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# The worlds first riddle!

Izzie

4
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 05:26 pm
@Tryagain,
k..... trying to be brave here and answer PHYSICS.... I mean for goodness sake.... PHYSICS Blue.... what happened to just having some nice little letters to play around with...

PHYSICS.... I TOOK A'LEVEL.... I got a D.... my physics teacher was like a goat and he sweated a lot and eeeeeeeeeeeeuwwww - even thinking about phsyics....

D

ya hear...

D

I can't abide physics (sorry any physicist folks.....I'm sure you all really lovely people)

so.... I went and studied just now.... (sits with brunette librarian wig on top of barnet) and thought I'd give it a butchers....

and still don't really "get" it.... but.... does the scale go down???

The water, after insertion of the finger, is in equilibrium, so the net force on the water is zero. The forces on the water from the sides of the beaker add to zero by symmetry. The force of the atmosphere on the water surface is essentially unchanged, except that the surface area is reduced by the inserted finger. So if the finger exerts a downward force on the water, the bottom of the beaker must exert an equal size upward force on the water. Therefore, methinks the scale should go down.

And if it doesn't go down..... then ...... please be gentle.... I'm being brave here!!!!!!

(and if I'm incorrect.... that's OK... I gave it a go, right!)

and also..... "what happens to the scale".... well if you were making a cuppa with the water in London then the "scale" makes yer kettle all furry!
Stormwatch

2
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:06 pm
@Izzie,
I agree with you Izzie. I miss the word puzzles.

I'm a math moron and just forget about physics altogether
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mismi

3
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:10 pm
@Izzie,
Hey Stormy - I gave up on it all. Just come and read and get myself into pickles here...

mmmmmm furry tea Izzie...sounds yummy. I'm impressed sweety - could not even make an educated guess...except what Rock said - nothin'

3
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:26 pm
@mismi,
Math requires DEEP thought, and a calculamator.

Physmics works or it don't...

mismi

2
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 08:35 pm
I LOVE calculators. I try to avoid deep thought - unless absolutely necessary.
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markr

2
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 09:28 pm
@Tryagain,
CAR
26%
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markr

2
Sun 7 Sep, 2008 09:35 pm
@Tryagain,
SCALE
Objects are buoyed by water. Instead of your finger, attach a bolt to a string and dangle it in the water. The bolt will feel lighter when it is in the water. I think the glass of water will increase in weight by the difference between the weight of the bolt in air and the apparent weight of the bolt in water. Therefore, the heavier glass of water will cause the scale to go down.
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Tryagain

2
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 09:44 am
Mark:

CAR
26%

The answer I was hoping for would be 80% of 30% which is 24%.
However, the formula for Fast Mark's profit is:

30% more than he bought it for => 1.3
80% of what he sold it for => 1.3 * 0.8 => 1.04
1.3 - 1.04 = 0.26
His cash input/output looked like this:

-\$100 Bought car
+\$130 Sold car to Lzzie
-\$104 Bought back from poor Lzzie (80% of \$130)
+\$100 Sold car at original price

\$26 is 26% of his original costs of \$100. Safer to take the bus!

Agua

Hey guys; that was just getting interesting, until that is; Mark came along with the right answer:

Mark:
SCALE

Objects are buoyed by water. Instead of your finger, attach a bolt to a string and dangle it in the water. The bolt will feel lighter when it is in the water. I think the glass of water will increase in weight by the difference between the weight of the bolt in air and the apparent weight of the bolt in water. Therefore, the heavier glass of water will cause the scale to go down.

It does seem like it might stay the same but actually the glass side will go down, just as Mark predicted:.

Although it may be difficult to realize, you are exerting a force downwards into the water which is equal to the weight of the water that your finger displaces.

If you had a large piece of Styrofoam and were pushing it into a bucket, so that it is submerged then you know that it takes some force to do this. If you were weighing the bucket, you would see its weight change as you push.

