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Logic Puzzles

7 days ago

One day, a man is walking his dog through a snow covered field in the middle of winter, when he discovers a man's dead body. The man's skin is extremely pale, so he clearly has been dead for awhile, but there is absolutely no sign of how the man died, or how he got there. There is no snow on the man's body, so it clearly hasn't been snowing since he died, but there are no tracks in the snow, besides that of the dog walker and his dog. No footsteps, no drag marks, no tire tracks, no trail of blood and no signs of a struggle. Nothing.

The only clue concerning the man's death is that he has a rather large backpack on his back, and once he opened it, the dog walker was able to determine how the man died. The question is, what was in the backpack?

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7 days ago
A parachute?

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7 days ago

Yey! Mizal wins! ^_^

Do you have any logic puzzles? I can't think of any good ones right now.

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7 days ago
WRONG. If it was a parachute, the guy wouldn't have slammed into the ground. Had to have been pots and pans, ala loony toons.

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7 days ago

Or an acme anvil. ^_^

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7 days ago

That's easy, a grapefruit!

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7 days ago

... I've changed my mind. Endmaster wins. ^_^

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7 days ago

Two best friends, Lara and Tara, go out clubbing one night. A man hits on them both, but both women reject him. Not one to handle rejection well, the man decides to poison the two women.

Lara is a party girl, and has five drinks in quick succession. Tara is the designated driver, and has only one drink the whole night. However, by morning, Tara is dead, whereas Lara feels fine. The strange thing is, all six of the drinks were poisoned. How is it that the woman who drank more survived, whereas the woman who only had one drink died?

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7 days ago

Party girl probably threw everything up after she blew six guys the same night.

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7 days ago

Not the answer I was looking for, but I shall certainly consider it a plausible back up. ^_^

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7 days ago

Hmm...

I thought I heard this somewhere before.

I'll probably spend the whole day mulling over this, edit this when I got the answer.

Temporary answer: the woman who drank more had poison immunity due to repeatedly ejecting stronger and stroger poisons into herself.

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7 days ago

Nope. :p

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7 days ago

Ah, I remember now. 

But do I?

I remember the iced tea, where the poison was in the ice, and the girl drank the drinks so fast before the ice melted,

but you didn't specify it...

I am facing a crisis right now.

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7 days ago

No, you're right. It was in the ice! (Though I suppose I should've specified what kind of drinks they were so that you'd know there was ice in it.) ^_^

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7 days ago

Yay!

^U^

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7 days ago

Hmm... Who knows if the girl who died didn't pass away from other circumstances?

Perhaps she had a heart attack after finding out the drink was poisoned, but the poison was actually not that bad.

Maybe it's a aphrodisiac!

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7 days ago

http://wordsmith.org/words/mithridatism.html

developing poison immunity.

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7 days ago
Oh, I like these :) I was thinking an out-of-petrol jetpack for the first one. Here's one:

There are five sisters in a room.
The first sister is reading a book.
The second sister is cooking.
The third sister is playing chess.
The fourth sister is doing laundry.
What is the fifth sister doing?

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7 days ago

Her brother.

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7 days ago

LOL, playing chess with the third sister?

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7 days ago

Oh yeah. :p

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7 days ago

Why the hell are the sisters reading and playing chess in the kitchen? :p

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7 days ago
Their brother was out and they had nothing better to do.

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6 days ago
Yes, playing chess with sister three is the right answer. :) Her brother is the Endmaster answer :D

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7 days ago

A man lives on the 10th floor. Every day he goes out, carrying an umbrella. He hates taking the stairs, so every evening when he comes back he takes the elevator up to the tenth. One day he forgets the umbrella, turns right back takes the elevator to the 6th floor and then walks up the four flights of stairs to his apartment to get it.

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7 days ago

Is he really short and he needs his umbrella to reach the top button? ^_^

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7 days ago
Indeed, he is.

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7 days ago

Yey! ^_^

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7 days ago

Wait, why would he go back to the 6th floor if he's really short? Why not just turn back to his apartment?

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7 days ago

It's a trick question.

He hates taking the stairs and has been jumping out the window using the umbrella to slow his decent.

If he forgot his umbrella one day, he'd be dead when he hit the pavement.

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7 days ago

Well my first answer was going to be that he's Mary Poppins. ^_^

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7 days ago

I just remembered this one! Much harder than it looks. Took me a couple of attempts to get it. ^_^

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7 days ago

A grapefruit.

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7 days ago

Correct! ^_^

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7 days ago
54

I have a feeling people used to proofreading would do better at this one on average.

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7 days ago

Nope, sorry. (Curious how you reached that answer though.)

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7 days ago
By not zooming in so that all I noticed was that it was a multiplication sign and not a plus.

