Puzzle 48

There once was a man who had married thirty women. Yet he never had a wife. How?

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Puzzle 47

Find the error in this mathematical conundrum. Answer Saturday.

1=1 [To start]
a=b [Got it?]
a•a=b•a [Both sides multiplied by a]
a^2=ab [Which is]
a^2-b^2=ab-b^2 [Subtraction axiom with b^2]
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b) [Factored]
(a+b)(a-b)/(a-b)=b(a-b)/(a-b) [Divide both sides by (a-b)]
a+b=b [Which is]
b+b=b [Unnecessary step but shows the result easier]
2b=b [Which is]
2=1 [Equals]

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Puzzle numbering

I found I had a numbering error earlier in the puzzles and have fixed it. Puzzle 42 is still puzzle 42 for the number sake though.

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Puzzle 46

Study this post and all things in it. What is vitally wrong with it? Actually, nothing in it is wrong, but you must admit that it is most unusual. Don’t just zip through it quickly, but study it scrupulously. With luck you should spot what is so particular about it and all words found in it. Can you say what it is? Tax your brains and try again. Don’t miss a word or a symbol. It isn’t all that difficult?

I shall grant you a rumination on Saturday

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Puzzle 45

Happy Columbus Day! And Canadian Thanksgiving. And what other holiday you celebrate!

Dr Dr

What did that mean? Answer Saturday.

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Puzzle 44

I think my last one was clever. This one… ehh not so much.

How can you throw a ball so that it goes a short distance, comes to a total stop, reverses its motion, and then goes the opposite way? You are not allowed to bounce it against anything, hit it with anything, or tie it to anything.

Answers saturday!

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Puzzle 43

Last week I was driving the local school bus and 12 kids got on. At the next stop, 5 got off and 7 got on. At the next stop, 10 got on and 1 got off. At the last stop 23 kids got off. What was the name of the bus driver?

I’d be shocked and appalled if no one gets this. You have till Saturday.

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