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Puzzle/ 10 June 09

Discussion in '$1 Daily Competition' started by priyad, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. priyad

    priyad New Member

    100 people in a room:

    90 speak Spanish
    80 speak Italian
    75 speak Mandarin

    At least how many speak all three languages?
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  2. priyad

    priyad New Member

    (Wonder if I should post a Congrats SaswatPadhi right away)

    Mridula, Asadullah, xpti0, indiansword and all of you....where are you all?!
  3. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    POINT 1 : Footer reads - "Last edited by priyad; Today at 12:00 AM. "
    Gr8 ! 12:00 AM again. Are you planning it so as to make me miss the question ?

    POINT 2 : You have spelled xpi0t0s wrongly!

    POINT 3 : I think you will have to take the pain of posting a Congrats once again.

    Anyway, the answer I get is at least 45 speak all three.
    I solved it by drawing Venn Diagrams, simple !
  4. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

    It could be worse; you could be getting up first thing in the morning only to find the question and answer have both already been posted, due to time zones. (I'm in the UK)
  5. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Yeah, you are right.

    May be shabbir should write some script that will post the question at some random time. :)
    The question could be stored in some kind of buffer and would be released at a random time everyday.
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Or we can make a rule something like maximum 3 times you can win in a week.
  7. Mridula

    Mridula New Member

    I am busy nowdays at my work. But still I visit the site, thrice or four times a day and most of the time it is answered by SaswtPadi. It is great to know, how is SaswtPadhi able to catch the question first at any time!!

  8. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Having a cap on the number of wins per week per person is good.

    But can that guarantee that the question will remain unsolved for long enough to be attempted by all ?
    I was talking about the script so as to evenly distribute the probability of finding an unsolved question at a convenient time, among all time-zones.
  9. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Why don't you call me Saswat ?
    I see people have to do much effort, just to type my name !! :)

    I am able to catch the question early because I am online most of the time. :)
    I am done with all my exams (I just passed XII with 96.0 %), so I have nothing else (as interesting to do) as answering queries/discussing at G4EF.

    Anyway, I see people have a lot of problem with me winning almost every question since the last 2 weeks.

    Let me tell you that sometimes, the view count reached as high as 15 before I answered the question. So, is it my fault if I am ABLE to answer questions, or is it the fault with other members that they are (sometimes) NOT ABLE to answer questions.

    So, ... ...
    Thanks all for your comments.
    Answering $1 contest was fun and challenging for me. But that's not the ONLY reason why I am here.

    Hopefully my decision will make everyone happy.
  10. Mridula

    Mridula New Member

    Hi Saswat ( Happy !!!),

    First of all, Congratulations on completing XII with 96%. Thats really a great score!!
    BTW, I was not commenting you in my last message. Infact, I was complimenting you.
    I really appreciate you for catching the question first !!.

    Please don't decide like that. You must participate in all the contests in this site. Let others take it as a challenge !!

    But to allow others also to answer and participate in this contest, I go for what Shabbir said, that a person is eligible to win the contest thrice a week max !!

    BTW, Congratulations again on reaching LEADER (recent promotion) in a days !!

  11. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Yeah, really happy now ! :happy:

    Thanks ! :happy: :happy:

    Thanks again ! :happy: :happy: :happy:

    Let's stop talking on this contest thing. I have no interest in this any more.
    But I will agree, having a cap on max wins is a gr8 idea !

    And, Thanks again ! :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:
    priyad likes this.
  12. priyad

    priyad New Member

    @SaswatPadhi: wow!...congrats on that gr8 score!

    @Mridula: Good 2 c u again here

    @ Shabbir: Saswat's idea of question being stored and posted at some random time...is it possible?

    @ Saswat again- forgot to mention- CONGRATS again :)
    (read the conversation btwn you & Mridula- hope you will be participating as usual)
  13. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Thanx Priya.

    I have really lost my interest in this $1 thing, because of so much (-ve) discussion on it. But, if you want me to participate, I will do this :
    I will send the answers to you by PM (and I can almost guarantee, I will send it before anyone posts the answer here. ;))
    I would NOT be qualified for the $1 reward as I won't post answer here. I leave it to all other members.
    If they can't answer, let the $1 go towards support open source campaign.

    I know you are creating a new thread for next puzzle, but is it my fault that I am online now ?
    Is it my fault if I see the questions first ?
    Or is it my fault if I can answer ALL of them ?
  14. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    I need to look at the possibility of it.
  15. nimesh

    nimesh New Member

    Hi Saswat,

    Congrats on your great score.

    Does anything from the rules section prevents you from posting the answers?
    If No, then you should not care whatever others say ;)
  16. Mridula

    Mridula New Member

    Yes. I agree with Nimesh !!

  17. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

    Good point nimesh !

    Thanks for the support, nimesh and Mridula. :) :) :)

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