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### #11 SuperChunk

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

Spoiler for a little easy?

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### #12 ash013

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:47 AM

John's son.
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### #13 misticmeth

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:36 PM

his son, I heard this one in high school, about 10 years ago. I'm always amazed at the answers people give me when I ask them to solve this riddle. They always come up with some crazy response,"his step dad" and so on and so on.

Edited by misticmeth, 24 March 2008 - 07:38 PM.

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### #14 Idienasty

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:18 AM

I really think that Harry was looking at John.
To solve this problem I emphasized the sentence at the end

"Brothers and sisters I have none, but this man's father is my father's son"
Now if you are Harry, who's picture was John looking at?

That part is pretty obvious you see
a=the person in the painting
b=father of person in the painting
c=John's Father
d=John
put them all together and you will get John as your answer
I think and hope :0
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### #15 itachi-san

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:27 AM

Spoiler for definitely

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### #16 bonanova

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:32 AM

Not to repeat my answer, but ...
A false premise permits a false conclusion.
"If A then B" is logically equivalent to "^A or B".
If A is false, ^A is true, and the conjunction is true.
Thus, "If 2+2=5, then New York is a small city"

Since I'm not Harry, and the premise is "if you are Harry," I choose the Mona Lisa.
Well, she is intriguing, if not actually "hot".
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### #17 itachi-san

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:36 AM

I think you're stretching that logic. It says 'if you are Harry'. It might as well say 'if you are person B'. It's not really correct to respond with 'I'm not Harry', when the setup for the answer is 'if you are Harry'.
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