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# Brainteaser

How many boards do you need?

You are building a fence that measures 4 meters long by 4 meters wide by 1 meter high. To build the fence you are given boards that measure 1 meter by 0.25 meters. If each fence post must be 1 meter apart, how many boards will it take to build the enclosure?

You are building a fence that measures 4 meters long by 4 meters wide by 1 meter high. To build the fence you are given boards that measure 1 meter by 0.25 meters. If each fence post must be 1 meter apart, how many boards will it take to build the enclosure?

Banned

4 meters long by 4 meters wide by 1 meter high:thumbsup:

[SIZE=6]BUT: [/SIZE][SIZE=6][SIZE=3]I get the feeling the point isnt about mathematics and that its something to do with wordplay of which I see two possible solutions which are:[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=3]1) Boards are inanimate objects that cannot build and only be built with, therefore no boards can build the fence. or;

2) You start off by saying about a [COLOR=RoyalBlue]

[/COLOR] being built and giving measurements and finish by asking how many boards are needed to build an [COLOR=RoyalBlue]fence[/COLOR] for which no specifications have been supplied!!enclosure[/SIZE]

edit: are you building a fence that completely encloses something, building it as a square?

Original Poster

I got this from one of the quizzes on facebook.