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Polar Bears

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#20376
Fun:*** (2.7)
Difficulty:*** (2.79)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:Cardshark812***
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



"Polar bears around an ice hole, like petals around a rose. The game is in the name, and the name is in the game. How many polar bears are there?" Johnny asked as he rolled the five dice. The first roll produced 4, 6, 1, 3, 2. "Six," said Billy. "No, two," Johnny replied. The next roll was 5, 1, 5, 2, 4. "Four?" said Billy. "No, eight," Johnny said. The next rolls were 3, 5, 3, 1, 2. There were 8 polar bears. The next rolls were 6, 2, 1, 2, 4. There were no polar bears. How does Johnny figure out the number of polar bears?





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Comments

Zizzer**
Jan 12, 2005

This teaser sucks....it is too easy and im only 12
TherulerofthemAca*
Jan 12, 2005

This is a dupe I belive , theres another teaser with the same answer, but I don't have enough points to report it, the teaser its duped from is "petals around a rose"
GTregay*us*
Jan 13, 2005

I thought this was a great teaser - relatively easy, if you happen to catch the importance of the first line, but clever, nonetheless.
toast9897Aus*
Jan 15, 2005

where the heck did eight come from?!?
cocopuffs
Jan 16, 2005

sorry i just don't like it that much(not a math person)
bigdog0316
Jan 17, 2005

toast9897 i dont know if u understood the solution.the first roll is 4,6,1,3,2.the odd dice are only important since they adhere to the rule polarbears around an icehole and petals around a rose.if for example you roll a 5 on one of the die you have one mark in the middle and 4 around it(4 polarbears around an icehole).so a 5 roll on the die you count 4 polarbears,on a 3 roll on the die 2 polarbears,and a 1 roll on the die is no polarbears.when you add the 5 dice on the rolls you get all the answers.let's use the first roll example of 4,6,1,3,2.only the 3 is counted and the answer is two.i hope that helps.
AtropusAnz**
Feb 07, 2005

I had this page bookmarked for a week because I didn't know the answer the first time.
Today i sat down at my desk and read it properly and got the answer straight off ^_^
I like this teaser.. it's really cool
Tree**
Feb 17, 2005

This is one of those that you either get it or you don't. And that hint threw me off even more.
tj_drmlngrl
Mar 23, 2005

that was really good. i was thinking forever trying all this math stuff and what not, but it still stumped me. that was great. i loved it.
froggyggAus*
Apr 06, 2005

The answer was contained in the first sentence. Fun teaser.



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