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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Hi all

I have some interesting Reasoning Q's you may want to try with your children:

How do I answer the following?

Q1 The snores in the living room are coming from a sleeping lion.Why is it safe for Emma to go in and watch television?


Q2 Emma almost stopped Maria falling over the cliff, but she almost fell over herself. Since then, which of them has been campaigning for a fence along the clifftop?


Q3 Mother used a half pot of jam for making sandwiches. The dog ate half a pot of jam. mother still has half a pot of jam, but she is not happy:why not?


Enjoy! But please let me know answers

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Roz12 wrote:
Q1 The snores in the living room are coming from a sleeping lion.Why is it safe for Emma to go in and watch television?

No idea - yet.
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Q2 Emma almost stopped Maria falling over the cliff, but she almost fell over herself. Since then, which of them has been campaigning for a fence along the clifftop?

Emma, because she didn't manage to stop Maria falling over the cliff.

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Q3 Mother used a half pot of jam for making sandwiches. The dog ate half a pot of jam. mother still has half a pot of jam, but she is not happy:why not?

The dog ate the sandwiches and therefore the first half pot of jam.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:56 pm 
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WOW THANKS!!


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Q1 The snores in the living room are coming from a sleeping lion.Why is it safe for Emma to go in and watch television?

Because the TV is not in the living room?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
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Q1 The snores in the living room are coming from a sleeping lion.Why is it safe for Emma to go in and watch television?

Because the TV is not in the living room?

Or the lion is on the telly???

JD


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Excellent answer, JD!

These are better known as "lateral thinking problems" and they did the rounds many years ago in the pub when I was a teen.

They turn up in Common Entrance Exams, and also used to turn up occasionally in Oxbridge interviews.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
Excellent answer, JD!

Thanks Sally-Anne. Have always loved lateral thinking problems - you beat me to the other two answers :)

JD


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:07 pm 
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JamesDean wrote:
Have always loved lateral thinking problems

JD, I do hope you haven't got anything pressing to do today ... :D

Don't scroll too far down because otherwise you'll see the answers.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/lateral.htm

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/puzzles.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:31 pm 
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The thing with these puzzles is that reading them they are relatively simple (except number 7, which in my fernickety brain is simply wrong) but when people ask me this sort of question verbally I just stand and gawp, or at best jibber, and then once I have turned it into a visual, read it in my mind and got the answer, the conversation has moved on!

Have I just admitted to being dim :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Thanks everyone!!


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