1. ## Another Handful

1#
Of the following numbers, which is the odd one out?

43, 26, 50, 37, 17, 82

2#
Decipher this sentence (Underscores represent spaces):

IHT_OU_D_AEPPPASH

3#
Alf has a triangular, Royal Blue coloured dining table in his house. The three sides of the table are 13, 17 and 43 inches long respectively. He wants to change the colour of the table to Olive Green. According to the painter, 50ml of paint per square inch of the table is required for that.

How much paint is required to change the color of the table to Olive Green?

4#
Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the original number of bullets.

5#
The letters P, Q, R, S, T, U and V, not necessarily in that order represents seven consecutive integers from 22 to 33.

* U is as much less than Q as R is greater than S.
* V is greater than U.
* Q is the middle term.
* P is 3 greater than S.

Give the sequence of letters, lowest to highest.

2. ## Re: Another Handful

3# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">None at all. A triangular table with sides 13, 17 and 43 is impossible - the sum of any two sides of a triangle must be larger than the third side.</span hide>

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4# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The original number of bullets was 18. Each got 6 bullets, then shot 4 of them, leaving 2 per person, or 3x2 = 6 in all.</span hide>

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5# <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">T U S Q R P V</span hide>

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Nice shooting, Hans I forgot to mention in 3# that it was a non-Euclidian triangular table. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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<img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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Oh. I'm afraid I've let all my non-Euclidean paint dry out.

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Now, if only I could think of a commercial use for dried-up paint............mmmmm.

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I thought that's what they made sprinkles for pastry out of.... <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

<img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

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<img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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Rob

I see Alf has "triangular" table, if he is to have this triangle, it therefore must be a non-euclidean table. For me/us to solve this puzzle we must have more information. The types of info. required are the spherical excess of the triangle as the angles will be greater that 180 degrees as in euclidean geometry and also the radius of the sphere in which his triangular table sits upon. I can calculate the spherical excess with the info you have given us but will not be able to do the rest unless I have the radius.

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Do you have an answer to this one?

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And to make things even harder, he wants the amount of paint required in non-Euclideam millilitres!

Alan

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1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">43, the rest are x

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Hi Alan

Well I played with this puzzle last night after mailing my response I went through the equation. My equation was assuming that the non-euclidean table was a sphere. This it cannot be as the equation came out to a square root of a negative. I am therefore assuming that the triangular table must form part of a hyperbolic curve and without more information it cannot be calculated.

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2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Rob have you thought of getting a pop up blocker, there is plenty of software out there to save you getting annoyed</span hide>

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