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Half Of 13...

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

 

Puzzle ID:#18646
Fun:** (2.03)
Difficulty:*** (2.84)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:rashadAma****
Corrected By:bookworm91

 

 

 



How can half of 12 be equal to half of 13?





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Comments

rashadAma*
Aug 25, 2004

So what do you say?
Per votes i see that this is one of the great teasers but i would like your opinions.
cnmne*us*
Aug 25, 2004

Well, you wanted a comment. I would never have thought of your answer, but I have an alternate answer that I believe would also work. I just discarded half the digits (the 2 and the 3), leaving 1 = 1.
jetdjc15
Aug 26, 2004

huh half of 12 is 6 and half of 13 is 6.5!!!!!!!!!!!!
(user deleted)
Aug 26, 2004

excellent alternative answer that one
rashadAma*
Aug 26, 2004

Cnme, that is a classic answer... I think readers need something new.
NCM1992
Aug 29, 2004

good but impossible to answer
unklemykeAus*
Aug 30, 2004

No, it's not one of the great teasers, just one of the most obscure. A simpler answer is that half of twelve is equal to half of thirteen when you round down to the nearest whole number - an equally unsatisfying answer. - I think this one goes into the "Try Again" category
rashadAma*
Sep 02, 2004

UnkleMyke, i will keep that comment in mind next time i submitt a new teaser, but don't you think that it's toooooo weird having you submitting none of your teasers, and commenting serious comments on others
trojan_luvr
Sep 05, 2004

really good but i dont think its as difficult as the rating proves
rashadAma*
Sep 09, 2004

Thanx Trojan
KatelinAus*
Sep 12, 2004

I think it was a really good idea, the digital watch thing.
thecinnemonbear
Sep 12, 2004

You do too much bragging!
rashadAma*
Sep 18, 2004

Bear this is a Trick!

Thanx
I_am_the_Omega**
Sep 21, 2004

easy... just round down
newbee*hk
Oct 08, 2004

nice 1
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 30, 2004

I would think that this teaser would go in one of the upper Brain Teaser's list. It definantly stumped me. But I would think it would go in a different category. Good job though!
Lizard_79
Nov 08, 2004

Ok, that solution still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, so I propose an alternative solution: Bakers often added an extra donut to the box when customers bought 12...what is commonly known as a "baker's dozen". Therefore, when 13 is a baker's dozen, it's really 12 with one more to "sweeten" the deal...and half of 12 is 6. ;-)
passion**
Nov 13, 2004

i would have never thought of this answer!!! kinda confuzing but obviously a slick one
Nicky101Aus*
Nov 26, 2004

Stumped me! Cool
bervin*
Dec 17, 2004

dont care what everyone else says. i didnt get it, but it was really good. required thinking about a different thing to get the answer-good stuff
anotherMe
Dec 18, 2004

I think you are full of crap!
braintex
Jan 01, 2005

pretty hard,but very boring on the scale of 1-10 i would give it a 3.9
smar_tass
Jan 02, 2005

lame
(user deleted)
Jan 26, 2005

Uh.....that was.......interesting.......
marigold*us
Mar 03, 2005

What???!!! That didn't make any sense whatsoever! Where did you come up with that?
(user deleted)
Mar 09, 2005

I think a better answer is that if you assume "12" is a base 10 number, and "13" is a base 9 number (equal to 12 in base 10), then 1/2 of either number would be "6".
froggyggAus*
Apr 09, 2005

When I looked at the hint "what time is it" I thought of military time - half past 120 would be 30 minutes after the hour. And half past 130 would also be 30 minutes after the hour. Therefore, they are both equal - 30 minutes after the hour of 120 and 130. Sounds confusing but my military hubby agreed to my calculations and logic.

By the way, I obviously did not come up with the answer stated.
Nicholle*
Apr 22, 2005

Potato is not the only one... I don't understand the whole watch thing. but it's good. and it's a stumper. i'll be looking for more like this!!!
rashadAma*
May 09, 2005

Thanks all
batti_s*
May 16, 2005

Half of a dozen =6, And half of a baker's dozen is also 6. Though baker's dozen has 13 in it, a half of it is always considered 6.
sweetime**
May 24, 2005

i wanted it to be how can half of 13 be equal to have of 14, because then i could have answered "teen" (thirTEEN and fourTEEN). (15 and 16 also work)
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 06, 2006

I agree with froggygg. that was the answer I thought of.
I can't imagine ANYONE thinking of the answer you gave.
DaveEasy
Mar 11, 2006

I agree with cnmne. I would have never gotten that one. I was thinking more along with the discarding of the 2 & 3 leaving the common 1
LuCkYgirl21**
Apr 15, 2006

IT REALLY ISN'T MADE OUT AS DIFFICULT AS ALL OF YOU ARE MAKING IT OUT TO SEEM, ESPECIALLY ONCE THE ANSWER IS GIVEN. HE SAYS THINK OF A DIGITAL CLOCK ,RIGHT, WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE EXACT NUMBERS. SO THINKING OF SEEING 12 AND 13 IN THE MINUTES OF THE DIGITAL CLOCK THE STICKS(PER SAY) THAT MAKE IT UP THE NUMBERS ADDS UP TO 7 WHOLE STICKS AND HALF OF 7 IS 3.5. SO, THIS IS THE WAY THAT I ENVISION IT GOING AND HOW THIS WOULD MAKE SENSE.
Smart_AlexAph*
Apr 22, 2006

When I saw the hint, I thought of an analog clock and I was like "Whaaaat?"
buenos*us*
May 24, 2006

I thought yours was a really weird answer, even for a trick.... I was thinking half a dozen and half a baker's dozen. But even in a trick, you can't equate a number of lines from 2 different numbers...
Linlou18uk*en*
Jun 08, 2006

I thought the answer was: When 12 and 13 is a dozen;

12= dozen
13= bakers dozen
shallgrenus*
Jun 11, 2006

I was going to say that half of 12 is 6 and half of 13 is 6.5 so 6 + .5 is half of 13...
dudebomb93Aus*
Jul 27, 2007

LOL HARD MAN HARD
dudebomb93Aus*
Jul 27, 2007

THAT DIDNT SOUND RIGHT LOL!
xojohannyxoAus*
Feb 15, 2008

that was hard but the scary part was that I actually looked at the clock and it was 12:31
Starriddlertus*
May 07, 2008

emma5799979**
Jul 24, 2008

I so dit not get that, but everyone else has different ideas. I dunno! Even after I read the answer I still didn't get it! I think it definitely should have been in another category! I guess it was OK though.
kiwikitty1995Aus*
Aug 16, 2008

wow uv really goten technical here. no offense to u but i dont like teasers that get all technical like that. but it was good!
Calehay*
Dec 18, 2008

I think this is a great teaser. You have to think a bit out the box, but why is that a bad thing?
Crystal_Heart*
Nov 03, 2010

I don't get it... Even after reading the answer, I don't understand how it makes sense. Could somebody please explain?
extremebluenesscus*
Aug 21, 2013

I was thinking because they're both half of a dozen.



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