Changing my answer to 'not enough data'. All of the pictures are different.

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7 days ago

There is enough data. You have enough info to know what the caterpillar, clock and flowers all are. ^_^

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7 days ago
31 actually (almost overlooked the second flower)

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7 days ago

Wrong. Look closer. ^_^

Also, how'd you get the answer? (I want to know what people are doing right and what people are missing out.) ^_^

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7 days ago
Ah yes looking closer ...

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7 days ago

I got 21, is that right?

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7 days ago

Afraid not. ^_^

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7 days ago

And here I was, smugly patting myself on the back. 

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7 days ago

How'd you get to your answer?

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7 days ago

By using algebra, basically. I just didn't realize there were more flowers until I saw Northwind's post.

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7 days ago

Take a closer look and you might notice even more flowers. ^_^

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7 days ago

26? This is tricky

Edit: if that is a flower on the caterpillar's head I'm certain it is 26. 

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7 days ago

You got it!!! How'd you get the answer though? (Just want to check is you actually are a genius or just had a lucky guess.) ^_^

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7 days ago

Well the caterpillar with the flower must be 7, the clocks must be 6, and the flower must be 2. The tricky part came in when I noticed the ones at the bottom were all different. Then I looked at the differences and tried to glean what made them the number they were and if there was any logic to it. The caterpillar had 5 pips and a flower, so that made 7. The caterpillar at the bottom had 6 pips and no flower. The first clock that indicated 6 was also set to 6, so the bottom one must be 5. And the flower was easy. Two of them meant 4. Following PEMDAS, 4 x 5 is 20. 20 + 6 = 26.

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7 days ago

You mastermind....

 

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7 days ago

Exactly right! You are a genius! ^_^

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7 days ago
Okay so I did guess what they each were correctly, just combined them in the wrong order because math is hard.

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7 days ago

Math is stupid and you win. ^_^

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6 days ago

Thought it was 25 for a second there. Nope.

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6 days ago
You edited your solution but I thought it was correct too. Wannabe had all the amounts right in his explanation, but then he went and still added 6 instead of 5 at the end. The clock is confirmed to be 5 however.

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6 days ago

True, it's definitely 25. Shouldn't have second guessed myself. Here's the original math still on my clipboard, for the curious.

Original picture equations, but as variables:
a+b + a+b + a+b = 21
6 + 6 + a+b = 19
b + 6 + a+b = 15
a + (2b * 5) = ?

Simplified:
3(a + b) = 21
a + b = 7
a + 2b = 9
a + 10b = ?

7 + b = 9 so b is 2 and we quickly figure out a is 5, making a + 20 = 25, which is the answer.

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6 days ago

Afraid you missed one little thing.

If you look at the top caterpillars with the flowers in their hair, they all have five dots on their bodies.

If you look at the bottom caterpillar, it has six dots.

The value of the caterpillars depends on how many little dots they have on their bodies. ^_^

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6 days ago

Ah. I officially hate this question :)

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7 days ago
27, after looking closer.

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7 days ago

Nope. ^_^

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7 days ago
50?

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7 days ago

Still nope. ^_^

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7 days ago
Fuck you?

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7 days ago

I appreciate the offer, but I have a headache. ^_^

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7 days ago

Mizal breaks down over complicated riddles: episode 1

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7 days ago
It's 6 + 4 * 5, I'm fucking right and she won't admit it.

I WON THIS RIDDLE BY A LOT!!

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7 days ago

Silly mizal! It's not (6 + 4) x 5. It's 6 + (4 x 5) ... At least, that's what the calculator tells me. ^_^

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6 days ago
How is the caterpillar 6? I thought the caterpillar was 7, but now I realize that the first caterpillars hat a flower as well, but the flower is 2, so shouldn't it be 25?

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6 days ago

The flower on the head is worth 2, and each pip on the caterpillar's body is worth 1. Count the number of pips on the top caterpillars and on the bottom caterpillar...

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6 days ago

This. ^_^

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7 days ago

Ooh! I have a good one!

Two men enter a building. They then come across a murder. They discuss it, but then a few minutes later, they leave. 
Why didn't they call the police?

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7 days ago

hey... perhaps they ARE the policemen!

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7 days ago

Nope! The answer was that the murder was a painting! The building was an art muesum. 

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7 days ago

I like my answer better. ^_^

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7 days ago

Ngl, that actually would've been a smart answer!

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7 days ago

It was a murder of crows? The discussion was, "Weird, how did all these crows get in here?"

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7 days ago

Alright. I love words, so I thought this would interest some of yall

What is unusual about the following words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven?

