# A Riddle Using Deductive Reasoning

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### #61 mike the wiz

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:14 AM

Sorry that was a mistake I meant to say, "and what is the animal in the glass". The animal in the wooden box is any animal of your choice but the animal in the glass one is a specific animal.

### #62 mike the wiz

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

I assume there are no takers on this one? It's a pretty difficult one though.

I shall give my answer below, do not read it if you don't want to know. (highlight the below text)

- The animal in the glass box is a rat. The one tool is a glass cutter. Obviously you can't touch the animals and you can't touch the wooden box. If you use the glass-cutter to cut a circle in the glass box at the bottom, you can then place the glass box on top of the wooden box. Then the rat will inevitably gnaw a hole into the wooden box with it's teeth. Then you remove the glass box. if your chosen animal for the wooden box, is a hen, then when you remove the glass box from on top of the wooden box you will now have a hole in the wooden box where the rat gnawed through. You reach inside the hen's wooden box, and take an egg it would have laid.

You cook your egg and get to survive for another day.

### #63 Fjuri

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:03 AM

I figured one of the required animals would be a egg-laying animal.

Why can't there be a hen in the glass box?

Why can't you eat the animal's food?

Why can't your tool be a satellite phone so you can call for aid?

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:20 AM

Fjuri: I figured one of the required animals would be a egg-laying animal.

Good thinking.

Fjuri: Why can't there be a hen in the glass box?

Why can't one million people each put one dollar in my paypal account?

Fjuri: Why can't you eat the animal's food?

It wouldn't even be a quarter of a mouthful. It is just scraps.

Fjuri: Why can't your tool be a satellite phone so you can call for aid?

It's just one of those annoying things about riddles, that there is an answer that is specifically pre-designed based on the conditions of the riddle. When I gave that wine-bottles riddle, an answer might have been that someone else could drink the wine, but the purpose of the riddle is to come up with the answer that I designed the riddle for. There are reasons why there is one glass box, there are reasons why it must be a certain tool. Etc....So keep trying! It will take some thinking, Bilbo my lad!

What is voiceless but mutters,

sightless but flutters.

teethless, bites.

and sharper than cutters.

(I stole that from the Hobbit, it's my own version)

### #65 mike the wiz

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:11 AM

THIS POST isn't an ordinary riddle. I just think that sometimes in life, LIFE ITSELF seems to be a riddle we must crack. So I thought I would share my findings pertaining to a riddle-of-probability. This IS irrefutable, IMHO!

So in regards to the lottery, I have deduced that in fact nobody plays the lottery except the winners, in a probabilistic sense.

A; We have the winners

B; We have the losers

C; We have both.

D: We have neither.

(Which one is correct logically?, I left a clue)

(It's A . A has to be correct! Think about it, only the winners actually play the lottery because they qualify the probability! The lottery is in some regards, a probabilistic kind of spoof. When you really think about it properly, unpredictable things CAN become predictable if and only if you regard the unpredictable consistency of the unpredictable in light of the predictable, when the predictable juxtaposes the unpredictable, inevitably. It can't get any clearer than that!

1. Do you agree?

2. Do you disagree so far?

If you disagree you are full of WIND! IMHO.

Just be open to this riddle because there are no real losers of the lottery if they don't really play it. So where, "F" represents lottery losers we could say the following;

F = Lol2. (Because think about it - there are no losers! It's a tear-jurking belly laughter!)

Well, at least be objective and agree with me by at least saying the "jury" is out on this one.

### #66 mike the wiz

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:37 AM

Perhaps Fjuri, this is an opportunity to use your knowledge, to let me know where I have went wrong. I am open to suggestions. Okay that was only mischief when I said "you're full of wind if you disagree".

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:07 AM

Perhaps Fjuri, this is an opportunity to use your knowledge, to let me know where I have went wrong. I am open to suggestions. Okay that was only mischief when I said "you're full of wind if you disagree".

Not interested.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:36 AM

How about some general thoughts on the issue then, perhaps you have your own theory. I feel I have managed this one.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:26 AM

How about some general thoughts on the issue then, perhaps you have your own theory. I feel I have managed this one.

Sure, still not interested.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:05 AM

Can you at least rate the theory 1 to 10, since it did take me a while. Surely you can offer me some help given I worked for many hours to uncover the truth. You'll have to give me some time to smooth over the faults with my theory....

"Khan...please you'll have to give me some time,... the bridge is smashed the computer is inoperative."

"Time is a luxury you don't have, admiral."

..."It's coming through now Khan......"

### #71 Fjuri

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:40 AM

From our latest conversation in "Mathematics Takes Precedence Over Materialism?" you should realize I'm no longer interested in entertaining you.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:04 AM

I know you are deeply offended, you feel insulted by my approach in that thread. It must have been the comment about the "wooden" thinking, that's the only thing I think you could have taken as an insult. I apologise for that, at the time I was annoyed and sometimes I might fall into the trap of responding with negativity, to what seems like negativity.

Post #69 in this thread, has a lot of highlighted words, don't you agree?

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:11 AM

I know you are deeply offended, you feel insulted by my approach in that thread. It must have been the comment about the "wooden" thinking, that's the only thing I think you could have taken as an insult. I apologise for that, at the time I was annoyed and sometimes I might fall into the trap of responding with negativity, to what seems like negativity.

Thanks, apology accepted.

We all do that at times. Its best to realize it, apologize so we can move on together.

Post #69 in this thread, has a lot of highlighted words, don't you agree?

I see now. Cleverly done, but it didn't.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:12 AM

Fjuri: Thanks, apology accepted.

We all do that at times. Its best to realize it, apologize so we can move on together.

A flushbunking truth, if ever there was one! Spoken most logically!

Fjuri: I see now. Cleverly done, but it didn't

"ahhh - there she is...THERE SHE IS....and not so wounded as we were led to believe!"  - Khan.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:37 AM

I find when Khan says, "Aft torpedoes, fire!" a hilarious moment, he looks deranged.

Of course I guess Mike is right, really when equal agents battle it's rather pointless, when we see the outcome is destructive. So maybe at the end of the day God is, "LAUGHING" at our puny intellects.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:32 PM

Fjuri's Riddle.

Thank the Belgians for their use of phenolic resin. Ironically, It improves my english.

What's the game I enjoy playing?

(probably easy this one.)

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:06 AM

Fjuri's Riddle.

Thank the Belgians for their use of phenolic resin. Ironically, It improves my english.

What's the game I enjoy playing?

(probably easy this one.)

Equivocating?

Phenolic Resin - I recall something similar used in the mines. But it got a more specific name.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 12:03 PM

Mark: Equivocating?

Lol. That's not the answer but you are quite correct about the use of equivocation, which means you're half way to solving it, as it may well give the game away. I guess Fjuri isn't around, I am supposing that the game I refer to isn't all that popular, or at least I would guess that the majority of people wouldn't know the answer but I thought Fjuri might know because of the Belgian connection.

Here is a picture as another clue, it is a picture of something I own (for the game)

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:02 AM

This riddle wasn't really a proper riddle Fjuri, I mean - I am not attempting to test you I just thought you might know the answer as you are from the land of the balrogs. The game is billiards. (snooker or pool.)

I bought a small pool table (5 foot, baba sized) and they say Aramith balls are the best quality so I bought some, they're kind of famous as being made well by the Belgian balrog society.

"English" is the spin you put on the cue ball.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:39 AM