Wednesday, October 26, 2005

three more riddles

You're in a rowboat floating in a tank of water. There's a big rock in the boat and you decide to drop the rock into the water. The rock sinks to the bottom of the tank. Does the level of the water in the tank go up, down, or stay the same?

A rectangular birthday cake has a single rectangular slice missing, and you want to divide what's left equally between you and a friend, with a single straight cut. How should you do this?

A soldier has been captured by the enemy and is sentenced to die. His captors say to him, " If you tell a lie, you will be shot. If you tell the truth, you will be hanged." How can the man save himself?


Blogger Yau Chuan said...

go to hell, le hong that's how.

6:30 PM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger @řũn said...

okla.. i got the first one and the second one.. but dunno about the third one :(

Does he just keep quiet or something?

7:48 PM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger @řũn said...

For the second one I said must cut horizontally dividing the cake into top part and bottom part.

Which is correct right? :P

Although le hong's answer is more mathematical lar..

Note to le hong: My answer is not a lame answer la... It makes sense! One person will lose out on icing though.. but his piece is still the same size :P

8:05 PM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger $ª○ £éê~** said...

i oso tot of dat! hehe
the 3rd wan...ans is dun say anythg? XD haha

2:24 AM, October 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third one, why dont the soldier tell the truth? He'll be hung, but it wasnt mentioned that he will be hung to death... hahaha

3:00 PM, October 27, 2005  
Blogger $ª○ £éê~** said...

lol...y dun tell lie, it wasnt mentioned that he will be shot to death oso... hahaha

10:47 PM, October 27, 2005  
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1:37 AM, October 28, 2005  
Blogger SHIRLEY said...

haha...good one.

5:04 PM, October 28, 2005  
Blogger Yau Chuan said...

Tell the captor he slept with the captor's wife. The captor will want to keep him alive to find out whether he's lying or not. He wouldn't want to kill the soldier(whether or not the soldier is lying) because in doing so he would acknowledge to the world that his wife cheats on him on a daily basis. Pure embarrassment. Haha im so wrong aren't i.

8:28 PM, October 28, 2005  

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