Jump to content


Welcome to BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers Forum

Welcome to BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers Forum. Like most online communities you must register to post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process. To be a part of BrainDen Forums you may create a new account or sign in if you already have an account.
As a member you could start new topics, reply to others, subscribe to topics/forums to get automatic updates, get your own profile and make new friends.

Of course, you can also enjoy our collection of amazing optical illusions and cool math games.

If you like our site, you may support us by simply clicking Google "+1" or Facebook "Like" buttons at the top.
If you have a website, we would appreciate a little link to BrainDen.

Thanks and enjoy the Den :-)
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Sheikh's Heritage


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
84 replies to this topic

#41 promontorium

promontorium

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:17 PM

I like this one the best so far. It makes sense that a wise man would say that, for it provides a solution for everyone. It also assumes that the two brothers are honorable yet competitive (which is displayed in the riddle by their previous actions).
  • 0

#42 kwiterseven

kwiterseven

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:51 PM

they didn't know the race was too see who got there last so they were traveling fast from the beginning then got lost wandered till the old man told them the way to the city and started racing that way again...make scene
  • 0

#43 ali500

ali500

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:37 PM

I have heard something similar to this only it was about horses. They were told to switch camels so neither one would win or lose. It is that easy!!!!
  • 0

#44 aruseb

aruseb

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:09 AM

the wise man said "dear children, your father is an idiot."
  • 0

#45 hipowertech

hipowertech

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 65 posts

Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:11 AM

trade camels?
  • 0

#46 problem solver v10

problem solver v10

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:10 AM

its obvious, the shiekh told them to switch camels then they raced to the city because the father said the slower camel would win so the brothers were on eachothers camel trying to make the other lose and therefore they win because their camel lost and was the slowest
  • 0

#47 sloan1919

sloan1919

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:25 PM

Umm... Here the real better answer. The one provided is borderline stupid.

This is a semantics puzzle. The puzzle says the father tells them "race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win" What does the person with the slower camel win?? They won the opportunity to "SEE WHO WILL INHERIT HIS FORTUNE". This person is the faster brother. This is what the wise man tells them. What makes this puzzle hard is that people can't read literally we all make assumptions even when the puzzle tells us what the winner will receive.
  • 0

#48 Lenny

Lenny

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:30 PM

Like the answer provided. But here's a fun alternative. The sheikh tells them whomever's slower to reach the distant city will win. He doesn't specify that the one slower to return will win. So what if the wise man tells them that the person who's found closer to their home city will be presumed to be the slower one? Which gets them racing back to be found closer to home. Whaddya say to that folks?
  • 0

#49 jec

jec

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:21 AM

possible solutions:

1. he already decided so go find out who he chose

2. both ride one camel, with the other camel in front. therefore neither had the fastest camel and both had the slowest.

3. ride both camels

4. split the inheritance
  • 0

#50 xXJESTERXx

xXJESTERXx

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:48 PM

I heard a different version in which the wealthy father bought the two sons each a car one was blue and the other was red he gave the blue one to the oldest and the red one to the youngest. then he told them to race and the slowest car won. the answer is still the same switch cars
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users