MAY 1, 2002 
A BEARTOWN MYSTERY An
"undesirable" from a neighboring town staged a night time robbery at The
"HERE'S the BEEF" Ranch. With the thousands of cattle it was next to
impossible to determine how many had been stolen. However, through
the excellent investigative techniques of the Beartown Constable, the
exact number was determined and all were eventually recovered. The
Constable quickly figured out how many cattle had been stolen and how
many each purchaser had bought.
CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT??? Check the next issue of Beartown News for the answer. FROM LAST MONTH The
Beartown Constable went to work at his office one evening when there was
a power outage. He got out two candles of identical length and lit
them. He knew one would burn for 4 hours and the other for 5
hours. ANSWER The candles must have burned for three and threequarters hours. At the end of that time the fourhour candle had one sixteenth of its length left, and the fivehour candle had four sixteenths.

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