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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:#16995
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:*** (2.39)
Submitted By:brgdo1994*****
Corrected By:sweetime




After buying a new oven, Gerald sold his old one to a stranger. Although the stranger offered to pay cash, Gerald, nonetheless, had a very good reason for insisting that the transaction take place at a bank. Rather than be offended, the stranger clearly understood the reason for this unusual request. Why did Gerald make this demand?


Q: Did Gerald know how to count?
A: Yes

Q: Did the man have the correct currency?
A: Yes

Q: Wouldn't he have insisted on going to the bank, had he sold the oven to a friend?
A: No


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