2020-09-27 06:50:40 UTC
The following questions were posed in a paper by an MIT researcher,
and can now be found in numerous corners of the Internet. Care to give
them a try? No fair looking up the answers -- they really aren't that
1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than
the ball. How much does the ball cost?
2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how
long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch
doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire
lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?