Twelve pears hanging high, twelve men passing by.
Each took a pear and left eleven hanging there.
How can this be?
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Thursday, June 05, 2008
Each Took a Pear
Labels: brain teaser
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Each is the name of the first man to pass by the treeReplyDelete
Or the first one took one off the tree, and each successive guy took the pear from the guy who had it.ReplyDelete
Each is the name of the guy who pulled the pear off the tree.ReplyDelete
Abe, I think your solution works too.
I love it when there's more than one way to answer these.