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#1 Lausus

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:14 PM

I heard this one a decade ago, but I haven't been able to find it in a search or anywhere else on the site yet:

Consider a pink one-story house with a pink roof. The walls are pink and the floor is pink. The chairs are pink and the tables are pink. In fact all the furniture is pink and even the ceiling is pink. But I ask you, what color are the stairs?
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#2 TOPHAT

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:19 PM

Spoiler for My Solution

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#3 Lausus

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:24 PM

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Spoiler for You got it!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

Spoiler for No duh<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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#5 itachi-san

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

I heard this one a decade ago, but I haven't been able to find it in a search or anywhere else on the site yet:

Consider a pink one-story house with a pink roof. The walls are pink and the floor is pink. The chairs are pink and the tables are pink. In fact all the furniture is pink and even the ceiling is pink. But I ask you, what color are the stairs?



We can't know the color of the stairs. Just because it is a one-story house does not mean that there aren't stairs somewhere. It just means that there are not stairs that connect two or more (non-existent) stories of that particular house. In fact, given the entire question we should assume that there are stairs somewhere in the house because the question implies their existence.

Edited by itachi-san, 27 March 2008 - 11:33 PM.

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#6 Lausus

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:52 PM

We can't know the color of the stairs. Just because it is a one-story house does not mean that there aren't stairs somewhere. It just means that there are not stairs that connect two or more (non-existent) stories of that particular house. In fact, given the entire question we should assume that there are stairs somewhere in the house because the question implies their existence.



As I asked in my spoiler before, what about the basement? Also, there could be stairs leading up to the front door or off of a deck or porch, or elsewhere in the house. I think the way I originally heard the question was "everything in the house is pink" meaning any stairs, would in fact be pink. But I didn't say that, so the stairs are brown. Lots of muddy feet have been up and down them. Duh. :D
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#7 ManishGupta

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:33 AM

I heard this one a decade ago, but I haven't been able to find it in a search or anywhere else on the site yet:

Consider a pink one-story house with a pink roof. The walls are pink and the floor is pink. The chairs are pink and the tables are pink. In fact all the furniture is pink and even the ceiling is pink. But I ask you, what color are the stairs?


It is one Storey house, so there will be no stairs in the house.
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#8 Lost in space

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:05 AM

As I asked in my spoiler before, what about the basement? Also, there could be stairs leading up to the front door or off of a deck or porch, or elsewhere in the house. I think the way I originally heard the question was "everything in the house is pink" meaning any stairs, would in fact be pink. But I didn't say that, so the stairs are brown. Lots of muddy feet have been up and down them. Duh. :D

A pink house wld be a girls house, they do tend to be clean. Your dirty stairs are flawed???
Or to put it another way, what's red and white or pink all over?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:55 PM

I heard this one a decade ago, but I haven't been able to find it in a search or anywhere else on the site yet:

Consider a pink one-story house with a pink roof. The walls are pink and the floor is pink. The chairs are pink and the tables are pink. In fact all the furniture is pink and even the ceiling is pink. But I ask you, what color are the stairs?

The house is one-storied,there are no stairs.
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#10 itachi-san

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

The house is one-storied,there are no stairs.


What if they had a couple of steps leading up to a podium or a mantle piece or whatever? Just because it's 1 story doesn't imply there are no stairs. The OP hinted about this.
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