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dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Emilia's recipe British (or from another country that follows the practice), so that she had to weigh the dry ingredients? weighing ingredients irrel
And she didn't have a scale at home but there was a postal scale in the office? no

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If she had gotten the flour and sugar after work, would she still have had to make two trips? no
Sam Hastings (Sjh)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her job relevant?

She didn't work at the shop where she bought the ingredients did she?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her job relevant? no

She didn't work at the shop where she bought the ingredients did she? no
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she go home at all between the time she bought the flour and sugar, and the time she bought the milk and eggs?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she go home at all between the time she bought the flour and sugar, and the time she bought the milk and eggs? no - remember nothing else she did during the day was at all relevant
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so humidity/climate isn't relevant, but is where she lives at all relevant in general?

Are any laws relevant?

Could she just as well have bought the flour and sugar in the morning, but asked the store keepers to hold it at the store for her, for her to bring home later when she came back in the afternoon to buy eggs? Or would this result in the same negativish consequence?
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the cake-bake was done on a different day, say a month earlier or later, would she still have made two shopping trips?
Sam Hastings (Sjh)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If she'd already had milk and eggs at home, would she have brought the flour and the sugar on the way to work? From work? Relevant?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so humidity/climate isn't relevant, but is where she lives at all relevant in general? maybe not a specific place; but, the necessary conditions for this puzzle wouldn't happen everywhere

Are any laws relevant? no

Could she just as well have bought the flour and sugar in the morning, but asked the store keepers to hold it at the store for her, for her to bring home later when she came back in the afternoon to buy eggs? Or would this result in the same negativish consequence? if the store keepers agreed to do this, she should still have avoided the negative consequence

If the cake-bake was done on a different day, say a month earlier or later, would she still have made two shopping trips? yes

If she'd already had milk and eggs at home, would she have brought the flour and the sugar on the way to work? yes From work? no Relevant? yes
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it key that the money for some of the goods have left her hands before she got to work?
Did she owe somebody at work money?
Did girlscouts come through the building?
Had she not spent the money in the morning, would she not have had enough cash to get her stuff in the afternoon?
Did she go to the store for the purpose of getting more money? (cashback)
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it key that the money for some of the goods have left her hands before she got to work? YES good question
Did she owe somebody at work money? no
Did girlscouts come through the building? no
Had she not spent the money in the morning, would she not have had enough cash to get her stuff in the afternoon? she would have still had enough
Did she go to the store for the purpose of getting more money? (cashback) no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did going to the store allow her to get the exact change she needed for... SOMETHING... in the office? Lunch? Had she forgotten her lunch that day? Birthday fund?
Is there anything special about the money she used? Was the serial number being traced? Did she use cash? Counterfeit? A check? plastic?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did going to the store allow her to get the exact change she needed no for... SOMETHING... in the office? Lunch? Had she forgotten her lunch that day? no Birthday fund? no
Is there anything special about the money she used? no Was the serial number being traced? no Did she use cash? yes Counterfeit? A check? plastic? none of these
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the benefit of her getting the flour and sugar early in the day a benefit to Her? or to somebody else? Was she doing somebody else a favor?

The money left her hands early thus...
lightening her purse? Giving her change she needed? Giving her change somebody else needed? A child? Preventing muggers from taking the money from her?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the benefit of her getting the flour and sugar early in the day a benefit to Her? yes or to somebody else? no Was she doing somebody else a favor? no

The money left her hands early thus...
lightening her purse? no Giving her change she needed? no Giving her change somebody else needed? no A child? Preventing muggers from taking the money from her? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she simply short on time that afternoon, so she bought everything that wouldn't spoil before work, so she had less to shop for afterwards?
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something to do with currency exchange rates?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant who works the counter where she checks out?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was her main objective in the morning:
just to get rid of some money?
to get rid of all the money she was carrying?
to get rid of the coins she was carrying?
to exchange notes for coins?
to get rid of a particular note or coin?
to get a receipt?

if she wanted to get rid of money, was it so as not to have to carry it to work? or so as not to have it while at work?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:04 pm:
Was she simply short on time that afternoon, so she bought everything that wouldn't spoil before work, so she had less to shop for afterwards? no

By Larry Troxler (Quackscience) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:08 pm:
Something to do with currency exchange rates? not directly, but you are definitely ORT

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:14 pm:
relevant who works the counter where she checks out? no

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 11:20 pm:
Was her main objective in the morning:
just to get rid of some money? hmm tough one.. you could intepret it as something like that, but this wasn't exactly her motive
to get rid of all the money she was carrying? no
to get rid of the coins she was carrying? no
to exchange notes for coins? no
to get rid of a particular note or coin? no
to get a receipt? no

if she wanted to get rid of money, was it so as not to have to carry it to work? no or so as not to have it while at work? no
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she start the day with only (a) large bill(s)? (Like a twenty or a fifty?) Did she get the flour and sugar to have change (or smaller bills?) to use during the day? To feed to the vending machines?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she start the day with only (a) large bill(s)? (Like a twenty or a fifty?) Did she get the flour and sugar to have change (or smaller bills?) to use during the day? To feed to the vending machines? no to all - change/denominations weren't involved