Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Puzzles - 55

There was a barbeque arranged in the family of 4. But they had purchased only 3 potatoes for eating. How do they split equal shares to everybody?
Reduce of head count or fractional answers are not allowed.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

mash the potatoes? then give the four of them an equal share.

Looney Mom said...

I'm bad at this brain stuff. I think since having kids I have no more brain cells, but I'll think about it and come back to see what the answer is.

Saravanan said...

Hi Liz, Not 2 worry. I am sure you can do it...Good 2 hear from u after long time. Hope you are recovered fully.

Illa said...

the 4th person is a baby..so cant eat potato..

Saravanan said...

Gud try, but This is supposed to be main food for babies for make them grow well isn't it?

Illa said...

haha is it? Truthfully I didnt noe..hmm is it a pet the fourth person..??

if this is not the ans, I donnoe wat is the ans..:P

Illa said...

hmm sara i wld like to give suggestion for ur blog..can u put all ur puzzles under label so that it would be easy for ppl like me who would like to see the puzzles and try..even the old ones..I like spending time solving them..like a stress reliever..consider my suggestion ok..:)

Saravanan said...

Somebody Anonymously said it right. See the first comment for the answer. Illa, Thanks for your suggestion. I have created lables for all the puzzles since I moved to newer version of Blogger. I will just have to change the template with new layout. Then there will be an additional Section called Lables. Time being please click on the label called Puzzles to get all the puzzles.

Exothika said...

Yeah....aft a long time, I was able to solve one of ur puzzle... bt my bad...someone had already posted the answer...

vagabondtramp said...

even if you mash the potatoes, you're still giving them a fraction. my answer was not very good, but it was to give no one any potatoes. that way everyone gets an equal portion, but no one gets a fraction

Saravanan said...

That's unique thinking pal...But the condition is to give something to each...Mashed potatoes is like making the shape of equally sized shares. But may be you are right, it still leads to fraction to some extent but not fully...