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Thief in the Apartment

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#2262
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:** (1.4)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:silverradiance**
Corrected By:bigsisjune

 

 

 



The keeper of an apartment has reasons to believe that a thief is lurking around in his apartment. He decides to invite a detective over to his apartment for further investigation on the thief. The detective then is one day pondering in his room when a knock on the door was heard. A man walked in and said "Oops, I thought this was my room, sorry," and left. The detective immediately arrested the man. Why?




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Comments

watupchicks*
Mar 10, 2002

that is a clever one.. good job
captbob61
Mar 26, 2002

When you go to college, if you have a roommate... let's just say it's courtesy.
txaggievet
Apr 17, 2002

True CaptBob!
Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 25, 2002

knew it from a book
NuttyPrince*
Aug 12, 2002

Great -Nutty
bmotts*
Aug 14, 2002

that may be stupid, but i voted it fun
megan
Dec 21, 2002

Too easy. why would he "think" it was his room, he should know.
matty2kool
Aug 27, 2003

really clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xiaobaby
Sep 09, 2003

haha.. megan, some people may be absent-minded and keep going into the wrong rooms
JasonD*
Aug 04, 2008

Er... I interpreted the word "room" as meaning "room within the apartment" instead of "the apartment itself."

The detective would recognize the proper resident, having been hired by him. Presumably, the detective would have met any other proper residents of the apartment as well.

So when the detective saw a stranger inside the department, he knew right away that the stranger was an intruder, regardless of which room he's in.

Maybe it should say, "pondering in the apartment..." and "Oops, I thought this was my apartment..."

Or am I not understanding something?

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