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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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The wise man told them to switch camels.

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 will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advice. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city.

What does the wise man say?

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

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They switches the camels.

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

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He told the two sons the their father fortune's are his debt from the people

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Would the father know which camel was which, otherwise what would be the point to switching.

Seems to me that the two brothers should have set up an agreement and split the inheritance.

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He told them that the father switched their camels.

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this would show wich a camel is truly the slowest and therefore the heir of there fathers fortune

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Shoot your camel and then your brother!

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Good one!

The wise man said, "Your father has just installed the Internet in your home. FREE PORN!"

The wise man said, "Your father is packing up all the valuables and preparing to run away with your inheritance!"

The wise man said, "The last one of you in my desert will inherit my scimitar in your butt!"

The wise man said, "When your father made that challenge, it was Speak Opposite Day!"

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;p i like those

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How about killing your camel? Wouldnt that make him the slowest of all??? hahaha

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Good one!

The wise man said, "Your father has just installed the Internet in your home. FREE PORN!"

The wise man said, "Your father is packing up all the valuables and preparing to run away with your inheritance!"

The wise man said, "The last one of you in my desert will inherit my scimitar in your butt!"

The wise man said, "When your father made that challenge, it was Speak Opposite Day!"

hahaha I just love teh 1st 1.... hahaha. OOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

couldnt the wise man said your father is dead and have the inheritance up for grab at his mansion(after all he is rich?)...

and would came there first would get the inheritance. But then would they try to kill each other??? I Make No Sense????

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Hi everyone. I just registered. I love this forum...

I thought of that puzzle. And I was surprised when I read the solution. Maybe I didnt understand the question clearly, or maybe i was focused on something else, however my solution was : "Wise men told them race each other and who ever wins this race should get the money, no matter who his father will give his money to, meaning make a deal between each other.... unless the whole focus was really on CAMELS...

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the focus was on camels ...

The one whose camel is slower will win.
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But if they were lost and ALL the wise man said was switch camels did they magically know where they were?

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But if they were lost and ALL the wise man said was switch camels did they magically know where they were?

I have never used the word "lost" ... they knew where they were

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I see that this has been around a while so I'm sure someone has already solved this, but here goes.....

The wise man said, "Swap camels." It is the slowest CAMEL (not rider) that will win, so each man will ride his brother's camel as fast as he can.

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couldnt you also follow this logic? the story states: the sheik told his sons to travel to a distant city, not specifying which one. in that case,, couldnt the one who started on the slow camel just have traveled to a closer city, thus getting there faster? regardless, this is a cheesy riddle.

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