# A Riddle

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by esp, Jan 12, 2002.

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me

WRONG

i give

3. ### espRegistered Senior Member

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OK. Let me get this straight.

Two cities, let's call them North and South.
Presumably, connected by a direct rail line (for the purposes of tis puzzle).
A train leaves South travelling to North.
Presumably on the same track;
A train leaves North bound for South.
Right?

Regardless of the the speeds of the incident trains, and relative distance from North compared to South, the one from South cannot fail to be closest to south when the meet (presumably collide).

Which assumptions amI wrong on?

5. ### lixlukeRefined ReinventionValued Senior Member

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y?

neither is closer
because at the point they meet, they r at equal distance to orlando.

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7. ### espRegistered Senior Member

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But...

You must concede that the one from Orlando will have be on average nearer to Orland, since at the instant they meet, (the N end of the N bound train striking the S end of the S bound train, the majority of the N bound train is nearer the S station than the most part of the south bound; the N bound train has stopped it from passing it.

8. ### lixlukeRefined ReinventionValued Senior Member

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ok.
as long as u measure before the time they explode into billions of pieces everywhere.

hehehe

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9. ### lixlukeRefined ReinventionValued Senior Member

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the old man is fixing up his property
the old man goes 2 the store and make a purchase

20. ### espRegistered Senior Member

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Another really old one (and quite simple really):

Me and a friend were digging this hole.
We each had a spade of the same design, size and material.
Between us we managed to dig thirteen holes in two and a quater hours.
Assuming that we have similar physical attributes, that the holes were all of the same size and that the digging of the thirteen holes was distributed equally between us, if I were digging on my own, how long would it take me to dig one half hole?

21. ### HaloFull Time Nerd-BomberRegistered Senior Member

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The same amount of time it takes you to dig one hole? Since you really can't have a half of a hole because it too would be a hole.

22. ### espRegistered Senior Member

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Damn, the benimbused one is quick

23. ### bbcboyRecovering christianRegistered Senior Member

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This one may have been done before but this whole thread is just too fucking long to check.
Well done esp!!
Three word story's catching up but that's just drivel!!

Anyhoo... An easy one.

A farmer is digging in his field when he spots a coin. He looks it over and sees that it's dated 44bc.
Yoiks thinks the man I'm rich beyond the dreams of avalanche
Turns out the coin is completely worthless...
Why?