Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.
Because cigars cannot be entirely smoked, a hobo who collects cigar butts can make 1 cigar out of every 5 butts that he finds. Today, he has collected 25 cigar butts. How many cigars will he be able to smoke?
6; he makes 5 originals from the 25 butts he found, and after he smokes them he has 5 butts left for another cigar.
Jun 01, 2002
Nov 12, 2005
|Crafty, I thought it was none because they were just butts. Good job!|
Nov 25, 2005
|2 years tomorrow since I smoked; never liked cigars, though! If I did,wouldn't fancy the one made from the remains of the remains of the ones he'd picked up |
Dec 30, 2005
|i don't usually vote highly for dupes (taken from MindTrap) but this one was just so clever i had to rate it as very fun. good job.|
Jan 03, 2006
|that is smart thinking!|
Mar 22, 2006
|If I hadn't read this a second time through it wouldn't have occured to me....|
Oct 27, 2006
|Um I didn't get it. Somebody plz explain!!!|
Nov 30, 2006
|poor Hobo, though he shouldn't have smoked from the beginning. Smart!|
Feb 26, 2007
|Excellent puzzle! I love it!|
Mar 13, 2007
|I didn't agree with this teaser and here's why:|
If a cigar cannot be smoked in its entirety, then the hobo can only smoke a majority of each of the 5 cigars he crafts. Lets say he can smoke 4/5 of each cigar. He smokes 4 full cigars (4/5 of 5 cigars) and is left with 5 butts. He then makes another full cigar from the leftover butts and smokes 4/5 of it. He has smoked 4 and 4/5 cigars.
The 5 leftover butts from the 5 cigars he crafted are smoked only once. The butts cannot be considered smoked the first time around and smoked again when he crafts them into another cigar.
I've never smoked, but I enjoy the smell.
Apr 10, 2007
|Very clever... You got me on that one |
May 21, 2007
|none: he cant afford a lighter! |
Aug 12, 2007
|scallio, I disagree, I think the answer is correct.|
The question asks "how many cigars will he be able to smoke?" The answer is 6 cigars - the one he makes out of the butts of the first 5 is a different cigar regardless of what it is made from.
Mar 08, 2008
|I really want to see him smoke six cigars at a time!|
I really believe the answer should be 1.
May 11, 2008
|Nice. Stemmed from the lady buys a candle question? Still thought it was awesome.|
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