# re: A Yes/No Riddle.page 2

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The RULE: In order to solve it, you are allowed only to ask me yes/no questions. And I may answer only No, Yes and Run-time error (in case neither Yes nor No fit).

Here's the riddle:

A little girl and a little guy were walking and suddenly wanted some peach juice. The girl said: "I want two glasses of peach juice". The guy said he wanted one.

They go to a bar and the boy buys five glasses of peach juice, but takes only three glasses, leaving the other two on the counter.

He gives two glasses to the girl, as she asked, and takes one for himself (as he wanted).

QUESTION: What's the matter? Why did he do so?
Were some of the five glasses empty?

If they all were full, did somebody else (other than the girl and the boy) drink those two glasses of juice the boy left on the counter?

Were the boy and girl alone?
Prez1dent: «I give up!»

Yeah: when the silution was found, one of us was already sleeping, the other was asking seemingly useless question just for fun (and they were fun) and I had long since passed the "give-up" point.

Yankee:

Were the glasses bigger than the boy and the girl wanted? — No.
Did they want to save the other two glasses for later? — No.

Tanit:

Were some of the five glasses empty? — No! (nice question though, if you imagine the situation)

If they all were full, did somebody else (other than the girl and the boy) drink those two glasses of juice the boy left on the counter? — Yes. Probably.

Were the boy and girl alone? — Yes.

P.S. (Devoted to Prez1dent): When I offered this riddle to a girl and she failed to solve it in 30 minutes — it was about 1:30 and we were composing a presentation for tomorrow's session of a Sci-Tech seminar (in Crimea) — she said "Come on, tell me the answer. Otherwise the unsolved riddle won't let me sleep and you'll have to conduct our presentation alone."

EDIT: P.P.S.: Tanit, your question reminded me of an anecdote in which a programmer, before going to bed, leaves on his bedside-table two glasses: one with water and one emty. The first one is for the case he'll want to drink at night, the other — for the case he won't want to.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
- Was he planning to take the other two glasses for himself after leaving the girl ?
"Was he planning to take the other two lasses for himself after leaving the girl ?"

"No, doctor Dhaif."
Did he leave the extra 2 glasses for the next customer ?
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
No, dr. Dhaif.

P.S.: Why don't throw away your pencil and take a pen?
- Was he trying to show his girl that he is generous ?

P.S : I prefer my pencil, but i'll use a pen in this thread !
«- Was he trying to show his girl that he is generous ?» — No. You're the third person that I've heard ask this question.

«I prefer my pencil , but i'll use a pen in this thread !»

P.S.: Many thanks for care of my vision...
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- Does he work in that Bar ?

P.S : You're welcome ..