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


THE BALL PROBLEM.





(Patchwork Puzzles)
A stonemason was engaged the other day in cutting out a round ball for
the purpose of some architectural decoration, when a smart schoolboy
came upon the scene.
"Look here," said the mason, "you seem to be a sharp youngster, can you
tell me this? If I placed this ball on the level ground, how many other
balls of the same size could I lay around it (also on the ground) so
that every ball should touch this one?"
The boy at once gave the correct answer, and then put this little
question to the mason:--
"If the surface of that ball contained just as many square feet as its
volume contained cubic feet, what would be the length of its diameter?"
The stonemason could not give an answer. Could you have replied
correctly to the mason's and the boy's questions?


Read Answer






Next: THE YORKSHIRE ESTATES.

Previous: THE MILKMAID PUZZLE.



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

Queens And Bishop Puzzle.
Chessboard Problems
The Junior Clerk's Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
The Hymn-board Poser.
Unclassified Problems.
The Magic Knight's Tour.
Magic Squares Problem.
A New Counter Puzzle.
The Guarded Chessboard
A New Bishop's Puzzle.
The Guarded Chessboard
Ancient Chinese Puzzle.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Skipper And The Sea-serpent
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
A Fence Problem.
Money Puzzles
The Three Railway Stations.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Hat-peg Puzzle.
Chessboard Problems
The Coloured Counters.
Chessboard Problems
The Eccentric Cheesemonger.
Moving Counter Problem
The Digital Century.
Money Puzzles
The Forty-nine Stars.
The Guarded Chessboard