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sona gold
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a man is stranded on a desert island. All he has to drink is a 20 oz bottle of sprite.
To conseve his drink he decided that on first day he will drink one oz and refill the bottle back up with water. On the 2nd day he will drink 2 oz and refill the bottle. on the 3rd day and so on...
By the time all the sprite is gone, how much water has he drunk?
 
Sameer Jamal
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20 oz
 
Jim Yingst
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190 oz.
 
John Lee
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Everyday he filled with pure water, so the water he drank is the water he filled.
So he totally drank
1 + 2 + .... + 19 = 190
that is after day 20 when drink all the fluid in the bottle.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
190 oz.

I agree with you.
 
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
20 oz

That too of a sprite
He did not drank even a drop of water
Am I right
 
Gagan Indus
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190 + 18 = 208 oz
sprite is 90% water
 
Jake the Snake
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133?
 
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where did he get the water to refill the bottle?

a man is stranded on a desert island. All he has to drink is a 20 oz bottle of sprite.
 
Jim Yingst
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Good point, Gagan.
Randall - maybe it's a desert island in the midst of a freshwater lake. Or maybe the man is going ahead and drinking saltwater. I doubt he'd last twenty days at that rate though.
 
sona gold
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ok guys... its Don Liu again
the answer is
190 oz
 
Mapraputa Is
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Not fair. Jim said "190" 4 minutes earlier. I think, he just drunk and refilled the bottle faster :roll:
[ April 25, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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