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#1 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Today 14:58:29

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier (#5347) and Gottlieb Daimler (#5348).

#5349. Name the prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989). He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. His expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. His Notable works : The Persistence of Memory (1931), Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as an Apartment, (1935), Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936), Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937), Ballerina in a Death's Head (1939), Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944), The Temptation of St. Anthony (1946), The Elephants (1948), Galatea of the Spheres (1952), Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954).

#5350. Name the  Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute (January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889). He won recognition for his ministry in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokaʻi.

#2 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Today 14:34:46

Hi bobbym,

#1952. The sum of a number and its reciprocal is

. Find the number.

#3 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Today 00:22:17

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Captain James Cook (#5345) and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (#5346).

The Answer #5345 is correct, bobbym! Marvelous!

#5347. Name the Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965) and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, he was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM).

#5348. Name the  engineer, industrial designer and industrialist (March 17, 1834 – March 6, 1900) born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine.

#4 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 15:45:34

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1950 is correct. Brilliant!

#1951. Solve the following quadratic equation:

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#5 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 00:29:39

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1949 is perfect. Splendid!

#1950. Solve the following quadratic equation:

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#6 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Yesterday 00:22:22

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5343 - Auguste Comte and #5344 - Joseph Conrad.

The Answer #5343 is correct, bobbym! Marvelous!

#5345. Name the British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779). He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

#5346. Name the Peruvian diplomat (born January 19, 1920) who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. In 1995, he ran unsuccessfully against Alberto Fujimori for President of Peru. He was President of the Council of Ministers, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2000 until July 2001, during the turbulent period following Fujimori's resignation over corruption charges. In September 2004, he stepped down from his position as Peru's Ambassador to France, where he formerly resided. With the death of Kurt Waldheim in June 2007, he became the oldest former Secretary General of the United Nations.

#7 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-08-30 23:57:57

Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5229 and #5230 are perfect. Excellent, bobbym!

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#5233. What will be the area of a semi-circle whose perimeter is 36 centimeters?

#5234. Find the area of a sector of a circle of radius 5 centimeters, formed by an arc of length 3.5 centimeters.

#8 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-30 15:50:39

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1948 is correct. Magnificent!

#1949. Solve the following quadratic equation:

.

#9 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-08-30 00:30:23

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5341 - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and #5342 - Wilkie Collins.

#5343. Name the French philosopher (19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857). He was a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism. He is sometimes regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term. Influenced by the utopian socialist Henri Saint-Simon, he developed the positive philosophy in an attempt to remedy the social malaise of the French Revolution, calling for a new social doctrine based on the sciences. He was a major influence on 19th-century thought, influencing the work of social thinkers such as Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot.

#5344. Name the Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak ( the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent).

#10 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-30 00:03:07

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1947 is perfect. Naet work!

#1948. Solve the following quadratic equation:

.

#11 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-08-29 23:55:38

Hi bobbym,

#5231. What will be the area of a semi-circle of a diameter 14 meters?

#5232. A semi-circle shaped window has diameter of 63 centimeters. What is its perimeter equal to?

#12 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-29 15:51:40

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1946 is correct. Excellent!

#1947. Solve the quadratic equation:

.

#13 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-08-29 00:29:33

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Geoffrey Chaucer (#5339) and Pavel Cherenkov (#5340).

The Answer #5339 is perfect. Kep it up!

#5341. Name the French novelist and performer  (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same title. Her first books, the Claudine series, were published under her husband's pen name "math". Claudine still has the power to charm; in Belle Époque France it was considered shocking, much to math's satisfaction and profit.

#5342. Name the  English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889). His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name.  A number of his works were first published in math's journals All the Year Round and Household Words. The two collaborated on several dramatic and fictional works, and some of his plays were performed by math's acting company.

#14 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-29 00:03:06

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1944 is perfect. Good work, bobbym!

#1945.  Solve the following quadratic equation:

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#15 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-28 11:32:29

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1943 is perfect. Excellent!

#1944. Solve the following quadratic equation:

.

#16 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-28 00:44:35

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1942 is correct. Brilliant, bobbym!

#1943. Solve the quadratic equation :

.

#17 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-08-28 00:38:53

Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5227 and #5228 are correct. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5229. A circular swimming pool is surrounded by a concrete wall 4 feet wide. If the area of the concrete wall surrounding the pool is 11/25 that of the pool, find the radius of the pool.

#5230. The ratio of the outer and the inner perimeters of a circular path is 23:22. If the path is 5 meters wide, find the diameter of the inner circle.

#18 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-08-28 00:24:35

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5337 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and #5338 - Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales.

Both the Answers #5337 and #5338 are correct. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5339. Name the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400). While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, he also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

#5340. Name the  Soviet physicist (1904–1990) who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1958 with Ilya Frank and Igor Tamm for the discovery of radiation on his name, made in 1934. He awarded two Stalin Prizes, the first in 1946, sharing the honor with Vavilov, Frank and Tamm, and another in 1952. He was also awarded the USSR State Prize in 1977. In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the effect named after him. He was also awarded the Soviet Union's Hero of Socialist Labour title in 1984. He was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

#19 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-27 13:37:00

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1941 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#1942. Solve the following quadratic equation:

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#20 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-27 00:06:27

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1940 is perfect. Fantastic performance, bobbym!

#1941. Solve the following quadratic equation:

.

#21 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-08-26 23:57:24

Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5225 (roughly) and #5226 are correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

The solution #5225 I get is

#5227. The areas of two concentric circles forming a ring are 154 square centimeters and 616 square centimeters. Find the breadth of the ring.

#5228. A circular park has a path of uniform width around it. The difference between outer and inner circumferences of the circular path is 132 meters. Find its width.

#22 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-08-26 23:22:48

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Eugene Cernan (#5335) and Jackie Chan (#5336).

The Answer #5336 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#5337. Name the  Indian astrophysicist who ( October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), with William A. Fowler, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for his mathematical theory of black holes, which was a key discovery that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The limit is named after him.

#5338. Give the full name of the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II ( born 14 November 1948). Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He is also the oldest person to be next-in-line to the throne since 1714.

#23 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-26 14:46:23

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1939 is perfect. Neat work, bobbym!

#1940. Solve the following quadratic equation: (The solution set contains irrational numbers)

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#24 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-08-26 01:11:42

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1938 is perfect. Keep it up, bobbym!

#1939. Solve the following quadratic equation:

.

#25 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-08-26 01:05:46

Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5223 and #5224 are correct. Magnificent, bobbym!

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#5225. A circular ground whose diameter is 35 meters, has a 1.4 meter broad garden around it. What is the area of the garden in square meters?

#5226. A circular garden has a circumference of 440 meters. There is a 7 meter wide border inside the garden along its periphery. Find the area of the border in square meters.

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