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Old 01-26-2013, 04:37 AM   #1091
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This thread and my heart are getting old at the same pace
Time for a riddle that makes both these two race
So put your mind to it, you just got to do it.
Here’s a riddle for you to ponder, let are mind and heart get stronger

This next one is not one of my own but an original from Pappy
At one point this thread made my heart get all sappy.

Molly was a brewer's wife, as faithful as the sun,
Brewer Bob, an abusive man, was Molly's mean husband.

Brewer Bob used black clay jugs to measure his brewing water,
and Bob demanded precision during mash and boil and lauter.

One day Bob sent poor Molly to the well across the moor,
"Lower down these jugs, my wife, and bring back exactly four."

Four gallons seemed a simple task, and Molly left with glee,
until she saw the jugs she took held exactly five and three.

5 gallons rich holds one jug, the other 3 gallons poor,
How will Molly return to Bob with exactly four?
Fill the five gallon jug then dump it into the three gallon jug you will have two gallons left in the five gallon jug do this twice and you will have exactly four gallons

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:46 AM   #1092
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Try again.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:55 AM   #1093
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If it were I trying to settle the score I would first fill the jug of three
Dump it in the jug of five and then do it once more.
This would leave a single gallon left in the jug of three.
Put that in the emptied jug of five and there you almost will be.
Once more with the jug of three into the jug of five and finally at four gallons you will gave arrived

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #1094
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Fill the five gallon jug then dump it into the three gallon jug you will have two gallons left in the five gallon jug do this twice and you will have exactly four gallons
That's no solution.
Where did you keep those two gallons
While you did it again
And not cause any pollution?

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #1095
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blh3d! Congratulations! Your answer brings on a celebration!

The answer you gave is clear and concise
You did it quite well and very nice
Now you know what you have to do
Give us a riddle on which we can stew.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:40 AM   #1096
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If it were I trying to settle the score I would first fill the jug of three
Dump it in the jug of five and then do it once more.
This would leave a single gallon left in the jug of three.
Put that in the emptied jug of five and there you almost will be.
Once more with the jug of three into the jug of five and finally at four gallons you will gave arrived
Very well done.
Now it makes sense.

I would have had it myself
If I weren't so dense.

You've proved yourself now.
So bring a new riddle. And show us all how.

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #1097
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Four men sat down to play,
They played all night 'till break of day.
They played for gold and not for fun With separate scores for everyone. When they came to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts.
Can you the paradox explain, If no one lost, how could all gain?

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:45 PM   #1098
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Four men sat down to play,
They played all night 'till break of day.
They played for gold and not for fun With separate scores for everyone. When they came to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts.
Can you the paradox explain, If no one lost, how could all gain?
I am amazed the made fair amounts
Giving away their notes and counts

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:59 PM   #1099
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Four men sat down to play,
They played all night 'till break of day.
They played for gold and not for fun With separate scores for everyone. When they came to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts.
Can you the paradox explain, If no one lost, how could all gain?
I believe I was there to see them play.
They were in a bar not that far away.
They're skills we're so grand I could not help but stand and give a hand.
It was fair to say they'd earned there pay

They were in a band.

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #1100
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