## Bedouins Breaking Bread

From cartalk… How did the magistrate recommend that the two bedouins divide the money?

From cartalk… How did the magistrate recommend that the two bedouins divide the money?

From Car Talk. RAY: Here it is. Everyone, almost everyone remembers from his or her days in school the Pythagorean Theorem. TOM: Yes. RAY: A squared, plus B squared, equals C squared. And there are numbers like three, four and … Continue reading

From Car Talk. A teenage boy smitten with a teenage girl in his high school freshman class, made his feelings known. Overjoyed at finding them reciprocated, he took pen knife to a young hard wood in the vicinity and carved … Continue reading

From Car Talk. RAY: This puzzler is from my “ceiling light” series. Imagine, if you will, that you have a long, long corridor that stretches out as far as the eye can see. In that corridor, attached to the ceiling are … Continue reading

The newest car talk puzzler. Draw a diagram, it may help. Three men, Mr. White, Mr. Brown and Mr. Green, were in the habit of meeting in a local doughnut shop every morning for coffee and doughnuts. One morning as … Continue reading

New Math Puzzler up this week: Tommy’s Drive to Work RAY: Tommy has a new car, it’s 19 years old. … It has one of those newfangled six-digit odometers. It can register as many as 999,999 miles. So one fine morning last … Continue reading

Car Talk has a new math puzzler up that mixes math and science: There Was an Old Man…RAY: I’m going to recite an equation and, from that, you are going to give me a limerick that consists of five lines. TOM: Does … Continue reading

In Search of the Bogus Coins RAY: We have seven stacks of coins, each with 100 coins. Real coins weigh ten grams, and phony coins weigh 11 grams. We’re going to weigh the coins on an analytic scale, which works just … Continue reading

The Last Gasp of the Fiat “A car travels at a steady speed of 45 mph. Its fuel consumption is 30 miles to the gallon. It has a 15-gallon gas tank, which was full when the car started off. But at the … Continue reading

Excellent probability (ish) puzzler from Car Talk: Three Slips of Paper RAY: This is from Norm Leyden from Franktown, Colorado. The date on it is 1974–I’m a little behind. Three different numbers are chosen at random, and one is written … Continue reading