Aeris receives a set of forty building blocks on her birthday. She wants to construct as many towers as possible using the forty blocks. If she stacks five blocks per tower than how many towers can she build in all? How many towers can she construct if she were to stack six blocks per tower? Would there be any unused blocks? If so, how many?

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Hi Shirl,

First I thought that this is a web page related question :)

She has building blocks, so she can't construct any tower using those building blocks.

Hope this is the answer. :)

Posted on May 23, 2010

• Ibrahim OKTAY May 24, 2010

Hi again Shirl :)

If you didn't ask that question as puzzle, then find the correct answer below:

If she stacks five blocks per tower than how many towers can she build in all?

How many towers can she construct if she were to stack six blocks per tower?

40/6=6.6 She can't construct 0.6 tower,

thats why : 6.6-0.6=6 towers is the answer.

Would there be any unused blocks? If so, how many?

Yes, there would be 4 unused blocks.

6*6=36 blocks (6 towers using 6 blocks for each)

40-36=4 unused blocks is the answer.

Hope this helps.

• Ibrahim OKTAY May 24, 2010

Hi again Shirl,

I have a puzzle question for you ( :

There are 3 switches outside the door (all "off" position) and there is only one lamp inside the room which is wired to one of those switches.

The door is closed and you are outside the room. You are expected to find which switch is wired to the lamb.

You have only one chance before entering the room to switch "ON" one of the switches. Then you have to show the right switch which is wired to the lamp. HOW ?...

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