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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:#36455
Fun:*** (2.61)
Difficulty:** (1.92)
Submitted By:MMSMustangAus******




A man is in downtown Walkville and is going to go home in his car. The man is 60 feet away from his car, yet he took only 13 steps and got in the car and drove away. How is this possible if he didn't leap or get assistance from anyone?


It has nothing to do with the size of the steps.

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Apr 28, 2007

Ummmmm.... ok thats defnitely not what I was thinking!!!! YAY first post!
Apr 28, 2007

I kinda thought.... oh never mind. Good teaser, second comment!
Apr 28, 2007

too many possiblities
Apr 28, 2007

third and fouth comment
Apr 28, 2007

now fifth
Apr 29, 2007

So going up 6 floors in an elevator is not getting assistance? I walk the stairs!
Apr 30, 2007

I have to agree with Jimbo. Although he didn't get assistance from "anyone", he did get assistance from "something", but "someone" built the elevator, so indirectly, he did get assistance from "someone", which is the same as "anyone"...does that make sense?

Anyways, the teaser was pretty good.
Apr 30, 2007

haha 4demo has a point!

but i liked the teaser it was good!
May 03, 2007

I agree with Ademo and all but grreat teaser nonetheless.
Ps. How do you know he only took 13 steps? What if he was short and took smaller steps?
May 21, 2007

I can't believe I got that!
May 24, 2007

Oh, so he wasn't rollerskating down a hill then
May 31, 2007

I thought he went up a flight of stairs thirteen steps long.
May 31, 2007

1- maybe he was riding a bike or an animal to it and got off 13 steps early

2- maybe he was doing cartwheels, which make strides much longer, if there considered strides at all.

3- maybe he didnt park his car correctly and it started rolling toward him, so he jsut got in.

4- maybe he was on ice and he slipped most of the way.

...and i can think of ALOT more

too many possibilities, sry
Jun 15, 2007

i thought it meant like literally 60 ft like the measurement so i was like ooh its a giant like yao ming and his steps are 1.3 metres long!
Jun 28, 2007

Don't forget to send me a message saying what subject you want me to do on a quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oct 07, 2007

omg... i just realized. an elevator is considered a car
Feb 12, 2010

thought the same thing as swithie
Jan 12, 2013

Ooo that was really clever! Loved it!
Dec 09, 2016

A person who was running could easily cover 60 feet in 13 steps; that's only 4.6 feet per step.

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