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# Puzzling Prattle

Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. "When the day after tomorrow is yesterday," said Priscilla, "then 'today' will be as far from Sunday as that day was which was 'today' when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!"

On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?

On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?

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The two children were so befogged over the calendar that they had started on their way to school on Sunday morning!Hide Answer Show Answer

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Apr 03, 2012

how did you get the answer

Where were their parents to let them out to go??? Did not even try to work this one out. It was not my thing!!!

Interesting. I originally came up with Sunday, but thought that couldn't be right because kids would only be going to school M-F. Other than that it makes sense.

Like Crazy, I managed to come up with Sunday but dismissed it since the puzzle said they were on their way to school.

This one was fun! I could not get it but it was fun!

Wow! I think I ended up with the wrong answer, but had fun doing it. Thanks for posting!

Way too complicated for me.

I got Thursday.

If you put it in a sequence such as:

Th - Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon - Tue - Wed

with Sunday in the middle as "'TD' will be as far from Sunday as the day which was 'TD' when the day before YD was TM!"

My sequences:

From the first: TD TM YD

From the scnd: TM YD TD

Now when I put the above variables in the above calender, the two "TDs" seem to be fitted on Thursday and Wednesday, which is why I choose Thursday because Wednesday is associated with "which was 'today'" as compared with Thursday which is "'Today' WILL be far from Sunday..."

Can someone please msg me back in regard to my mistakes in my deduction?

If you put it in a sequence such as:

Th - Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon - Tue - Wed

with Sunday in the middle as "'TD' will be as far from Sunday as the day which was 'TD' when the day before YD was TM!"

My sequences:

From the first: TD TM YD

From the scnd: TM YD TD

Now when I put the above variables in the above calender, the two "TDs" seem to be fitted on Thursday and Wednesday, which is why I choose Thursday because Wednesday is associated with "which was 'today'" as compared with Thursday which is "'Today' WILL be far from Sunday..."

Can someone please msg me back in regard to my mistakes in my deduction?

heres my Logic:

Case I. today is day 0

tomorow is day +1

Day after tomorrow is day +2

Day after tom will be yesterday on +3

Case II today is day 0

yesterday is day -1

day before yesterday was day -2

day before yesterday was tomorrow -3

Both cases make day 0 the same therefore the day is set by the question as SUNDAY. Had it been

asked with another base day the answer would have been that day.

Case I. today is day 0

tomorow is day +1

Day after tomorrow is day +2

Day after tom will be yesterday on +3

Case II today is day 0

yesterday is day -1

day before yesterday was day -2

day before yesterday was tomorrow -3

Both cases make day 0 the same therefore the day is set by the question as SUNDAY. Had it been

asked with another base day the answer would have been that day.

I'll just put these kids into The Tardis and let tomorrow's yesterday be next week.

Somebody please, for the love of god, please explain this to me, English isn't my native language and the sentence pattern is confusing me beyond my limits.

I got Tuesday.

it is too complex as no one will think of students going to school on sunday

it is too complex as no one will think of students going to school on sunday

Ya, nah... the only constant here is Sunday. So Sunday has to be the chosen day. No other way to do this. the "on the way to school" was just to throw the solver off the trail.

I got Sunday so I assumed they were on their way to Sunday School.

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