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The Slowest Race

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


Puzzle ID:#399
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Submitted By:22ACE***
Corrected By:MarcM1098




One day a really rich old man with two sons died. In his will he said that he would give one of his sons all of his fortune. He gave each of his sons a horse and said they would compete in a horse race from Los Angeles to Sacramento, but the son whose horse came in second would get the money. So one day they started the race. After one whole day they had only ridden one mile. At night they decided they should stop at a hotel.
While they were booking in they told their problem to the wise old clerk, who made a suggestion. The next day the two brothers rode as fast as they could. What did the clerk suggest that they do?


The clerk told them to swap horses. The father said that whoever's horse crossed the finish line second would get the money. He didn't say that the owner of the horse had to be on it.

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Jan 10, 2004

That's the best idea since otherwise the race would go forever since no one wants to be first. Fun.
Jan 15, 2005

pretty easy but good one
Feb 21, 2005

This was pretty easy but still fun. However, it's unbelievable that they didn't think of this solution before they started the race, let alone after slowly riding all day.
Oct 27, 2005

I've seen this before.
Nov 24, 2005

An oldie but a goodie!!!
Nov 25, 2005

Got it when the clerk came into the story!
Jan 03, 2006

Great teaser!
Feb 14, 2006

I wonder why the father wanted the boys to race..

Maybe it was so that they would get to know eachother, clear up olf feuds and decide to share their wealth when they actually came into it?

So much for that idea.
Mar 16, 2006

As soon as i read the phrase 'horse came in second' i knew the though, nice teaser.
Mar 26, 2006

i LOVE this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 09, 2006

who won???
luv it
Apr 21, 2006

good one
Jun 12, 2006

Jun 14, 2006

i've heard this one A MILLION, wait no, now A MILLION AND ONE times and i still love it!
Sep 19, 2006

Very common but still fun.
Nov 21, 2006

lol! That was awesome!
Mar 13, 2007

Easy but its nice to think outside the square!
Jul 29, 2007

Crazy old man.... why couldnt he just split up his money like a normal person and quit wasting everybody's time.
Jan 19, 2008

Loved it!!!!!!
Oct 16, 2015

WOW! Awsome teaser your really good at making teaser and I couldn't figure this out that proves im dumb. D;

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