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.
Bob had just finished typing a report for school on his computer. However, as he was trying to print his report, he realized he was out of black ink! He wasn't allowed to write the report, nor was he able to acquire more ink in any fashion, yet Bob still handed in his report the following day, completed. How?
HintThink of colors...
Bob had run out of black, not every color. Assuming Bob has a color printer, he would still be able to print it in another color. Most teachers would accept a dark blue or grey.
Jan 29, 2014
|Love it! I actually have turned in a paper in dark blue...|
Mar 15, 2014
|Hello dp. I figured this out. So there. |
Apr 18, 2014
|"He was unable to acquire ink in any other fashion." |
Apr 18, 2014
|Is there a problem with that sentence? |
May 05, 2014
|Next time,make the hint a lil less obvious. |
May 25, 2014
|Next time maybe you should add a story to it or make it longer.|
Jun 15, 2014
|Sciencesteven, I think it means he couldn't acquire BLACK ink in any way.|
Jul 06, 2014
|Decent teaser. A little obvious but it works well. [Before coming to the conclusion, I was thinking a little more creatively and assuming that maybe if he had ink enough in his pens to write he could use it for the printer, but yeah. That's mad.]|
Regarding how he could not "acquire more ink in any fashion," I think it means that he had different coloured inks already, just not black. He didn't have to get any more ink in order to hand it in.
Sep 10, 2014
|Oh, yeah, and i got the answer after reading 3 sentences. |
Sep 26, 2014
|Actually, most modern printers don't allow you to print anything unless all the ink colours are present. |
Feb 06, 2015
| I made a mistake. No I didn't 'cause it was explained well and made perfect sense.|
Apr 22, 2015
|my printer will not print at all if it's out by even one ink color |
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