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(Original post by Peach)
It is definitely 802, took me a while to work this out though
dont like to break it to you, but that is wrong
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A set of ten books is arranged in orderly fashion on a shelf.Each book has 100 pages,making 1000 pages in all.A worm starting on the first page of the first book eats through the last page of the last book.How many pages has he eaten?

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(Original post by Whats_The_411?)
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(Original post by Flukey)
i heard this one before, can't remember it though.
I think it's normally posed with regards to a set of encyclopedia, and the worm eating from A to Z, how many volumes would it eat through. Ultimately, the same trick (probably).
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(Original post by Flukey)
dont like to break it to you, but that is wrong
I am absolutely certain that 802 is the right answer
The first page of the first book is on the right hand side of the book, so there are 99 pages before it, which the worm doesn't eat through. The last page of the last book is on the left hand side of the last book, with 99 pages after it, which the worm doesn't eat through. I have rewritten this so many times and can't get it to make any sense. Go and look at a bookshelf!!

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No I do not think I am clever as I did not have a clue how to figure it out
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hmm - good trick. is there a riddle thread?? im there!!
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(Original post by alkaeda)
first book eats through the last page of the last book

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he only eats the last page of the last book
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