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Answered 2013-02-27 23:57:31

This must be a math question on your homework. www.purplemath.com helped me out with my math, but I am a college student.

Forget the math and READ the question thoroughly. It would take 7 years to deliver all of the newspapers.
  • This is not a math question. It is a COMPREHENSION question. That means do you understand what you have read, heard, seen etcetera? Reading comprehension is the most frequently used form of this type of question.
  • Trick questions or comprehension questions almost always involve complicated formulas and needless statements to obscure simple and easy answers.
  • The question is not how long will it take Tommy to deliver all of the papers to 23 houses in one day.
  • The actual question is "...how long would it take Tommy to deliver ALL of the papers to the 23 houses".
  • The answer of "7 years" is provided in the 2nd through the 10th words of the question: "...Tommy delivered newspapers for 7 YEARS to 23 houses...."
  • Example: How much dirt is in a 6 feet by 3 feet by 7 feet hole?
  • Without COMPREHENDING the question, one would multiply the numbers to determine the number of cubic feet and answer that there are 126 cubic feet of dirt in a hole with the given dimensions.
  • The actual answer is that there is NO dirt in a hole regardless of the dimensions.
  • Example: The famous "As I was going to St Ives" riddle.
  • As I was going to St IvesI met a man with seven wives
  • And every wife had seven sacks
  • And every sack had seven cats
  • And every cat had seven kits
  • Kits, cats, sacks, wives
  • How many were going to St Ives?
  • The simple and easy answer is one. "AS I WAS GOING TO ST. Ives....". The riddle does not say that the man with seven wives, the seven sacks, the seven cats and the seven kits were going to St. Ives. It only says that the person going to St. Ives met them.
  • Example: "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck...?" rhetorical question.
  • There actually are web sites devoted to answering this question. There is no definite answer to the question.
  • Example: My personal favorite, the immortal scene at the Bridge of Death in the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail",where an incorrect answer results in being cast into a volcanic chasm, is rather lengthy.
  • Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
  • Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
  • Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
  • Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
  • Sir Lancelot: Blue.
  • Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
  • Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
  • Sir Robin: That's easy.
  • Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
  • Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
  • Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
  • Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria? [pause]
  • Sir Robin: I don't know that. [he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
  • Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
  • Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?
  • Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
  • Galahad: I seek the Grail.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
  • Galahad: Blue. No, yel...[he is also thrown over the edge]
  • Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
  • Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?
  • King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
  • King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
  • Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
  • King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
  • Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that. [he is thrown over]
  • Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
  • Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
  • King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.
  • Sirs Robin & Galahad and the Bridgekeeper would have lived if they had only COMPREHENDED the questions that they were asked before answering them incorrectly.

I hope that this answers your question to your satisfaction.

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