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Sesquipedalian & Three-Quarter Ranch (Posted on 2006-10-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In a sesquipedalian farm, a hen and a half lay an egg and a half in a day and a half. How many eggs would seven hens lay in a week and half?

In a Three-Quarter Ranch, a hen & three quarters lay an egg and three quarters in a day and three quarters. How many eggs do seven ducks lay in week?

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Half a hen would be dead thus unable to lay any eggs AND it is impossible for a live hen to lay half an egg.  Therefore in a day and a half, 1 whole live hen would lay 1 egg and a 2nd egg would be halfway to being laid.  So 7 hens in 10.5 days would completely lay 70 whole eggs.  So 70 is the answer, but by the end of the last day there will be 7 more eggs on the way.

At first glance I thought the second part would be very easy but then I learned that a female duck IS called a hen.  So by the same logic as above, in 7 days, 7 ducks would lay 49 eggs.

In both cases each hen lays 1 egg per day. 

  Posted by slo on 2006-10-16 07:50:40
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