Wednesday, November 29, 2006

109. Brain Teaser 17

The man in Brain Teaser 16 was short. On Rainy days he carries an umbrella with him. He uses it to press '50'. :-D

Mr. Bond & C.M. Haniff had answered correctly.

Today's teaser is:

A man wanted to get into a members only club but because he couldn't become a member.

The man hid and watched as the guard at the door of the club house said a number to each member as they approached, the member would respond with a number of their own, if the member responded with the correct number they were let in, if they responed incorrectly they were thrown out.

One member come up to the guard, the guard said twelve and the member responded with six and was let in. Another member came to the door, the guard said six and the member responded with three and was let in.

Believing he had heard enough, the reject went up to the guard, the guard said ten, and the reject said five, but was not let in, what should the reject have said?

6 Comments:

Mr Bond said...

he suppose to say three (the number of letters in the number the guard said)

Anonymous said...

He should have said "three".

The members were responding with the number of letters in the word the guard says. When the guard said "twelve", it has six letters and so the member responded 6. When the guard says " six", it has three letters and so the response was valid.

The guy who was rejected was told "ten" and he should have replied "three" and not "five".

He thought that the answer was just half of what was asked and so was kicked out for giving the wrong answer.

Johnson D.S.

C.M.HANIFF said...

3 is the answer, he should count the number of letters the guard says ;)

C.M.HANIFF said...

NO prizes for the correct answers my friend :)

said...

Johnson D.S, Mr. Bond & C.M. Haniff had answered correctly.

COngrats. Others, plz keep on trying..

said...

Prizes ah?

What prize you want?

Hmm.. May be I can give u slot for advertisement for those who collect point until a number.. hmm.. Need to think about it.. hehehe!!!