A mother has six children and five potatoes. How can she feed each an equal amount of potatoes?
No fractions, please.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Meat and Potatoes
Labels: brain teaser
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She gives each lucky, lucky child zero potatoes.ReplyDelete
One's a baby and so can only eat liquid food? xDReplyDelete
Mash the potatoes and then dole them out in equal portions.ReplyDelete
No potatos for you! or you! or you! or you! or you! or you! I'm eating them all myself!ReplyDelete
Or, she could mash them, whip them, cut them into french fries and count out equal numbers, potato chips, au gratin, hash browns...
cut each potato into 6 peices and hand 'em out. 5 to each knucklehead. Or...mashing them would be easiest.ReplyDelete
Mashing the potatoes and then dividing into 6 equal parts, will do it.ReplyDelete
Mesh and feed equal propotion.ReplyDelete
Give them three potatoes: half of potato for each child. The rest is for mother.
Karen's ans make much sense.ReplyDelete
Make mash potatoes, or a potato salad, or potato pancakes which are really good actually. Or if one of the kids are elergic then that also solves the problem.ReplyDelete
its hard to improve upon perfection, Bonnie rox!ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of people had this one figured out. Mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, pancakes (which I haven't had since I was a kid), etc... All of them make sense to me.ReplyDelete
Yipeee! I finally got one right! (must have been very easy lol)ReplyDelete