Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Of Course There is a Trick to It

What is half of 2+2?


  1. presumably we're supposed to be tricked into to thinking it's half of four, but this owuld only be true if it was

    half of (2+2)

    since it's half of 2 + 2, half of 2 is 1, 1+2=3

    3 is my answer

  2. How do we find out what the right answer is?

  3. Hi Renar77, thanks for reading. Every day I go back and post the answer to yesterday's question. So today's question will get the 'official' answer tomorrow.

    Unless, of course, I'm wrong in which case someone usually points that out to me ;-)

    I really do appreciate it when people do correct me, btw. First, I like the controversy. It's part of the fun of posting riddles and logic puzzles. But mostly, I just want to make sure the right answer shows up.

  4. 3 is the answer I was going for. I don't know if I made it too obvious that there was a trick to the question or not. But I figured you would all be looking for a trick because of where you were looking anyways.

  5. well I say it's -2,

    we have '2 + 2' we need half of that but the '+' cannot be shared so since '2+2 = 2- -2'
    therefor, half of 2+2 is -2


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