If you look under the roof of any wooden barn in Eastern America you are likely to see the nest of the common Mud-wasp. The Mud-dauber Wasp (life size) If you look on warm sunny days along the edge of some mud puddle you are sure to see a cu... Read more of The Mud-dauber Wasp at Children Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


CATCHING THE THIEF.





(Money Puzzles)
"Now, constable," said the defendant's counsel in cross-examination,"
you say that the prisoner was exactly twenty-seven steps ahead of you
when you started to run after him?"
"Yes, sir."
"And you swear that he takes eight steps to your five?"
"That is so."
"Then I ask you, constable, as an intelligent man, to explain how you
ever caught him, if that is the case?"
"Well, you see, I have got a longer stride. In fact, two of my steps are
equal in length to five of the prisoner's. If you work it out, you will
find that the number of steps I required would bring me exactly to the
spot where I captured him."
Here the foreman of the jury asked for a few minutes to figure out the
number of steps the constable must have taken. Can you also say how many
steps the officer needed to catch the thief?


Read Answer






Next: THE PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION.

Previous: PAINTING THE LAMP-POSTS.



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

Adding The Digits.
Money Puzzles
The Tube Inspector's Puzzle.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Honest Dairyman.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Wizard's Arithmetic
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Card Frame Puzzle.
Problems Concerning Games.
Under The Veil.
Chessboard Problems
The Four Elopements.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
A Railway Muddle.
Moving Counter Problem
The Grand Tour.
Unicursal and Route Problems
Pheasant-shooting.
Unclassified Problems.
The Crowded Chessboard.
Chessboard Problems
Noughts And Crosses
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Christmas Pudding.
Various Dissection Puzzles
Drawing A Spiral.
Patchwork Puzzles
Digital Division.
Money Puzzles