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7 days ago

They both have two pairs of letters in them? (Or 3 in the case of grammar and dresser)

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7 days ago

close... ^U^

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7 days ago

Oh! Is it that if you take the first letter away and split down the middle, the letters are reflected on either side?

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7 days ago

Basically! What I was originally going for is if you take the first letter and put it on the end, then you get the word reversed!

^U^

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7 days ago

Ah, that too. ^_^

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7 days ago
One is a link that may or may not be caused by your phone having a contagious disease.

Otherwise I'm going with Avery's answer.

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7 days ago

Ah, the link...

You like potato puns? Yes?

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7 days ago

The number of letters goes by the following pattern: 6, 6, 7, 6, 6, 6, 7, 6. Correct me if I'm wrong.
So, I'm assuming the pattern might be apart of the answer.

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7 days ago

Hrmm... not exactly...

If you haven't looked at the answer up top yet, I can give you a hint. ^U^

Flip.

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7 days ago

 revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven

Hmm... I'm stumped.

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7 days ago

Hey, I'll do one for you AL ^U^

revive --> eviver

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7 days ago

Oh! I thought that was the answer, but then I felt dumb.

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7 days ago

Hey, no worries :)

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7 days ago

 revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven

ananab, rammarg, oodoov, ssessa, otatop, resserd, nevenu

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7 days ago

Yes! Now what do all of these have in common?

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7 days ago

Hmmm...

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7 days ago

Try this hint:

Detach and attach

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7 days ago

...I'm still stumped. D:

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7 days ago

ALright(see what I did there?)

When you detach the first letters of those words, and then put it on the back, then flip the new word around, you get .....(finish it!)

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7 days ago

 revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven

R, b, g, v, a, p, d, u...
U, d, p, a, v, g, b, r...

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7 days ago

Alright, here.

You might have gotten this already before, and I'm wasting your time....

But this is the answer. When you take the first letter and put it in the back of the word, you get the word reversed :)

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7 days ago

B, g, v, a, p, d, u, r
Rudpavgb

Nevermind, wrong answer. >.>

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7 days ago

^U^

Shall I walk you through?

You take the word assess, and then take "a" off.

You now have ssess.

You now put the a on the end of this new word. ssessa.

Flip this word around, assess! Cool!

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7 days ago

Oh, wait, that's the answer? Smart!

I don't know how I didn't think that, so I'm going to go take an Advil now.

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7 days ago
Try doing what he said, instead.

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7 days ago

A hunter is on the prowl for a bear. He hikes a mile south. Finding nothing, he then hikes a mile east. Still finding nothing, he hikes a mile north. He then ends up in the same spot that he started in. What color is the bear?

 

It was reported that Jim Jones married his widow's sister. How?

 

a man buys apples at $5 a dozen and sells them at $3 a dozen. How did he become a millionaire?

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7 days ago

Oh, dang, this is tough. :[

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7 days ago
White

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7 days ago

1. White. The guy is at either the north or south pole, which means he must be hunting a polar bear. ^_^

2. Well, if his wife is a widow then he must be dead... Is the sister super into necrophelia?

3. Uhh... He planted the seeds of the first batch of apples and grew apple trees?

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7 days ago
He would've had to marry both sisters, which in a cult is the most normal thing ever.

And was the apple seller already a millionaire? Although I've heard one pretty similar to this so I may be cheating.

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7 days ago

Well, technically he was a billionaire that lost a lot of money. But close enough. 

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7 days ago

I still don't get the second one. How's the guy married if he's dead?

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7 days ago

Maybe she was a widow before he married him? And everyone called his wife "Jim's widow" since they knew he was just marrying the old lady for her inherited cash.

 

Then after she died, he gets the money and can marry her hotter/younger sister.

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6 days ago

For the second riddle, Jones married the sister before he died. The riddle doesn't say anything about Jones already being dead when he married the sister, which would be impossible. So he married both his wife and her sister while he was alive, and then he died, making his wife a widow and fulfilling the condition of the riddle.

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7 days ago

Oh wait I got one!

So this girl goes to her own mother's funeral and she meets a mysterious guy that she didn't know but immediately falls in love with.

A week later she murders the shit out of her sister.

So what was the motive?

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7 days ago

Ooh, I remember this one, but I forgot the answer! D:

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7 days ago

So she could see him again?

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7 days ago
It was this one, but apparently you're a psychopath if you figure it out on your own.

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7 days ago

I prefer my version better.

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7 days ago

The sister was a cunt. (Or what Wannabe_Human said)

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7 days ago

Wrong!

She fell in love, obviously she was going to get know the guy and see him on the regular.

She committed murder because she didn't want to have an inbred sister/daughter baby by her long lost father.

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7 days ago

Oh, right! Darn it, I should've remembered.

