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Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#522
Fun:*** (2.62)
Difficulty:** (1.44)
Submitted By:kaila912***
Corrected By:boodler




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.

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Jun 01, 2002

not sanitary!
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.

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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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