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  • The king of the hoboes.

    A hobo can make a new cigarette from four cigarette butts.
    If the hobo finds 16 cigarette butts, how many cigarettes can he make?

  • #2
    The answer is 4. I think I remember this one, and there was more to the answer, but there's no way that particular question holds any surprises.

    Or are you giving up on the riddles and just testing our math skills?

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    • #3
      Matt - Close, but no cigar.
      Don't forget that when he smokes those four cigarettes, he will have four new cigarette butts.

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      • #4
        Ah, okay. So five.

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        • #5
          Now 99, I protest that bit of thinking. There is no way of knowing that he smoked one of the cigarettes in between making the 4 cigarettes from the 16 found butts. As the question is asked, the correct answer is 4 cigarettes ! With your reasoning, he could have smoked 3-4cigarettes and thus any answer given would be correct or incorrect depending on the number of cigarettes he smoked after finding the 16 butts. I rest my case lol !

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          • #6
            BHR - The question was, "How many can he make?"
            The answer might be zero if he was a non-smoker, or if he was lazy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
              BHR - The question was, "How many can he make?"
              The answer might be zero if he was a non-smoker, or if he was lazy.
              If he's a smoker, he might be lazy in general, but he won't be lazy when it comes to his nicotine. If it's there, he'll find a way. So, is it five?

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              • #8
                Matt - Yes, the answer is five. Have a clippie!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                  Matt - Yes, the answer is five. Have a clippie!
                  No nic for me. Actually settling in right now with some cherry-tomato bruschetta, said tomatoes plus basil fresh out of the garden. Mighty good.

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