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Which President?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#44033
Fun:*** (2.59)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:perrygfAil******

 

 

 



Grover Cleveland was the 22nd president of the United States. He was succeeded by Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland was then elected the 24th president, succeeding Harrison. Therefore, Cleveland, on his second election, succeeded his own successor. Which was the only other United States president to succeed his own successor?





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Comments

Nerine**
Feb 01, 2009

Yay, first comment.
Thought so, it made sense. Good teaser!
omgland*
Feb 02, 2009

That twisted my mind - it was really easy at the end, but I just couldn't understand!! Great teaser.
cacepcAus*
Feb 02, 2009

Difficult. Easy, once I peeked at the answer. I didn't even get the hint. A very good teaser!
markmonninAus*
Feb 03, 2009

I had to think about this for a minute after seeing the answer to understand it. So he succeeded his successor before he was even succeeded. It just happened that his successor was the person he succeeded, so technically he succeeded his successor. It makes sense, but it's pretty tricky!
chocoholic94Aus*
Feb 03, 2009

Good job! It really made me think!
tommysmo*
Feb 04, 2009

Good one!
bradon182001*us*
Feb 11, 2009

Very clever, you got me. Thanks for posting.
pating**
Feb 12, 2009

There's something tricky about this one. When Harrison became president, we still don't know who will be his successor. So at that time, we can't say he succeeded his own successor.
eamonca*
Feb 17, 2009

Great!

Loved it.
JasonD*
Jan 31, 2012

What about Peyton Randolph and Henry Middleton?



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