# Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski

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1. Agent54 said, 9 months ago

Fake question. Depends on the size of the hole At some point the workers could get in each others way. Also there may be a State worker or Union person there and than a flagman is needed and supervisor also so you are back to 4 digging the hole.

2. simpsonfan2 said, 9 months ago

Then you need someone to dig a second hole to hold all the dirt from the first hole.

And some one to dig a third hole to hold the dirt from the second hole…..

3. M2MM said, 9 months ago

These sorts of word/math problems were always a pain in the butt, especially for a literalist type of kid.

4. Ms. Ima said, 9 months ago

How long would it take one guy with a backhoe?

5. win said, 9 months ago

How long would it take with a stick of dynamite?

6. runar said, 9 months ago

From The Devil’s Dictionary

LOGIC, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. The basic unit of logic is the syllogism, consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion—thus:

Major Premise: Sixty men can do a piece of work sixty times as quickly as one man.

Minor Premise: One man can dig a posthole in sixty seconds;

therefore—

Conclusion: Sixty men can dig a posthole in one second.

This may be called the syllogism arithmetical, in which, by combining logic and mathematics, we obtain a double certainty and are twice blessed.

7. jimmyh43105 said, 9 months ago

And is the soil sandy, silty, loam or clay?

8. Dave53 said, 9 months ago

the real answer: there is no hole.

9. Notsoastute said, 9 months ago

Ah, but the 6 men could not dig the SAME hole since it had already been dug. So the answer is no time at all.

10. Comic Minister said, 9 months ago

I have no idea.

11. Shirl Summ said, 9 months ago

I agree. I was just thinking that I might have said the same thing. My brain definitely works differently. sigh

12. RUBBER DUCKY said, 9 months ago

depends what they are putting in the hole and how deep..

13. Dry said, 9 months ago

Very intelligent boy there. He’ll go far in life!

14. spate4 said, 9 months ago