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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

I'll give it a go with this. So...ya:

After harvest one year a great Lord decreed that a group of the peasants should bring set amounts of grain to the castle so that the Lord could pay for a new chastity belt for his Daughter (dang construction standards of the 1350's...they keep just falling apart (they don't make things like they used to (and the belts Marco Polo brought back from China are flimsy))).

After loading all of the grain onto the scale the Lord had one of the peasants sent to the dungeons. Why and how did the Lord get it right?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

(they don't make things like they used to (and the belts Marco Polo brought back from China are flimsy))).
Is any of the above relevant?

Did the Lord think that one of the peasants didn't bring enough?

Was the said peasant trying to cheat the Lord?

Was the Lord actually a great one? Or, was it self proclaimed?

Was the grain weighed all at once?

Was there any cannibalism involved?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

(they don't make things like they used to (and the belts Marco Polo brought back from China are flimsy))).
Is any of the above relevant? - Not in any shape way or form

Did the Lord think that one of the peasants didn't bring enough? Yes

Was the said peasant trying to cheat the Lord? Yes

Was the Lord actually a great one? Or, was it self proclaimed? Self Proclaimed

Was the grain weighed all at once? Yes

Was there any cannibalism involved? Sure (not that the cannibalism in and of itself (or whom they ate (OG and Tim)) is really important, just that it did occur)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Was the grain weighed more than once?

Is it relevant that the Lord was Self-Proclaimed as great?

Did the Lord know how much the grain should weigh before it was weighed?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Did each peasant bring the same type of grain? Was there a way to visually differentiate between grain types brought by each peasant? Did the Lord watch the grain weighing? Did he watch the peasants' trips to the scale?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Was the grain weighed more than once? No

Is it relevant that the Lord was Self-Proclaimed as great? Yes to the story of why the peasants did what they did but no to the Lord figuring out the issue.

Did the Lord know how much the grain should weigh before it was weighed? Yes

Did each peasant bring the same type of grain? Yes

Was there a way to visually differentiate between grain types brought by each peasant? No

Did the Lord watch the grain weighing? No he was just given the total amount.

Did he watch the peasants' trips to the scale? No

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

This is nearly identical to a pharmacist-and-pills-and-bottles brain teaser that I can't quite remember all the details of...

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

This is nearly identical to a pharmacist-and-pills-and-bottles brain teaser that I can't quite remember all the details of...


Irrelevant. Entirely possible.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Was there anything said between the peasants and the King?

Did the King know the peasants before the weighing?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Did the grain weigh more than it was supposed to?
Did the grain weigh less than it was supposed to?
Did the Lord and the cheater know each other personally prior to the weighing?
Did the Lord and any of the other peasants know each other personally prior to the weighing?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Did the cheater have a romantic relationship with the Lord's daughter?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Was there anything said between the peasants and the King? NO Did the King know the peasants before the weighing? YES but irrelevant.

Did the grain weigh more than it was supposed to? NO Did the grain weigh less than it was supposed to? YES Did the Lord and the cheater know each other personally prior to the weighing? YES but irrelevant. Did the Lord and any of the other peasants know each other personally prior to the weighing? YES but irrelevant.

Did the cheater have a romantic relationship with the Lord's daughter? NO, the chastiy belt information is irrelevant.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Did the King place the correct peasant in the dungeon?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Did the King place the correct peasant in the dungeon?


Yes

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Was the weight of grain supposed to be the same from each peasant?

Is the number of peasants relevant?

Did the King know which peasant it was from the weights given to him alone?

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