


So the wife cheated on him, with the cow?
Nevermind the coat, I leave straightaway.
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Oi! We're not all sheep obsessed perverts you know, any more than Loungites are all Bacon obsessed, or Nagy is a Gin obsessed, alcohol soaked, sot.
Oh, hang on...
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Don't forget Chocolate, Beer and Pizza obsession!
How dare you!
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Those aren't obsessions.
Those are essentials.
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Touching story about a heifer but I'm confused which is which?
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I've served as the cow in many relationships.





Questions from our football club pub quiz yesterday...
Logic
1. How many football boots are on the field of play at the start of a typical premier league match?
2. On an analogue clock, starting at 12:00 what is the next time that the minute hand will pass the hour hand (to the nearest minute)?
3. If you have one of every different denomination note and coin in the euro series, how much money would you have?
4. In chess, how many squares is the most any piece can travel in one move?
5. If you are in a race and you overtake the runner in second place just before the finish what place would you finish in?
6. If the average of 20 different numbers is zero, what is the maximum number of those that can be positive?
7. If the interest rate is 5% how much would you have in your account if you deposited 100 euro for two years?
8. In scrabble, which word has a higher score – BOY or GIRL ?
9. What is the minimum number of squares of the same colour there can be on any face of a Rubiks cube?
10. The year 2002 reads the same backwards as forwards – what is the next year from now for which that is true?





Not bad questions. I wonder how many people were tricked by the answer to number 5? And I should have hoped you'd all get number 1 right.





Number 1 is difficult if you don't listen to the exact phrasing of the question  answer is 46. (The referee wears football boots and the assistant referees are off the field of play)





I got that  it was easier though because we had it written down.





Pete O'Hanlon wrote: tricked by the answer to number 5? And I should have hoped you'd all get number 1 right.
Dang Pete I was still on the calculator trying to solve.
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Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 1. How many football boots are on the field of play at the start of a typical premier league match? Dunno, never seen one of 'em.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 2. On an analogue clock, starting at 12:00 what is the next time that the minute hand will pass the hour hand (to the nearest minute)? 66 minutes. A bit near five over one.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 3. If you have one of every different denomination note and coin in the euro series, how much money would you have? To visualize the patterns;
1ct + 2ct + 5ct = .08ct
10 ct + 20ct + 50ct = .80ct
1euro + 2coin + 5 bill = 8 euro
10 + 20 + 50 = 80 eruo
100 + 200 + 500 = 800 euro +

888.88 euro.
You'd have 888 euro and 88 eurocent in a specific currency.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 4. In chess, how many squares is the most any piece can travel in one move? That'd be the length of the entire board. 8 fields.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 5. If you are in a race and you overtake the runner in second place just before the finish what place would you finish in? The second place, or in intesnive care.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 6. If the average of 20 different numbers is zero, what is the maximum number of those that can be positive? 201, as at least one of the numbers must be negative.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 7. If the interest rate is 5% how much would you have in your account if you deposited 100 euro for two years? After the first year 105 euro, the year after that 105,25
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 8. In scrabble, which word has a higher score – BOY or GIRL ? BOY; Y would be hard to place, while the other letters are more common.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 9. What is the minimum number of squares of the same colour there can be on any
face of a Rubiks cube? 1, if it is solved.
Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 10. The year 2002 reads the same backwards as forwards – what is the next year from now for which that is true? 2112. The outter two should not be changed, as we'd have to wait a millenium. So, easier to increment the century by one, but then the decade nust change allong; otherwise you'd have your startdate again.
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Quote: After the first year 105 euro, the year after that 105,25 After the second year it would be 110.25.
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10.25
Read the question again.





Quote: If the interest rate is 5% how much would you have in your account if you deposited 100 euro for two years? Actually, reading the question again, it could be interpreted to say that 100 Euros were deposited each year for two years which means:
100 + 5% = 105
105 + 100 + 5% = 215.25
Or if it means 100 Euros deposited and then left in the account for two years:
100 + 5% = 105
105 + 5% = 110.25
To be clear, it does not ask how much interest you would make by the second year (10.25) which was your answer. I suggest you read the question just one more time.
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Forogar wrote: Actually, reading the question again, it could be interpreted to say that 100 Euros were deposited each year for two years which means:
Nah, that would be expressed as: quote: If the interest rate is 5% how much would you have in your account if you deposited 100 euro every year for two years?
And to be 110.25 the expression would be: quote: If the interest rate is 5% how much would you have in your account after two years if you deposited 100 euros?
But since it says that you deposit 100 euros for two years, means that you withdraw them after these two years, leaving the interest only, that's the catch.
This could of course just be my faulty understanding of English as it isn't my first language, but I've seen this exact question several times before with this exact twist, so I believe I'm not totally off track.
If I recall correctly I have even seen it done by Martin Gardner[^].





Aha! Well that is perhaps reading more into the question than was there. One of the worst assumptions in answering questions is making assumptions about the question that may or may not be true but are not actually specified. You may be right that this question was asked on the basis of withdrawing the 100 Euros after the two year period, but it doesn't say that so you can't assume that... or maybe you should. The real problem is that the question is as well stated as many clients are with their requirements when it comes to custom software requests so is open to a lot of interpretation!
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You're having better clients than me.





Oh, 1, but not when it is solved

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Eddy Vluggen wrote: Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 4. In chess, how many squares is the most any piece can travel in one move? That'd be the length of the entire board. 8 fields.
The length is 8 fields, right  but the piece occupies already one, so 7.





Duncan Edwards Jones wrote: 4. In chess, how many squares is the most any piece can travel in one move?
7; don't count the square the piece is on





6 the answer is 20
zero is an even number.
btw, I am relearning stuff like prime factor trees at the moment
useful for rooting.

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Ad astra per alas porci.
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