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#1 2005-06-21 07:25:45

Zach
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Two, just for you.

1) When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day?

2) What always comes, but never is?


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#2 2005-06-21 07:58:30

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Re: Two, just for you.

[ A pox upon Rora's correct head! ]


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#3 2005-06-21 10:09:10

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Re: Two, just for you.

A pox upon your head!


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#4 2005-06-21 18:55:02

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Re: Two, just for you.

1) I think.......erm, Friday? *covers head in case*


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#5 2005-06-21 21:33:26

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Re: Two, just for you.

There be no pox upon thy head today.


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#6 2005-06-22 02:57:28

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Re: Two, just for you.

These questions are much harder than each other.


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#7 2005-06-22 08:34:46

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Re: Two, just for you.

Q2 answer is 2moro!!!
Q1 answer is well confusing!!!


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#8 2005-06-22 18:55:30

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Re: Two, just for you.

I keep trying to do it, but keep getting mixed up and give up.


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#9 2005-06-22 19:23:01

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Re: Two, just for you.

mathsyperson wrote:

These questions are much harder than each other.

I think that if you had asserted the opposite I would have disagreed with both statements.


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#10 2005-06-23 07:16:51

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Re: Two, just for you.

i am sure that the answer to Q2 is tomorrow


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#11 2007-03-17 14:17:03

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Re: Two, just for you.

The answer to Q1 is the same as the answer to Q2.



Or, if you want to analyse Q1 just for the fun of it …

when the day after tomorrow is yesterday = in three days’ time
when the day before yesterday was tomorrow = four days ago

But in three days’ time it will be exactly one week after four days ago. Therefore the “today” in Q1 can be any day of the week – and so the only way to answer the question is with reference to “today” not as a particular day of the week but as any day in general.

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