    8pm?
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    no it does not. iron and steel will not decay.
    In the context of lasting "forever" it will.

    The statement "iron and steel will not decay" applies to a limit of time.

    Nothing can last forever, forever isn't defined.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    8pm?
    Nope got a headache yet?
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    Atlast you got it.
    6,060. There are six men who each have six baskets. This equals 36 baskets. Each basket has six cats which equals 216 cats. Each cat has six kittens which equals 1,296 kittens. Therefore the kittens represent 5,184 legs. The cats represent 864 legs. The men represent 12 legs. The sum total is 6,060 legs.
    haaaaaaahahahhaa
    how is that basic maths.
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    (Original post by bono)
    In the context of lasting "forever" it will.

    The statement "iron and steel will not decay" applies to a limit of time.

    Nothing can last forever, forever isn't defined.
    like i said, in the context of lasting forever, of course they will stop existing. but they will not decay, ie the metophor of "bite and gnaw"
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    If two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time would it be now?
    9pm.

    it would be 7pm that is 6 hours after 1pm, but 6 hours before 1am.

    If you are referring to 7pm as 2 hours before (which you are) then you must be 2 hours ahead of 7pm therefore it would be 9pm now as it were.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    like i said, in the context of lasting forever, of course they will stop existing. but they will not decay, ie the metophor of "bite and gnaw"
    But it isn't time that does anything, it's all the other things that time enables to have an impact on the elements - Which does gnaw or bite or whateva.
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    (Original post by bono)
    But it isn't time that does anything, it's all the other things that time enables to have an impact on the elements - Which does gnaw or bite or whateva.
    no it doesnt, because iron and steel cannot be gnawed or bitten. fullstop.
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    (Original post by bono)
    9pm.
    Oh you got it.
    Nine o'clock. Since there are twelve hours between the two times, and half of that time equals six, then the halfway mark would have to be seven o'clock. If it were seven o'clock, two hours ago, the time would now be nine o'clock
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    no it doesnt, because iron and steel cannot be gnawed or bitten. fullstop.
    Why not?
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    Oh you got it.
    Nine o'clock. Since there are twelve hours between the two times, and half of that time equals six, then the halfway mark would have to be seven o'clock. If it were seven o'clock, two hours ago, the time would now be nine o'clock
    I edited my last post and explained it.
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    (Original post by bono)
    Why not?
    because it doesnt happen. maybe to objects made out of iron and steel, but not to iron and steel itself
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    I'm small and I'm brown and I live in a shell.
    There's another one like me who lives here as well.
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    From house to house he goes,
    A messenger small and slight.
    And whether it rains or snows,
    He sleeps outside at night.
    What am I?
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    From house to house he goes,
    A messenger small and slight.
    And whether it rains or snows,
    He sleeps outside at night.
    What am I?
    is "I" the same thing as "he"?
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    is "I" the same thing as "he"?
    No that was a mistake.
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    From house to house he goes,
    A messenger small and slight.
    And whether it rains or snows,
    He sleeps outside at night.
    What am I?
    some kind of animal?
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    (Original post by SHANDY)
    No that was a mistake.
    so they are two different things?
 
 
 
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