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Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by ksuji, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. ksuji

    ksuji Gold IL'ite

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    It was a big river with full of water flowing in it. There seemed to be no bridge nearby to cross the river.


    So many people were waiting to cross the river by a boat. They were all under the mercy of the boatman.

    The boatman was bringing people and their goods in his boat from the other bank. On reaching this bank , all the people in the boat got down from it .


    Now it was the turn of the people waiting on this bank of the river to get into the boat. They all vied with one another to get a place in the boat.

    The boatman clearly told that his boat can take only 10 persons including him . No other people , even a child, should get into the boat.
    7 people were already in the boat . The boatman was the eighth person. Finally, he took a villager as the 9th person and his goat as the tenth one.


    He strictly refused to take even one more person . He said ,”on the way because of the weight of the eleventh person the boat would capsize and all would be drowned”.



    The goat , the villager had with him, was a she-goat and it was full pregnant.


    When the boat was midway in the river the goat gave birth to a kid .

    So the kid of the goat has become the 11th person.

    What would have happened to the boat and the people in it ?

    Will they reach the other bank in a safe and sound manner,. ?

    OR

    the boat capsized and all were drowned ?


    Substantiate your answer.
     
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  2. periamma

    periamma IL Hall of Fame

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    All will reach the other side safely. Though the number may increase the weight remains the same. Am I right ?:fearscream::fearscream::fearscream:
     
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    I think all will reach safe.... even though it is 11 as per the count, but according to the weight goat & her baby are much lesser (or may be equal) than a single man's weight.
     
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    ksuji Gold IL'ite

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    COFFIN SHIPS & PLIMSOLL LINES .

    While giving syrup to your children you would have noticed at the tiny measuring plastic cup, inverted and fixed on the lid of the syrup bottle , that the cup has horizontal circles marked as 2.5 ml , 5.0 ml and 10.0 ml . We will give syrup to the children according to the measure advised by the physician .

    Similarly there are horizontal lines
    painted on the side of the ships to show how low it may safely rest in the water without the risk of sinking.

    When a ship is loaded, the water level is not supposed to go above the line. However, water can reach different levels of the ship, that is , different lines marked depending on temperature, saltiness of water , time of year (season) and geographic location etc.,

    These lines are well known as Plimsoll lines , named after the British M.P. SAMUEL PLIMSOLL ( 1824-1898 ).

    He was also a coal merchant .

    In the 19th century, overloading and poor repair made some ships so dangerous that they became known as 'coffin ships'.

    In 1876 about 850 British merchant ships were lost within ten miles of the British coast, in conditions that were no worse than a strong breeze. Many sailors refused to go to sea and they were punished .

    Samuel Plimsoll campaigned for load lines to be painted on the side of ships to prevent them being overloaded and sinking.

    Some boats are also said to have been painted with Plimsoll Lines.

    Hence it is the TOTAL WEIGHT of the loads that is taken into account and not the NUMBER of people or goods .

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    Here in this case the pregnant goat is already bearing its kid while entering the boat .

    Hence it makes no difference .

    So the boat along with the people and goods ( including the animals) will reach the other bank safely.
    Congrats @periamma .
     
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    ksuji Gold IL'ite

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    The informations about ships were taken from the net - given by

    1).National Ocean Service , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , US Department of Commerce.

    2).Historic Figures
    You are in: Bristol > History > Historic Figures > Samuel Plimsoll - the seaman's friend

    Samuel Plimsoll - the seaman's friend
    In the 19th Century working on a merchant ship was a dangerous business. In 1876 the Board of Trade recorded that 856 British merchant ships were lost within ten miles of the British coast, in conditions that were no worse than a strong breeze.

    Successive governments and greedy ship owners did little to protect the lives of seamen.
    etc.,.............
    ........
     
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