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Using the BrainBashers Ecommerce solution, James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56.
Unfortunately, James is an fisherman who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported.
The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!
[Ref: ZFEL]
Hint: The fishing rod does end up in a real box.
Answer:
One solution is to use a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare.
Puzzle 606
During the recent BrainBashers cipher convention, a Morse code contest took place. The contest consisted of a Morse code transmission where the spaces between the letters and words were missing. Can you find the ten boy's names?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Luckily, BrainBashers has provided you with a listing of the Morse code characters:
Answer:
1. James
2. Arthur
3. Victor
4. Englebert
5. Tarzan
6. Jonathan
7. Christopher
8. Alexander
9. Gregory
10. Patrick.
Puzzle 607
In farmer Brown's hay loft there are a number of animals, in particular crows, mice and cockroaches.
Being bored one day, I decided to count the animals and found there were exactly 150 feet and 50 heads in total, and there were twice as many cockroaches as mice.
10M = 50
M = 5
So we have 5 mice (and 10 cockroaches). We can use M = 5 in (1) to give:
B + 3 x 5 = 50
B + 15 = 50
B = 35
So, C = 10, M = 5 and B = 35. Checking that 10 + 5 + 35 = 50, and 10 x 6 + 5 x 4 + 35 x 2 = 150.
Puzzle 608
My BrainBashers electronic world atlas has developed another fault, I did a listing of miles from England to particular countries and here is the result:
Brazil 4,400 miles
Canada 3,600 miles
Denmark 5,400 miles
Zaire 2,600 miles
Yemen 3,400 miles
Germany 5,400 miles
Hint: Look how many consonant and vowels there are.
Answer: 5,800 miles.
Each consonant is worth 1,000 miles and each vowel is worth 200 miles.
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