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    Quote Originally Posted by codycat View Post
    OK- here's a math one for you guys.

    1) Pick any number from 1-5000
    2) Double that number
    3) Add 40
    4) Take the number you now have and divide it in half
    5) Take the number you started with and subtract it from the number you now have
    6) Multiply your answer by 5
    7) Now subtract 88
    8) Everybody should have the same answer.
    9) Your answer is 12

    Yep! I got 12!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmoa View Post
    I know this one, spin off of one of my Dad's favorites.

    Switch on first and second switches for a few minutes, then switch off the second one only. Go up to the attic. If bulb is lit it is switch #1, if it is not lit but is warm to touch it is #2, if it is cold it is #3.
    That works. The way I heard it was that you switch one on and then turn it off while turning the next one on instead of turning two on and turning one off...but either way works.

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    A variation of the hat trick...

    Three men are wearing a hat that they cannot see themselves, but they can see the hat worn by the other two men. Each hat can be white or black.

    They are told to raise their hand if they see at least one white hat. They all raise their hand.

    Next, they are told to lower their hand once they figure out what color hat they themselves are wearing.

    Ten minutes pass and finally one man lowers their hand and announces their answer.

    What color hat did that man say he was wearing and how did he arrive at that answer?
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    Wow, you guys are good...
    MB, @Moneybags, my grandaughter gave in and said Uncle on the Hatter's riddle ;)

    PS we all can post up any whenever we want (if you answer one of them, just state which it is you're answering for clarity's sake haha). No pecking order here, just dive in as you want.

    While we're working on Random's, here's one that's not too too difficult - it will be familiar to some of the experienced ones. If you already knew this one, you can just say "I know this one already" and leave it for those who haven't heard it before.

    "Bourbon, a Book, and..."

    In the late afternoon a man sits down to read a book in a house he has just finished building a week prior. The house is one and a half stories, consisting of a lower story and a lofted area. It has four walls, with one southern-facing window on each of the four walls, and two doors. The roof is a shed roof, covered with corrugated metal panels. The doors are made of steel, promising to be bear-proof. The first floor is 1800 cubic feet and is heated with a wood burning stove. The owner has stacked sixteen logs inside his house, and forty-five logs just outside the front door. It is a clear and sunny day, and he knows from experience that three burning logs will keep the house at approximately 63F for two hours. He has just finished eating two platefuls of stew, and after pouring himself a three ounce glass of bourbon from an newly opened 1.75L bottle, he settles in to read his book. Suddenly, he hears a noise outside and goes to the window on the wall where the front door is to investigate. Looking out the window, he sees a bear. What color is the bear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meezers View Post
    holy cow, you're scaring me ��.....12!
    Leave it to me to ruin it be explaining lol!!!!!

    Steps 1 and 5 cancel each other out.
    You are adding 40, but dividing by 2, so you are adding 10.

    So all you are really doing is:
    10 x 5 = 100; 100 -88 = 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelma View Post
    What color is the bear?
    I'm going with white. If the building has a southern facing window on each wall, then the house must be on the north pole and I'm guessing a polar bear is the only type of bear to be found near the north pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random$$Slots View Post

    What color hat did that man say he was wearing and how did he arrive at that answer?
    I have an answer to this but it would have to be a trick question of sorts to make it right. Would you consider this a trick question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Coaster View Post
    I have an answer to this but it would have to be a trick question of sorts to make it right. Would you consider this a trick question?
    I don't know what you mean by trick question. The answer can be deduced with reasoned logic.
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    Then I probably don't have the right answer. I was going to say that he knew he had a white hat if he was untruthful when he raised his hand. Meaning, he didn't see a white hat but raised his hand anyway, then when the other two raised their hands he knew they were wearing black and thus he must be wearing white...but I would consider that a trick question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Coaster View Post
    I'm going with white. If the building has a southern facing window on each wall, then the house must be on the north pole and I'm guessing a polar bear is the only type of bear to be found near the north pole.
    Yup, that's correct.
    This one is given early on to teach students to learn to disregard unnecessary information - you could two paragraphs and paragraphs filled with info not necessary to solving if you wanted to take the time.

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