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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #270 on: May 16, 2019, 12:29:05 PM »
Let the friend take the sick person to the hospital and then come pick you up
Ah, but hereís where it gets tricky. This friend left his driverís license at the hotel.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #271 on: May 16, 2019, 12:44:37 PM »
Ah, but hereís where it gets tricky. This friend left his driverís license at the hotel.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #272 on: May 16, 2019, 12:54:21 PM »
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Well if he's dying due to the weather have him warm up in the car. Then talk to your friend with the window down or go outside the car.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #273 on: May 16, 2019, 12:57:58 PM »
Yes,  amazingly most people I asked this question to said ten cents.

This is a psychology experiment - I don't believe it is a Twersky/Kahneman experiement, but I believe they used it in their seminal System 1/System 2 paper - the basis for the Book "Thinking Fast and Slow"

the point is our brains are lazy, and without thinking most people miss the 'more than' clause in the problem. Here's an explanation and variation on the problem - https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/observer/obsonline/a-new-twist-on-a-classic-puzzle.html

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #274 on: May 16, 2019, 01:00:04 PM »
In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads.  Every day, the patch doubles in size.  If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how many days would it have taken for the patch to cover a quarter of the lake?

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #275 on: May 16, 2019, 01:02:26 PM »
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #276 on: May 16, 2019, 01:03:33 PM »
In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads.  Every day, the patch doubles in size.  If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how many days would it have taken for the patch to cover a quarter of the lake?
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #277 on: May 16, 2019, 01:10:36 PM »
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?
1)doctor is his mother
2)gay couple

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #278 on: May 16, 2019, 01:11:20 PM »
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #279 on: May 16, 2019, 01:21:52 PM »
1)doctor is his mother
2)gay couple
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.

The simplest answer is that the Doctor is his mother. People "of a certain age" fail this, because they aren't around enough female doctors to think that way.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #280 on: May 16, 2019, 01:23:42 PM »
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.
He clearly wrote his son. But I like the thinking
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #281 on: May 16, 2019, 01:31:51 PM »
He clearly wrote his son. But I like the thinking

He wrote his son first, and then the son. But in any event, it seems like @TimT was right. Though if you got it on time before the edit, you can see that he too wasn't thinking straight at first. Pun intended.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #282 on: May 16, 2019, 01:36:28 PM »
He wrote his son first, and then the son. But in any event, it seems like @TimT was right. Though if you got it on time before the edit, you can see that he too wasn't thinking straight at first. Pun intended.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #283 on: May 16, 2019, 02:08:53 PM »
...People "of a certain age" fail this, because they aren't around enough female doctors to think that way.
I'm not sure this is the reason. I think the way the question is framed plays a big role as well. There are 8 words in the riddle that are gender specific, and all refer to males.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #284 on: May 16, 2019, 03:55:54 PM »
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Call an ambulance to take the sick person to the hopital
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