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7 days ago

That's pretty messed up, though Mr.EndMaster does it well.

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7 days ago

Oh! The murder was an abortion! ^_^

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7 days ago

Aha! I got a hard one!

You’re rummaging around your great grandmother’s attic when you find five short chains each made of four gold links. It occurs to you that if you combined them all into one big loop of 20 links, you’d have an incredible necklace. So you bring it into a jeweler, who tells you the cost of making the necklace will be $10 for each gold link that she has to break and then reseal.

How much will it cost?

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7 days ago

Hint: Not $50

EDIT: You also have to explain how you will do it.

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7 days ago

Isn't it weird that both gold links are broken to join them together?

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7 days ago

Hrmm...

If you start with 2 links OO

And then break one CO

And then attach 

I guess it's one?

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7 days ago

Oh this is tricky.

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7 days ago

Oh yes...

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7 days ago

You gave the answer when you told the other person it needed to be less than $50. You can do it in $40 if you cut/reseal every link in one of the 5 chains, and use those to connect the other 4.

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7 days ago

Welp, my helping was the downfall of this riddle...

Nicely done!

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6 days ago

I can't imagine how that could create "one big loop of 20 links" though. Also, I was picturing Mr. T the whole time I was imagining this riddle.

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7 days ago

Wait, I think I got it. 

20 x 10 = 200. So, $200?

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7 days ago

Well, that would be equivalent to breaking all the links, and our poor young girl here is low on funds.

So we're trying to find the least cost(less than 50!)

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7 days ago
It may not be clear, but what he's actually looking for here is the cheapest possible way to do it.

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7 days ago

Correct!

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7 days ago

Ho. Another one rummaged up by PerforatedPenguin.

You’re facing your friend, Caryn, in a “candy-off,” which works as follows: There’s a pile of 100 caramels and one peppermint patty. You and Caryn will go back and forth taking at least one and no more than five caramels from the candy pile in each turn. The person who removes the last caramel will also get the peppermint patty. And you love peppermint patties.

Suppose Caryn lets you decide who goes first. Who should you choose in order to make sure you win the peppermint patty?

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7 days ago

Choose Marcie, that's a sure way of winning Peppermint Patty.

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7 days ago

Oh, this is actually a game on CYS... Can't remember it that well, but I think the other person needs to go first?

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7 days ago

Yes, it is! I loved that one :)

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7 days ago
The real trick is that you go first and take four. Leaving the other person with 96. And then after that just make sure the number you always leave them in is a multiple of 6. Eventually they'll be left with the final six and can only take a max of five.

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7 days ago

Last one from me, I promise.

"There are three hats, each with an accompanying statement.

Hat One: The cat is in this hat.

Hat Two: The cat is not in this hat.

Hat Three: The cat is not in Hat One.

Exactly one of the statements is true. Exactly one hat contains a cat. Which hat contains the cat?"

The answer options are:

1) Hat One

2) Hat Two

3) Hat Three

4) None of the hats

5) Not enough information.

 

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7 days ago

Mizal will know this, afterall, it is cats!

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7 days ago

Killa would be excellent in solving this, since he is, in fact, a cat. :]

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7 days ago

Hat Two. ^_^

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7 days ago

Since only 1 statement can be true:

If statement 1 is true, statement 2 also has to be true, so statement 1 cannot be true.

If statement 2 is true, we must set statement 1 to false. Then statement 3 would become true. So statement 2 cannot be true.

If statement 3 is true, statement 1 must be false. Statement 2 can also be set to false without contradiction. Therefore, statement 3 is the only true statement. The corrected statements would then be:

Hat One: The cat is not in this hat.

Hat Two: The cat is in this hat.

Hat Three: The cat is not in Hat One.

2) The cat is in Hat Two.

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6 days ago
Here is one that did the rounds on facebook recently:

I enter a garden. There are 34 people. You kill 30. How many living people are in the garden?

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6 days ago

It depends.

If there are 34 including me and you after I enter the garden, and you kill 30, then there are 4 left. I may or may not be among them.

If I see 34 people as I enter the garden, you among them, and I make the total 35, then there would be 5 living after you kill everyone. If you entered after I did, there might even be 6 living.

If you kill 30 bees and not 30 people, there may be 34-36 people still alive. If you kill 30 people outside the garden, and never entered the garden yourself, there would be 34-35 people in the garden depending if I am counted among them.

And if the 34 people in the garden are undead zombies we came into the garden to kill, there might be only 2 living people in the garden at the end of it.

Facebook riddles are usually too ambiguous to answer.

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6 days ago
Deconstructed... yes it's too ambiguous :) The answer I was told was 1 (I) because the 34 people were not explicitly stated as being in the garden. Sticking to the purely logical puzzles then:

1) There are two girls. One is facing north and the other is facing south. They can see each other with mirrors. How?

