# Brain Teaser

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by alfred01, Jun 30, 2011.

1. ### patcooke Microsoft MVPStaff MemberPremium SupporterMicrosoft MVP

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Think this is a bit easier than my last one - How many squares are there on a standard 8 x 8 chessboard?

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204 squares

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Well done! - for those who would like an explanation:

There are 8 x 8 individual squares = 64
There are 7 x 7 (2x2) squares = 49
There are 6 x 6 (3x3) squares = 36
There are 5 x 5 (4x4) squares = 25
There are 4 x 4 (5x5) squares = 16
There are 3 x 3 (6x6) squares = 9
There are 2 x 2 (7x7) squares = 4
There is 1 x 1 (8x8) squares = 1

So the total = 64+49+36+25+16+9+4+1 = 204

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4. ### rbeldua Honorable Member

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yehey...will post one.

a man in a white stripe shirt with a cat and two dogs where walking in a park 1/2 kilometers from his home they turn left at the end of the street after 100 meters, the two dogs barks at the cat for no reason. continue to walk another 50 meters,after reaching halfway.the cat runaway leaving the man and the 2 dogs, still the man and the 2 dogs continue to walk another 300 meters.at the 4th corner they stop.

whats the color of the man shirt?

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I just know I'm missing something here lol... It's not just white striped is it?

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Are you serious?

Old one, best one I could come up with at the moment lol.
There's a room. In the centre of this room is a table. On the floor there is shattered glass and water everywhere. The window is open and the curtains are billowing. Jack and Jill are dead on the floor. How did this happen?

9. ### patcooke Microsoft MVPStaff MemberPremium SupporterMicrosoft MVP

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Yep - nearly as old as me! The glass is from a shattered fish bowl - Jack and Jill were two fish in the bowl.

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A lateral thinking puzzle - The timepiece that has the fewest number of moving parts is the sundial. Which timepiece has the greatest number of moving parts?

12. ### alfred01 Well-Known Member

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The nuclear world clock?

13. ### patcooke Microsoft MVPStaff MemberPremium SupporterMicrosoft MVP

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A worthy answer - if we count electrons as individual moving parts but the answer I had in mind is more mundane and the parts more tangible . . .

14. ### alfred01 Well-Known Member

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A Cuckoo clock?

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The universe?

16. ### patcooke Microsoft MVPStaff MemberPremium SupporterMicrosoft MVP

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Another inspired answer but we're looking for a device which is designed solely and specifically for measuring the passage of time - (quite a mundane and old fashioned device).

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Hourglass? a.k.a egg timer?

18. ### patcooke Microsoft MVPStaff MemberPremium SupporterMicrosoft MVP

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That's the one I had in mind - well done (I hadn't imagined the number of intelligent possible answers which have been submitted!).

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