Thursday, October 21, 2004

Here's the (or an?) answer for yesterday's problem:

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles. "Oh, how clumsy of me," she said. "But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked."

Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an extremely advantageous one.

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MORAL OF THE STORY: Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't attempt to think !!

How many of you got the answer as above?
Anyone got a different answer?

Now what if it was the girl who had to pick up the two pebbles from the ground, and the moneylender one from the bag?


At 1:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's one of your i havent had a blog of my own.and apparently it's
my first time visiting ur it's been awhile since u last
updated it.uve surely been busy being the head of programme.ill swing by to
check out what's on...a'kum


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