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Which is heaviest, a pound of feathers, a pound of wood or a pound of steel?
[Ref: ZEHF]
Hint: Imagine a set of scales.
Answer: They are all the same!
Puzzle 1191
If carrots should be poached for 10 minutes, cabbages should be poached for 12 minutes and cauliflower should be poached for 18 minutes, can you tell me how long cucumbers should be poached?
[Ref: ZYWZ]
Hint: Sometimes the easiest explanations are the best.
Answer: The same way as short cucumbers!
Puzzle 1192
Find three consecutive prime numbers that equal 409,457 when multiplied together?
Hint: The cube root of the given number is a good starting point.
Answer: 71, 73, 79.
The cube root of 409,457 is around 74.
The closest prime numbers to 74 are 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97.
It is quickly seen that the answer can only be found using 71, 73 and 79. QED.
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