2) What can run through a city yet never move?

3) There's a bathtub filled with water in front of you. You have a spoon, a cup and a bucket. What is the fastest way to empty the tub?

4) There are three doors in front of you. You have to go through one of them. Behind door 1 is a fire. Behind door 2 is a man with a loaded gun. Behind door 3 is a lion that hasn't eaten in three years. Which door will you choose?

5) What can you see once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in one thousand years?

I'll admit these are pretty easy but I don't have time to dig up harder ones :)

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6 days ago

1) Mirrors at side, look sideway.

2) Electric cables.

3) Maybe a spoon to pull the plug, idk. I'd use my hand.

4) Door 3. Lion already starved to death.

5) The letter "m?" Minute and MoMent.

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6 days ago

1. ... I don't get it. If both of the girls have mirrors infront of them, then they'll be able to see the reflection of the other mirror, which will have the other girl in it, right?

2. Train tracks?

3. Pull the plug out?

4. Door 3. The lion is dead.

5. The letter M. ^_^

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6 days ago

1) The mirrors are on both sides.

3) The drain. 

4) Go through the door with the lion. If he hasn't eaten in 3 years, he would be dead by now.

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6 days ago

None.

Because no one lives in a fucking garden lol

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6 days ago

Maybe it's a cemetery - hence all the zombies that need killing.

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6 days ago

Technically there could be either 4 or 5(if you're including yourself that is). However if they are all dead like stated as a possibility earlier than the answer is 1 due to you being living and the zombies being dead.

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6 days ago

1, because after you kill 30 people, the other living people are going to run for their fucking lives. ^_^

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6 days ago

It mightve also been poison if there was no sign of external damage.

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6 days ago

Also I have a logic puzzle(that is not one that I made up):There is a man who murdered his mother. He was born before his father, and married over 100 women without divorcing any one. Yet, he was considered normal by all of his acquaintances. Why?

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6 days ago

Time traveling with multiple alternative universes fares pretty normally in a sci-fi setting.

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6 days ago

That is technically correct in a way but the answer is much simpler. You need to think more inside the box for this one.

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6 days ago

Technically the mother died at childbirth and he was born in front of his father. I don't get the marrying part tbh. Maybe he is a workaholic jack-of-all-trades who is married to his jobs if you use the term "women" loosely. Divorcing doesn't always mean he leaves them forever, he can always come back to them.

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6 days ago

You got the father and mother part right. But not the married part. The married part doesnt directly involve himself marrying 100 woman. Thats my last hint before I just outright reveal the answer.

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6 days ago

The man is secretly the leader of a smuggling ring and the goods are "his daughters." He "married" 100 of them off. Did I get that right?

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6 days ago

I have heard this riddle before. You're on the right track thinking he didn't actually 'marry' the people, but there's another way he can marry people without marrying them...

Hope I didn't give the answer away.

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6 days ago
Hah I get it. (If he is catholic he should not have daughters.)

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6 days ago
I've seen a version of almost this exact riddle, but your use of punctuation ruled out the usual answer.

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6 days ago

Okay, wife died in childbirth, he was born infront of his father, and he was a priest, so he "married" over 100 couples. ^_^

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6 days ago

You are in a mexican standoff, i.e. three-way duel. Problem is that you are not a good shot. You only hit your target a third of the time. One of the other people A, hits half the time, and the third one B never misses. To make things fair you can take the first shot then its A's turn, then B. After that there is another round in the same order, until only one person survives.

What's the best strategy? How high are your chances of survival?

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6 days ago

Well logically, they would target the greatest threat to both of them first. In that case you are 100% safe the first round. A has a 50% chance of hitting B and B has a 100% of hitting A. Assuming you also follow this logic you have a 33.3% of hitting B. This raises the chances of you both hitting B. Assume B survives then A is dead.  You now have a 33% chance of hitting B/surviving the mexican standoff at that point and a 100% chance of dying  if you miss. Now say you shot and killed B than A will likely target you and then has a 50% chance of hitting. If he misses then you have a 33% chance of hitting him. So in this scenario your best chance to survive is to likely let A take out B, A misses and then you shoot him.

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6 days ago
So what do you do?

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6 days ago
It's a Mexican standoff, fuck the rules. I have six bullets and shoot three times at B and then three times at A as fast as I can.

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6 days ago
That is ... also a solution

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6 days ago

The order goes you first (33% to hit), then A (50% to hit), then B (100% hit). Assuming always lethal.
You shoot B. If you even did kill A, B would then always kill you. So it's pretty simple, unless this is a trick question.

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6 days ago
Right idea, but its more tricky than that, though not a trick question.

