Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...

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Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...

Postby LjSpike » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:41 pm UTC

Its a personal favorite out of all puzzles there are, because its very very simple.

If it takes 4 men, 2 days to dig a hole. How many days does it take 2 men, to dig half a hole?

Spoiler:
Hopefully you'll have spotted, you can't dig half a hole.
Although if you were to argue you would, mathematically speaking it would still be 4 days, as its half the number of men, so twice as long, but half the work, so twice as quick.

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Re: Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...

Postby jestingrabbit » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:23 pm UTC

Okay, I don't really want to do this but...

These are much more along the lines of linguistic tricks. And that's okay, I mean, lots of people are into that. But its not really what I want to encourage here in Logic Puzzles. So, please stop posting these sorts of linguistic puzzles. -jr
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Re: Beautiful Puzzle I just remembered...

Postby LjSpike » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:58 am UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:Okay, I don't really want to do this but...

These are much more along the lines of linguistic tricks. And that's okay, I mean, lots of people are into that. But its not really what I want to encourage here in Logic Puzzles. So, please stop posting these sorts of linguistic puzzles. -jr

Ahh k.
Maybe we need a linguistic pzuzles section? :) (or just other puzzles?)


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