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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Answer to #60:

Your answer is correct, JaneFairfax! Very good!

Buth there's a minor mistake in how you arrived at the answer.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Argh! I didnt read the question carefully. Sorry, my mistake.

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It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#63. A block of wood in the form of a cuboid 4" × 9" × 11" has all its six faces painted pink. If the wooden block is cut into 396 cubes of 1" × 1" × 1", how many of these would have pink paint on them?

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Solution to #59:

You ought to be correct, JaneFairfax and John E Franklin!

But I had the series of side total of a magic square, commencing with a 3x3 magic square using number 1-9, in my mind!

Solution to #63:

Well done, mathsyperson!

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#64. A snail creeps 9 ft up a wall during the daytime. After all the labor it does throughout the day, it stops to rest a while... but falls asleep!! The next morning it wakes up and discovers that it has slipped down 6 ft while sleeping.

If this happens every day, how many days will the snail take to reach the top of a wall 63 ft in height?

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Answer to #64:**You are correct, John E. Franklin! Well done!**

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#65. Roland, Marc and Pierrette are three children in the same family.

Pierrette is three times Marc's age. In two years, she will be twice the age Roland will have at that time. Roland is a year older than Marc.

How old are the children?

#66. A person can carry sufficient food and water to travel four days in the desert. The planned trip will last six days. Alone, no one can succeed.

How many persons will it take to lead the first person to her destination and to allow the others to return to the starting point?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Answers to #65 and #66:

**Both of you are perfectly right, JaneFairfax and JohnnyReinB!**

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Answer to #29:

**Very well done, JaneFairfax! Your answer is perfectly right!**

#67. Divide $146 (in whole $ increments) into a number of bags so that I can ask for any amount between $1 and $146, and you can give me the proper amount by giving me a certain number of these bags without opening them. What is the minimum number of bags you will require?

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Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Answer to #67:**What you think is right, mathsyperson! Well done!!!**

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#68. If five persons can sew five dresses in five days,

how many persons can sew fifty dresses in fifty days?

#69. Monique is 24 years old. She is twice the age that Valerie was when Monique was the same age that Valerie is now. How old is Valerie?

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Answer to #68:

JaneFairfax, would you like another opportunity?

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