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Trick Questions - 4

soroban

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Feb 2, 2012
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. . . . . . . . Trick Questions - 4


A train one mile long travels at 60 miles per hour.
It enters a tunnel which is one mile long.
How long does it take to pass through the tunnel?
Two minutes.
One minute to get into the tunnel . . .



The town clock takes 5 seconds to chime 6 o'clock.
How long does it take to chime 12 o'clock?
Eleven seconds.
Count the intervals between the chimes.



A steel ball is dropped into a bucket of water.
Does it sink faster in 40o F water or 25o F water?
40o water.
The other bucket has ice.



Which room is the safest?
Room A: six men with automatic weapons.
Room B: three cheetahs that haven't eaten in three months.
Room C: a box of dynamite with a lit fuse.
Room B.
The cheetahs have starved to death.
 

Evgeny.Makarov

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MHB Math Scholar
Jan 30, 2012
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A steel ball is dropped into a bucket of water.
Does it sink faster in 40o F water or 25o F water?
This question does not translate well from the American to British English...