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Post Space Riddles   Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:04 pm
Well I know you all love some riddles so here are a few, try to break them :P

Reply as soon as possible with the correct answer! 8)
if you do not want to know them right away.. do NOT read them first)

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2 Fathers and 2 Sons are boarding SpaceShipTwo, in total they spent 300k US$ on this flight.. each seat costs 100k US$, how is this possible ? There are NO discounts, none of them won a contest, none of them got one for free etc, each of them paid for it.


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A rocket has a maximum payload capacity of 50 Kg divided by its maximum payload capacity divided by 2, what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?


This is part of more upcoming riddles :), So there will be plenty of chance to win points and show you're smart :P

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Post Re: Space Riddles   Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:12 pm
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2 Fathers and 2 Sons are boarding SpaceShipTwo, in total they spent 300k US$ on this flight.. each seat costs 100k US$, how is this possible ? There are NO discounts, none of them won a contest, none of them got one for free etc, each of them paid for it.


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Grand Father, Father and son...

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:15 pm
Sigurd wrote:
A rocket has a maximum payload capacity of 50 Kg divided by its capacity divided by 2, what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?


50/5/2 = 5 Kg

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:19 pm
Voyager4D wrote:
Sigurd wrote:
A rocket has a maximum payload capacity of 50 Kg divided by its capacity divided by 2, what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?


50/0.5/2 = 0.5 Kg


That's not correct, Voyager4D. The riddle is still open :)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:23 pm
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That's not correct, Voyager4D. The riddle is still open :)


A calc. error, fix'ed it now.. 50/5/2 = 5 Kg

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:25 pm
Voyager4D wrote:
Sigurd wrote:
A rocket has a maximum payload capacity of 50 Kg divided by its capacity divided by 2, what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?


50/5/2 = 5 Kg


Sorry Voyager4D, your editted solution isn't right either. The formula is not right.. sorry

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:17 pm
one is a father and a son?

...right ill have a go at the second then.....

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:34 pm
1.
50/2 = 25
so
50/25 = 2

2.
50/50/2 = 0.5

grrr not right am i?

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:36 pm
Rob Goldsmith wrote:
1.
50/2 = 25
so
50/25 = 2

2.
50/50/2 = 0.5

grrr not right am i?


Indeed it's a good try but you're not right, however keep trying :)

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:42 pm
"...what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?"

Answer: 50 Kg


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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:45 pm
dannyTX wrote:
"...what is the maximum payload capacity of this rocket ?"

Answer: 50 Kg

Sorry.. it starts with 50 divided by.. you can't only take the first one .. thanks for the try and keep trying :)
For those thinking it's wrong.. it's made to be NOT easy.. ;) When this one is solved.. more riddles will come.. including one from Einstein :P

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:47 pm
50/(x/2) = x
x = 10 Kg

My wifes explanation, she was quick to write it down...

x = 50/0,5x
0,5x² = 50
x² = 100
x = 10

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:54 pm
Voyager4D wrote:
50/(x/2) = x
x = 10 Kg

My wifes explanation, she was quick to write it down...

x = 50/0,5x
0,5x² = 50
x² = 100
x = 10


Congratulations!

You found the right answer:
50/ (x / 2) = x
50/ (10/2) = 10 :)

Some background info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadratic_equation


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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:17 pm
still dont understand haha :x

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