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6 days ago
You can actually survive with 50% probability using the right strategy.

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6 days ago

I guess you'll shoot B? Then if B dies, at least there'll be less of a likelihood you'll get killed compared to if you manage to kill A, although A shoots first. If B doesn't die, then A would shoot B, and if B still doesn't die, B would kill A and you'll get to shoot next.

Or another strategy might be to shoot away from the both of them, then A would try to shoot B and if A manages to, it'll be the same situation of you against A. However, you will get to shoot first this time. Yet, if A doesn't manage to kill B, B would kill A... then it'll be the same scenario? Although the odds are slightly better since if you face off against A this time, you would get to shoot first.

I'm quite confused, so I didn't add the math in.

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6 days ago

Yes this is the right answer. The best solution is to shoot in the air. Then A kills B with 50% probability or B kills A. So this will end up with us facing off against one of them and you have the first shot again.

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6 days ago

Oh, I think I know this one!

Basically, if you shoot A and you miss, then A will shoot B, because he has the highest chance of killing him. If A wins, then B is dead and the next round will b you vs A. If A loses then B will kill A because A has the highest chance of killing him in the next round, so the second round will be you vs B.

If you shoot A and you hit him, then B will shoot you, and since he hits 100% of the time, you will die. So, you definitely do not want to kill A.

If you shoot B and miss, then you get the exact same result as if you missed A. You will survive the first round and will either fight A or B in the second round.

If you shoot B and hit him, then A will shoot you, which gives you a 50% chance of dying before you reach the next round. Also not good.

So, the best thing you can do in this situation is miss. So, that solves the problem... All you need to do is shoot into the air. You will miss and then regardless of what happens, you will survive the first round. On the second round, you will still only have a 30% chance of hitting your target but still, it's better than nothing. ^_^

 

 

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6 days ago

I read this one online some time ago, so the exact wording may be inaccurate.

You are a police officer and have three main suspects: Mary Smith, Matt Smith and Mark Smith. There is only one clue you have, which reveals the name of the killer. However, it is rather confusing as it doesn't give away the first name of the killer... or so you think. Upon further inspection, however, it becomes obvious. The clue tells you to question Smith, but which Smith is it?

The clue: ? Smith

Who is the killer?

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6 days ago
Ohh nice! It's right there.

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6 days ago

Solved it?

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6 days ago
Yep (Mark)

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6 days ago

Correct! I'm trying to solve your riddle now.

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6 days ago

Oh, I get it! Question Mark Smith. ^_^

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5 days ago
Lol, not especially difficult, but I like this one.

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6 days ago

The serial killer puts three bullets into a revolver in adjacent chambers. The other three chambers are empty. He spins the drum, aims at your head and pulls the trigger. Nothing happens.

“Let's give death one more chance,” he says. “What do you think? Should I just pull the trigger again, or first give the drum another spin?”

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6 days ago

If you pull the trigger, you have a 2 in 5 chance of being safe. If you spin, you have an even 3 in 6. 1/2 > 2/5 chance, so spin the barrel.

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6 days ago
Nope

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6 days ago

I'll use a diagram, 000XXX 0=empty and X=bullet. In order for the previous pull to come up empty, it had to have been one of the 0's. If it was the first 0, then the next chamber is empty. If it was the second 0, then the next chamber is empty also. If it was the last 0, then the next chamber is loaded. Therefore, the answer is to pull the trigger again and have a 2/3 chance of survival rather than the 50/50 of spinning the drum again.

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6 days ago

Pull the trigger again. If he spins then you have a 50/50 chance that you will die, but if the 3 bullets are in adjacent chambers, then the 3 empty chambers must also be adjacent, which means that there is a 2 in 3 chance that the chamber next to it will also be empty. ^_^

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6 days ago
Yes that's it.

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6 days ago

If anyone wants a challenge, here is a link to 100 logic riddles that I posted here several years ago (as a sign of its difficulty level, I was able to solve about 2/3 of the 100 riddles without having to use a walkthrough):

http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/the-parlor-room/message/18562

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6 days ago

This looks fun! ^_^

Edit: But I got stuck on cucumber barbeque. :'(

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6 days ago

A man is on trial for murder. The judge tells him, "If the next thing you tell me is a lie, then tomorrow, you will be hanged. If the next thing you tell me is true, then tomorrow, you will be beheaded." The next day, the man is released.

What did the prisoner say to save himself?

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6 days ago

Ooh, this is a good one! But I have no clue. 

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6 days ago
"I am lying right now"

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6 days ago

Not quite, but you're on the right track.

(I suppose this one would work too.) ^_^

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6 days ago

"Sure would be a shame if your missing daughter was never found over a little miscarriage of justice like this!"

