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Two Jacks

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Puzzle ID:#4578
Fun:*** (2.58)
Difficulty:*** (2.82)
Submitted By:arij****




"Do you always believe what you see?" asked Snorkel, taking four cards from a regular pack of playing cards and discarding the rest. "What do you mean?" replied Twanger. Snorkel showed Twanger his four cards : an ace, a three, a ten and a jack. After secretly arranging them in a certain order, he dealt them face down in a line on the table. "I've seen this trick before!" cried Twanger. "You want me to tell you where the jack is." "The jack!" exclaimed Snorkel. "There are two jacks in these four cards." How is it possible and where are they in the four face-down cards?

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Jun 21, 2002

I thought it was because the jack has two heads. Like all face cards.
Jun 21, 2002

this one is pretty clever.
Jun 24, 2002

I also thought he was talking about the two faces on a jack
Jun 27, 2002

That was very clever...
Jul 03, 2002

interesting teaser.
Jul 04, 2002

I added the 10 and the ace together to make 11 - a jack - Good one.
Jul 09, 2002

Jul 11, 2002

clever but impossible 2 solve..........a hint should have been given.
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Jul 14, 2002

I agree with jasin a hint should have been available it was a bit of a long winded way around to find the answer
Jul 14, 2002

What does the c stand for? Card? And the k?
Jul 14, 2002

Oh, never mind, i get it now. Yeah, there should have been a hint provided.
Jul 14, 2002

You *must* be kidding. I've seen stuff with obscure answers before, but this one really took the cake.

And I agree with everyone else that a hint would have made things remotely possible.
Jul 17, 2002

i didn't get it, but it's quite clever -- too hard for most though! and the idea about the two jacks on each card is very clever!!! so really there are 3 jacks!! It is a gd1 neway!! =¬S
Jul 17, 2002

nice one
Jul 20, 2002

im likin this one, its quite hard but i dont think a hint should have been given cos then people would have complained it was too easy! nice one.
Jul 28, 2002

I get it! The numbers are 1,3,10,and 11. A is the first letter in the alphabet, so 1 is A. C is the third letter, so C=3. J=10, and 11=K. That spells "JACK"
Jul 30, 2002

very clever, well thought out, THIS IS ONE GOOD TEASER!
Aug 07, 2002

eachs card should have two of its symbols so there would have been two little jack heads on the card.
Aug 12, 2002

I didn't like it.. I don't think i would have been pleased by a friend showing me a second JACK only based on "association of cards to alphabet letters." This is a pretty disappointing solution.
Apr 23, 2003

I didn't get the answer but I like it because it satisfies the stated conditions. One Jack (card) and the other spelled out by the numbers. Actually there was a couple of clues given by the question asking for the postion of the jacks and the arragement in a secret way, so it had to be something to do with the order. Very Good!
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Nov 04, 2003

Never wouldv'e gotten that. Kinda have to think outside the box.
Nov 15, 2003

That was pretty hard...i liked that one!!!
Dec 05, 2004

one jack could alos be face up
Dec 05, 2004

May 31, 2005

well i didn't manage to get the position of the cards correct. however, when i play cards with my sisters we assign the face cards a value of ten (with the ace the highest at 11). this meant that i thought that the "ten" referred to in the teaser could also have been a jack, hence there being two jacks.
Sep 21, 2005

I thought this was a good trick, even though it was very hard...I also thought the answer was the two heads on the Jack card.
Sep 24, 2005

its easy
Feb 20, 2006

Ahh, I think the answer could do with being improved as I had to read the comments to understand what was going on.
Nov 18, 2006

Wow! That's amazing! Never thought of that...I'll have to try it out.
Jun 12, 2007

That's really cool, I liked that one a lot. Good job!
Oct 23, 2007

Really there are three jacks!! The two you mentioned, and add the ace and ten together to get 11 which is a jack
Jan 18, 2008

its ok...
Sep 10, 2008

Very clever! I thought it was because of the two faces on the Jack card.
Nov 12, 2008

I didn't get it, never would have figured it out. Good trick teaser. Thanks for posting.
Oct 25, 2009

Very clever. Keep it up!
Feb 04, 2010

This shouldn't even be in the trick category
Sep 22, 2010

Great teaser! Completely astounded me! (I thought the guys real name was Jack) I think it should by more of a "riddle" category teaser though.

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