top button
Flag Notify
    Connect to us
      Facebook Login
      Site Registration

Facebook Login
Site Registration

A bag of potatoes weighs 50 lbs divided by half of its weight. How much does the bag of potatoes weigh?

+1 vote
1,277 views
A bag of potatoes weighs 50 lbs divided by half of its weight. How much does the bag of potatoes weigh?
posted Dec 5, 2017 by anonymous

Share this puzzle
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button LinkedIn Share Button

3 Answers

0 votes

The potatoes weigh 10 lb.

answer Dec 6, 2017 by Jcm
0 votes

A bag of potatoes which weighs 50 lbs is still a bag of potatoes which weighs 50 lbs. A good example of a meaningless statement with a tricky tautology. In other words, the action as in "divided" is in the past tense and thus has already been taken to divide the bag of potatoes. So in the present, 50 lbs divided (a past action) still = 50 lbs.

Answer = 50 lbs.

answer Dec 7, 2017 by George Davros
0 votes

10 lbs

As half of 10 is 5 and 50/5=10

answer Dec 8, 2017 by Salil Agrawal



Similar Puzzles
0 votes

9 packet of rice of the same weight weigh 2.7 kg.
1 bowl of rice weighs 700 g.
How much heavier is 1 bowl of rice than 1 packet of rice?

0 votes

Of three babies born yesterday, the lightest weighs five-sevenths as much as the heaviest, which is as much heavier than the middle-heaviest baby as the middle baby is heavier than the lightest.
If the middle baby weighs 91 b, how much does the heaviest baby weigh?

Contact Us
+91 9880187415
sales@queryhome.net
support@queryhome.net
#280, 3rd floor, 5th Main
6th Sector, HSR Layout
Bangalore-560102
Karnataka INDIA.
QUERY HOME
...