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Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 5:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I drive down the highway and pass six signs. Five of them are as follows:

Speed Limit: 50
Speed Limit: 40
Speed Limit: 30
Speed Limit: 20
Speed Limit: 10

What does the sixth sign say?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 5:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stop?
Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 5:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jenburdoo wrote:

Stop? No
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 6:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eh. It was worth a shot!

Are the sign numbers measured in miles per hour? Kilometers per hour? Something else? Is this an urban, suburban or rural area? A parking lot? Are there any other signs? Are any of these questions relevant, and if so, which?

Does the puzzle depend on location, speed, type of vehicle, driver, historical era, time of day, time of year, weather?

Is this on Earth?

Is this a true story, or something you made up? If the latter, could it really happen?

Are the signs you listed in the same order that you passed them in? Is this a modern sort of highway, or does it refer to a different kind of road? Are the signs less than 100 feet apart? More than a thousand feet? More than a mile? Are some closer to each other than others? Are any of these relevant?

Are you driving? Flying? Riding? Walking? Are these relevant?

If you go the other direction, do you meet signs reading 10 20 30 40 50?
Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 6:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jenburdoo wrote:

Eh. It was worth a shot!

Are the sign numbers measured in miles per hour? No Kilometers per hour? No Something else? Yes Is this an urban, suburban or rural area? Largely irrelevant, but urban is unlikely A parking lot? No Are there any other signs? Irrelevant Are any of these questions relevant, and if so, which? Yes, the unit of measurement is relevant

Does the puzzle depend on location, Yes speed, No type of vehicle, No driver, No historical era, No time of day, No time of year, No weather?
No

Is this on Earth? Yesish

Is this a true story, or something you made up? Loosely based on a personal story, but it's made up. If the latter, could it really happen? Yes, theoretically...

Are the signs you listed in the same order that you passed them in? Yes Is this a modern sort of highway, Yes or does it refer to a different kind of road? No Are the signs less than 100 feet apart? No More than a thousand feet? Yes More than a mile? Yes Are some closer to each other than others? No Are any of these relevant? Yes

Are you driving? Yes Flying? No Riding? Possibly this too Walking? Again, possibly this as well Are these relevant? A little

If you go the other direction, do you meet signs reading 10 20 30 40 50? No
Adryghi (Adryghi)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 8:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the sign numbers measured in miles? km? other measuring unit that refers to distance?
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 3:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check e-mail for early spoiler...
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you playing a video game? Is the measurement parsecs? some other astonomical speed?
Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Adryghi wrote:

Are the sign numbers measured in miles? Yes km? other measuring unit that refers to distance? It could work for non-Imperial units as well

Peter365 wrote:

Are you playing a video game? Is the measurement parsecs? some other astonomical speed? No
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So the numbers refer to miles, but not miles per hour, right? Miles per second? Miles per minute? Miles per [some other unit of time]? Does the sixth sign mention an integer? Does it bear the name of a town? Do you actually obey the speed limit signs? Does 'yesish' to the Earth question simply indicate a fictional scenario? Or should we be guessing something extraterrestrial? Are the speed limits enforced? Could they conceivably be enforced by human beings? Do you cross any time zones? National frontiers?
Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Woodworm wrote:

So the numbers refer to miles, but not miles per hour, right? Correct Miles per second? Miles per minute? Miles per [some other unit of time]? None of these Does the sixth sign mention an integer? No Does it bear the name of a town? Yes Do you actually obey the speed limit signs? Irrelevant Does 'yesish' to the Earth question simply indicate a fictional scenario? Yes Or should we be guessing something extraterrestrial? No Are the speed limits enforced? No Could they conceivably be enforced by human beings? No Do you cross any time zones? No National frontiers? No
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the sixth sign say "Welcome to Speed Limit"?
Squire_of_saskatoon (Squire_of_saskatoon)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm wrote:

Does the sixth sign say "Welcome to Speed Limit"? Yep, you solved it
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good and simple!
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I like it!
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hah, I need to try that on someone. Nice one!

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