Home Forums Entertainment Do you overthink things?

This topic contains 30 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  Babeth 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 31 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #460523

    Beatrix
    Participant
    • Topics: 7
    • Replies: 125
    • Contributions: 132
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2018

    High academic achievers are often found to be over-analytical, whereas those who are ground-based tend to see solutions to practical problems more quickly rather than over-thinking them. Here are several questions to test your problem-solving abilities.

    1. Elsie’s father has three daughters. The eldest daughter is called April, the next daughter is called May. What is the name of the third daughter?

    2. You are in a room that is pitch black. You have an oil lamp and a candle but only one match. Which would you light first?

    3. A ball and bat together cost £110. The bat costs £100 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

    4. You are running a race. You overtake the person in second place. What is your position in the race now?

    5. A farmer has a flock of seventeen sheep but tragically all but eight are killed by a wolf. How many sheep does the farmer now have left?

    6. Jack is looking at Anne but Anne is looking at George. Jack is married but George is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person? Yes, no, or cannot be determined?

    0
    #460527

    Babeth
    Participant
    • Topics: 19
    • Replies: 1201
    • Contributions: 1220
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    24th December 2018

    1-Elsie

    2-the match

    3-5

    4-2nd

    5-8

    6-Undetermined

    0
    #460528

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Well without overthinking the most obvious answers would be

    1) Elsie

    2) The match

    3) £10

    4) First

    5) 8

    6) Cannot be determined as we don’t know if Anne is married

    If I got those right I’ll be amazed!

    0
    #460537

    Marmite
    Participant
    • Topics: 9
    • Replies: 1239
    • Contributions: 1248
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    6th September 2017

    I can’t think at all tonight.

    0
    #460541

    Pete James
    Participant
    • Topics: 54
    • Replies: 5617
    • Contributions: 5671
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    22nd July 2016

    My brain hurts…

    0
    #460544

    Beatrix
    Participant
    • Topics: 7
    • Replies: 125
    • Contributions: 132
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2018

    Fruitcake, 3 out of 6 correct.

    Babeth, 5 out of 6 correct.

    Me, 4 out of 6 at first effort.

    0
    #460559

    Vegemite Kid
    Moderator
    • Topics: 320
    • Replies: 6634
    • Contributions: 6954
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Missed this when it came up, thanks, tigre.

    1. Elsie

    2. the match

    3. £10

    4. 2nd

    5. 8

    6. Yes

    0
    #460561

    Anonymous
    • Topics: 6
    • Replies: 2355
    • Contributions: 2361
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    1st January 1970

    1. Elsie

    2. The match

    3. £10

    4. 2nd

    5. 8

    6. Cannot be determined

    0
    #460567

    Babeth
    Participant
    • Topics: 19
    • Replies: 1201
    • Contributions: 1220
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    24th December 2018

    Second effort :mail:

    6-yes

    0
    #460580

    Beatrix
    Participant
    • Topics: 7
    • Replies: 125
    • Contributions: 132
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2018

    Vegemite Kid, 5 out of 6

    Pumpkin, 4 out of 6

    The answers are:

    1) Elsie

    2) the match

    3) £5

    4) 2nd place

    5) 8

    6) Yes. This is the one that causes the most problems, but the answer is logical and you don’t need to know Anne’s status. As someone put it clearly elsewhere:

    Yes, a married person is looking at an unmarried person.
    If Anne is unmarried Jack (married) is looking at Anne (unmarried)
    If Anne is married she (married) is looking at George (unmarried)

    1+
    #460720

    Steve
    Participant
    • Topics: 15
    • Replies: 40
    • Contributions: 55
    • Adventurer
    • ★★

    Member since
    10th April 2018

    Shhhh, I’m thinking!

    0
    #460755

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Well, it all makes perfect sense now – I think! Or am I overthinking?

    0
    #460756

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Well, it all makes perfect sense now – I think! Or am I overthinking?

    0
    #460759

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    AAAAAAHHRGG yet another double posting!! No idea why  :unsure:

    0
    #460794

    Vegemite Kid
    Moderator
    • Topics: 320
    • Replies: 6634
    • Contributions: 6954
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    I think if you click on Submit and it appears nothing has happened and you then click again, your second click prompts the first one to take place and the second follows. If you don’t click a second time, Fruitcake, then I’ve no idea, like you!

