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The Club

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

 

Puzzle ID:#20169
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:*** (2.16)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:UTforever22*
Corrected By:smarty_blondy

 

 

 



A man wanted to get into a members only club so he hid and watched the guard at the door of the club house. The guard said a number to each member as they approached, and the member would respond with a number of their own. If the member responded with the correct number they were let in. If they responded incorrectly they were thrown out. One member came up to the door, the guard said twelve, and the member responded with six and was let in. Another member came to the door, the guard said six and the member responded with three and was let in. Believing he had heard enough, the reject went up to the guard. The guard said ten, and the reject said five, but was not let in. What should the reject have said?


Answer

He should have said three, the number of letters in the number the guard said.
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Comments

IMCUL4E*us*
Jan 01, 2005

This was a good one. I didn't even think of it that way.
JFT1Heaven
Jan 01, 2005

I didn't figure it out, but I thought is was awesome
oripoo*
Jan 02, 2005

he could have also said 4 if it was the absolute value of subtracting six from the number the gaurd said, but nice trick anyway
mnkelvr102*us
Jan 02, 2005

that was a good one!
punkygrl666**
Jan 03, 2005

that was a good one!!
and at first i thought it was stupid b/c i thought it was half!!
very clever!!!
(user deleted)
Jan 04, 2005

Excellent!
MyteriousDiva
Jan 05, 2005

Very triky you little trickster you!
nodey2
Jan 06, 2005

Hey, that was cool. The absolute value thing was a neat idea, too.
(user deleted)
Jan 13, 2005

it tooooooooo good
southernbby4*
Jan 16, 2005

that was a good one . im adding it to my faves
(user deleted)
Jan 22, 2005

THIS TEASER SUCKED! IT WAS THE WORST EVER!





Just kidding....I loved it..Im adding it to my favorites as well!
nunya**
Jan 23, 2005

very clever!
Takua_Nui**
Jan 25, 2005

Good one!
I had tried to come up with several long formulas, (not equivilent to halving it). And it turns out it had nothing to do with math
AtropusAnz*
Feb 01, 2005

Congrats.. I just heard this teaser on the radio in New Zealand
You're like famous or something ^_^ Nice concept and well put. Keep it up
mzpuddn**
Feb 10, 2005

LoL.......This Is A Good Teaser, Its Definitely One Of My Favorites
TiggrAus*
Feb 10, 2005

I'm not sure, but I think that I may I have seen this same teaser on here before
NessMW1
Feb 10, 2005

This was a very good one. I liked it alot and I'm going to fool alot of people with it.
BrenBeadSP**
Feb 10, 2005

Darn, now why didn't I think of that? I loved it, thanks.
sassysassy
Feb 10, 2005

Most of the teasers on this site are so cheesy, this was actually a good one for once!
Fogweather
Feb 10, 2005

Very nice! A good twist.
misstaurus21
Feb 10, 2005

I think that this teaser was very funny. At first it seems kind of hard to understand but once you think about it what it means comes to you.
tap_dancer*
Feb 10, 2005

I sat there for like ever trying to come up with the formula when it had hardly anthing to do with math! Good one you stumped me!
goog
Feb 10, 2005


Pretty good. I thought the answer was eight. All the digits adding up to nine.
763ezileb*
Feb 10, 2005

good one ! i actually got it
94_8**
Feb 10, 2005

I didn't figure it out. but it was a great teaser
stormtrooper*
Feb 10, 2005

pretty good.
melilyn*
Feb 10, 2005

oh, I had all sorts of math things going... didn't see that one coming, good job!
neofreak29**
Feb 10, 2005

that was kinda cool.
xboxman
Feb 10, 2005


super riddle. you made the best one i read so far
(user deleted)
Feb 10, 2005

that was mad creative. i would have done the same thing that the person that wasn't aloud in did.
cookeechick05Aus
Feb 10, 2005

