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#121 simbz

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:27 PM

the pears were all picked up (it doesnt't say how far (after the wind blew) the person observed that there were no pears left on the ground!!
Cheeky ridle though :)
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#122 GrumpyTat

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:48 PM

One tree knocked the other down since they were a pair the wind carried them away or possibly there were no trees because there is no ground for them to grow in .
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#123 LemonLuv0630

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:12 AM

I believe the riddle says "There are a few trees in a garden. On one of them, a pear tree, there are pears (quite logical). But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground. How come?"

There were no "pairs" mentioned. My answer is...

Statement : There are few trees in the garden. One of them a pear tree ,there are pears (quite logical). - The statement "there are pears (quite logical)" ,means that there are more than 1 pear tree in the garden.

Statement: "But after a strong wind blew, there were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground.". - the "pear" being referred in the statement now refers to the pear fruit that the pear trees bear. remember the statement says "neither pears ON THE TREE NOR ON THE GROUND".

Statement. How Come? I believe "Having fallen on the ground" , "being blown by the wind" are far too shallow answers to the riddle.

ANSWER: There were only trees but the trees do not have fruits that time. It may not be the season of pear thus, no PEAR FRUITS fell. There were neither pears on the tree nor on the ground because after all, the trees are not bearing fruit."

And that I believe is the trick to the question and the most probable answer :)
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#124 Dej Mar

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:49 AM

Spoiler for an opinion

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