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Hand Shakes

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#17958
Fun:*** (2.88)
Difficulty:** (1.45)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:beijing200820***
Corrected By:tintiniscool

 

 

 



There are ten people in a house. Everybody wants to make a hand shake with only people shorter than themselves. Assume everybody is different in height. How many hand shakes are made?





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Comments

sparkplug*
Jun 19, 2004

A well known and easy, but funny brainteaser.
shelleyz*
Jun 19, 2004

that's a good one.
McGuireM*
Jun 20, 2004

I liked that one it is fun.trick is a good catagorie to put it under you should try my wheels one
luvupurpleA**
Jun 21, 2004

wow great teaser! I went into it thinking it was super easy but over looked a few things. good job!
StepIntoNowhere**
Jun 21, 2004

That was a good teaser.. Neither me or my friend could figure it out.. great job.
StepIntoNowhere**
Jun 21, 2004

That was a good teaser.. Neither me or my friend could figure it out.. great job.
crystalstar*
Jun 24, 2004

Good one! But I didn't get it. Then was the hint to throw you off course?
oosunshyneoo*
Jun 26, 2004

That was a good one, I got it with out reading the hint- but once I checked the hint I was thrown off! Good one.
KatelinAus*
Jun 29, 2004

I really liked this one! Keep up the good work!
rashadAma*
Jul 05, 2004

I cant believe it!!!
U TRICKED ME...
I thought it was 45 shakes
IVIatrixSamurai
Jul 09, 2004

Good one! I didn't get it the first time.
unklemykeAus*
Jul 14, 2004

Nasty! Your hint is NOT a hint - it's a misdirection of the first order! I had foolishly assumed that a hint was supposed to aid one in arriving at the correct answer! Silly me
monkeylove89
Jul 18, 2004

I LIKE IT.....
gabe1991*gu*
Jul 20, 2004

Very, very clever!
kissably_perfect
Jul 20, 2004

You definitely got me
lucylizzy*
Jul 20, 2004

I started working it out, but then thought, hang on a minute, is this right? I looked at the category (Trick) and then I got it immediately! Good one! Just one flaw - why on earth would you only want to shake hands with people smaller than yourself?
vbfreak55
Jul 20, 2004

i thought it was really easy, but i didn't think about the people being taller, only shorter! very funny, though! i should've looked at the categorie. it sure tricked me!
vbfreak55
Jul 20, 2004

Category*
hot_chick
Jul 28, 2004

wow! that was a good teaser, gets you thinking!! the hint wasn't really a hint! it confused me more but anyway good teaser
hot_chick
Jul 28, 2004

very good and funny
valeriy*ru*
Sep 02, 2004

Thanks alot fot the hint!
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 30, 2004

I would think that that was a duplicate. I've seen another one exactly like that. But, I like them both! Great teaser!
(user deleted)
Jan 28, 2005

lol.......very easy....Why does it have such a high difficulty rating?
froggyggAus*
Apr 09, 2005

That was very easy and I knew the answer as soon as I read it. I looked at the hint just to see what it said and thought it might have been to deliberately throw one off! I stuck with my original answer and was correct. Good job.
kcelf27**
May 02, 2005

OOOO MMMM GGGG !!!!!!!!

R U guys serious, or just being nice???

Not only was it a dup of the tennis one, but I think it was way too easy and kinda dumb. I'm not trying to be mean, but I figured by the difficulty rating I would have had to think more than 2 seconds!
kcelf27**
May 02, 2005

The tennis one is entitled 'better than the best' and it got a 1.31 dificulty rating. I still think that is too high.
humancalclator9*
May 16, 2005

hey, kcelf, be nice. i got it easily but i still liked it.
lil_valentine13Aus**
May 22, 2005

kcelf, be cool It was easy but that shouldn't stop u from liking it. Didn't stop me. And short people rule the world. I should know, I am one.
sweetime**
May 24, 2005

yeah it is the same as the tennis one, and both of them take about ten seconds to figure out
Lunar_Light
Jun 11, 2005

