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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Apr '04 10:45
    A man lives on the 14th floor of a block of flats (Apartments) and takes the lift down to the ground floor every morning to go to work. In the evening when he returns he takes the lift to the 9th floor and walks up the stairs to the 14th floor.

    why?
  2. 29 Apr '04 11:06
    Originally posted by Paul0
    A man lives on the 14th floor of a block of flats (Apartments) and takes the lift down to the ground floor every morning to go to work. In the evening when he returns he takes the lift to the 9th floor and walks up the stairs to the 14th floor.

    why?
    This is probably the too short to reach the button problem.

    A variation is that when it is raining he goes to his floor and when it is sunny he only reaches a lower floor than trudges the rest of the way up on foot! Why is this?!?
  3. Standard member jimmyb270
    Top Gun
    29 Apr '04 11:15
    Because when it's raining he can use his umbrella to press the buttons?
  4. 29 Apr '04 11:16
    Yep all to easy.
  5. 29 Apr '04 12:40
    Originally posted by jimmyb270
    Because when it's raining he can use his umbrella to press the buttons?
    Yes - so given that he knows having the umbrella with him is a benefit, why doesn't he carry some kind of extendable pointy thing with him on the sunny days?!? The fool!
  6. 29 Apr '04 13:32
    Originally posted by Paul0
    A man lives on the 14th floor of a block of flats (Apartments) and takes the lift down to the ground floor every morning to go to work. In the evening when he returns he takes the lift to the 9th floor and walks up the stairs to the 14th floor.

    why?
    leave the guy alone he isnt bothering you?
  7. 07 May '04 16:44
    Originally posted by kody magic
    This is probably the too short to reach the button problem.

    A variation is that when it is raining he goes to his floor and when it is sunny he only reaches a lower floor than trudges the rest of the way up on foot! Why is this?!?
    the way i heard this was that he lives on 40 and pushes 20.
    of course, in reality this would never happen. a high-rise building would be unlikely to have one elevator to access all floors. instead, one would use an "express" elevator to bypass the first maybe twenty stories and then select the next twenty, or some such scheme.
    still, it's a fun problem.
  8. Subscriber Brother Edwin
    7 edits
    08 May '04 23:39
    14 dovided by 9 is 1.5 and the average temp of a sunny day is 125 . 125 divided by 1.5 is 9!
    i am correct!