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# easy one

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there are twelve birds in a tree, you shoot and kill 1/3 of 1/2 the birds, how many are left.

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None, they all flew away when they heard the shot.

or 10 if they are deaf!

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5/6 unless they got scared

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this isn't a riddle, but a math problem. It offers no parameters or constraints that would make you think otherwise.

This can be thought of a lateral thinking puzzle but that is stretching it a little bit.

To make it a riddle you need to include a "rule" that states the birds would have fled in the event of a shooting.

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If it was a pure math problem, it would read what is 12-(0.333333333 * 0.5*12).

By making this applied math, you are adding rules. (inherrant rules of nature) Birds tend to fly-off when disturbed.

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you either killed one if ur a decet shot and the rest flew away or you killed 2 birds with one stone (shot)

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simple math answer is 2 if I am rong then lol I am sleepy don't tell me to go back to 1st grade I repeated like 30 times lol just kiddin

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there are twelve birds in a tree, you shoot and kill 1/3 of 1/2 the birds, how many are left.
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none, they all flew away

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