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The Gigantic Bird

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

 

Puzzle ID:#33797
Fun:*** (2.15)
Difficulty:** (1.7)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:aish_28*in***
Corrected By:DaleGriffin

 

 

 



The three rowed their boat towards the ship. Even before they were half-way there, a gigantic bird swooped down on them and plucked them up. They were carried to a distant land where they were deposited in a nest high in a tree.

From the statements that follow, what was the wing span of the gigantic bird and how far did it carry the three sailors?

1. If the wingspan of the gigantic bird was either 20 or 30 metres wide, it carried the three sailors for 50 leagues.
2. If the gigantic bird carried the three shipmates 75 leagues, its wingspan was not 40 or 50 metres wide.
3. If the wingspan of the gigantic bird was 40 or 50 metres wide, it carried the three sailors 75 leagues.
4. If the gigantic bird's wingspan was not 40 or 50 metres wide, then it was 20 or 30 metres wide.


Answer

The bird's wingspan was 20 or 30 metres wide; it carried the shipmates 50 leagues.
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