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Toughest Riddle #6-7

Postby Helspawn101 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:41 am

Im back after a long time offline, well heres the riddle.

1 week, as many guesses as you want.



Question:


A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour. If you were in another room and heard the clock chime just once, what would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time?





Question:


A rich man's son was kidnapped. The ransom note told him to bring a valuable diamond to a phone booth in the middle of a public park. Plainclothes police officers surrounded the park, intending to follow the criminal or his messenger. The rich man arrived at the phone booth and followed instructions but the police were powerless to prevent the diamond from leaving the park and reaching the crafty villain.

What did he do?
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Postby Evlfrost » Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:29 am

1st question: 45min
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Postby Rapscallion » Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:28 pm

2nd question: he, or his messenger, wore plain clothes and was assumed 2 b a police officer.
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Postby Helspawn101 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:33 pm

Sry, but the second answer is close, but first is quite a few mins off.
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Postby Dev » Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:31 pm

q2: The rich man's son was the one who made the ransom note and made it act like as if he got kidnapped.
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Postby Megafrost » Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:28 pm

Q1: One hour, 45 minutes.
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Postby Evlfrost » Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:51 pm

D'oh! I forgot about the possibility of it being 1 o'clock.

Was the criminal the rich man?
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Postby Neerowolf » Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:30 pm

The ransom note was written by the guy who brought it into the park.
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Postby Helspawn101 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:01 pm

No one has gotten any of them yet. Mega, its not the time you have to wait to, its the time you had to wait.
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Postby Megafrost » Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:34 am

That's what I meant. I was saying to wait one hour 45 minutes.
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Postby Neerowolf » Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:55 am

1 hour.
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Postby Helspawn101 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:25 pm

No answers are correct yet.
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Postby Gigafrost » Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:27 am

You only need to wait one hour and 30 minutes I believe. To elaborate, let's say, worst-case, you hear it ring (once of course) at 12:15. Then it will also ring single times at...

12:30
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30
1:45

Then it will ring twice at 2:00. However, you don't need to hear that one. Once you hear the one at 1:45, you've heard it ring a single time exactly 7 times, which is the max possible and it's impossible for the next ring to be only a single ring (meaning it must be a double next). (7-1)*15 = 90 minutes. 90 minutes is an hour and a half. Or rather, 1:45 (the time of the last possible single ring) is an hour and a half after the first single ring.

So, if 90 minutes later you haven't heard more than one ring per 15 minutes, it's 1:45.


As for the second question, errr, if Rapscallion's post was close then it's seeming less and less like a trick question. But, I'll just take a stab and say...

The messenger took the diamond back to the criminal who got the diamond, but the police followed him and arrested both of them and rescued the boy.

EDIT: Or, if the police were powerless, they discovered that the individual they wanted to arrest has diplomatic immunity...stupid movies...
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Postby Dev » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:55 pm

Yo how come Giga is so smart and I'm not?
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Postby Helspawn101 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:04 pm

Giga your correct cause

Y o u w o u l d h a v e t o w a i t 9 0 m i n u t e s b e t w e e n 1 2 : 1 5 a n d 1 : 4 5 . O n c e y o u h a d h e a r d s e v e n s i n g l e c h i m e s , y o u w o u l d k n o w t h a t t h e n e x t c h i m e w o u l d b e t w o c h i m e s f o r 2 o ' c l o c k .

But, the second question is wrong sry bro :(

Giga gets the first, but the second is still open to guesses.
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