Braingle Lite

Puzzling Prattle

Submitted By:D_Dragon
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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?

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by manofwords04/03/12
how did you get the answer :D

Posted by Babe04/28/12
Where were their parents to let them out to go??? Did not even try to work this one out. It was not my thing!!! :(

Posted by crazy10man04/28/12
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.

Posted by HABS293304/28/12
Like Crazy, I managed to come up with Sunday but dismissed it since the puzzle said they were on their way to school.

Posted by dangerouspie10104/28/12
This one was fun! I could not get it but it was fun! :evil:

Posted by bradon18200104/28/12
Wow! I think I ended up with the wrong answer, but had fun doing it. Thanks for posting!

Posted by auntiesis04/28/12
Way too complicated for me. :roll:

Posted by DarylK04/28/12
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?

Posted by halboy9904/28/12
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.

Posted by ROCStorm04/28/12
I'll just put these kids into The Tardis and let tomorrow's yesterday be next week.

Posted by juleusjohn10/05/13
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.

Posted by Dimah04/28/15
I got Tuesday. it is too complex as no one will think of students going to school on sunday

Posted by grafixdude04/28/15
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.

Posted by theriddler04/29/15
I got Sunday so I assumed they were on their way to Sunday School.


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