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 SCULPTOR'S PROBLEM.





(Money Puzzles)
An ancient sculptor was commissioned to supply two statues, each on a
cubical pedestal. It is with these pedestals that we are concerned. They
were of unequal sizes, as will be seen in the illustration, and when the
time arrived for payment a dispute arose as to whether the agreement was
based on lineal or cubical measurement. But as soon as they came to
measure the two pedestals the matter was at once settled, because,
curiously enough, the number of lineal feet was exactly the same as the
number of cubical feet. The puzzle is to find the dimensions for two
pedestals having this peculiarity, in the smallest possible figures. You
see, if the two pedestals, for example, measure respectively 3 ft. and 1
ft. on every side, then the lineal measurement would be 4 ft. and the
cubical contents 28 ft., which are not the same, so these measurements
will not do.


Read Answer





Next: THE SPANISH MISER.

Previous: THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

Eight Jolly Gaol Birds.
Magic Squares Problem.
The Beanfeast Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
The Coinage Puzzle
THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES
The Puzzle Of The Doctor Of Physic
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Hydroplane Question.
Money Puzzles
The Eight Villas.
Combination and Group Problems
The Excursion Ticket Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
The Knight's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
A Juvenile Puzzle.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Runaway Motor-car
Adventures of the Puzzle Club
Farmer Wurzel's Estate.
Patchwork Puzzles
Queer Relationships.
Money Puzzles
Reaping The Corn.
Money Puzzles
Farmer Lawrence's Cornfields.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Labourer's Puzzle.
Money Puzzles