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    Puzzle

    Hi,
    You are the bus driver and 3 people come into the bus and sit down. After the first stop, 1 person leaves the bus while 10 more people come on aboard. Two stops later 5 people leave the bus. And then on the next stop 50 more people come in and sit down. After 8 stops 3 more come in while 1 leaves.

    How many people are there on the bus?
    Sharmee


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    Re: Puzzle

    Totally 60 people

    Suresh

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    Re: Puzzle

    total 60 people are there in the bus


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    Re: Puzzle

    Hi,

    The answer is 60 people.,

    Thanks,
    Riju.


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    Re: Puzzle

    i have 2 candles of uneven shape.Each candles burns for 1 hour.How can i make them to burn in 45 minutes(both the candles should burn in 45 minutes)?


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    Re: Puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmi84 View Post
    i have 2 candles of uneven shape.Each candles burns for 1 hour.How can i make them to burn in 45 minutes(both the candles should burn in 45 minutes)?
    Hi Lakshmi84,

    Burn 1 candle from Both ends and also burn the 2nd candle from one end.

    When the flames on both the sides of the 1st candle meet the time will be exactly 30 mins.

    At that time the 2nd candle would have also burnt for 30 mins and 30 mins of its burning time will remain.

    At this time burn its other end and when both flames on the 2nd candle meet the time will be

    30+15= 45 mins!

    So both the candles will burn in 45 minutes

    Let me know this is the answer or not....

    Thanks & Regards,
    Riju.


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    Re: Puzzle

    hi

    the answer is 60


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    Re: Puzzle

    Hi can any one explain how you got 60?

    Thanks
    Sushma


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    Re: Puzzle

    You are the bus driver and 3 people come into the bus and sit down. After the first stop, 1 person leaves the bus while 10 more people come on aboard. Two stops later 5 people leave the bus. And then on the next stop 50 more people come in and sit down. After 8 stops 3 more come in while 1 leaves.

    How many people are there on the bus?



    Quote Originally Posted by Sushma Mosali View Post
    Hi can any one explain how you got 60?

    Thanks
    Sushma
    Hi,

    a) 3 people---->3

    b)After 1 st stop------>3-1(1 person leaves)=2; && 10+2=12

    c)Two stops later----->12-5(5 people leaves the bus)=7

    d)Next stop----->7+50(50 people come in)=57

    e)After 8 stops --------->57+3(3 come in)=60; && 60-1(1 leaves)=59

    But the Question is

    How many people are there on the bus?

    59+1=60

    you need to count yourself - THE BUS DRIVER!

    So the answer is 60

    Thanks & Regards,
    Riju.


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    Red face Re: Puzzle

    hi..
    ans is 60 people


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    Re: Puzzle

    60 people..........


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