If you are lowering a rock on a rope into a bucket you will see that same thing. The rock is heavier than water and it goes below the surface. If the rock is 1l (liter) in volume then it will displace 1l or 1kg (kilogram) of water (1l of water weighs 1kg). Now if you weighed the bucket, it should weigh 1kg more.

Quce
Edro
Sgeng

Izzie

3
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:01 am
@Tryagain,
Aw heck... not even a for the galwhogaveitago. Gutted
mismi

3
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:16 am
@Izzie,
really Izzie...I was impressed that you even tried. It made sense to me, sister.

Quce = Quince
Edro = dinero
Sgeng = ginseng

I dunno...just a guess
Izzie

3
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:19 am
@mismi,
Hey ho!
mismi

2
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 10:20 am
@Izzie,
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Tryagain

2
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 01:13 pm
How much choice do we have to shape each day to our desire, and how much is simply predestined?

How far can we resist the external forces that press down on us, whether natural, social, or spiritual?

In the book of life, are we the writers or the written on, the paper or the pen?
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned…

Lzzie cried, “Aw heck... not even a (sigh) for the galwhogaveitago. Gutted”

‘Tis right you scold me for my regrettable oversight; it would be an erroneous lapse to call such an omission a faux pas.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

In mitigation:

PHYSICS.... I TOOK A'LEVEL.... I got a D
.... my physics teacher was like a goat and he sweated a lot and eeeeeeeeeeeeuwwww "
ya hear...
I can't abide physics…
and also..... "what happens to the scale".... well if you were making a cuppa with the water in London then the "scale" makes yer kettle all furry!

Stormy, “I agree with you Izzie.”

Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays
And one by one back in the Closet lays…

A Boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July -

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear-

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Autmun frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise.
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream -
Lingering in a golden gleam -
Life, what is it but a dream?

[The initial letters of this poem when read downward give the full name of the original Alice (in Wonderland) - Alice Pleasance Liddell]

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

I've often been accused of being impractical and out of touch with the times. There was a time when I would be ready to argue the point but these days, I just smile and let it go. Why; I'd rather be

Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream -
Lingering in a golden gleam

After all

Life, what is it but a dream?
And all is not what it may seem…

They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,
They caught the flag on high,
And stream'd above the gallant Try,
Like banners in the sky.

There came a burst of thunder sound...
The boy-oh! where was he?
Ask of the winds that far around
With fragments strewed the sea.

With mast, and helm, and pennon fair,
That well had borne their part;
But the noblest thing which perished there
Was the credit to one so fair...

Memo to Mark...Stop copying Lzzie.

Izzie

3
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 03:20 pm
@Tryagain,
A Poem, and Trees a-blowing in a wind.
A Brew I'll Drink - base Needs of other Stuff
Ignore. Ah see here how we do behave,
Indeed for us, a song is just enough.

said Dorothy and she put on her ruby slippers

solipsister

2
Mon 8 Sep, 2008 09:32 pm
@Izzie,
The wintry sun blinked its only eye
Watching children see if then may try
Begin the fun linked with when they vie
Too near whistle's 6 -1 lonely cry

Suffice to say none sought succour in my soccer reports so i succumbed
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TTH

3
Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:43 am

^ found this guy lurking. Have a great day and nice poems btw
Stormwatch

3
Tue 9 Sep, 2008 10:51 am
@TTH,
cerviimdiennactieng

dtehpiennkdienngt

deexpcosuernet
Izzie

3
Tue 9 Sep, 2008 10:58 am
@Stormwatch,
oooooh.... letters...... FAB Stormy

incriminating evidence
independent thinking
indecent exposure

mismi

3
Tue 9 Sep, 2008 11:07 am
@Izzie,
Here is my contribution:

ecnasdtecn

erpalbt

ceumlsi
markr

4
Tue 9 Sep, 2008 02:12 pm
@mismi,
incandescent
printable
miniscule

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