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#26 2005-05-21 00:55:32

Roraborealis
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Re: Horse race

I'm sorry, Vulcan. I didn't realise you had said that already.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#27 2005-05-21 00:58:20

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Re: Horse race

???????????????????
huh?
oh!
right
thats fine!
i accept your apology and i'll hold you to that!


one day, i couldn't find my hat
then it occured to me that i didn't have one
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#28 2005-05-21 01:00:31

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Ok, thanks.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#29 2005-05-21 01:02:59

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i cant believe it!!!!!!!!!!
you just said sorry and your starting to bully me again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


one day, i couldn't find my hat
then it occured to me that i didn't have one
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#30 2005-05-21 01:09:17

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Re: Horse race

Am I now?


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#31 2005-05-21 01:14:23

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Re: Horse race

no!
i was just being a bum!
*sigh*

ps. why is it that we can only post once every 60 seconds?


one day, i couldn't find my hat
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#32 2005-05-21 01:16:04

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In reply to the postscript: it helps reduce spam and so the board is not too flooded.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#33 2005-05-21 01:17:25

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but i promised not to ever spam again!
*even louder wailing*


one day, i couldn't find my hat
then it occured to me that i didn't have one
so i didn't where it!!!

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#34 2005-05-21 01:20:31

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Re: Horse race

I know, it can't really be helped, it applies to everyone. Don't cry.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#35 2005-05-21 01:24:36

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Re: Horse race

im not!
i think my jokes in the other forum were actually true.
maybe we should get together some time(NOT!!!!!!!!)

GET AWAY FROM ME!
i dont mean to hurt your feelings.
its just my way of typing!


one day, i couldn't find my hat
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#36 2005-05-21 01:50:22

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Re: Horse race

I'm expecting the answer is that they're forced to shoot the horse?


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#37 2005-05-21 23:59:50

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Re: Horse race

maybe the king has to say that the winner gets a cake.
the greediest ones dont deserve to be king so who ever come last gets the kingdom!


one day, i couldn't find my hat
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#38 2005-05-22 00:13:49

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Re: Horse race

just say its a race to see who gets his kingdom, but "forget" to metion last place gets it.  There simple.


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#39 2005-05-22 01:07:40

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Re: Horse race

The king has to make them do something with the horses................the king has to make them do something with the horses..................


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#40 2005-05-22 04:28:17

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Re: Horse race

...
...
I'm not going to say that.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#41 2005-05-22 05:14:16

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Re: Horse race

I give up. I don't know the answer.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#42 2005-05-22 08:08:31

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Re: Horse race

I've already said the answer


HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY  big_smile
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#43 2005-05-22 09:13:03

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Re: Horse race

Zach wrote:

I'm expecting the answer is that they're forced to shoot the horse?

smile No, the solution is not morbid at all.
I should have emphasised that one of the sons will get the property only if their horse is the last. This should help.

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#44 2005-05-22 09:18:15

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Re: Horse race

stewie wrote:

just say its a race to see who gets his kingdom, but "forget" to metion last place gets it.  There simple.

No, it's not the point of puzzle. The point is to force you to think in another way. If point of race is changed(meaning that the last horse wins), then something else should be also changed. What?

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#45 2005-05-22 10:04:39

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Re: Horse race

So there has to be something they DO to come last (other than sit there motionless).

There could be no grass at the start and plenty of grass past the finish ... so the goal would be how long can you stop your horss from reaching the grass.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#46 2005-05-23 05:23:16

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Re: Horse race

Put each horse on a seperate conveyor belt that crosses the finsh line.  The horses have to run against the conveyor belt to prevent crossing the finish line and eventually they'll get tired and have to cross. cool


HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY  big_smile
cool Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name cool

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#47 2005-05-23 08:17:16

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Re: Horse race

Hm... Perhaps their are two races, hm? One with the sons running against each other, and they are told that whoever loses a race gets the property. But, the race is the one with the horses next. Thusly, they are all trying to win that because they think it'll prove them cooler?

...

I doubt it though. big_smile


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#48 2005-05-23 08:35:01

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Re: Horse race

me too shut up if you don't have anything intelligent to say


HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY  big_smile
cool Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name cool

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#49 2005-05-23 09:18:54

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Re: Horse race

stewie wrote:

Put each horse on a seperate conveyor belt that crosses the finsh line.  The horses have to run against the conveyor belt to prevent crossing the finish line and eventually they'll get tired and have to cross. cool

A very interesting idea. I like it.
The actual solution is:
Let's say that sons are:A, B, C  where A has X, B has Y and C has Z (X,Y,Z - horses)
If the king orders A to rides C's horse, B to ride A's horse and C to ride B's, they would all try to make the horse they are riding at the moment, come first.(because if A rides Z, it isn't his horse and he doesn't want it to come last- he wouldn't get the property in that way).
That's it.

Last edited by Milos (2005-05-23 09:19:56)

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#50 2005-05-23 10:00:00

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Re: Horse race

Thanks, Milos, that was a really fun puzzle.

I am sorry it is over - I enjoyed reading all the replies.

Got another like it?


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