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## #1 2011-02-01 03:12:24

Agnishom
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### Stupid Teaser

Three insects are going in a row which is just like a line segment.
I ask the first insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
I ask the second insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
I ask the third insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
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How is this Possible?

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## #2 2011-02-01 10:23:21

bob bundy
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### Re: Stupid Teaser

hi Agnishom

I think the explanation is this.

Bob

Last edited by bob bundy (2011-02-01 10:23:51)

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## #3 2011-02-01 13:16:03

All_Is_Number
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### Re: Stupid Teaser

Agnishom wrote:

Three insects are going in a row which is just like a line segment.
I ask the first insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
I ask the second insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
I ask the third insect,"How many insects are behind you?"
Great Mathematicians
How is this Possible?

Last edited by All_Is_Number (2011-02-01 13:17:02)

You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once.

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## #4 2011-02-01 15:26:29

Agnishom
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### Re: Stupid Teaser

No, they were all facing the same direction and walking on a plane.

Hint: Remember, This is a STUPID PUZZLE.
Try to answer it with something stupid

Last edited by Agnishom (2011-02-01 16:19:39)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #5 2011-02-01 21:33:14

bob bundy
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### Re: Stupid Teaser

hi Agnishom

In view of that, I submit that my answer is better.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #6 2011-02-01 21:43:19

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### Re: Stupid Teaser

Hi Agnishom;

In view of that, I submit that my answer is better.

Agreed!

But I have to vote for All_Is_Number, especially if the pole is wide and the ants are equidistant ( so out of sight ) along the circumference. To the ants it would seem straight and each one would think he was in the lead.

By the way that makes me think of an interesting problem!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2011-02-02 02:06:10

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### Re: Stupid Teaser

Yes, I appreciated All_Is_Number but remember this was all abt stupidity!

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #8 2011-02-02 02:36:38

mathsyperson
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### Re: Stupid Teaser

I've got another idea.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #9 2011-02-02 02:43:29

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### Re: Stupid Teaser

gr8!!!!!!!!!
gr8!!!!!!!!!!     !dea