This was a great teaser. I don't know y I din't think of that.
BastetA*
Feb 10, 2005

Clever!!!
nicisan*
Feb 11, 2005

Very nice-got it pretty quickly so am happy with myself. keep um coming..
almondgrief*
Feb 11, 2005

very nice
fuzzie277
Feb 11, 2005

Tough one for me, but obvious when see the answer. Unfortunately, I often miss the obvious.
sweetpeao4o3**
Feb 13, 2005

how rude thumper!

very nice teaser

ok then rabid...
marigold*us
Feb 22, 2005

I really liked that one. It is kind of obvious, but in a way it's kind of challenging.
emrmpr*
Feb 27, 2005

I've heard this in another riddle about a pet shop

Anyway, this was hard and took me a while to figure out. Its going in my fav's
katiebeth123*
Mar 08, 2005

THATS A GOOD ONE! GOOD STUFF
indian_dude
Mar 10, 2005

brilliant teaser!!
y4n4**
Mar 11, 2005

U got me there if i'm the man, i would say five too!
Any a way cool and good one
y4n4**
Mar 11, 2005

U got me there if i'm the man, i would say five too!
Any a way cool and good one
kittyloverhan
Mar 16, 2005

Whoa!That was tight!...How'd you think of that ???!!??! Amazing.
mefreakdancer1
Mar 16, 2005

I missed it never thought of it that way. i tried several math ways and never got it. thanks
iconofsin*
Mar 18, 2005

Not bad.
freezequeen**
Mar 24, 2005

That was neat Its definitely on my favorites list!
RTAtlanta*
Apr 01, 2005

Very good! I would have guessed 2. Double the number, then sum the digits:

12*2=24; 2+4=6
6*2=12; 1+2=3
10*2=20; 2+0=2

Nice twist!
RTAtlanta*
Apr 01, 2005

Very good! I would have guessed 2. Double the number, then sum the digits:

12*2=24; 2+4=6
6*2=12; 1+2=3
10*2=20; 2+0=2

Nice twist!
KatelinAus*
Apr 02, 2005

I actually got this one right, yay! Please make more like this one, I really liked it.
froggyggAus*
Apr 06, 2005

Very cute. It seems familiar in some way...when I read it I knew there was a catch and figured it out.
deadeye823**
Apr 10, 2005

That was probably my favorite teaser yet!!!!! I cant beleive i got it either
lilwes2005**
Apr 14, 2005

i like this teaser cause unlike a lot of teasers it make u think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brain_deadAjm*
Apr 24, 2005

that was a good one i had to think about it for a moment
kcelf27**
Apr 30, 2005

RTAtlanta...VERY SMART of you!!! I got this one right and it wasn't super way way easy. I feel kinda smart! THX
Question_MarkAsx*
May 07, 2005

RTAtlanta's theory is very clever as well as the actual answer. I enjoyed it.
deadeye823**
May 07, 2005

AWESOME!
destroythepeace*
May 08, 2005

Lol very smart didnt think of it that way!

Luv Rachie
xsadclowneyezxAit*
May 09, 2005

lovely, i enjoyed this
darthforman*
May 11, 2005

This is good.

BUT, it sounds kinda familiar...

rashadAma*
May 30, 2005

That was nice but as previously said there are many of this kind.
jennyheo*
Jun 02, 2005

lol good one, love it! ♥
babybabe1*
Jun 08, 2005

i thought that the man had to say five and because thats what everyone else woz sayin.
trickyleprecaun*
Jun 19, 2005

i absolutely love this one! i told it to my math teacher and she loved it to! great trick!
zigthepigAen*
Jun 27, 2005

me mum or dad didn't geddit. neither did i. good 1.
gottalovetacsc*us*
Jul 11, 2005

