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Fun with Division

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#12304
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:** (1.28)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:sca1218*

 

 

 



What is half of 8,
yet isn't 2 x 2,
0 also isn't
what I'm looking for from you.




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Comments

jimbo*au*
May 21, 2003

And the bit remaining is E which stands for Easy!
Codammanus
May 21, 2003

Cut em some slack Jimbo. This was a first. Congratulations! And it was math related (your specialty)..Well...sort of math related. Kudos to you kid. (You better be a kid).
(user deleted)
May 22, 2003

if its 3 then its kinda wrong... if u look at it, its only missing the other middle...if it was suppose to be what u say, then it would look like a backwards E kinda
CocoaPuff
May 30, 2003

Cute.
cat_madukuk
May 30, 2003

i hate to be all logic and stuff but tecnically its not 3 cos da no 3 is about 2/3's of 8 soz to b all goody goody pizz don't hate me
cat_madukuk
May 30, 2003

soz to keep goin on but i agree with moosdfsd
Zazzar
Jun 15, 2003

I kind of felt that, without a question mark, it became more of a "statement". ...and it stated that "What" is half of 8.
Piffle*
Jun 15, 2003

clever!
Piffle*
Jun 15, 2003

(meaning the teaser)
Funkeman
Jun 15, 2003

you people are way to picky it was a good riddle just leave it at that. Dont get all technical with it.
sftbll4l
Jun 15, 2003

You all are just being too picky because you are mad that you didn't guess it right ....just trying to make yourselves look good and smart
LilyBell
Jun 15, 2003

I like it! Although, I thought it was 1x4. I didn't give it much thought.
dsquared*nz*
Jun 15, 2003

I thought it was great. Well done. You picky ones... sheesh! ... and some people reckon us editors are picky. ;P
egghead
Jun 16, 2003

that was really cool.i thought it must be g since half of eight is g!!
really superb
jacintan*
Jun 16, 2003

I didn't think of that one!
(user deleted)
Jun 23, 2003

how is halph oph eight a g?
(user deleted)
Jun 15, 2004

some of you are way to picky. if the editors didn't think that the answer fit and that 3 was 2/3 of 8, the why did the accept this one? you need to lighten up. i actually thought that the answer was clever. i was thinking four. i wouldn't have thought to litterally divide 8 in half.
ajoauk
Jun 15, 2004

I thought it was 4 cos techinically 2x2 is 2x2 not 4. but thats just me
Shirl**
Jun 15, 2004

You all are getting to technical. It was a good brain teaser if you just didn't think to deep.
lucylizzy*
Jun 16, 2004

WOW I actually got it!
ThisIsLynne
Jun 16, 2004

Good one! The riddle said it wasn't 0, so I knew it wasn't cut in half horizontally. Pretty clever that it was cut in half vertically!
vbfreak55
Jun 22, 2004

I thought it was 16 because on a calculator, if you punch in 8 divided by .5, then you get 16. oh well, everybody looks at it differently. i think there could be many answers to this one.
iconofsin*
Mar 16, 2005

I get it.
facr_1Amx*
Dec 17, 2005

The teaser is wrong! The answer is 4. 4 is not a zero or 2x2. And if the answer was 3 couldn't it also be an E. Besides, 3 looks like a little bit more than half an 8
Winner4600*
Feb 25, 2006

MULTIPLICATION TABLES!!! 2 times 2 equals 4!
ArgenRaquet
May 24, 2007

Very tricky....fooled me. By the way, if you put this problem on the calculator you would put 8 TIMES .5 because "of" always stands for multiplication...
Jessrox97tau*
Oct 02, 2007

Could've been 6 if u cut it diagonally... sorta.
pating**
Oct 23, 2007

Could have been a 5 if you remove the upper right part and the lower left part! (Or is it an S?)
drwdrwAcn*
Aug 13, 2008

GOTCHA!
But how about "x"
n
8= X
U
zxyggrhynAph*
Aug 23, 2008

If it's n, x and u, the question would have been: '8 was divided into three, but it gave not 8/3 to thee. What will the result be?' or something. But never mind.
Anyways, this is a very familiar teaser and I'm proud my brain still works here.
bradon182001*us*
Aug 23, 2008

