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CA01 Lesson task 1 – quizzes and puzzles

Challenge:

“Think about the following four riddles and give your answer to each. The purpose is that you should have fun in figuring these out. Why not get a group of friends together and see if you can come up with some creative solutions?”

1.

A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car. They fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution that enables him to drive home. What is it?

Answer: There are so many multiple solutions. She offered him a ride, she lends him some of her wheel nuts, she suggest he take one nut from each of his other wheels to fasten the wheel som he can get to the repair shop, she calls or suggests for him to call for a cab or for someone to come with new nuts orto come get him. Or she simply is a superhero of some sorts, teleporting the nuts up from the drain.

2.

Two Russians walk down a street in Moscow. One Russian is the father of the other Russian’s son. How are they related?

Answer: They are parents of the same son, either biologically or by adoption. Regarding relationshipstatus or gender, we do not know if they are a couple, married, divorced cheating , straight or queer.

3.

Six drinking glasses stand in a row, with the first three full of water and the next three empty. By handling and moving only one glass at a time, how can you arrange the six glasses so that no full glass stands next to another full glass, and no empty glass stands next to another empty glass? What is the minimum number of moves to solve this puzzle?

Answer: Difficult way – three moves, move middle full glass outside empty glasses, move middle empty glass to place of moved full glass, move outer full glass to place of middle empty glass. Or do it simple and use just one move – take the middle full glass and pour into middle empty glass….

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