RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
Open Roads Radio forum for Ham, Amateur Radio and RV camping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default Easy Fruit Puzzle

Too easy for the geniuses that populate the galleries of ORR.net...

But the grandkids might like it. And I thought it was kind of neat to look at.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg friut puzzle.jpg (24.2 KB, 23 views)
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

You're right, Wade, that one is easy. Many kids could solve it at an age equal to an apple divided by a coconut, or maybe three coconuts.

It's not a Japanese puzzle, I see. In Japanese, there's a word kokonotsu that means nine. It's pronounced, almost exactly, "coconuts". Another word for nine is ku.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016, 10:09 PM   #3
ke0me
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ft. Collins, CO (mail forwarding)
Posts: 303
Default

I thought the answer was fruit salad.

Guess I need to get out more.
__________________
Dick KE0ME
Pam
Gandalf the White (miniature Schnauzer)
2014 Silverado 2500
currently don't own an RV
ke0me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 10:42 AM   #4
wa8yxm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mobile, on the road
Posts: 1,139
Send a message via AIM to wa8yxm Send a message via Yahoo to wa8yxm Send a message via Skype™ to wa8yxm
Default

One Fruit Salid .. Actually I saw that one on Facebook a while ago and solved it so I won't post the answer here.. Yes it was easy.
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 08:03 PM   #5
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
One Fruit Salid .. Actually I saw that one on Facebook a while ago and solved it so I won't post the answer here.. Yes it was easy.
Yeah I stole it from facebook. But I do not know the answer. Give us a few more days to struggle with this and then let us know.

Note that on the 3rd equation there are 2 halves of the coconut.

And in the 4th equation there is one half of the coconut and only 3 bananas in the bunch, where all the other bunches have 4.

Hmm?

Maybe not as easy as I first thought.
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 12:44 AM   #6
ke0me
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ft. Collins, CO (mail forwarding)
Posts: 303
Default

if all the banana icons are the same, I think my answer is right.

Radio - are the banana icons generic, or are we splitting bananas by number of fruits in a bunch? ( or making banana splits - dang there goes the food references again)
__________________
Dick KE0ME
Pam
Gandalf the White (miniature Schnauzer)
2014 Silverado 2500
currently don't own an RV
ke0me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 10:56 AM   #7
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ke0me View Post
- are the banana icons generic, or are we splitting
Clearly it's our choice. If we split nothing, the answer is 16. If we split only the bananas, or only the coconut-halves, it's 15. If we split both the bananas and the coconut-halves, it's 14.

Since it took extra work to make two different banana-bunch icons and two different coconut-half icons, I think it's intended as a gotcha and the intended answer is 14, with the unworthy saying 16.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 03:19 PM   #8
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

And now it's in the news.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 06:12 PM   #9
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NN5I View Post
And now it's in the news.
Oh that's rich. And thanks for the much clearer images.
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 09:01 PM   #10
ke0me
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ft. Collins, CO (mail forwarding)
Posts: 303
Default

I vote for 14, engineers like the precision of including split coconuts and counting the numbers of bananas.

Oh, wait, are engineers the guys who went bananas when they cracked their coconuts?

(sorry, that was the best I could do).

Have a great weekend.
__________________
Dick KE0ME
Pam
Gandalf the White (miniature Schnauzer)
2014 Silverado 2500
currently don't own an RV
ke0me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2016, 04:59 AM   #11
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ke0me View Post
Oh, wait, are engineers the guys who went bananas when they cracked their coconuts?
No. I'm an engineer, and engineers are not fruity.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×