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The Tree

Category:Trick
Submitted By:lesternoronha1
Fun:*** (2.45)
Difficulty:* (0.58)



A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?

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Comments on this teaser


Posted by Princess_Neopia01/08/03
Excellent teaser. Although, you could have had a harder one by asking how many pears altogether. The amount of pears would have been 1728 pears.Anyway,Brilliant teaser.

Posted by yogi01/09/03
Laurlah, so how many plums are there?

Posted by singcan02/25/03
I agree with choog. Its just too easy. A 8 year old got it!

Posted by ShadowOfAnother02/25/03
Yeah.. it was kinda easy but the idea was good.

Posted by Riss02/25/03
hehe! cute one! too easy, though

Posted by Jake10102/25/03
Good one, but it was easy you just have to read carefully

Posted by stardust03/03/03
Neat but eazy puzzle for a beginner like me

Posted by smileysteve03/03/03
very, very good. I got it but it was great.

Posted by sweetime05/30/05
the answer isn't "none", but rather "it depends on how many plum trees the farmer owns" (nowhere in the teaser does it say that the farmer *doesn't* own plum trees)

Posted by smarty_blondy06/16/06
Cute. :D

Posted by timon_dmlybots07/09/07
nice!! 8)

Posted by CANNONBALL09/03/08
California!!!

Posted by thebrain78906/17/10
This came from MindTrap.

Posted by thebrain78906/17/10
Even the California part.

Posted by braingle10012/15/10
Wow. I totally got it right away. REally ease-e, but I have done about half of the trick teasers on this site so...




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