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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.

 

Puzzle ID:#42203
Fun:*** (3.07)
Difficulty:** (1.26)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:BluEsor0214Aph***!!

 

 

 



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.

What happened?



Answer

Each 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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Comments

Zozo_The_ZoAus*
Jun 13, 2008

got it! ez but fun
BluEsor0214Aph*
Jun 14, 2008

Glad you like it!
kunjuAin*
Jun 14, 2008

i guessed the answer
jsdodgersAus**
Jun 15, 2008

It's really easy. I saw it on Beavis and Butthead, the candy sale episode.
castillion*gb*
Jun 17, 2008

Very good!!
achilles3Ain
Jun 18, 2008

it's really easy,but good fun
chris_tracy76Aus*
Jun 18, 2008

Very easy...but very cute...thanks for submitting BluEsor0214..takes guts to submit teasers and wait for the approval
StreetsDiscipleAau
Jul 04, 2008

good one
Flamey500*us*
Aug 02, 2008

I liked it! It as a bit hard but it was great!
changhill*us*
Aug 02, 2008

that was pretty easy (probably something i would do, lol)
zxyggrhynAph*
Aug 24, 2008

Na! Magagalit ang nanay nila!
(Oh! Their mom would be angry!)
Like ...

Jaiaiaia
june12Aus*
Sep 16, 2008

oh that is too funny if you are not the moms
Wa11E*en*
Sep 19, 2008

Our cakes never make ir out of the door!
drwdrwAcn*
Oct 20, 2008

It might be a trick teaser...
Dishhead5Aau*
Oct 29, 2008

Easy
But very funny... stupid boys
westbrookus*
Dec 13, 2008

Interesting teaser.
NDYApeacockAin*
Dec 20, 2008

Funny!! great teaser~
KiraKatytus*
Nov 15, 2009

I technically got it wrong, I thought they would buy a cupcake from themselves. It's pretty close though.
Bajanatortca*
Aug 07, 2011

Ahaha I thought, since 'they ARE human' they forget to put out the sign for the price.
juleusjohn
Oct 04, 2013

I thought they sold it on credit, I guess I'm wrong



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