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#81 fitheachsidhe

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

This one is incomplete in the question. There needs to be a line inserted after 'wandering aimlessly....' like "The brothers realized neither was going to concede and agreed to reach some sort of solution." You could make that assumption, but assumptions are bad for these puzzles and without it makes no sense.
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#82 profiler

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:27 PM

Guys,
Your over complicating this thing! There could be literally thousands of answers and where do some of you get they switch camels, the passage makes no mention nor suggest it. How about this, from the passage, their father told them to race to the city to see who would inherit the fortune and that the slowest camel would win, he did not say the slowest would win the fortune only insinuated it, the slowest however would definitely win the race. The father told them to race "to see" who would inherit the fortune this could be anybody! The other possibility? The owner of the slowest camel would win the fortune not the sons, they get nothing, after all he did not say the sons would inherit the fortune, only to race to see who would and that would be the owner and since all that is, belongs to the elder of the family, DAD, he still owns his own fortune and the race for the boys is just an edification. For the wise man, I agree this is incomplete he could have told them anything who knows

Edited by profiler, 04 July 2008 - 07:30 PM.

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#83 sadie

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:07 AM

This doesn't make any sense to me. If the sons were wandering around with their camels trying to be slow, they would have not known which camel was slowest. Switching them would not solve the problem. The wise man would not have favored one of the boys so why would he tell them to switch? How does that solve the riddle? :angry:
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#84 Martini

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:25 AM

This doesn't make any sense to me. If the sons were wandering around with their camels trying to be slow, they would have not known which camel was slowest. Switching them would not solve the problem.

Sure it solves the problem. The problem is not that they didn't know which camel is slowest; the problem is that they are taking forever to get somewhere because neither brother wants to get to the city before the other.

The wise man would not have favored one of the boys so why would he tell them to switch? How does that solve the riddle? :angry:

The wise man tells both of them. He doesn't need to favor one over the other as it helps them equally. It solves the riddle because the brothers wanted a solution to the problem of how to end a "race" where the winner is on the slowest camel.
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#85 vinay1999

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:38 PM

The wise man would have told them " The one who informs their father that his camel is the slower one , first would obviously get the fortune"

So they sped .
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