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    Easy Friday

    1) Turn Flour into Bread by changing one letter at a time..you are allowed 5 steps.

    2) Why doesn't it matter that a zebra's camouflage is black and white, when it lives in a colourful environment?

    3) Barry is building a summerhouse. It was planned to be twice as long as it was wide. However, he extended it by 1 foot in each direction, taking up 91 foot squared more area than intended. How wide iss the summer house?
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    Re: Easy Friday

    1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Flour - floor - flood - blood - brood - broad - bread</span hide> (depends on how you define the 5 steps, this has 5 intermediate steps, 6 in total)

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    Re: Easy Friday

    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">31 feet</span hide>
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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    Re: Easy Friday

    I think you need to check your quadratic equation again!!!!
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    Re: Easy Friday

    'tis fine sir <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I meant the 5 in the middle, I shall learn for next time
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    Re: Easy Friday

    2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Its predators are color blind</span hide>?

    3) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">16' 6 "</span hide> (when finished, not as planned)

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    Re: Easy Friday

    Here is where I tread into dangerous waters as:

    2) Correct

    3) Incorrect <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>
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    Re: Easy Friday

    3 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Original plan was 30x60</span hide>

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    Re: Easy Friday

    I think it's a matter of interpretation whether you accept Tony's answer or mine to #3:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I interpreted "he extended it by 1 foot in each direction" as 1 foot on all FOUR sides, i.e. the width and length increase by 2 ft each. This leads to (x+2)*(2x+2) - x*2x = 91, hence x = 14.5 (width as planned).
    Tony interpreted it as meaning that the width increased by 1 ft, and the length too. This leads to (x+1)*(2x+1) - x*2x = 91, hence x = 30 (width as planned).</span hide>

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    Re: Easy Friday

    I agree Tony, which is why I said <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">31</span hide>, which is the new width.
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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    Re: Easy Friday

    <big>AN APOLOGY</big>

    As I ran down to the station, I realised I had siad wrong to Lyra. Lyra was correct. My excuse....I was looking at the wrong sheet on my scratch pad which showed the size before the increase...Lyra accept this grovelling apology <img src=/S/hailpraise.gif border=0 alt=hailpraise width=27 height=22>
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    Re: Easy Friday

    That's fine Hans. The method of the quadratic equation is the same, so yes you can have a [chocolate bar]
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    Re: Easy Friday

    No worries Jezza. Just glad I'm not going as mad as I thought I was.

    Wibble.

    That's the 2nd or 3rd time recently I've answered a puzzle correctly only to be told it was wrong. <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> 'Tis a conspiracy I tell you!
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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    Re: Easy Friday

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>To tell you the truth, I had about 3 things on the go before close of play on Friday and I scan read the answer and was in the process of replying when the boss blind sided me and came marching up to my desk. I normally have good Boss Radar but he popped up from behind the filing cabinet <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

    <img src=/S/note.gif border=0 alt=note width=20 height=20> to myself...must move filing cabinet by 2 feet
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    Re: Easy Friday

    >he popped up from behind the filing cabinet

    Your boss isn't Hong Kong Phooey is he, by any chance?!
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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