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Re: Christmas Riddle

Dec 23, 2006


steve o 0169 wrote:


sillyokid wrote:
364 days


Congrats to silly for getting the right answer.


Here's how I got it earlier, for those wondering.



1st day (1)
2nd day (2+1)
3rd (3+2+1)
4th day (4+3+2+1)
5th day (5+4+3+2+1)
6th day (6+5+4+3+2+1)
7th day (7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
8th day (8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
9th day(9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
10th day (10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
11th day (11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
12th day (12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)


Add these all together, it equals 364 and the day you finish is Christmas Eve.


what if it's leap year?  December 23! ZOMG!!!! I win, the answer is:  D: {x| x=364, December 23, or x=364, December 24}
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steve o 0169 wrote:
Everyone know's the song the 12 Days of Christmas right?

Let's say the giving ends on the 25th.
So if someone were to return each present that they received from this song, and only returning one a day, how many days would it take for you to return every present?

Hmmm... tricky question, worthy of me. I should have asked this.

First we need to consider what all the presents were. The obvious answer is that for the number of days, that was the number of presents. But not so! There are two exceptions.
1. A partridge in a pear tree.
2. Eight maids a milkin' (milking cows).
Both of these are double gifts. There is a partridge and a tree. There is a maid and a cow. We must factor that in.

24 2x12 (Partridges and pear trees)
22 2x11
30 3x10
36 4x9
40 5x8
42 6x7
42 7x6
80 16x5 (maids and cows)
36 9x4
30 10x3
22 11x2
12 12x1
Total - 416 days

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I don't know the song so this will be hard.


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So the final answer is...?
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DrGadget wrote:


steve o 0169 wrote:
Everyone know's the song the 12 Days of Christmas right?

Let's say the giving ends on the 25th.
So if someone were to return each present that they received from this song, and only returning one a day, how many days would it take for you to return every present?

Hmmm... tricky question, worthy of me. I should have asked this.

First we need to consider what all the presents were. The obvious answer is that for the number of days, that was the number of presents. But not so! There are two exceptions.
1. A partridge in a pear tree.
2. Eight maids a milkin' (milking cows).
Both of these are double gifts. There is a partridge and a tree. There is a maid and a cow. We must factor that in.

24 2x12 (Partridges and pear trees)
22 2x11
30 3x10
36 4x9
40 5x8
42 6x7
42 7x6
80 16x5 (maids and cows)
36 9x4
30 10x3
22 11x2
12 12x1
Total - 416 days




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