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

 

Puzzle ID:#49561
Fun:*** (2.59)
Difficulty:** (1.45)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:ThinksForFun

 

 

 



Janet and her husband were out shopping when they decided to split to save time. They agreed to meet back at the bank at 2:00 PM. Janet realized several minutes later that she had forgotten her watch and asked a lady nearby for the correct time. The lady's watch was five minutes fast, but she thought it was ten minutes slow. Janet's husband also forgot his watch so he asked a passing gentleman for the time. The man's watch was ten minutes slow, but he thought it was 15 minutes fast. Taking into account the errors in the watches, who arrived at the bank first, and what time did they arrive?


Answer

Janet got there first at quarter to two. She was told a time that was actually 15 minutes faster than the true time. Her husband, however, arrived at twenty-five after two, as he was told a time that was 25 minutes slower than the true time.
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Comments

ThinksForFun*
Sep 08, 2012

Good one!
kittygirl19tus*
Jan 21, 2014

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dalfamnestAnz*
Jun 27, 2016

Good teaser - head-spinner at first!

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