# reasonably easy

doodinthemood
Posers and Puzzles 06 Jan '08 16:37
1. 06 Jan '08 16:37
Every day a man approached
the centre of the town
and all the folk who'd heard of him
would come and gather round

"I have a bag of sand"
he'd announce to all the crowd
"and whoever happens to guess the weight
will end up feeling proud"

"for whoever guesses exactly
will win this silver crest"
I stood right up and won the award
what was it that I guessed?
2. DaBearsFan08
Chicago Maniac
06 Jan '08 16:44
Originally posted by doodinthemood
Every day a man approached
the centre of the town
and all the folk who'd heard of him
would come and gather round

"I have a bag of sand"
he'd announce to all the crowd
"and whoever happens to guess the weight
will end up feeling proud"

"for whoever guesses exactly
will win this silver crest"
I stood right up and won the award
what was it that I guessed?
A bag of sand?ðŸ™‚
3. wolfgang59
06 Jan '08 17:39
Originally posted by DaBearsFan08
A bag of sand?ðŸ™‚
1 stone ?

Nice rhyme btw
4. 06 Jan '08 20:54
you guessed the weight
5. PBE6
Bananarama
06 Jan '08 23:10
"exactly"?
6. uzless
The So Fist
07 Jan '08 05:20
Originally posted by doodinthemood
Every day a man approached
the centre of the town
and all the folk who'd heard of him
would come and gather round

"I have a bag of sand"
he'd announce to all the crowd
"and whoever happens to guess the weight
will end up feeling proud"

"for whoever guesses exactly
will win this silver crest"
I stood right up and won the award
what was it that I guessed?
Doesn't matter, according to the riddle all you had to do was "guess exactly".

Anyone can guess exactly. If you made a guess you made a guess exactly, as long as you said a unit of weight measurement.

therfore you win the prize.

Or, is this not one of those litteral interpretation questions?
7. 07 Jan '08 07:27
hmmm, it is, so that's a nice answer. You'll get a lollipop *hands a lollipop*. Change the word exactly to "correctly" then, and it's in the same style as Lewis Carol's puzzle V from puzzles in wonderland.
8. 08 Jan '08 19:15
I've been told the follow up is easier, and it may help you with this one, so here it is:

There's a woman on my street
who I see every day
But a week ago she came up to me
"Guess what I'm on my way

I'm off to Arizona!"
The woman said to me
and set off for the nearest station
to start her long journey

When she arrived she met a man
who's dog lay on the floor
"That dog's called Harry" she exclaimed
how could she be so sure?
9. 08 Jan '08 19:52
Because she called it Harry?
10. 08 Jan '08 20:04
So you made up a unit that equals exactly to the bag of sand?
11. 09 Jan '08 19:50
The weight was written on the bag, and the dog's name was on it's tag?

More a guess than anything else.
12. 11 Jan '08 17:32
Ok the weight of the bag was one ounce.
13. 11 Jan '08 22:12
Originally posted by doodinthemood
I've been told the follow up is easier, and it may help you with this one, so here it is:

There's a woman on my street
who I see every day
But a week ago she came up to me
"Guess what I'm on my way

I'm off to Arizona!"
The woman said to me
and set off for the nearest station
to start her long journey

When she arrived she met a man
who's ...[text shortened]... g lay on the floor
"That dog's called Harry" she exclaimed
how could she be so sure?
It's your dog, you see her every day and she's still at the station?