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Not a riddle but it'll make ya think..at least I hope
« on: Aug 11, 02, 06:15:17 pm CDT »

On January 1st, a little girl told her best friend, 2 days ago I was seven but next year I'll be 10.

Can this be true?
If so, explain.

Enjoy::rofl::

One more: which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold???
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 02, 10:05:57 pm CDT »

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One more: which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold???


They are measured in different units. Technically a pound is a pound so they would weigh the same. But since they are measured in different units though, the feathers would weigh more because of the conversion factor. I wish that I could remember the units that gold was measured in (and the conversion formula).
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 02, 10:58:11 pm CDT »

Ok, I think I got it...

Two days ago she was 7 but now is eight. She is telling her friend this on January 1st which is  a new year which means she will be nine at the end of it.  Therefore she will be 10 next year....


Yes? No? Maybe so?::rofl::
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 02, 12:14:44 am CDT »

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             On January 1st, a little girl told her best friend, 2 days ago I was seven but next year I'll be 10.

Can this be true?
If so, explain.


Her birthday's on December 31st.  On December 30 (2 days ago from 1/1) she was 7. On 12/31, she turned 8.  On 12/31 of 'this year', she will be 9 and 'next year', on 12/31, she will be 10.

Did I get it right?

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 02, 04:17:12 pm CDT »

last puzzle reminds me that all horses birthdates are january 1.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 02, 06:43:12 am CDT »

Hmmm ...... seems to be a "leap year" involved here ! !
Aye .. that is it ! !
I think ....
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 02, 04:38:09 pm CDT »

Alianne, you are correct!
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 02, 04:40:52 pm CDT »

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One more: which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold???


They are measured in different units. Technically a pound is a pound so they would weigh the same. But since they are measured in different units though, the feathers would weigh more because of the conversion factor. I wish that I could remember the units that gold was measured in (and the conversion formula).


Feathers and most other things are weighed on the avoidorpois (sp?) scale- 16oz-1lb
Metals are measured on the troy scale 12oz=1lb.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 02, 05:21:13 pm CDT »

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One more: which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold???


They are measured in different units. Technically a pound is a pound so they would weigh the same. But since they are measured in different units though, the feathers would weigh more because of the conversion factor. I wish that I could remember the units that gold was measured in (and the conversion formula).


Feathers and most other things are weighed on the avoidorpois (sp?) scale- 16oz-1lb
Metals are measured on the troy scale 12oz=1lb.


Thanks. I couldn't think of it.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 14, 02, 01:10:04 am CDT »

Your welcome. :)
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