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 Farmer's Oxen





(MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES)

A child may propose a problem that a sage cannot answer. A farmer propounded the following question: "That ten-acre meadow of mine will feed twelve bullocks for sixteen weeks or eighteen bullocks for eight weeks. How many bullocks could I feed on a forty-acre field for six weeks, the grass growing regularly all the time?"



It will be seen that the sting lies in the tail. That steady growth of the grass is such a reasonable point to be considered, and yet to some readers it will cause considerable perplexity. The grass is, of course, assumed to be of equal length and uniform thickness in every case when the cattle begin to eat. The difficulty is not so great as it appears, if you properly attack the question.







Read Answer





Next: The Great Grangemoor Mystery

Previous: Ovid's Game



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Spanish Dungeon.
Magic Squares Problem.
How Old Was Mary?
Money Puzzles
Fifteen Letter Puzzle.
Combination and Group Problems
Setting The Board.
The Guarded Chessboard
A Railway Muddle.
Moving Counter Problem
The Yacht Race.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Hydroplane Question.
Money Puzzles
The Four Sevens.
Money Puzzles
The Stop-watch.
Money Puzzles
The Queen's Tour.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Cook's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
Counting The Rectangles.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Domino Frame Puzzle.
Problems Concerning Games.
The Puzzle Of The Prioress
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
Changing Places.
Money Puzzles