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  • Riddle me this...
     OP - July 18, 2015, 11:38 AM

    Someone posts a riddle, the poster with the right answer gets to post the next one. To keep the thread going, the twentieth poster to get it wrong signals the end of the riddle, so the riddler reveals the answer and posts a new one. If one of the first twenty responders asks for the answer, the riddler will provide it and then produce a new riddle. If one of the first twenty posters correctly answers the riddle, they get to post the next one. Number of posters before riddle is automatically answered before the challenge ends may change depending on how popular this thread is.

    Riddle me this...

    I am the part of the bat that is not in the sky. I can swim in a lake, in the moonlight, and yet remain dry. What am I?

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #1 - July 18, 2015, 12:16 PM

    A shadow.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #2 - July 18, 2015, 12:19 PM

    Hm Qtian post the next one
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #3 - July 18, 2015, 12:30 PM

    * Waits for Quod to confirm my answer*

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #4 - July 18, 2015, 12:32 PM

    Hm Qtian post the next one

    No, you need to wait for the riddler to confirm or deny.
    A shadow.

    Correct. Make sure to say "Riddle me this..."

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #5 - July 18, 2015, 12:35 PM

    Riddles are boring so I'm going to ask a brain teaser instead.

    My kitchen drawer contains 10 knives, 11 spoons and 12 forks.

    If I randomly pull two things out of my drawer at the same time, what is the probability that both items are of the same kind?




    The probability that I will be hit by lightning is higher than the probability of the both items being the same kind. -_-
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #6 - July 18, 2015, 12:39 PM

    Riddle me this:


    Quote from: Qtian
    Riddles are boring so I'm going to ask a brain teaser instead.

    My kitchen drawer contains 10 knives, 11 spoons and 12 forks.

    If I randomly pull two things out of my drawer at the same time, what is the probability that both items are of the same kind?

    Answer.

    Here is the answer, I have minimised the text on purpose so nobody sees it by mistake:

    Total utensils = 10+11+12= 33
    There are c(33,2)= 528 ways we can pull out 2 utensils from the pile.
    Of those 528 ways, there are c(10,2)= 45 ways to pick out knives from the pile.
    There are c(11,2)= 55 ways to pick out spoons from the pile.
    There are c(12,2)=66 ways to pick out forks from the pile.


    Therefore, we have a 166/528 chance to randomly pick out two of the same item.




    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #7 - July 18, 2015, 12:40 PM

    Fork.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #8 - July 18, 2015, 12:45 PM

    Incorrect, the answer is a number.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #9 - July 18, 2015, 12:45 PM

    Total utensils = 10+11+12= 33

    There are c(33,2)= 528 ways we can pull out 2 utensils from the pile.

    Of those 528 ways, there are c(10,2)= 45 ways to pick out knives from the pile.

    There are c(11,2)= 55 ways to pick out spoons from the pile.

    There are c(12,2)=66 ways to pick out forks from the pile.

    Therefore, we have a 166/528 chance to randomly pick out two of the same item.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #10 - July 18, 2015, 12:48 PM

    You clearly copied my answer verbatim, before I hid it.

    I will not accept a plagiarised response.




    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #11 - July 18, 2015, 12:52 PM

    I'm going to ask a new question and this time I won't foolishly hide the answer.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #12 - July 18, 2015, 12:59 PM

    Riddle me this.

    After pushing my car around the corner I find out that I am bankrupt.

    How?

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #13 - July 18, 2015, 01:13 PM

    You clearly copied my answer verbatim, before I hid it.

    I will not accept a plagiarised response.






    Prove it   Tongue
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #14 - July 18, 2015, 01:17 PM

    Quote from:  My answer at 1.39pm
    Total utensils = 10+11+12= 33
    There are c(33,2)= 528 ways we can pull out 2 utensils from the pile.
    Of those 528 ways, there are c(10,2)= 45 ways to pick out knives from the pile.
    There are c(11,2)= 55 ways to pick out spoons from the pile.
    There are c(12,2)=66 ways to pick out forks from the pile.

    Therefore, we have a 166/528 chance to randomly pick out two of the same item.




    Quote from:  Your first answer
    The probability that I will be hit by lightning is higher than the probability of the both items being the same kind. -_-


    Quote from:  "Your" answer at 1.45pm
    Total utensils = 10+11+12= 33

    There are c(33,2)= 528 ways we can pull out 2 utensils from the pile.

    Of those 528 ways, there are c(10,2)= 45 ways to pick out knives from the pile.

    There are c(11,2)= 55 ways to pick out spoons from the pile.

    There are c(12,2)=66 ways to pick out forks from the pile.

    Therefore, we have a 166/528 chance to randomly pick out two of the same item.




    Ince, don't bs me man :/

    If you really used the exact same method including the same exact sentence structure as me, then the following questions will be no problem for you:

    Show in more explicit terms, how you get from c(33,2) to 528. You don't use "c" by chance, only those who understood the mathematical concept would've known to use it.

    Also, what does the "c" represent?

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #15 - July 18, 2015, 01:24 PM

    33*16 (2^4)=528

    So I guess the c stands for the power? Lol
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #16 - July 18, 2015, 01:25 PM

    Incorrect.

    So you've somehow managed to use a correct method which presupposes a correct understanding of "c", without knowing how to use it, at all?

    Tongue

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #17 - July 18, 2015, 01:30 PM

    33*16 (2^4)=528
    So I guess the c stands for the power? Lol



    This is the more explicit form:

    c(n,r) = n! / r!(n-r)!

    c(33,2) = 33! / 2!(33-2)! = 528

    Anyways, I'm off now.

    Bai

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #18 - July 18, 2015, 01:34 PM

    Lol I hate probabilities. When I see probabilities, I leave the paper blank or I'll try to "guess"  Tongue
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #19 - July 18, 2015, 01:40 PM

    Riddle me this.

    After pushing my car around the corner I find out that that this event has bankrupt me.

    How?


    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #20 - July 18, 2015, 01:47 PM

    Phone call from the bank.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #21 - July 18, 2015, 02:15 PM

    Nope.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #22 - July 18, 2015, 02:17 PM

    Collided with your house, hence having to push it?

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #23 - July 18, 2015, 02:24 PM

    From now on you may interpret my silence as "No".

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #24 - July 18, 2015, 02:26 PM

    Doesn't really work on a forum.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #25 - July 18, 2015, 04:43 PM

    Monopoly
  • Riddle me this...
     Reply #26 - July 28, 2017, 06:56 PM

    Yh

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
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