# re: A Yes/No Riddle.page 6

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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?
Had the girl and the boy ordered two glasses of peach juice earlier in the day but are just now paying for them (along with the other three glasses)?
Yankee: «Had the girl and the boy ordered two glasses of peach juice earlier in the day but are just now paying for them (along with the other three glasses)?» — No. As I said, they came into the bar and asked for five glasses.
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Let's try to recap:
- the boy is not crazy, nor stupid ...
- ... to the contrary, he is clever and very good at maths; he understands the meaning of money
- the boy is not a stammerer
- the boy and the girl were alone
- the boy wasn't trying to show off and pass for generous
- the boy didn't work in the bar
- the boy asked for five glasses of juice
- the boy paid the full price (there was no special offer) ...
- ... and got some change (even though getting change was not a reason to buy those extra glasses)
- they didn't want to save the two extra glasses for later, and they never went back for them
- they left the two extra glasses on the counter and somebody else (probably) drank them
- the boy didn't buy the two extra glasses to drink them later, nor for the next customer
- they were not paying for some juice they had had earlier that day
- the glasses were not bigger than they wanted
- none of the five glasses was empty

(Ant, I cannot understand this one: «Does one of them see double?» — No. It wouln't help anyway. The boy would have to "hear double"... )

Ok, time for new questions now
1. did they pour some juice from a glass to another?
2. did all the glasses contain the same type of juice? (peach, right?)
Tanit:

«1. did they pour some juice from a glass to another?» — No.
«2. did all the glasses contain the same type of juice? (peach, right?)» — Yes, and the same amount of it.

See double — to see twice more things than there actually are.
Hear double — to hear numbers as if they were two times bigger:

"I want two glasses" — "Ok, I'll buy you four glasses".
Ant_222A 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?
You didn't mention any bartenders.

1 - Is there at least a bartender?
2 - If so, can they be considered "normal"?
= Not dumb, not blind, not mentally ill, etc.

Better questions:

3 - Did anyone else drink the other 2 glasses?
4 - Were the other two glasses for anyone else the kids had in mind?
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Kooyeen:

«1 - Is there at least a bartender?» — Yes.
«2 - If so, can they be considered "normal"? = Not dumb, not blind, not mentally ill, etc.» — Yes, he is ok. Have you seen bartender with one of such defects?

«3 - Did anyone else drink the other 2 glasses?» — I don't know. The bartender might have... What would a bartender do if a client didn't take everything he had purchased?

«4 - Were the other two glasses for anyone else the kids had in mind?» — No.
Did he buy the last 5 glasses in the bar ?
1. Is the girl blind? (building on Kooyeen's question no. 2)
2. Is the girl much younger than the boy?
3. Did the girl and the boy actually drink what they bought?
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Dr. Dhaif: «Did he buy the last 5 glasses in the bar ?» — Last in his life? No.

Tanit:

«1. is the girl blind? (building on Kooyeen's question no. 2)» — No
«2. is the girl much younger than the boy?» — No.
«3. did the girl and the boy actually drink what they bought?» — They drank only three glasses.

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