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09 Aug 2017, 11:06 am

Bob has half as many pies as Alex. Alex has 99 pies. How many pies does Bob have?

Does this question eff anyone else up? I got SO stuck on it before I smacked myself on the forehead. It's this kind of crap that convinces me my brain just doesn't work like most peoples...



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09 Aug 2017, 11:13 am

I don't get it. What is the answer? :D


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09 Aug 2017, 11:24 am

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I don't get it. What is the answer? :D

I don't want to ruin it. Let me just say that I was adamant it was not possible to answer when I was asked. effing doh!



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09 Aug 2017, 11:29 am

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StampySquiddyFan wrote:
I don't get it. What is the answer? :D

I don't want to ruin it. Let me just say that I was adamant it was not possible to answer when I was asked. effing doh!


You're making my head spin :D . I can't figure it out! It isn't possible!


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09 Aug 2017, 11:29 am

Bob has 49 pies and half a pie.


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09 Aug 2017, 11:32 am

Wolfram87 wrote:
Bob has 49 pies and half a pie.


That's what I thought! Is that right, though? :D


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09 Aug 2017, 11:33 am

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Bob has 49 pies and half a pie.

If the question was "whats half of 99" I would have promptly said "49.5". Because it was about pie I got it my my head it could not be answered. You can't have half a pie! I mean clearly you can but that's what I got stuck on. Stupid stupid brain!



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09 Aug 2017, 11:38 am

Half of a pie can be had, but what's half of Pi? :)


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09 Aug 2017, 11:42 am

49 1/2 each. One can have half a pie.

There would be a problem if Alex had 99 kids, though.



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09 Aug 2017, 11:43 am

http://www.stickwithitsugar.com/wp-cont ... d691be.jpg

How I see the majority of word puzzles. ^

Personally, I wouldn't be able to half this number without a calculator, or at least not without spending half a day messing up on simple calculations first. My brain is really, really bad at maths. It's no wonder I got an E in the subject last time, I just hope I pass this time because I'm sick of redoing maths time and time again. Doesn't help that numbers switch around in my brain too. It just makes me want to have a breakdown. 8O


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09 Aug 2017, 11:44 am

Wolfram87 wrote:
Half of a pie can be had, but what's half of Pi? :)

half 99 pies hurt my brain. half of Pi really hurts my brain. That's not nice :p



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09 Aug 2017, 11:46 am

Bob had 49.5 pi's----but that is an indefinite number.



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09 Aug 2017, 11:47 am

Lost_dragon wrote:
http://www.stickwithitsugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/e9db43ba7048e055bf943e7e52d691be.jpg

How I see the majority of word puzzles. ^

Personally, I wouldn't be able to half this number without a calculator, or at least not without spending half a day messing up on simple calculations first. My brain is really, really bad at maths. It's no wonder I got an E in the subject last time, I just hope I pass this time because I'm sick of redoing maths time and time again. Doesn't help that numbers switch around in my brain too. It just makes me want to have a breakdown. 8O


For me it's more like:

Question asker: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples...
Me: Wait, how many pencils does who have?



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09 Aug 2017, 11:48 am

soloha wrote:
Lost_dragon wrote:
http://www.stickwithitsugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/e9db43ba7048e055bf943e7e52d691be.jpg

How I see the majority of word puzzles. ^

Personally, I wouldn't be able to half this number without a calculator, or at least not without spending half a day messing up on simple calculations first. My brain is really, really bad at maths. It's no wonder I got an E in the subject last time, I just hope I pass this time because I'm sick of redoing maths time and time again. Doesn't help that numbers switch around in my brain too. It just makes me want to have a breakdown. 8O


For me it's more like:

Question asker: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples...
Me: Wait, how many pencils does who have?


Yeah, I can understand that. It's like those questions that are like "If I have a jug, how much liquid can I have?" Well, how big is the jug?

For me it's a bit like:

Ok, so they have 7 pencils and 4 apples... wait no, 4 pencils and 7 apples... or was it pens? And this is in a shop, right so 4 pencils, 7 apples, what was the currency rate again? Ah right, that's it. So I had 4 and 7 of something... wait what was the question again? *Reads part of another question because my brain gets the questions confused* Ah yes, 4 pens... wait no 7 pencils, 4 apples plus a parachute? Wait no...

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09 Aug 2017, 11:57 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
49 1/2 each. One can have half a pie.

There would be a problem if Alex had 99 kids, though.

I just spit water all over my desk!



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09 Aug 2017, 11:59 am

soloha wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
49 1/2 each. One can have half a pie.

There would be a problem if Alex had 99 kids, though.

I just spit water all over my desk!


:lol:


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