That was a good one!!!!But I feel sorry for the reject...
MasterofTricks*
Jul 23, 2005

very tricky, i couldnt guess on this I like it
Kukmiester**
Jul 25, 2005

great teaser... going to my favs!!!
(user deleted)
Sep 06, 2005

that wuz such a gud teaser
AZTTT**
Sep 14, 2005

keep them coming! Great one. Very clever!
TheEarthling*no*
Nov 20, 2005

Yes! I got it! That was really clever!
peppamintp*us*
Nov 30, 2005

Loved it.
Poseidon
Dec 03, 2005

my favorite teaser here . I am still waiting to get the unreasonable 250 POINTS! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN ME! Nice job
Tarynng
Dec 05, 2005

Awesome!!!
rkaalandAus*
Jan 24, 2006

Fun!!!!! good thinking, I had 2
bobbet**
Feb 10, 2006

o boy im last to comment Had me goin on that one thanx
churchlady*
Feb 10, 2006


Thanks - made me use my thinking cap.
OldChinaHand**
Feb 10, 2006

My brain hurts...good teaser.
Ouchy1*us*
Feb 10, 2006

i gave it as half hard because i couldnt give it 3/4 hard. but it was really fun! good teaser, keep up the good work !
coachpisco*
Feb 10, 2006

Au contraire RABID, I thought the teaser was cleaver.
ragethe3rd**
Feb 10, 2006

Hmm I wouldnt have guessed that, very clever.
mimigolfer
Feb 10, 2006

Very Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 10, 2006

i thought that was great . iguess everybody else did too! i've never seen this many comments this early , it seems .
my personal strategy was to stare at the riddle waiting for ESP to magically kick in .
yeah , i gave up !
thimblenogginus*
Feb 10, 2006


I would have waited to hear more examples of right and hopefully wrong answers. The reject was a loser because he was impatient.
emmh**
Feb 10, 2006

Dastardly! Ten out of ten. Five out of five. Three out of three. Whatever. It was good and one I can remember to try out on my friends - see how bright THEY are. I didn't get it. Well done.
luckybrown
Feb 10, 2006

Good one, man! Very cute.
southerngirl13*
Feb 10, 2006

that was actually pretty good for once!!! good job
dodgerh8ter*
Feb 10, 2006

Excellent!!! I liked it a lot.


Go Giants!
besamishuevos*np*
Feb 10, 2006

yaddah, yaddah, yaddah, blah blah blah
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 10, 2006

once again BESAMISHUEVOS has nothing good to say .
xolilangel827oxAit*
Feb 10, 2006

haha very good one!! i guess that was too obvious for me to see...i was trying to figure out a math equation for it!! great teaser..one of my favorites!!
stm8r1us*
Feb 10, 2006

By the way, oripoo, the absolute value of subtracting 6 from 6 does not give you 3 so your solution does not work. Better luck next time.
iminaaa***
Feb 10, 2006

I heared this riddle somewhere, so I knew what to look for, but it was still fun!
wuzzupp
Feb 10, 2006

nice one i actually got it
doghouse270**
Feb 10, 2006

THIS WAS AWSOME! I got it pretty qiuck but it was a-w-s-o-m-e-! keep em' coming!
jabdrAus*
Feb 10, 2006

Yea! I loved it! Only the 2nd or so to go into my favs!
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 10, 2006

you got me there!!!! it was a GREAT teaser! it's going on my favorites.
yesenia8rivera**
Feb 10, 2006

That was Great!
bisqueet814*
Feb 10, 2006

SO TOTALLY AWESOME!
vlermaAus*
Feb 10, 2006

I loved it. Made me feel really stupid, but that's ok because the joke was on me. All the math ideas just didn't work. Makes me mad tho because spelling was always my best area. Duh. LOVED IT THO!!!
Trappersson
Feb 10, 2006

pretty good, yeah. Puts the "gray matter" into motion, and we can all use that as a daily mental workout.
Keep 'em comin'.
doka13*ml*
Feb 10, 2006

whoa, that was a head slapper... (You know where you slap yourself in the head when you hear the answer ) I guess sitting here staring at the computer didn't help me cuz i still didn't get the answer right. But it was definitley clever clever...
bluehawk*us*
Feb 10, 2006

