Logain Potpourri III
XI) What’s a Widget?
The best method of solving this is to use graph paper or
Excel and fill in each block as one minute of each process that needs to occur
1) The coolant will need to be added every other minute by
definition. (i.e. 1,3,5,7,etc, all odd minutes, are always coolant only)
2) The lubricant can be fully added by minute 4 using
minutes 2 and 4. Since it needs to be added every 10 minutes, lubricant will
always be minutes 2,4….12,14….22,24….32,34, etc.
3) The catalyst can be started by minute 6, but won’t end
until minute 36
4) Now you can add widget material, but only 5 of 8 minutes
worth before you need to add another full sample of catalyst.
5) Nicely enough the pattern works the same for the next 50
minutes except since you only need 3 more units of widget material, you have 2
minutes of spare time at minutes 98 and 100 to cut the widget.
Therefore it takes 100 minutes to make one widget!
The diagram below shows each process for a full minute of
XII) The Wax Works
first candle was in a painting. The man was painting a picture of a dimly lit
room with a candle sitting on a table. He painted in the flame as the final
touch. The second candle was a candle
by the door of the actual room the person was standing in doing his painting
Wax “Works” turned out to be a work of art.
XIII) Spelling Counts
Spelling counts is actually referring to a word that you
spell out by adding one new letter with each line that fits the definition
one is one
I -> One letter, the Roman Number I is one
and two is two
DI -> Two letters, the prefix di is for two
then three’s an end
DIE -> Three letters, death is an end to life
jump for four
DIVE -> Four letters, to dive is to jump
because it goes into five, that is to say…
DIVIE -> Five letters, div, i.e. div for division (goes
in to) and i.e. is Latin for that is to say.
so we can split for six
DIVIDE -> Six letters, divide means to split
since seven’s split
DIVIDED -> Seven letters, past tense of divide
so eight would be?
The final answer is DIVIDEND, the
only new word you can really form by adding one more letter to DIVIDED.
XIV) Survey Says…
words can be formed by adding the abbreviations of various measurement scales.
words need to be placed in the order of the length of measurement for each
the title “Survey Says” refers to abbreviations of length that a land surveyor
would use. All units are British units of length which are also all used for
-> VILLA + IN -> Inch
SULKING -> SUING + LK -> Link
-> LIED + FT -> Foot
-> SKIVE + YD -> Yard
-> DISCO + RD -> Rod
-> HATES + CH -> Chain
-> ROWED + FUR -> Furlong
-> PROSE + MI -> Mile