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Trivial Pursuit!

Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 01 Dec 2014, 8:43 pm

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Ok, I'm bored with pre-Xmas TV so here's a new thread.  First trivial pursuit question, applicable whichever part of the planet you live on, and speed related of course:

How fast is dawn approaching?  (Answer must be in kmph)

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Re: Trivial Pursuit!

Post  barry_mcki on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:26 am

Sort of - the answer/reason is that "a" minus itself (as represented by "b" here) no matter what the value of a, always results in zero, therefore if you multiply anything by zero the answer is always zero, so Line 4 actually means:

       (a+b) x 0 = 0   and   b x 0 = 0

The expresion proves that 0 = 0

Much like our political leaders, no matter what they represent you always end up getting zero Smile

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Re: Trivial Pursuit!

Post  barry_mcki on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:34 am

Next one, grammar, make up a sentence that has one word repeatedly continiously 7 times in a row and the sentence still make perfect sense, and it is not just simply saying "very very very very" etc. 

There is no trick in the question, you can actually repeat this word continiuosly 7 times, and its not the name of some little whistle stop station in Wales.

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Re: Trivial Pursuit!

Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 4:38 pm

When John and Mary compared test results, John, where Mary had “had had,” had “had”: “had had” received a better grade from the instructor.

Or, one with 5 in a row:

I said that, “that ‘that’ that that man wrote should have been underlined.”

To be fair though, there is punctuation between the words, so are they really consecutive?
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Re: Trivial Pursuit!

Post  barry_mcki on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 5:53 pm

Basically the same, needs a bit of building up the story first:

There were two pubs looking at having a darts competion, so they decided to have a flyer made up.  One pub was the Wig and Pen, the other was the Cock and Bull.  When the flyers wewre made the printer duidn't leave too much space between the names of pub it looked something like this:

 The Wig and Pen
             and
The Cock and Bull
 Darts Competion


So one of the owners rings up the printer and says,

"The sign is too cramped, the distance between "and" and "and" and "and" and "and" is too small."

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