# re: A Yes/No Riddle.page 9

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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?
Tanit:

«Does he speak the same language as the bartender?» — Yes.
«Does he suffer from a form of speech impairment?» — Yes.

«Do the haunters play any role in this story?» — Runtime Error #222
Dr. Dhaif:

« .. so that he gave the bartender all the money he had , then he/she gave him five glasses , but he only took 3 as they wanted and left the other 2 ?» — No.

P.S.: Ever thought what would happen if the girl wanted 3 glasses and the boy — two?
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Ant_222 «Do the haunters play any role in this story?» — Runtime Error #222
Why? Is it impossible to answer yes or no?

If the boy had said "three", would it have sounded as "free"?
(In other words, if the boy had said "I'd like free glasses ...", would it have seemed as though he didn't want to pay?)

[sorry, I have edited my post because I thought it was not clear]
Is the pronunciation of a letter ( R) his problem ?

Did he ask for 5 glasses to avoid himself from saying the word ( three ) ?
Tanit:
«Why? Is it impossible to answer yes or no?»

Well, you may ask me to give you the riddle's solution in the form of binary-encoded text. But that's not good.

As to this question, it is "external" relative to the riddle's world. A detective won't ask whether some suggestion is true or not, because the only way to get the answer is to find it out by means of investigation...

«Did the boy pronounce "three" as "free"?» — No.

Dr. Dhaif:

«Did he ask for 5 glasses to avoid himself from saying the word ( three ) ?» — Yes.

P.S.: Don't you feel curious as to what would happen is they wanted some another juice?

.....

«Is the pronounciation of a letter ( R) his problem ?» — Yeah, that's it.

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It was interesting !
Ant_222P.S.: Don't you feel curious as to what would happen is they wanted some another juice? .....
Dr. Dhaif

I had really hard time thinking over the phenomena that peach juice is OK, even onion and garlic will do, but oRange juice raises Runtime Error, as well as stRawberry...

Also this strange dependence:

1 — 1
2 — 2
3 — 5
4 — 5
5 — 5
6 — 6
...
12 — 12
13 — 15
...

When I tried to find a way to connect these two weird facts my brain nearly boiled up...
That is a clever connection . But , I have a question :

How it can be possible to choose garlic ?!!

there is one R in it !
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Tanit: I mistook garlik for chesnok (Russian garlik that has no R)...