Thursday, 30 July 2009

Thursday mind teaser


Someone sent me this today. It's quite intriguing. See if you can figure out how it works.

I took me about 2 minutes.



15 comments:

  1. Erm... she didn't get mine right!
    Sx

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  2. She got it right the next two times though. The gifts are rearranged each time. Odd.
    Sx

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  3. Scarlet: I think your subtraction must be at fault.

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  4. I'll go now otherwise I'll be here all day!
    Sx

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  5. It's taken me longer than your two already and I still haven't got it. I tried cheating by doing a false subtraction but it didn't fall for it. Don't tell me how it works yet - I want to spend more time on it.

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  6. Alan: It's quite easy to work out really, but I won't spoil your enjoyment.

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  7. The answer is simple: IT READS YOUR MIND!!

    I've seen this before (in a different form) and know how it works. Or rather, eventually when it was evident that I was about to start causing a disturbance in the office with my high pitched exclamations, some kind soul explained it to me....

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  8. No-one besides Kabbalah got it yet?

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  9. OK it took me a long time but at last I have got it.

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  10. Hello Chairman Bill,
    I just wanted to say thank you for the comment on my blog, it was well appreciated. :) Hope you're having a good day so far!

    Aubrey

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  11. I suppose that there are only so many numbers that the subtraction works for... and they stick the same gift on all of these.
    I really am rubbish a maths, btw!
    Sx

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  12. Scarlet: On the nail (not the broken one).

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