### a bleeping puzzle

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OK, here's a puzzle for you guys!!! :

## Every blip is a blop. Half of all the bleeps are blops. Half of all the blops are blips. There are 30 bleeps and 20 blips. No bleep is a blip. How many blops are neither blips nor bleeps?

Ok...can you get the right answer??? If no one cares to try, thats OK. I post the answer and the method of finding it a few days from now! If you do attempt it, post your method and answer below! Have Fun!

-- Amanda in Georgia!!! (amanda@swetheathdreams.com), February 17, 2002

First Amanda can I say thanks for the headache LOL and is the answer 20 blops. Please dont ask me how I got that as I am not sure, it could even be a trick question knowing people round here LOL So OK tell me then.

-- Linda (linda@sweetheathdreams.com), February 18, 2002.

If there are 20 blips, every blip is a blop and half of all the blops are blips, there muxst be 40 blips in all. (20x2=40) And if there are 30 bleeps, no bleep is a blip, and half of all bleeps are blops, there must be 15 blops that are bleeps. (30÷2=15) This means 20 blops are blips, 15 blops are bleeps so 5 blops must neither be blips nor bleeps (40- 20-15=5)

Hope ya'll guys get it!!!:)

-- Amanda in Georgia!!! (amanda@swetheathdreams.com), February 18, 2002.

Heck Amanda the answer sounds more confusing than the puzzle does unless I should stop reading this stuff at midnight when I am half asleep LOL Got anymore LOL

-- Linda (linda@sweetheathdreams.com), February 19, 2002.