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    Default Stumped with year 4 homework

    This weeks riddle/puzzle/trick question that I can't figure out, haven't even been able to google! Help? Thanks!

    Emily was delighted when she found that frogs had settled in the garden pond. Sometimes there was a big green one, sometimes a brown, and she saw a couple of little ones too. Then she got to wondering just how many frogs lived in the pond. She tried to count them but could never reach the same total twice. Once she was quite sure there were six when, without warning, a completely new frog appeared. Without draining the pond what would be the best way of finding how many frogs there are?

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    How about-

    Scoop them out and keep them in a bucket. Watch the pond for a certain amount of time to see if any more frogs surface (they can't stay under forever).

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    Hhhmmm...maybe catch each one and take it out to avoid double counting? Lol...tricky!

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    draw numbers on them
    or catch each one, or feed them at a certain section of the pond so they all come to feed time.

    OR count them by size or colour

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    I'm terrible at these logic type things, but all I could think was scooping each one out in a net and putting it in a container.

    There will be some clever type easy solution though.

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    Thanks for your replies, but I think it's a trick question!

    For eg the last 2 weeks, just from memory...

    John Smith is a fishmonger with black hair and blue eyes. He is 182cm tall, wears a size XL, and has a size 16 shoe. What does he weigh?

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    You make your long journey to the sea. You have travelled by ship and when you arrive at the sea there is no water to be seen anywhere and never has been, but you knew this when you set off on your journey. Where are you and why?

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    What are the answers?? I'm wondering now ...?

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    Wtf?! What kind of questions are these?! The frog one I'd mark them somehow, but then you won't know if you've got every one.

    The weight one ... Huh?!

    The sea one ... Only think I could think of is the scene from one of the Piratea of the Caribbean where Jack is in the ship in the desert!

    Do you get to find out the answers to these questions?

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    Aren't camels called ships of the desert or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Thanks for your replies, but I think it's a trick question!

    For eg the last 2 weeks, just from memory...

    John Smith is a fishmonger with black hair and blue eyes. He is 182cm tall, wears a size XL, and has a size 16 shoe. What does he weigh?

    And-

    You make your long journey to the sea. You have travelled by ship and when you arrive at the sea there is no water to be seen anywhere and never has been, but you knew this when you set off on your journey. Where are you and why?
    ok .. the first one - he weighs fish .. because he is a fishmonger???

    the second one .. hmmm makes me think air ship??? I''m thrown by the lack of water though ... I'm thinking some desert with a different name, but I could be WAY off


 

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