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6 days ago

Sorry Sent, the missing daughter is actually in the Jailor's basement. ^_^

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6 days ago

Perhaps I am lying, perhaps I am not...

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6 days ago
My reasoning is that any statement that is undecidable should work. You could also say, "you will hang me"

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6 days ago

That's true. The actual answer I was looking for is, "Tomorrow you will hang me" but your answer works just as well. ^_^

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6 days ago

He must have told a lie. The next day, he was "released" from the stool or wherever he was being held aloft and then hanged by the rope around his throat.

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5 days ago

You have two ropes and a lighter. Each rope takes exactly one hour to burn up, but they do not burn at a constant speed (meaning that cutting one in half will not necessarily guarantee 30 minutes of burn time). Using only these tools, how can you tell when exactly 45 minutes has passed?

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5 days ago

You simply ignite one of the ropes on fire on both ends and light the second rope on one end at the same time. When the first rope burns out, 30 minutes have elapsed. At that exact moment, you light the unlit end of the second rope. When that rope burns then 45 minutes have passed

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5 days ago

This one crops up in programming interviews with some frequency; I was wondering if it'd show up here.

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5 days ago

A few more riddles here. Some may be quite common so there's the chance you may have seen them before.

1) A man went to town on Friday, stayed for three days, and returned on Friday. How is this possible?

2) Two friends entered a room and were standing facing each other. One of them says, "When it turns 12:00 on the clock behind you, you will be stabbed in the back". No one else entered the room behind the friend, and yet the friend got killed. How?

3) You see a hundred people on a boat, but there is not a single person. How is this possible?

4) A man was driving home one night when he received a call from the police. "Your wife has been killed, get to the crime scene immediately," they said. When he arrived, he was arrested. Why?

5) It is the first day of school and a student is found dead during lunch. There were five suspects. The English teacher said he was leading a new student to his class, the Chemistry teacher said she was planning their next lesson with the Biology teacher, the Math teacher said she was marking final exams, the Principal said she was in her office and the History teacher said he was getting lunch. Who killed the student?

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5 days ago
1) his horse was named Friday
2) He looked behind him to see the clock and the other friend stabbed him?
3) a hundred people is not a single person, or alternately, they were all married.
4) because he knew where the crime scene was without asking.
5) the Math teacher, who couldn't have been marking final exams on the first day.


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5 days ago

Yes, those are all correct! 

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5 days ago

2. He was stabbed by the hand of the clock.

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5 days ago

That's one powerful clock, I have to say.

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5 days ago

There are three closed boxes- the first labeled "black", the second labeled "brown", and the last labeled "blond", each containing one strand of hair inside of it. One of the three strands of hair is black, one is brown, and one is blond. Unfortunately, the labels on the boxes are all incorrectly matched to the color of the strand of hair inside of it, and you cannot see what color the strand of hair is without opening the box. How can you rearrange the labels so that each strand of hair is matched with the correct label on its box after opening just one of the boxes?

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5 days ago

There is only two possible assignments where each strand is in the wrong box. Opening one box will tell you which one you got.

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5 days ago

WARNING: This is a quite lengthy solution.

 

Here are the boxes:

|Black| |Brown| |White|

Each of these is labeled incorrectly, so (each labeled box has the possibility):

 

|Black|: Brown or White

|Brown|: Black or White

|White|: Brown or Black

 

Let's say you open the box labeled "Black". There are 2 seperate cases:

1) There is a brown strand. By process of elimination, you can determine that the black strand is in the white box, and the white strand is in the brown box.

2) There is a white strand. Again, by process of elimination, you can determine that the black strand is in the brown box, and the brown strand is in the white box.

And then after both of these, you can swap the labels out and then you can get all of them in the correct boxes.

 

In fact, if you open any box, you can determine the color of the strands in the other boxes just using process of elimination.

So:

1) Open any box. Doesn't matter which. Let the box label be color 1. Then find out the color of the strand. Let the strand color be color 2.

2) Find the box with the label that isn't color 1 or color 2.

Ex. If the strand color is brown and you picked the black box, then you would pick the white box. If the strand color is white and you picked the brown box, you would pick the black box.

3) Use process of elimination to determine that the box with the color 3 label has the strand with color 1, and the box with the label of color 2 has the strand of color 1.

So it looks like this: 

Label:                 |color 1|    |color 3|    |color 2|

Acutal Strand:    |color 2|    |color 1|    |color 3|

And then you can rearrange the labels to make the labels match the strands.

That's it.

 

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4 days ago

Yes, that's it.

