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# How many descendants?

Very few people bother to determine what an amazing potential for overpopulation they have. Let us consider yours. If you and your wife have a meager two children, it would seem you are not adding much to the world. But let’s suppose that in 5 years each of your children has two children. In another 25 years,each grandchild has two kids. In another 25 years, each great-grandchild has two offspring-and so on for a thousand years. How many descendants would you have?

You would have over one trillion descendants.

## In how many minutes?

You have accidentally left out the plug and are attempting to fill the bath with both 2 taps full on. The hot tap takes 6 minutes to fill the bath, the cold tap takes 4 minutes, and the water empties through the plug hole in 12 minutes. In how many minutes will the...

## How many kids?

Sometimes it helps to be bigger--especially when you're only four or five years old. The children were making candy apples for the Halloween party, eating as they worked. The bigger kids managed to gobble up seven apples apiece (and got stomachaches for their pains),...