Another Riddle for you  

lovemetouchme5 52F
1534 posts
7/13/2006 5:55 pm

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8/19/2006 8:03 pm

Another Riddle for you

Here is a math riddle for smile_my_way. He said he liked to figure out math puzzles, so this one is for you! BTW, the last riddle's answer was WEST!

During the course of the night Professor Moriarty robbed five jewellers, taking only diamonds from each one. During his investigation, Sherlock Holmes discovered that one jeweller had lost 1/4 of the total diamonds stolen, another had lost 1/3, a third had lost 1/6, the fourth had lost 1/12, and the last jeweller had lost a total of 22 diamonds.


There is a correct answer and there is enough information to solve it! GOOD LUCK!!!


7/13/2006 7:10 pm

I hope its 132. I'm still trying to figure out how you get West out of the first riddle.
One wonders, though, if Moriarity would have really gotten his own hand dirty in such a common way. Wouldn't it have been one of his henchmen, while the professor sat back with his fingers on his web of criminal enterprise?

lovemetouchme5 replies on 7/19/2006 10:32 pm:
132 is the correct answer! Congratulations!

rm_Smile_My_Way 60M
1519 posts
7/13/2006 8:25 pm

I think it's 132 also. Here's how I came up with it. I added the fractions together, 1/4+1/3+1/6+1/12=10/12 leaving 2/12 left or 1/6 which is = to 22 the remaining diamonds. So if 1/6 = 22 than 1/3 must = 44 and 1/4 = 33 and 1/12 = 11 When you add all these together plus 22 it = 132.

lovemetouchme5 replies on 7/19/2006 10:34 pm:
Very good! and thanks for explaining it too! I guess this was too easy for you, huh?

fortunaswm 63M/53F

7/14/2006 4:50 pm

OK - let me see here (grabs pencil and paper) scratch, scratch, erase, scratch somemore, erase some more, scrathing again -

Hell - I don't know - I got so busy scratching I forgot what I was doing

lovemetouchme5 replies on 7/19/2006 10:35 pm:
It's okay Fort, we all have bad days! Loveme

fortunaswm 63M/53F

7/14/2006 4:53 pm

PS - I too am trying to figure out how you ended up west?????
Seemed awful east to me - but then you know us men - never willing to stop and ask for directions.

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