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Eating, Laughing, Thinking, and Yawning

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.


Puzzle ID:#35674
Fun:*** (2.72)
Difficulty:** (1.65)
Submitted By:NoQuestion*
Corrected By:MarcM1098




Twice the number of people eating equals half of the people who are laughing; if twenty people are thinking, and all of the people thinking are also all of the people laughing... and a quarter of the people laughing are also yawning, then how many people are yawning? How many people are eating?

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Mar 13, 2007

Right over my
Mar 13, 2007

Sure, it was easy, but it was also well written - good job, NoQuestion
Mar 13, 2007

good boy
Mar 13, 2007

im a gurl!
Mar 13, 2007

Mar 17, 2007

Good Lord, some one must have given me a brain transplant. This is the second math teaser I have gotten the asnwer to today. Thanks for making me feel so smart.
Mar 19, 2007

Nice and easy, Just the way i like 'em
Mar 21, 2007

the trick is to keep only one variable- and use coefficients to represent other groups
Mar 22, 2007

ok... i dont even really like math, but i guess this one just popped into my head
Mar 27, 2007

fun teaser .. thought it was pretty easy. just solve for one answer at a time.
Apr 09, 2007

that was easy but written real well..
May 04, 2007

Good one, I like this kind, a math teaser where the real problem to solve is the language!
2 thumbs up!
May 12, 2007

Good Job! Very interesting. I love making equations...that I know my classmates probably wouldn't be able to solve.
Jan 20, 2009

Not much of a teaser, nor much of a math problem. Obfuscation does not make a teaser. Just following the problem meant I already had the answer when I finished reading the question.

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