Cupcakes For Sale!Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
Two boys were sent by their mothers to sell an equal amount of cupcakes each, worth one dollar per cupcake.
They were told not to eat the cupcakes they are selling, and that they should sell all of the cupcakes.
At the end of the day, all cupcakes were sold, yet neither boy gained nor lost a dollar.
HintThe boys were obedient and did sell all the cupcakes. However, they ARE human...
AnswerEach boy became hungry after a while. One boy decided to buy a cupcake from the other boy, paying him one dollar.
The other boy also decided to buy a cupcake from the first boy, paying him one dollar, too.
And so it continued until all the cupcakes were sold, and both boys came home full and happy.
I can't say the same for the moms, though.
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