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5 days ago

Here's are two puzzles from my story, Dreamtruder. Those of you who read it probably already know the answer:

'On April 29, Mum Eagle was arranging flowers. Dad Eagle was watching the television. Child Eagle was playing with his toy clock. Suddenly, Child Eagle got pulled into the clock, and became a time traveler. He was sucked into the time where his parents were supposed to meet, but accidentally knocked Dad Eagle over when he arrived. However, if he were to completely replace his dad, and the only change in the timeline was that he became the new Dad Eagle, on April 29th in the new timeline, what would Child Eagle be doing now?'

Note: This can be considered a trick question

Another puzzle:

There are 7 bears: Panda bear, Polar bear, Grizzly bear, Sunbear, Bespectacled bear, Brown bear and Black bear.

There are also 7 levels of peacefulness and fight skill (1-7, 1 being the lowest, and 7 being the highest). You, the traveler of the Jungle, would want to do one of the following - fight the weakest bear (with a fight skill of 1) or strike a deal with the most benevolent bear (with a peacefulness of 7).

  • Each bear also has a special skill, which is one of the following: talking to humans, digging a hole, glaring at you, singing, eating mud, paw swipe and falling asleep in the middle of a fight.

  • The ages of the bears are 10, 11, 21, 35, 49, 53 and 74.

  • If all the following statements are true, you should be able to identify not every single trait for every single bear, but it should be enough to identify the weakest bear and the most peaceful one.

1) The animal with the ability to talk to humans is the most peaceful

2) The sum of the ages of the Panda and the Polar is equivalent to the age of the Sun Bear

3) The bear with a peacefulness of 5 is 35 years old, and its special skill is to eat mud

4) Subtracting the age of the Bespectacled bear from the Panda results in the age of the Brown bear

5) The bear that sings is 1 year older than the bear the falls asleep in fights

6) The Polar is the 2nd oldest bear

7) The fight skill of the oldest bear is 4, the peacefulness level is 6, and it has the special skill of glaring

8) The age of the Grizzly is 49, and it has a fight skill of 2

9) The special skill of the bear aged 21 is the paw swipe

10) The Polar's special skill is to dig a hole

11) If you order the bears by age (youngest to oldest), their fight skills are as follows: 3, 1, 7, 6, 2, 5, 4

12) Bespectacled bear's special skill is to fall asleep in a fight

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4 days ago

The Grizzly bear is the most peaceful, and the Brown bear is the weakest.

Panda bear: 21 years old, paw swipe, fight skill 7

Polar bear: 53 years old, digging a hole, fight skill 5

Grizzly bear: 49 years old, talking to humans, fight skill 2, peacefulness 7

Sun bear: 74 years old, glaring at you, fight skill 4, peacefulness 6

Bespectacled bear: 10 years old, falling sleep in the middle of a fight, fight skill 3

Brown bear: 11 years old, singing, fight skill 1

Black bear: 35 years old, eating mud, fight skill 6, peacefulness 5

 

There is not enough information to know which of Panda bear, Polar bear, Bespectacled bear, and Brown bear are the ones with peacefulness 1 through 4.

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4 days ago

I loved solving those puzzles. Dreamtruder was awesome. Never trust a panda. ^_^

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3 days ago

Puzzle 1: Child Eagle wasn't old enough to be knocking off his mom.

Puzzle 2:

Polar  A53 F5 P : Dig a hole

Sun A74 F4 P6 : Glaring

Panda A21 F7 P : Paw swipe

Grizzly A49 F2 P7 : Talking to human (Found one)

Besp A10 F3 P : Falling asleep

Brown A11 F1 P : Singing (Found another one)

Black A35 F6 P5: Eat mud

Fight the Brown, Chat up with Grizzly. 

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4 days ago

You went to the forest and got me. You sat down to seek me. You couldn't find me, so you took me home with you. What am I?

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4 days ago
Thorn in my foot (ok, guess that's not the answer but it fits)

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4 days ago

I think it's a splinter.

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3 days ago

Thorn and splinter both work.

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4 days ago

Q: You are 8 years old. You find a brown-looking website full of words and start reading some of them. Eventually you make an account and decide to join a contest that ended months ago. After declaring your intentions, one of the mods decides that you are simply too stupid to live, and bans you.

Later on in the day, you make another account.
One moderator says you're allowed to stay, as long as you don't post in the forums again.
The other one doesn't really care.

What is the most logical course of action?

A: Immediately out yourself in the same damn thread.

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4 days ago

Wait a second!

Is this CYS?

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3 days ago

Nothing. Expecting a logical answer from an 8 year old is asking the impossible.

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3 days ago

Insist that you are NOT infact the noob that they banned earlier that day and then spam the forums with questions and comments about said noob, asking why he was banned and what he did wrong.

Probably best to necro some several year old threads for good measure. ^_^

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3 days ago
Hmm... I've always thought CYS as "Tan-ish"