THE LOGICAL ANSWER IS THREE.
GEE..I'M GLAD I GOT IT RIGHT. I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE REJECTED.
EXCELLENT UT. KEEP EM COMING.
riddlelover**
Feb 11, 2006

I was stuck somewhere on 1.5... hehehe...very good! Nice setting
mik512Adk*
Feb 20, 2006

nice i had it half-way through the story
Aquagirl182*ph*
Mar 18, 2006

tricky
maddiekate*us*
Apr 13, 2006

haha. i got it.
BatteryAen*
Nov 02, 2006

excellent
Blondie116*us*
Jan 24, 2007

LOVE IT
AbsurdHero*us*
Feb 10, 2007

Enjoyable, and not hard enough to frustrate. Good one.
coachpisco*
Feb 10, 2007

Very good. I enjoyed it.
puttumupus*
Feb 10, 2007

bravo...very nice one. something finaly worth my time very clever..
doeheadAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Very interesting. It took me all of 20 seconds to figure it out.
katjojoAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Cute!!
clickiss
Feb 10, 2007

You got me good.. Shows I need to think outside the "box"..This is good for my brain but not so good for my pride..hahaha
arabiannights*ph
Feb 10, 2007

Geeez, that was coool, i got hang up
rambo67us
Feb 10, 2007

Very good teaser. Super! Those characters who are negative or say it was simple need to come up with some that surpass yours.
bradon182001*us*
Feb 10, 2007

Ya got me, too. Great teaser, good and tricky. I really liked this one.
auntiesisAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Boo for me! I gave up too soon. Very clever.
breathesunshineAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Duh, I didn't go for a lot of math because I knew it was going to be a trick but I just couldn't find it. Of course maybe if I had taken a little more time.....
campfirecutieAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Great teaser!! I would have guessed 5 but knew there was a trick to it so I took some time and finally figured it out! Good Job!!
alfred19
Feb 10, 2007

yesssssssssssssssssssssss i got it gd one m8
I_Write_Books*
Feb 10, 2007

Great Trick! Fooled me!
ViaTunisi*
Feb 10, 2007

This is a classic puzzle, but is written in a creative way so it's ok.
mmmcla01A*
Feb 10, 2007

Very clever!!!
rehtaehAau*
Feb 10, 2007

that is very clever! I loved it Well done
Pizzazz2uAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Fantastic! I enjoyd it, thoroughly! Keep up the terrific work! I have ehard this before, but it still was a great one to be able to pull on a few friends!
masquerademe235*us*
Feb 10, 2007

I really liked this one... it really makes you look at something simple other than math... nice teaser.
wordmama*
Feb 10, 2007

I recognized that I had read it before but STILL could not get the answer

(sorry my apostrophe key is not working, so my syntax sounds even more stilted than usual!!!)
dachshund2k3Aus*
Feb 10, 2007

HAHAHA I GOT IT!!!

sorry for caps lock, but great teaser!
phyllisa*us*
Feb 10, 2007

Didn't get it! Fun one though
tamjpAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Lateral thinking! That is what was needed here!

You got me! I got caught up in the math!

Good job!
tpkarth*
Feb 10, 2007

I got to 2, like RT Atlanta.
ShikamaruAus*
Feb 10, 2007

nice. seems like people came up with lots of diffent math ways to do it. i figured it must not be math, but didnt think of that. (i always think in #'s, not spelled out)
OldChinaHand**
Feb 10, 2007

A very good teaser...but you do have to think a bit. Well done.
wandering_goat*
Feb 10, 2007

Arghh, I didn't even try to think too hard about it since it was a "trick" question. Oh well. Lot's of ways to figure it out though. Wasn't this type of password system used in Monkey Island 2? Ahh, great game.
lmurray*cn*
Feb 10, 2007

QUITE EASY, HOW DOES THIS TEASER QUAILFY AS A "TRICK," IT IS A LOGICAL ANSWER, NO TRICK OR DECEPTION INVOLVED.

