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#81 HojPoj

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

I propose a simple solution that is not a play on words.
The riddle stated there were multiple trees in the yard.
Due to the "strong wind", the pairs have been blown from the pear tree into another tree!

Edited by HojPoj, 25 April 2008 - 05:14 PM.

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#82 Tayah

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:43 PM

Alright, let me take a crack at it guys.....

The confusing part about this riddle is the word Pear. As you can see above there has been some talk about its ability to be placed FAIRLY in text. Reason being, it is more a PLAY ON WORDS then it is a riddle.

Example = You have a "pear" that you eat. FRUIT...
Example2= You have a "Pair" of socks. PLURAL...

The question states that there are PEARS on the tree, but once the wind came there were no longer PEARS on the tree OR on the ground... HOW COME???

Problem with the question is, if you typed it properly, THERE WOULD BE NO QUESTION. So you HAVE to trick the reader in order for it to HAVE THE PROPER EFFECT. Problem with that is "If this is a Problem Solving Forum, you need to give an Accurate Problem" This riddle is IMPOSSIBLE to TYPE, It must be Spoken in order to work. Other wise the question would be as follows:

There are a Pair of Pears on a Pear tree...lol After a wind blew, there were No Longer a Pair of Pears on the tree... WHY? Of coarse the answer would be: BECAUSE ONLY ONE FELL OFF, LEAVING ONE PEAR ONE THE TREE, AND ONE PAIR ON THE GROUND, ELIMINATING ANY PAIRS OF ANYTHING, ANYWHERE.....

If that doesn't do it, I don't know what to tell ya....

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AHHH it all seems so clear now!!! Haha, no wonder i ddint get it... Ta :]
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#83 jonlag3000

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:30 PM

I think you guys have all posted some interesting answers; I especially like the idea that if one of 2 pears blows off, there are neither pearS (plural) on the ground, nor in the tree. It could actually be an issue of tense, though: "There ARE pears... But after a strong wind BLEW, there WERE neither pears on the tree nor on the ground." Clearly having pears now does not dictate that you had pears before, too.
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#84 superbc

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 03:46 PM

Allright I admit it, I ate the pears
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#85 DDouglass3

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:24 PM

All too complicated - The pears were eaten - The cores were thrown in the garbage - The wind was irrelevant.
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#86 nair

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:43 PM

The tree is not a pear tree ( say mango tree). As there was no pear on this tree even after storm there is no pear.
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#87 cheekymonkey

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:06 PM

Pears - Back to the Logic Puzzles
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?


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I'm sorry, but wouldn't it just be easier to say that the person who wrote this is right. Give the guy a break.

Edited by cheekymonkey, 20 May 2008 - 08:07 PM.

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#88 im with stupid

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:07 AM

I think that a Pearakeet came in the strong wind and caught the pairs of pears that were falling with their pearachutes . The End
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#89 Mad A

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:57 AM

I think it is pretty simple. The Farmer is under the tree while making sure the livestock was ok (making it logical if any one decides to ask why he was in the windstorm) & saw the pears falling and caught them in his arms and took them inside his house
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#90 Kenzer

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

a bird could eat them, or it was falling.

OR MAYBE THAT WAS THE RIDDLE PART THAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO FIGURE OUT... :P :excl:
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