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The Flat Tire

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

 

Puzzle ID:#3671
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:PeaceJo*ca****

 

 

 



At Duke University, there were four sophomores taking Organic Chemistry. They had done so well on all the quizzes, midterms, labs, etc., that each had a solid "A" for the semester.

These guys were feeling pretty confident the weekend before finals, so they decided to go up to the University of Virginia to party with some friends. They had a great time; however, after all the partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday.

Rather than take the final on schedule Monday morning, they decided to find their professor after the exam and let him know why they had missed it. They explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the plan to come back to study, but, unfortunately, they had had a flat tire on the way back, hadn't brought a spare, and hadn't been able to get help for a long time.

As a result, they had missed the exam.

The Professor thought it over and then agreed that they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied hard that night and went in the next day at
the appointed time.

The professor placed the four friends in separate rooms, handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth 5 points. It was something simple about free radical formation.

"Cool," thought all four simultaneously, each one in his separate room, "this is going to be easy." Each finished the problem and then turned the page.

On the second page was written: "For 95 points answer this question:

The final question proved the professor knew the students were lying. What was the question?




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