Client Informed Newsletter November/December 2016 – Coffee Break Answers Page
The November/December edition of the BE Offices and &Offices client newsletter is out now.
Please see below for the answers to our coffee break puzzles and brain teasers.
What do you see?
This painting is called Optical Illusion by John Langdon. You can see both words in the image.
Brainteaser – Filling the Pool
Because there are 24 hours in one day, in one hour fills the first tap 1/48, the second tap 1/72, the third tap 1/96 and the fourth tap fills 1/6 of the reservoir. That is all together (6+4+3+48) / 288 = 61/288. The reservoir will be full in 288/61 hours, which is 4 hours 43 minutes and about 17 seconds.
Floating Fish Matchstick Puzzle
How Many Balls?
It’s very difficult to count an actual number of balls but it can be counted mathematically as follows:
Balls in the lowest level, level 1 – 4 x 4 = 16
Level 2 – 3 x 3 = 9
Level 3 – 2 x 2 = 4
Level 4 – 1
Summing up: 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 30
We hope you enjoyed your coffee break and these brain teasers, do send your suggestions for inclusion in the next issue of Client Informed.