tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post7285322138824100283..comments2023-05-15T08:39:48.270+01:00Comments on Now's the time: saucer thinking anticipationAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06972049290586377462noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-70849316425279300452011-12-23T20:26:00.917+00:002011-12-23T20:26:00.917+00:00Tom's equation is very helpful and adds a math...Tom's equation is very helpful and adds a maths dimension which at first seemed a problem of wrestling with logic. <br />The flying saucer is very strange as at first I thought I was seeing it from above, but it is one of those images you can see two ways. Now I can also see it as if i was looking at it from underneath i.e. it is climbing with its bottom rim (nearest us) up, and will soon clear the fence.Lucashttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07642126053527835870noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-37343014508328423552011-12-21T12:44:27.544+00:002011-12-21T12:44:27.544+00:00Tom Thank you. The purpose of the exercise was t...Tom Thank you. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate the difference between quick, intuitive thinking and slow, careful, monitoring processes of thought. However having realised that 10 cents was not the answer, I tried to work out how it came to be 5 cents. I thought that an equation was involved but had forgotten how to go about it. For this relief much thanks.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06972049290586377462noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-7841563488398061592011-12-21T10:19:23.264+00:002011-12-21T10:19:23.264+00:00Yes, the mathematical observation shows a clear ne...Yes, the mathematical observation shows a clear need for the solution of two simultaneous equations:-<br /><br /> x - y = 100 (1)<br /> x + y = 110 (2)<br /><br /> (1) - (2) gives y = 5 cents.<br /> and x = $1.05<br /><br />where y is the cost of the ball,<br />and x is the cost of the bat.<br /><br />Sorry for being such a clever clogs, but I don't often get the chance, (especially with St. Lucy around).Tomnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-81747984269028061662011-12-21T09:35:15.425+00:002011-12-21T09:35:15.425+00:00The flying saucer is in fact the top of a one one ...The flying saucer is in fact the top of a one one those heaters used to keep people - usually smokers - warm when they are sitting outside a pub in chilly weather.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06972049290586377462noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-59485610926422037272011-12-21T02:16:55.835+00:002011-12-21T02:16:55.835+00:00Okay...now I'm really confused. Came back for...Okay...now I'm really confused. Came back for another look (good photo puzzle, btw) and now I have no idea what this is.<br /><br />Except that there is no dog...of that, I am positive.<br /><br />Maybe.The Crowhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04846997590157958766noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-43916662008045269682011-12-20T22:04:54.791+00:002011-12-20T22:04:54.791+00:00That puzzle is quite scary really. It took me ten ...That puzzle is quite scary really. It took me ten minutes to work it out, and I've stuck to two units tonight. Well now let me see....I think it came to two.Lucashttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07642126053527835870noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-61057459069220315762011-12-20T19:28:27.619+00:002011-12-20T19:28:27.619+00:00At first glance, I thouht the photo was of a dog l...At first glance, I thouht the photo was of a dog looking through an opening in the fence. Consequently, for a split second, I mistook the garbage can lid for a Frisbee.<br /><br />Of course, now I see that it is indeed a flying saucer, peeking above the fence top.The Crowhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04846997590157958766noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13609842.post-1794852611554689112011-12-20T17:49:01.940+00:002011-12-20T17:49:01.940+00:00That flying saucer has me baffled.
For a very cle...That flying saucer has me baffled.<br /><br />For a very clever Jack Russell, have a look at http://clivehicksjenkins.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/jacks-trick/Lucyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09764296105901909328noreply@blogger.com