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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:22 PM

Sheikh's Inheritance - Back to the Logic Puzzles
An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower wins. After wandering aimlessly for days, the brothers ask a wise man for guidance. Upon receiving the advice, they jump on the camels and race to the city as fast as they can.
What did the wise man say to them?

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:02 AM

But the riddle said that whoever had the slowest camel would inherit the Sheikh's money. Why would the two brothers be racing as fast as they can? Don't they want the fortune?
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#3 The_Guest

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:20 AM

This is simple.

The aim of the race is for one of the boys and his camel to race to the city and return but the owner of the slowest camel would be declared winner.
By switching camels it meant the new intention was to make the others camel travel fast, therefore making your own camel, which the other rides, the slower of the two. as one would win.

Make sense?
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#4 kykex

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:58 AM

i registered just to say i love this one! Fast, simple, to the point and smart... well done!

My first thought was that the wise man told them to let the camel and run... but i quickly realized it made no sense at all :/
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#5 sk8erfou

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:57 AM

of course the truely harmonious answer would be tfor the brothers to decide that no amount of wealth and fortune should be allowed to come between them and then for them to walk harmoniously into town at the exact same time making the father decide another way how to divide the moeny
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#6 bgtony

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:07 PM

Perhaps the wise man told them their father was already dead...
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#7 rofel_2612

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:25 AM

They switches the camels.
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#8 riddler

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

The son who has the slower camel must be a smarter and better rider in order to win the race. Just because your camel is slower doesn't mean you have to loose the race. In fact, the Sheikh may have chosen a winner before the race even began.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:50 PM

Actually, the condition for winning is that their camel had to be slower. What does this mean? That it took longer for the camel to arrive at the city or that is was slower at the time of arrival. If the latter then both brothers would be encouraged to run their camels as hard as possible to make it the slowest one once they have arrived.
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#10 KValin

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 08:00 PM

The wise man told them the father died. The bet was off.
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