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Brain Teaser #21: The Eurotrash & 96Impala family

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  1. PeterS

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    At a train station, the Eurotrash Family was saying goodbye to the 96Impala Family. We don't know who is staying and who is leaving.

    Each of the members of the Eurotrash Family says farewell to each member of the 96Impala Family. To say goodbye, two men shake hands, and both a man and a woman and two women kiss once on the cheek.

    An eyewitness named Darth counted 21 handshakes and 34 kisses.

    How many men and how many women were saying goodbye?
     
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    peters, PLEASE!

    It's UroTrash, as in Urination, Urinal, Urine, Urology, Urodynamics, Urocholine, Urometry, etc.

    Please don't associate me with a continent full of 60 million Frenchmen! THAT would be embarrassing and vaguely insulting. :)
     
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    Guess Ryan and me were not the only ones then huh...
     
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    I don't know why I even try... ;)
     
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    Doh. Nevermind.
     
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  8. Miltonian

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    Was this teaser roughly translated from another language?
     
  9. PeterS

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    The names were changed to protect the innocent!
     
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    Ok, the question is only asking how many people are saying good bye, so if you add the family members balling their eyes out kissing and handshaking, you get 55.

    34 + 21 = 55 contacts total

    Now this is where it gets odd, because you cannot have one member in one family, for example:

    55 x 1 = 55

    So there has to be a unique mix with the Impalla's and Uro's handshaking and kissing and balling their eyes out with such an odd number as 55. But it is workable.

    5 x 11 = 55

    ok, cool. so I know there 5 on one side and 11 on the other, but now how many women and men are part of each family? I spread the numbers out so it wasn't so obious(4+1 or 10 +1)

    3 + 2 = 5
    and
    7 + 4 = 11

    Right away, I spotted the 3 and 7 as the beginning set of the numbers and thought back to the riddle "Darth counted 21 handshakes". Chicks do not handshake so the men have to be the ones doing the handshaking. I arranged the roster like this;

    Impalla Klan
    3 Men
    2 Women

    UroTrash's Klan
    7 Men
    4 Women

    Impalla totals; 5
    Uro totals ; 11

    Alright, if you multiply the amount of possibilities that both familes have of making contact and you get 5 x 11 = 55, but the number is still odd. Now you break it down by gender, something interesting happens, you get even numbers

    Impalla and UroTrash's Klan men combined = 10

    Impalla and UroTrash's Klan women combined = 6

    10 men and 6 women were saying goodbye.

    Is this right?
     
  11. PeterS

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    YEEEESSSS!!!
     
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    Ah, but you left several variables out of the equation:

    In order to appear more "American," How many of the Eurotrash family members were wearing Fat Suits?

    In order to appear more "Eurotrashean," How many of the 96Impala family members were wearing homemade eurohosiery, pantyhose with haircuttings swept off barber shop floor attached, folded, spindled and/or mutilated to said pantyhose, lending an unmistakable ape-like appearance?
     
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    Now that my computer monitor has a mouthfull of coffee!!!! LOL
     

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