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

JoxerTheDeityPirate
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<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
isnt innuendo an italian suppository?
im gonna ride the wild wind!
its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!
joxer replies: but in a nice way :]

eenaweena.
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eenaweena.
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one? wait.. 5 people are left equal sized gangs of 4... so 2?

FriedChicken
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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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eenaweena.
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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

its_a_hard_life 26994
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Where is Raffy....? He will be sniffing around on this thread soon. ;)

JoxerTheDeityPirate
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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 how many of the original 1000 men killed in the battle is what you are looking for :}
isnt innuendo an italian suppository?
im gonna ride the wild wind!
its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!
joxer replies: but in a nice way :]

Penetration_Guru
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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!

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472 KILLED
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eenaweena.
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Penetration_Guru wrote: 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.

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

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JoxerTheDeityPirate
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Penetration_Guru wrote: No, Excel's spreadsheet well done,now work out the word puzzle one please.
isnt innuendo an italian suppository?
im gonna ride the wild wind!
its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!
joxer replies: but in a nice way :]