    0
    #460800

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Only click once VK and it doesn’t only happen when posting, sometimes when I click on an emoji I get 2 or 3 of them! When typing I can look back over the text and see double ups of letters, perhaps I’ve got a twitchy finger!!!

    0
    #460891

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 3
    • Replies: 258
    • Contributions: 261
    • Chief
    • ★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    Could you please explain No 3 ?

    Don’t mind me I am well known for asking stupid questions.

    0
    #460901

    Babeth
    Participant
    • Topics: 19
    • Replies: 1201
    • Contributions: 1220
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    24th December 2018

    If the ball cost 5, the bat cost 100 more than the ball, that is to say 5 + 100 = 105

    If you add the ball 5 + the bat 105 = 110 (A ball and bat together cost £110)

     

     

    0
    #460903

    againstthegrain
    Participant
    • Topics: 0
    • Replies: 146
    • Contributions: 146
    • Scout
    • ★★★

    Member since
    17th March 2016

    X (the ball) + X+100 (the bat) = 110

    2X + 100 = 110 /-100

    2X = 10 /:2

    X=5 (ball)    –>    5+100 = 105 (bat)

    bat + ball =105 + 5 = 110

    X (the ball) + X+100 (the bat) = 110

     

    0
    #460908

    Vegemite Kid
    Moderator
    • Topics: 320
    • Replies: 6634
    • Contributions: 6954
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Having looked at number 3 again, I can see why it’s £5, but I had to use basic algebra.

    x + (x + 100) = 110 (using x as the cost of the ball)

    => 2x + 100 = 110

    => 2x = 110 – 100 = 10

    donc, x = 10/2 = 5

    Over analytical, but hey, that’s me.

    0
    #460919

    Deboer
    Participant
    • Topics: 3
    • Replies: 258
    • Contributions: 261
    • Chief
    • ★★★★

    Member since
    17th February 2019

    Thanks chaps , still don’t understand it but then you can’t be good at everything ?  :-)

    1+
    #460927

    Steve
    Participant
    • Topics: 15
    • Replies: 40
    • Contributions: 55
    • Adventurer
    • ★★

    Member since
    10th April 2018

    Will you guys give me a break, I’m still on number 1! :unsure:

    2+
    #460936

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Blimey I couldn’t have worked all that out! Once I thought about it I just thought if the bat is £105 & the ball £5 then the bat does cost £100 more than the ball & together they cost £110 (needed the answer before I worked it out though!

    0
    #461036

    Jazzy
    Participant
    • Topics: 28
    • Replies: 1063
    • Contributions: 1091
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    1st December 2017

    Still lost with no 3…..😢

    0
    #461040

    Babeth
    Participant
    • Topics: 19
    • Replies: 1201
    • Contributions: 1220
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    24th December 2018

    Let’s try to imagine you’ve got 110€ to buy the ball + the bat.

    You know the bat cost 100€ more than the ball.

    So you put away the 100€ and you are left with 10€

    The 10€ represent twice the price of the ball, because the price of a bat is equal to the price of a ball + 100€ (The bat costs £100 more than the ball)

    The price of the ball is 5€ (10€/2), the price of the bat is 5€+100€ = 105€.

    The lot is 5€ + 105€ = 110€

    0
    #461042

    Pete James
    Participant
    • Topics: 54
    • Replies: 5617
    • Contributions: 5671
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    22nd July 2016

    Gawd, my brain really hurts now !!!

    0
    #461046

    Steve
    Participant
    • Topics: 15
    • Replies: 40
    • Contributions: 55
    • Adventurer
    • ★★

    Member since
    10th April 2018

    Well I’m still stuck on ‘How many beans make 5!’

    0
    #461073

    Babeth
    Participant
    • Topics: 19
    • Replies: 1201
    • Contributions: 1220
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    24th December 2018

    8 half beans + 4 quater of beans ?

    0
    #461099

    Steve
    Participant
    • Topics: 15
    • Replies: 40
    • Contributions: 55
    • Adventurer
    • ★★

    Member since
    10th April 2018

    You think!

    0
    #461102

    Fruitcake
    Participant
    • Topics: 97
    • Replies: 4625
    • Contributions: 4722
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    13th July 2018

    Beans means Heinz – simples!

    0
Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 31 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.