VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.mathpuzzle.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


MR. GUBBINS IN A FOG.





(Money Puzzles)
Mr. Gubbins, a diligent man of business, was much inconvenienced by a
London fog. The electric light happened to be out of order and he had to
manage as best he could with two candles. His clerk assured him that
though both were of the same length one candle would burn for four hours
and the other for five hours. After he had been working some time he put
the candles out as the fog had lifted, and he then noticed that what
remained of one candle was exactly four times the length of what was
left of the other.
When he got home that night Mr. Gubbins, who liked a good puzzle, said
to himself, "Of course it is possible to work out just how long those
two candles were burning to-day. I'll have a shot at it." But he soon
found himself in a worse fog than the atmospheric one. Could you have
assisted him in his dilemma? How long were the candles burning?


Read Answer






Next: PAINTING THE LAMP-POSTS.

Previous: THE TRUSSES OF HAY.



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

Farmer Wurzel's Estate.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Cross Of Cards.
Problems Concerning Games.
The Monk's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Dice Numbers.
Money Puzzles
The Knight-guards.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Union Jack.
Unicursal and Route Problems
An Amazing Dilemma.
The Guarded Chessboard
Domestic Economy.
Money Puzzles
The Riddle Of The Pilgrims
THE MERRY MONKS OF RIDDLEWELL
Digital Square Numbers.
Money Puzzles
Rackbrane's Little Loss.
Money Puzzles
The Forty-nine Counters.
Chessboard Problems
Pocket Money.
Money Puzzles
The Franklin's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Card Frame Puzzle.
Problems Concerning Games.