Of the hunderds of teasers I've seen, this is the first I just added to my favorites list. Awesome teaser!
katie56*en*
Jun 18, 2005

I didn't get it! then again, i never get any of the teasers!
trickyleprecaun*
Jun 19, 2005

i love this one. its one of my favorites! my math teacher and i were really stumped!
Evltwnkait*
Jul 05, 2005

That was pretty cool. The hint was kinda funky and i actually got that answer (45) but i knew it was a trick question so i was stumped. I only want to know why you put the 45 thing as a hint!
deepseaAus*
Aug 01, 2005

it was evil of you to do that as a hint
but still a good teaser and why would anyone want to only shake shorter peoples hands?
puppygirl1213Aus*
Aug 02, 2005

Good one. THe hint almost threw me off. If i had not read a simliar teaser befor i may not have gotten it.
vvr007**
Aug 18, 2005

good one but if u think a second it will give answer very funny
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 12, 2005

Good one, and a nice hint to match. Keep them coming.
facr_1Amx*
Dec 17, 2005

schatzy228*us*
Mar 03, 2006

WOW , either some of you don't understand the concept of trick teasers, or you just can't stand being tricked.
This was a classic, especially with the trick hint.
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 29, 2006

Thats the problem. It's a classic. It's unoriginal. Ah well, nice try anyway...
paul726Aus*
Jun 11, 2006

That was a good one. Not hard, but good.
akl21Aus*
Aug 04, 2006

Good job! Assuming that after they shook hands with someone, the ladies put on heels...
calmsaviorAus*
Aug 23, 2006

this is based off of a joke you pull with a large crowd all sitting, like a church. You say: "Everyone shake hands with the person directly behind you." Everyone will turn around to shake hands, and everyone laughs.
brudork*
Apr 03, 2007

YOU PUT A FAKE HINT?!?!?! I guess it is a trick. Good thing I saw it b4
baomq*
Jun 07, 2007

great riddle
kwelchansAus*
Dec 28, 2007

Shouldn't the editors have caught this as a duplicate to the "Better than the Best" teaser?
Tiger__Spirit56A
Sep 03, 2010

O_O I HATE THIS TEASER!!! noooo.... I LOVED IT u totally fooled me > x)
princess2007A**
Apr 13, 2011

Yeah, that was pretty easy. But really, I think the hint is meant to HELP people not intentionally misdirect them. If you don't want to make it easier, just don't give a hint. You're not giving the ppl who don't get it in the first 2 seconds a chance!! Common but good teaser.
crazy10manAus*
Apr 13, 2011

Lame, way too easy. And, no, that so called hint wasn't there to help people.
J-Mac*
Apr 13, 2011

Classic - and a very good one, too!

Thanks!

Jim
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 13, 2011

started to do the math, then realised the trick. Good one!
auntiesisAus*
Apr 13, 2011

Very cool. I did the math in about 2 seconds, and was so proud of myself when I read the hint. Busted !!! I was so fooled it isn't funny. Never noticed the category was trick. I feel so dumb, but I still love it.
eamonca*
Apr 13, 2011

Glad I skipped the "Hint" on this old chestnut.

Misleading info should be discouraged, even if meant in fun.
GreenApples27*nz*
Apr 13, 2011

Very clever, and the Hint was certainly not a hint!
Jeppydog*
May 10, 2011

I'm an idiot. I got 81 as the answer working it out. I forgot it was a trick and a really great one....love this tricky teaser.
Babe*
Apr 13, 2014

Thanks for a good laugh
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 13, 2014

Almost got me for a second. I started out thinking "There are 9 people shorter than the tallest person, 8 shorter than the next ....but no one would want to shake the tall guy's hand ....hang on what category is this in?" Then the lightbulb went on and the answer became clear.
Fun!
cutebugAus**
Apr 13, 2014

Very old and very easy teaser. I've heard this in many different versions
Zykezexus*
Apr 13, 2014

These kind of teasers are my favorite, really tricky and wakes me up
kudo_15
Apr 14, 2014

That was a good one... easy but creative in a way... good job... its definitely going on my favs



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