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Posted: 15 May 07, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this will keep you occupied for 5 minutes.

an armed force consisting of exactly 1000 men lost several lives in a battle and the survivors surrendered before being marched off to a prison camp.On the first day's march one sixth of the survivors escaped;on the second day one eighth of the remainder escaped,and one man died of his wounds;and on the third days march a quarter of the remainder escaped.When they arrived at the prison camp the rest were set to work in four equal sized gangs.how many of the original 1000 men had been killed in the battle?

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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is there a real numerical answer to this? or is this one of those IQ questions?

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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="b22222"><b>frïëdçhîckén \m/ wrote:

is there a real numerical answer to this? or is this one of those IQ questions?

theres a real numerical answer to this


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

damn this is hard...

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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one?

wait.. 5 people are left

equal sized gangs of 4...

so 2?

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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It only talks of several lives + one man who died from his wounds. The rest escaped


So whatever One+Several is is the correct answer


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Posted: 15 May 07, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

806? i may be very wrong. these may be the survivors. O.o

oh. and this isn't keeping up for 5 minutes. it's taking forever to solve. O.o

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Posted: 15 May 07, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where is Raffy....?

He will be sniffing around on this thread soon. ;)

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Posted: 15 May 07, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joxerthenonchalentpirate wrote:

this will keep you occupied for 5 minutes.

an armed force consisting of exactly 1000 men lost several lives in a battle and the survivors surrendered before being marched off to a prison camp.On the first day's march one sixth of the survivors escaped;on the second day one eighth of the remainder escaped,and one man died of his wounds;and on the third days march a quarter of the remainder escaped.When they arrived at the prison camp the rest were set to work in four equal sized gangs.how many of the original 1000 men had been killed in the battle?

you have one week to give the correct answer.
have fun!
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how many of the original 1000 men killed in the battle is what you are looking for :-}


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Posted: 15 May 07, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joxerthenonchalentpirate wrote:

this will keep you occupied for 5 minutes.

an armed force consisting of exactly 1000 men lost several lives in a battle and the survivors surrendered before being marched off to a prison camp.On the first day's march one sixth of the survivors escaped;on the second day one eighth of the remainder escaped,and one man died of his wounds;and on the third days march a quarter of the remainder escaped.When they arrived at the prison camp the rest were set to work in four equal sized gangs.how many of the original 1000 men had been killed in the battle?

you have one week to give the correct answer.
have fun!
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ok, 4 gangs the same size total 3 quarters of the people who started marching on day three. Add one and you have 7/8 of the people who started day two who are themselves 5/6 of the people originally captured, which was a number less than 1000.

72 in each gang, 472 killed in battle.

5 minutes. Next!

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Posted: 16 May 07, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

472 KILLED


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Posted: 16 May 07, 02:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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joxerthenonchalentpirate wrote:

this will keep you occupied for 5 minutes.

an armed force consisting of exactly 1000 men lost several lives in a battle and the survivors surrendered before being marched off to a prison camp.On the first day's march one sixth of the survivors escaped;on the second day one eighth of the remainder escaped,and one man died of his wounds;and on the third days march a quarter of the remainder escaped.When they arrived at the prison camp the rest were set to work in four equal sized gangs.how many of the original 1000 men had been killed in the battle?

you have one week to give the correct answer.
have fun!
jox


ok, 4 gangs the same size total 3 quarters of the people who started marching on day three. Add one and you have 7/8 of the people who started day two who are themselves 5/6 of the people originally captured, which was a number less than 1000.

72 in each gang, 472 killed in battle.

5 minutes. Next!


shit... you're good.

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Posted: 16 May 07, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

Where is Raffy....?

He will be sniffing around on this thread soon. ;)

To be honest, I roughly managed to think properly about the question. I'll write it down and work on it later today. :P


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Posted: 17 May 07, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How did you find the integer solutions? Euclid's algorithm?

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Posted: 17 May 07, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, Excel's spreadsheet

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Posted: 18 May 07, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

No, Excel's spreadsheet


well done,now work out the word puzzle one please.


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