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View Poll Results: If given these 3 objects, how would you empty a full bath tub?
a teaspoon 6 6.32%
a tea cup 1 1.05%
a bucket 48 50.53%
all of them 40 42.11%
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:35 PM
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What would a "normal" person do?


You are put in front of a full bath tub. You are given 3 objects and told to empty the tub. What would be the most logical to empty the tub?

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please post why you think this is the best option
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:19 PM
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depends on how empty you want the tub.
a bucket will leave some
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:33 PM
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Well, frankly


I can't STAND leaving water in the bathtub.....especially the one upstairs. So, I would HAVE to use all three of them in order to get as much as I possibly could out......
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I would pull the drain plug.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:22 PM
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A bucket would remove the most, but surely you would just remove the plug?!
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First hte bucket, then the cup, then the tea-spoon if ALL water has to go lol.
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VERY GOOD NAKAMOVA!!!!

WOOT! yes, the correct answer would be a normal person would pull the plug.

I would also take, using the teaspoon to pop the plug out!

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OK - I made it too complicated. Use the bucket first, then the cup when the water got low, then the teaspoon to get the last of it.

Maybe I should just put the bucket over my head,
Use the cup for my coffee,
And use the spoon to dig myself out of this hole.


Pull the plug??? Duh me!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nakamova View Post:
I would pull the drain plug.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:06 PM
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When I asked my friends this question, one of them asked how big the tub was, how much it held, how much the bucket held, the cup and teaspoon. The actually calculated how many buckets you could fill versus the height of the bucket, and the angle it will fill at once the water line is lower etc etc and figure it out as a mathematical question. So you didn't complicate things too much buckeye.

My other friend asked how strong the bucket was and what it was made of, so he could smash the side of the tub open and tilt it!!! There comes a point where thinking outside the box is just silly.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:54 AM
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Now, see


if pulling the plug were an option, I would have just done that.......Rae, your friends are a little, um, different?? I would not have thought to turn it into a MATH problem, for Pete's sake........LOL
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Define a "normal" person.

Is anyone really "normal"?
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lol. Yeah well I meant "What would someone normallly do?"
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Rae's friends a pretty normal, aren't they Rae?
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I totally didn't think of pulling the plug Now I feel silly!

I was thinking about the time I had to drain the water from the broken dishwasher, and what I used then -- progressively smaller and smaller bailing utensils.
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Rae's friends a pretty normal, aren't they Rae?
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Renting a portable water suction device. Just like me to never simplify! I'm sure this is the wrong answer. But inventive?
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I didn't read any of the answers first or vote but wouldn't you just pull the plug?
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Briefly. I'm not hijacking this thread.
Originally Posted by Cint :
Define a "normal" person
A person who never strays from vanilla ice cream, missing out on Rocky Road.
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Silly C

Not Rocky Road - Burgundy Cherry. Mmmmm..........
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