Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game V: RPG' started by TimBentley, Oct 16, 2004.
OOC: Its 8 teams.... I win!!!
As Black_hole answered the question before Mayor Cyc had left the Professor's Office, the Mayor decided to take action.
"Excellent job, Black_Hole. The Professor must be under a table somewhere in the Casino... Here, take these tickets to the Theatre. These four are good for the current play of Chushin-gura or our next presentation entitled Macbeth. I can assure you, that seeing Stuck do Shakespeare is quite a treat. BTW, how did you come about that name? Again, good work."
"Black_Hole, sir? Well take a look in my head "
Mayor Cyc peers into the back of Black_Hole's head and sure enough, there was a black crusty hole goin clean through. In fact the sunlight shown straight in and lit up his cranial cavity.
"Ah, I get it. Just because you have a hole in your head and the sun shines in, you think you're bright..."
I am the first to get the questions so maby i really am
Just because my only student with a name hasn't replied? The professor knows the answer, of course, but wouldn't give the answer away before the students have a chance.
Mayor Cyc smiles, "Well, these aren't terribly difficult questions, but I find them interesting. Just a little quiz with coffee to clear the mind. I do have a problem with Black_Hole's last answer though, and that is he didn't show his work in finding the anser. We don't want guesses here. Prove your work, please. The next question is:
In a certain family each child has at least 5 brothers and 4 sisters. What is the smallest number of children the family can have?
11 childeren is the least you can share(hopefully do ) siblings, also you can get eleven instead of 10 because for example: a guy has 5 brothers and 4 sisters, but how can a girl also have 5 brothers and 4 sisters, as the brother has 4 sisters which includes the girl
the other one was guess and check, i started out with 7 and found it gave 21, then each number more it going to add the number before it
Tim said, "Black_hole got the correct answers to all questions, but let me tell you a more mathematical proof for the latter two.
"When each team plays each other team once, 28 games are played. You can add one team at a time, adding the number of other teams already added. That would total 0+1+2+3+4+5+6+7=28. That comes to a total of 8 teams. The other way would be to start by multiplying the games by 2, resulting in 56, which equals 7x8. There are therefore eight teams because all teams play the other seven teams, so you multiply seven and eight, then you divide by 2 to get the number of games since each game was counted twice.
"Black_hole's logic for the third question was correct, but here is another way to prove it algebraically. If X = the number of boys and Y = the number of girls, there are X + Y children in all. Since every boy must have 5 brothers and every girl must have 4 sisters, X-1>=5 and Y-1>=4 (the equations for boys having 4 sisters and girls having 5 brothers are less restrictive, so I'll ignore them for simplicity). Therefore, X>=6 and Y>=5. Since we want to minimize X+Y, X is 6 and Y is 5, so the answer is 11."
Nice, Professor. That's the kind of pencil work I like to see. THAT'S the reason for the questions. Thank you.
I will return with another soon.
So Mayor Cyc once again shows up at Professor Tim's door, this time with a piece of paper in his hand. "Beautiful day out there, isn't it? Here's the next question I promised you. A bit different from the rest, but the same in nature", says the Mayor as he hands Tim the note. "Enjoy, gotta run." Cyc continues with a brief salute, then turns on his heel and exits through the same door he came in by.
Professor Tim, who hadn't the opportunity to even say "Hello" opened the note and read it aloud,
"The Mayor says Black_Hole is lying, Black_Hole says Tim is lying, Tim accuses both of them of lying.
Who is telling the truth?"
quite simple, dont you have anything to challenge me? j/k
I am telling the truth
Because if I am telling the truth then Tim is lying, and that means that both me and cyc cant be lying(but one of us can, and tims statement will still be false), which means cyc is lying about me lying
Ahhh. You want challenging, heh? Let's see...
Which can first? The chicken or the egg?
Remember, we don't want any superstitious mumbo-jumbo or pretentious riga-ma-roll here. Keep it Scientific and/or Mathematical and prove your work. If you get this one right, I'll believe your bright. But I'll be the judge of your answer, not you. I'm not lyin'.
well sir i dont understand your question
The chicken came first, because eggs require a mother hen to warm them until they hatch. Without that warmth they won't begin their life.
>=Low gutteral Horn noise=< Wrong answer. According to you, the chicken would have needed a mother hen to begin it's life. Sorry. I'm also sorry I mis-typed the word
"came". Thanks for going forward with the question.
Next question. What religion is President George W. Bush?
*senses a setup to bush bashing*
Also the chicken wouldnt have needed a mother hen to start its life, lets start at the beginning of time.
We have 2 choses, we start off with a chicken on earth or we start off with an egg on earth
If we started off with a chicken they voalla!
But if we had an egg it would need to be warmed and wouldnt live, thus turning into someones food.
edit: wait, i think its a trick question, it should be what religion does he practice, not what religion he is
you fail grammar class or mayb you did it on purpose...
but dubyah isnt a religion if that was what u intended
Hmmm, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, I believe the gods would have created the chicken first, actually more than one. It wouldn't make sense for them to make the egg. So the answer would be the chicken. (OOC: I don't know much about Japan relating to religion and creation. This probably would have been "scientific" enough in Europe.)
As for your second question, I don't know who you're talking about. I don't know anyone named George W. Bush. The name sounds European, so I would have to guess Christian. Although that would be rather stereotypical of me.
so your from illinois and dont known who george w bush is?
only the greatest president of all time!(minus about 7 presidents that were better than him )
Separate names with a comma.