I liked it. I was tricked. Thanks for posting.
doeheadAus*
Aug 23, 2008

No matter how you comment,the whole thing was pretty stupid!!!
bestgirl*
Aug 23, 2008

It doesn't say it has to be a number. I cut it horizonally and got an o.
phyllisa*us*
Aug 23, 2008

I was thinking of words, like FOUR but no "0" so I though FOR, oh well, it got me thinking!!!!
phyllisa*us*
Aug 23, 2008

I was thinking of words, like FOUR but no "O" so I thought FOR - anyway, it got me thinking.
icestar12Aus*
Aug 23, 2008

haha... that was... SOOOO EASY! I GOT THAT AFTER LIKE 5 SECONDS (literally... FIVE seconds)
jcann*us*
Aug 23, 2008

I got it right away (well, I had to think it through a little) and I thought it was fun! It says that it's a trick question--not a math teaser. Also, I was impressed with the way the riddle was written.
Good job!
avonmaAus*
Aug 23, 2008

I agree with icann - it IS a good teaser and fun, too!
Jazzy_Sammy_13Aus*
Aug 23, 2008

Cute! I liked it!
KarateGirl098tus*
Aug 23, 2008

Heh- I thought it was eig or ei. xD you know- eight?
NDYApeacockAin*
Aug 23, 2008

Easy, but good! I got it on my 2nd or 3rd guess.
UptheHillA*
Aug 23, 2008

carolynsAus*
Aug 24, 2008

Good clues! I got it right away. Thank You!!!
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 23, 2011

This one didn't appeal to me - maybe it's too early! Have a wonderful day, friends!
rockstar1009**
Aug 23, 2011

I got it rather quickly (the 0 clue gave it away - it just indicated I should divide the 8 the otherway). Fun but easy.

However, are people really this picky? 3 is the correct answer. Yes, there's a remainder, so you could also claim Epsilon (in lowercase form) as an answer. Either are correct, but the implication is that the teaser is looking for a number. 2x2 is indeed meant to express 4, used as a synonym for rhyming purposes. The category is TRICK, afterall, and the solution is simple. I still don't get why people get so upset over getting stumped and need to attack the puzzle or creator rather than accept defeat and learn to grow from it.
crazy10manAus*
Aug 23, 2011

There is no one, single obvious answer to this teaser, that's why folks are getting "picky".

Technically, if you cut 8 in half, you get E3, so you can chose either side, or both, as your answer. Or the letter O, since that's not the number 0.

Too many answers, but a clever idea.
here2A*
Aug 23, 2011

I liked it. I thought I was really smart and then I read no zero. A moment later and I caught back up.

Thanks,

= p
SneakattackAus*
Aug 23, 2011

Good teaser. I got it in an instant.
auntiesisAus*
Aug 23, 2011

Not fun, not cute, and didn't get it or like it. Sorry, that doesn't happen too often.
snowmonsterAus*
Aug 23, 2011

Very cute!
Mandy7us*
Aug 23, 2011

got that on first try, kinda easy
MagicPurple*
Aug 28, 2011

I looked on the E side instead of 3. Oh well.
Babe*
Aug 23, 2014

The teaser was okay, but the comments are the funny ones. So many people have to dissect a teaser just for their own satisfaction. It is what it is. Either enjoy it or forget it.
doodles*
Aug 23, 2014

This has been around since Abe Lincoln. Need some new material.
jaycr*us*
Aug 23, 2014

I got the answer the author intended. Pretty simple.
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 23, 2014

Last time I saw this teaser, I commented that it didn't appeal to me. Today I loved it. I can't believe I reacted that way before. I was so childish! Thanks for posting!
Zykezexus*
Aug 23, 2014

How about One Half? lol

onehalfofeight

onehalf-ofeight

Theophilustgh
Aug 24, 2014

I PROVE WRONG WHEN U SAY 3 IS THE ANSWER. IF WE SPLIT 8 VERTICALLY IT SUPOSE TO E 3 OK



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