OldChinaHand**
Feb 10, 2006

My brain hurts...good teaser.
akaAndy
Feb 11, 2007

Another solution would be 8. In the first two the sum of the digits equaled 9 (1+2+6 and 6+3). since the guard said 10, responding with 8 would make the sum of the digits 9. It is obvious that our guy was a bit too anxious to get in. He or she should have waited.
QrystalAca*
Feb 12, 2007

I kinda gave up just knowing it was a trick, and knowing the answer wasn't going to be five, but when I saw the actual answer I kicked myself because I kinda thought it would be "something like that" but didn't bother to check if it actually WAS that. Oops. Anyways, this was supposed to be a break from work, and I didn't want to hurt myself thinking more than I had to... instead, I hurt myself whacking my forehead. Ow.
radsjeff
Feb 12, 2007

There is also a T-S conection here. Twelve and Six, Six and Three. So, When given the number Ten, Six or Seven could also work. The T-S are also alternating.
cistaAsg
May 28, 2007

i got it... i was actually tested with a sequence exactly like the pattern of the numbers... so it was kinda easy..
XpurrtAus*
Nov 04, 2007

Cheater this is a duplicate of #495
supergirl14*
May 17, 2008

Hey this is a duplicate!!!!!!
annvie9*us*
Jun 07, 2008

This teaser is a duplicate of teaser 495.
Omaha345*us*
Jul 22, 2009

Any editors please report this as a duplicate of #495 . I wonder how it got approved.
Stack1607A*
Feb 10, 2010

Very good! But I didn't get it though.
emu77alu02us*
Feb 10, 2010

I even remembered seeing this one before and STILL didn't get it!
doeheadAus*
Feb 10, 2010

Wow, another new teaser that has never been on here before. Oops I meant another repeat again,again,and a few more times.
The good thing is that my brain doesn't get a workout.
bluemage
Feb 10, 2010

Didn't get it. I thought the answer might have something do with the face of a clock since they used numbers up to 12.
jaycr*us*
Feb 10, 2010

Yeah ! I got into the members only club .
patiencewithaP*us*
Feb 10, 2010

Fun! Even though I didn't get it!
auntiesisAus*
Feb 10, 2010

Didn't get it again this time.
precious1026Aus*
Feb 10, 2010

No, I did not get the correct answer, but I thought this Teasers was great.

One of the best Teasers I have encountered, and I have encountered many.

Good Work.
woodrock96Aus*
Feb 10, 2010

I knew it! Great teaser, one of the best I have ever seen.
Fearless88tus*
Feb 10, 2010

Nicely done.... poor outcast
zuppyus*
Feb 11, 2010

I guessed "with five" as the first two responded "with six" and "with three" and the reject only responded "five". Good teaser nonetheless, it had me thinking
wattsofawesome*us*
Mar 07, 2010

This is a duplicate of #495
emlanisng*
Apr 30, 2010

Gr8 trick... It made me going wild but i noe the pattern is contradicted
Candi7tus*
Aug 14, 2012

Lets see, I've seen this teaser 7 times now, with about 4 different versions of the same teaser.
Dave*en*
Feb 10, 2013

Yes, I've also played Monkey Island 2.
cutebugAus*
Feb 10, 2013

Over used and worn out. How about giving us some new teasers!!!!! Did you get this one GW?
gaylewolfAus*
Feb 10, 2013

Actually I didn't get this one. But I liked it. The word for the day is: "friend" - response: "6"!
HABS2933Aca*
Feb 10, 2013

Think I heard this one for the first time when I was about five. And given my advanced age, that was not yesterday!
jaycr*us*
Feb 10, 2013

I would have gotten into the club.



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