View Full Version : This tv puzzle kept me up till 4am


platinummatt
08-13-2006, 12:18 PM
I stayed up till 4 am last night, because there was a channel with a quiz thing on you had to work it out. it was a puzzle, after that youd call up and if you got it right you won a 1000. loads of people called up with the answer, they were all wrong. It was a shopping list and you had to 'count the cash' most of the ansers I thought of were wrong, it wasnt just the simple way of adding it up, it was outside of the box. Not many people were calling up, but I thought at the end of the thing they'd tell me the answer, but not! :O

here it is
2 eye of newt - 55 pence

4 potion bottles - 3 quid each

mixed herbs - 79 pence

50 pink candles - 25p each

1 x spells for dummies

count the cash

Now there was one more lead I had to this, which no one tried.
see theres only a x sign for the spells for dummies. Well people had said 45, they'd said what it is if you add it all up correctly, theyve said if you just add it up as if it was one of each. Theyre all wrong, people have said 5 aswell ( 5 sets of cash )
Itll probably be on again in the early hours of the morning. I got an idea for the answer, but I dont know. Any ideas?

4am!:eek:

Smashing
08-13-2006, 12:27 PM
is it 35.29

Smashing
08-13-2006, 12:29 PM
or 34.74.....

Verstyle
08-13-2006, 12:40 PM
to bad i dont know u guys money system

Smashing
08-13-2006, 12:57 PM
a quid is slang for 1
100 pence or p to the pound

just think of it as cents to the dollar exactly the same

platinummatt
08-13-2006, 01:31 PM
I dont know the answer how you working that out?

Smashing
08-13-2006, 01:54 PM
lol..i'm just adding it all up....i know it can't be that simple.cos thats what you said..but how the heck did anyone come up with 45 quid..lol...my first answer was wrong cos i added up newts eyes twice..

platinummatt
08-13-2006, 04:36 PM
if you look at the sheet it only says X next to the spells for dummies. The person probably thought that maybe that was the thing. I had the same idea.

FeelTheA-Force
08-13-2006, 06:10 PM
16.84!!...........................

0.55p
3.00p
0.79p
0.25*50= 12.50

= 16.84

FeelTheA-Force
08-13-2006, 06:31 PM
If its 1 x spell the assume that 1 spell can only go in one potion bottle.

Assume the list makes 4 spells. becoz 4 bottles were purchased.

3.00 / 4 -Bottles = 0.75p each

Therefore on the basis that the ingredients are for each bottle you divide each item by 4.

0.55 / 4 - Eye of Newt = 0.1375 each

0.79 / 4 - Herbs = 0.1975 each

12.50p / 4 Candles = 3.125 each


Now to find out the cost of 1 x potion for dummies is :

0.75
0.1375
0.1975
3.125


= 4.21

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Smashing
08-13-2006, 11:32 PM
i think your calculations are a bit tangled..its 3 quid per bottle..but i like your way of thinking with the 1 x spell for dummies

FeelTheA-Force
08-14-2006, 05:28 AM
i think your calculations are a bit tangled..its 3 quid per bottle..but i like your way of thinking with the 1 x spell for dummies

yes your rite. dam i didnt see that each. got confused.

The Noose
08-14-2006, 11:24 AM
I stayed up till 4 am last night, because there was a channel with a quiz thing on you had to work it out. it was a puzzle, after that youd call up and if you got it right you won a 1000. loads of people called up with the answer, they were all wrong. It was a shopping list and you had to 'count the cash' most of the ansers I thought of were wrong, it wasnt just the simple way of adding it up, it was outside of the box. Not many people were calling up, but I thought at the end of the thing they'd tell me the answer, but not! :O

here it is
2 eye of newt - 55 pence

4 potion bottles - 3 quid each

mixed herbs - 79 pence

50 pink candles - 25p each

1 x spells for dummies

count the cash

Now there was one more lead I had to this, which no one tried.
see theres only a x sign for the spells for dummies. Well people had said 45, they'd said what it is if you add it all up correctly, theyve said if you just add it up as if it was one of each. Theyre all wrong, people have said 5 aswell ( 5 sets of cash )
Itll probably be on again in the early hours of the morning. I got an idea for the answer, but I dont know. Any ideas?

4am!:eek:


They have those damn shows on every night now.
Some of the women are nice but thats about it.

My advice.....read a book.

platinummatt
08-14-2006, 01:38 PM
Yeh 2tought thats a good way of thinking but youre tangled!! Yeh I got caught up in it, I wonder if theyve had the answer yet. Its on sci-fi