‘Roses, roses... all the way'
Mr du Preez was planting rose bushes. ‘Are you going to plant
them in a row?' His daughter asked. ‘No,' said Mr du Preez.
‘I'm going to plant them in ten rows.' ‘But you've only got nine
bushes,' said his daughter. ‘Yes,' replied Mr du Preez. ‘But they
will make ten rows if I plant them right.'
Can you figure out how to plant only nine rose bushes so that
they make ten rows, with three bushes in each row?
Solution to Mindbender 3/11
If your answer was a ‘sloth' - you were right. A bear climbing a
tree' - is also right.
Congratulations to Douglas North of Goodyear Tyre, Uitenhage.
EMAIL YOUR ANSWER TO THE EDITOR OF ELECTRICITY + CONTROL, WENDY IZGORSEK BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2011