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#1 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Today 00:55:18

Hi bobbym,

The solution #5235 is correct. Good work!

#5236. Find the midpoint of the line segment joining the points (0,0) and (0,4).

#2 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Today 00:48:27

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1979 is perfect. Neat job!

#1980. What is the remainder when

is divided by (x + 4)?

#3 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Today 00:36:13

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Kahlil Gibran (#5381) and André Gide (#5382).

The Answer #5381 is correct. Remarkable!

#5383. Name the Irish novelist, playwright and poet (10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774), who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".

#5384. Name the (born 1935 – April 24, 2011) Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. He was born in Khumbu, Nepal, as did many of his relatives including his uncle Tenzing Norgay. He was the youngest Sherpa to reach 26,000 ft. In 1964, he became the first Nepalese and the third man in the world to summit Nanda Devi (24,645 ft). In 1965, he became the first man in the world to have climbed Everest twice—a record that would remain unbroken for almost 20 years.

#4 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 02:01:55

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1978 :

.

#1979. If the system 6x - 2y  = 3, kx - y = 2 has a unique solution, then which of the following is true?

a) k = 3
b) k ≠ 3
c) k = 4
d) k ≠ 4

#5 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Yesterday 01:29:21

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5379 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali and #5380 - Edward Gibbon.

The Answer #5380 is correct. Marvelous!

#5381. Name the  Lebanese artist, poet, and writer (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931). He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. He is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

#5382. Name the French author (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". His career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. His notable works include L'immoraliste (The Immoralist), La porte étroite (Strait Is the Gate), Les caves du Vatican (The Vatican Cellars), La Symphonie Pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony), Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters).                               .

#6 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-17 00:46:36

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1977 is perfect. Marvelous!

(Wouldn't it be fine Oral puzzles are posted daily?....I get impatient... smile  )

#1978. If

are the roots of the equation
and
, then find p.

#7 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-17 00:34:15

Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5377 - Charles de Gaulle and #5378 - Jean Paul Getty. Fantastic!

#5379. Name the Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1992 to December 1996 (Born 14 November 1922). An academic and former Vice Foreign Minister of Egypt, Boutros Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN at a time when it dealt with several world crises.

#5380. Name the English historian and Member of Parliament (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794). His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion.

#8 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » 2014-09-16 01:59:47

Hi bobbym,

#5235. Find the midpoint of the line segment joining the points (1, -1) and (-5, 3).

#9 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-16 01:51:05

Hi bobbym,

Since it is agreeable to you, I am putting with immediate effect.

#1977.If one root of the equation

is twice the other, find the value of a.

#10 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-16 01:26:47

#1976. If one of the roots of the equation

is the square of the other, find k.

PS : I am making an subtle change in the puzzle pattern to facilitate your busy schedule.

General Quiz : Status quo

Oral puzzles : Alternate days

10 second questions : One problem biweekly

Would that be okay with you? Please reply.

#11 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-16 01:04:07

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5375 - born October 28, 1955.

The Answer #5376 (Vincent Van Gogh) is correct. Marvelous!

#5377. Name the French general and statesman, and leader of Free France during World War II (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) . He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969.

#5378. Name the American industrialist (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) who founded the Oil Company in his name, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, whilst the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $8.7 billion in 2013). At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion (approximately $8.3 billion in 2013). A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the gross national product.

#12 Re: Introductions » Is there a welcome ? » 2014-09-15 01:26:23

Hi GreatSandy,

Welcome to the forum!

#13 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-14 23:12:13

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1974 is correct. Magnificent!

#1975. Find a quadratic equation whose roots are the reciprocal of the roots of the equation

.

#14 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-14 23:05:17

Hi bobbym and chooipian,

The Answers : #5373 - George Gamow  and #5374 - Giuseppe Garibaldi.

The Answers #5373 is correct. Fantastic, bobbym and chooipian!

#5375. William Henry Gates, III popularly known as Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. In which year (and date too, if you remember) was he born?

#5376. Name the  Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890). After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His notable works were     Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Sorrow.

#15 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-14 00:17:13

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1973 is correct. Superlative!

#1974. If

are the roots of the equation
, form an equation whose roots are
.

#16 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-14 00:05:58

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : George Gallup (#5371) and John Galsworthy (#5372).

The Answer #5371 is correct. Remarkable!

#5373. Name the theoretical physicist and cosmologist – notably an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory (March 4 [O.S. February 20] 1904 – August 19, 1968). He discovered a theoretical explanation of alpha decay via quantum tunneling, and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis and Big Bang nucleosynthesis (which he collectively called nucleocosmogenesis), and molecular genetics.

#5374, Name the  Italian general and politician who played a large role in the history of Italy (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882). He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland".

#17 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-13 17:47:03

#1973. If

and
are the roots of the equation
, form an equation whose roots are

.

#18 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-13 00:21:00

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5369 - Robert Frost and #5370 - Elizabeth Fry.

The Answer #5369 is correct. Marvelous!

#5371. Name the  American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and inventor of the poll named after him, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion (November 18, 1901 – July 26, 1984). In 1947, he launched the organization, an international association of polling organizations. In 1948, with Claude E. Robinson, he founded Gallup and Robinson, Inc., an advertising research company. In 1958, he grouped all of his polling operations named after him.

#5372. Name the English novelist and playwright (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933). Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.

#19 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-12 12:38:24

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1971 is correct. Splendid!

#1972. If

and
are the roots of the equation
, form an equation whose roots are
.

#20 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-12 00:30:54

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1970 is perfect. Marvelous!

#1971. If

and
are the roots of
, then form the quadratic equation whose roots are
.

#21 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-12 00:20:36

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5367 - Edward Morgan Forster and #5368 - Frederick Forsyth.

#5369. Name American poet (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963). His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. He  was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

#5370. Name the  English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845). She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons". She was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2001, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.

#22 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-11 13:00:49

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1969 is correct. Miraculous!

#1970. If

are the roots of
, form a quadratic equation whose roots are
and
.

#23 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-11 00:15:34

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1968 is perfect. Remarkable!

#1969. If

are the roots of the equation
, form an equation whose roots are
and
.

#24 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2014-09-11 00:04:03

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5365 - Federico Fellini and #5366 - Enrico Fermi.

The Answer #5366 is correct. Brilliant!

#5367. Name the English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970). He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect ... ". His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success.

#5368.  Name the  English author and occasional political commentator (born 25 August 1938). He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan,The Cobra and The Kill List.

#25 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2014-09-10 14:22:34

Hi bobbym,

The solution #1967 is perfect. Impeccable!

#1968. If

and
are the roots of the equation
, find the value of

.

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