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Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I borrowed one to give the other ones away, and then I gave my borrowed one back again.
Sparkplug1 (Sparkplug1)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the ones the same as the one?

did you borrow it from someone?

did you give the ones to someone?

are both one the same?

one=liquid? solid? gas?

ones=liquid? solid? gas?
Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the ones the same as the one? Yes, all the ones are the same

did you borrow it from someone? Yes.

did you give the ones to someone? Yes, but not the same one that I borrowed from. And it's someoneS.

are both one the same? Yes.

one=liquid? solid? gas? Irrel, but solid.

ones=liquid? solid? gas? Irrel, but solid.
Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 6:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

May I mention: this is kinda like crazy math.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Keys? You borrowed a key to unlock the place where the spare keys are stored?

A pen? You had to borrow a pen to sign for your box(es) of pens?

Is this solid item you borrowed...
Bigger than a breadbox?
Smaller than grain of sand?
Written?
Man-made?
Natural?
Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Keys? You borrowed a key to unlock the place where the spare keys are stored?

A pen? You had to borrow a pen to sign for your box(es) of pens?

Is this solid item you borrowed...
Bigger than a breadbox?
Smaller than grain of sand?
Written?
Man-made?
Natural? All of these are chasing down the rong road! The puzzle is to find out why I borrow one.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we dealing with ordinary subtraction? I.e. Borrowing one from the next column over in order to subtract a larger number from a smaller number?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Post Number: 115
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we dealing with ordinary subtraction? I.e. Borrowing one from the next column over in order to subtract a larger number from a smaller number? Eh? Like:
23
- 19
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...when you have to borrow fron the ten's column to take away the 9 from 3? No.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this like the camel problem? Trying to give 1/2 the camels to the eldest son, 1/3 to the middle son, and 1/9 to the youngest when you only have 17 camels? Borrow 1 camel, and suddenly the math is easy (the sons together only get 17 camels between them and you hand back the first camel you borrowed).
Deathateaster (Deathateaster)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this like the camel problem? Trying to give 1/2 the camels to the eldest son, 1/3 to the middle son, and 1/9 to the youngest when you only have 17 camels? Borrow 1 camel, and suddenly the math is easy (the sons together only get 17 camels between them and you hand back the first camel you borrowed). Meh, close enough.

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