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Alenmare

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Post Difficult Questions Here
« on: September 14, 2009, 12:46:28 PM »
Stuck on a school question? Find something unsolvable? Post it here.

I'll start (from my Physics homework):

A woman looks at herself in a magnifying converging mirror whose focal length is 20cm. If her face is 10cm from the mirror,
a. At what distance from the mirror is her image?
b. What is the magnification of her face?


Harder than it looks...  :x
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 05:06:15 PM »
Pics?  :P
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 05:22:08 PM »
What the hell has this to do with physics? Physics I know are boring calculations, not riddles.
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 05:24:27 PM »
What the hell has this to do with physics? Physics I know are boring calculations, not riddles.

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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 05:25:53 PM »
Jean, is shorter than Brutus, but is taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined, but only a tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of X-Y. If Jean stands at exactly one Nautical Mile away from Lord Scotland, How tall is Imhotep?
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 05:31:37 PM »
Jean, is shorter than Brutus, but is taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined, but only a tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of X-Y. If Jean stands at exactly one Nautical Mile away from Lord Scotland, How tall is Imhotep?
You know...if you hadn't contradicted yourself literally 5 words into the second sentence, I might have bought it.
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
Jean, is shorter than Brutus, but is taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined, but only a tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of X-Y. If Jean stands at exactly one Nautical Mile away from Lord Scotland, How tall is Imhotep?
You know...if you hadn't contradicted yourself literally 5 words into the second sentence, I might have bought it.
And I was just about to attempt to work it out. Thank you pig man

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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2009, 05:34:24 PM »
Jean, is shorter than Brutus, but is taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined, but only a tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of X-Y. If Jean stands at exactly one Nautical Mile away from Lord Scotland, How tall is Imhotep?
You know...if you hadn't contradicted yourself literally 5 words into the second sentence, I might have bought it.
The Answer: Imhotep is invisible.
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009, 05:38:16 PM »
In your own words, and being clear to show your working out where appropriate, formulate a unified field theory. You have sixty minutes for this question.
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009, 05:44:22 PM »
In your own words, and being clear to show your working out where appropriate, formulate a unified field theory. You have sixty minutes for this question.
Impossible is nothing. Therefore the answer is nothing.

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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2009, 05:45:33 PM »
Stuck on a school question? Find something unsolvable? Post it here.

I'll start (from my Physics homework):

A woman looks at herself in a magnifying converging mirror whose focal length is 20cm. If her face is 10cm from the mirror,
a. At what distance from the mirror is her image?
b. What is the magnification of her face?


Harder than it looks...  :x
a. 10cm
b. Read the info on the back of the mirror, if it says 2x it's because it's two times bigger. If it says 10x it's ten times bigger, and so on...

Easy, huh?  :lol:
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 06:18:21 PM »
And I was just about to attempt to work it out. Thank you pig man
I object to this "pig" word. Nowhere does it appear in my name.

Here's a difficult one:

The next sentence is right.
The previous sentence is wrong.

(Fine. I changed it to previous. Now solve it.)

Which sentence is correct?

(If this is supposed to be constructive, then it's for my...homework...)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 06:35:14 PM by Oyipggy »
"I done wrestled with an alligator. That's right. I have wrestled with an alligator. I done tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. That's bad. Only last week I murdered a rock. Injured a stone. Hospitalized a brick. I'm so mean I make medicine sick. Fast...fast...fast. Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch, was in the bed before the sloth...fast."

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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 06:23:52 PM »
Both. Your questions don't have to be constructive.

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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 06:28:33 PM »
If you changed the "last" for "previous" or "first" then it'd be a paradox/contradiction, but as it stands the phrase is ok.

So; If we are all made by atoms and they all react according to their electrons, and we all have the same kinds of atoms and molecules (therefore all of our brains act due to electric attraction - or whatever is the correct term), including our brains, how can something as free will exist?
The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill
a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.                                                                                                                                      
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Re: Post Difficult Questions Here
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 06:48:08 PM »
And I was just about to attempt to work it out. Thank you pig man
I object to this "pig" word. Nowhere does it appear in my name.


I couldn't be bothered to right you name so i sought an alternative. I sought........pig man

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