Oct 02, 2001
|What am I missing? Ten license plates per letter = 260 plates, not 520?? |
Nov 20, 2001
|no mention was made that all numbers are used there could be only ten people in the whole country|
Mar 11, 2002
|The problem does not state that the number or letter must always come first, so "A1" and "1A" are two different valid plates. Thus, the answer is twice 260, or 520. The answer is correct.|
Dec 13, 2003
|This one is simple enough, but it got me. The answer is 520 because the plates could be either Z1 or 1Z. 260 letter-number, 260 number-letter.|
Jul 02, 2004
|It is 520 because the order of the number and letter can be different in two ways, which means there are double 260 ways. (I thought 260 at first also)|
Jul 13, 2004
|The question should be changed to:|
"What is the maximum number of persons that can live in the land of Zog"
otherwise there could be even fewer than the ten persons mentioned in the comment by petera.
Jul 13, 2004
|Even with the question changed, there are many difficulties remaining. |
The Zog authorities consulted me when the population reached 519, and they were appaled by the prospect of having to put someone to death if two more babies were born without someone dying first.
The obvious solution of adding more letters or digits was ruled out (at least for the next 100 years) by the Zog Constitution, which can only be amended by the unanimous vote of five generations of citizens.
Sending the excess persons into exile was not a solution either, because Zog is surrounded by hostile countries which kill any Zogger who dares to be in, above, or below their territory.
Nevertheless I came up with a solution that would enable Zog to have 818812800 different license plates, while respecting the constitutional requirement of one and only one letter of the 26-letter Roman alphabet and one and only one digit of the decimal system.
Jul 13, 2004
|See the official www.geocities.com/zoggov|
May 25, 2005
Nov 09, 2005
|never even bothered|
Nov 30, 2005
| think it should be changed to what is the maximum number.|
Jan 27, 2006
|very clever and witty, thanks|
Feb 20, 2006
|I DON"T GET IT |
Feb 21, 2006
|Think through your brain teasers before you submit them please ( it was a decent teaser though |
Mar 07, 2006
|yaaa! I got a Math question correct. Great teaser |
Mar 19, 2006
|Great teaser! |
But i have one problem with it.
All the different license plates don't have to be used!
But anyway if you assume all of them must, it's an excellent teaser!
Mar 25, 2006
|I forgot about the part where you can switch the order so I only got 260... |
Apr 03, 2006
|LOL i only did 1st part meh oh well great teaser by the way LOL |
Apr 03, 2006
|i don't care wat any1 else thinx. i thought it was a GREAT teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! |
Apr 05, 2006
you never said every single possible license plate number was taken up
May 19, 2006
|The last line clearly says that every licence plate is used so i dont know what comments are complaining about unless the last line is added only recently|
May 21, 2006
|yeah, it is|
now i like it, good job!
May 27, 2006
|I thought the question was clear, and cleverly worded! Got the answer too!|
Aug 13, 2006
|cool i do 3-unit maths so pretty easy good one|
Aug 20, 2006
|that was pretty easy, i got it. and i think you did a great job with the wording of your question.|
Dec 11, 2006
|Zoash bla bla bla....what the...|
i dont get it, what is "Zog"
Mar 12, 2007
|Ug, you silly peoples! The teaser very plainly said "if ALL of the license plates are used" read the teasers before you trash them.|
Apr 22, 2007
|Doh! I missed the number zero! Otherwise, I got it right! |
May 18, 2007
|too bad for the 4 people who has 0-O and O-0 plates and I-1 and 1-I plates.|
imagine all the confusion!
Jan 28, 2009
|The rating on this is ridiculous. |
You've got to be kidding! This is so brain-dead simple it isn't even a teaser! Wake up those brain cells people!