A conundrum is a puzzling question or problem in which the person trying to solve the problem may need to ask questions to gain the information needed to solve it.
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I will post the Conundrum -- it is then up to everyone to try and work out the solution/answer by asking questions; however, the only answers I can provide are:
Yes - Your question's on track; obviously, the answer to your question is 'Yes'.
No - Your questions on track; obviously, the answer to your question is 'No'.
Irrelevant - Your question is not on track; answering it would simply lead you further from the answer.
If you know the answer (ie: you have heard/done this conundrum before, please don't just post the answer). However, if you work out the answer whilst asking/reading the questions, then please feel free to post your answer.
Don't be afraid to ask a question -- even if it's irrelevant, it is helping as it identifies the paths that people shouldn't be going down. Also, feel free to ask multiple questions in one post, to speed up the process.
How did he know he was going to die?
A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.
why does he stop on the tenth floor if no one was in the elevator..or if it wasn't raining?
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There is a man dead in an alley with 52 bicycles around him. He had been shot. There was a large pile of dollar bills around him.
Why was he shot?
Edited by Dan G, 05 February 2006 - 08:30 PM.