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Puzzle ID:#2632
Fun:*** (2.31)
Difficulty:*** (2.85)
Submitted By:jeanray***
Corrected By:MarcM1098




A canal in UK has 13 locks and no water supply at the top.
Each lock loses 7000 L of water when used.
A truck capable of carrying 22 tons of water is rented to bring water from the bottom to the top.
Is the contract reasonable, and why?

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Mar 13, 2002

I like the consideration of all the possibilities!
Mar 23, 2002

Mar 27, 2002

Only the Brits would build a bunch of lochs with no water supply, Must have been a government operation!!!!!
Aug 29, 2002

I thought that it was the metric one TONNE of water equals 1000 litres, not the imperial one ton.
Sep 23, 2002

If there is no water supply at the top, then on what will the boat sail when it gets to the top?
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Apr 13, 2006

Em.. considering archimedes' principle once the ship enters the canal its gonna displace an enormous quantity of water which will be approximately as much water as it contains so it is completely unfeasible, theres no point in considering any other scenario.
Jan 09, 2007

There were just too many thoughts in this puzzle for me...
Mar 27, 2007

where's the answer...
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Jul 13, 2007

Here is another possibility.
The contract is taken out on a TRUCK to carry water to the top of the canal. 22 Tons of water is quite a bit however there is nothing saying that the truck does not have wheels and as such, takes the road to the top of the canal and thus loses no water.

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