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The Sunsets

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:#49555
Fun:*** (2.45)
Difficulty:** (1.43)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:BajanatorAca***

 

 

 



On a road trip to the Rocky Mountains, the Smith family experienced something interesting. They live in Montana, so they traveled westward on a day long trip there, where they would stay for 5 days and then travel back home. On their trip they decided that they would watch the sunset each night. So, they did! But on one of the nights, their sunset watching was especially fun. This is because they watched the sun as it set three times! How did this work?



Answer

On the first day of the trip they were still driving at night. When the sun started to set, because they were travelling westward, it would set in front of them and then the car would drive to a higher altitude in the mountains. That way, they were able to watch it set twice more.
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Comments

Marpleen*
Sep 03, 2012

Yay! I'm first to comment! Good teaser! Well done!
kidkilowatt
Sep 05, 2012

Good teaser!

My only issue is the statement "day long trip" is a bit loose and doesn't necessarily require the family to still be driving at the prescribed situational time.
30angel100Aus*
Nov 19, 2012

Too easy. You can do this without doing all that driving. I suppose it is okay... Great job knowing that.
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 23, 2013

Angel, you're not one to judge. I went to check if you had a better one, but, like I suspected, you haven't submitted any. Great teaser, by the way!

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