Post by LilyandDaisy on Mar 1, 2021 15:26:39 GMT -8
I initially got 648 but apparently you are supposed to include the cows so it's 808.
I thought about the stools but there's no way to know whether they're 3 or 4 legged stools, or even whether they're sitting on stools at all. They could be sitting on boxes. So I don't think we should include those.
Post by LilyandDaisy on Mar 4, 2021 13:28:37 GMT -8
This one isn't a puzzle so much as a psychological oddity, so it will be interesting to see what different people say. I recommend if possible giving your answer before reading others' answers. You could put your answer in spoiler tags if you want: [ spoiler ] text here [ / spoiler ] - remove the spaces.
Read the three questions below and write down the first thing you think of in each case:
First, write down the name of a colour. Most people would write "red", so don't choose this colour.
Second, name a simple geometrical figure, such as a circle or a square.
Finally, write down a two-digit number between 1 and 50, in which both digits are odd (such as 15). They should not repeat, such as 1 and 1.
I used to do one of these in a training session I ran to show people that 'generally' people are thinking the same things when you are trying to solve and issue for them. It is pretty amazing how brains are conditioned.
And I never know about the spoiler thing - thank you!
Although I can't see a pattern with yours yet - and I can't get the spoiler thing to WORK!!!!!
Most people will write "blue", "triangle" and "37".
There is a high likelihood that most people will choose the first two of these answers because of popular associations we have with sets of colours and shapes, with red and blue being the most popular primary colours.
When thinking about types of shapes, the first that come to mind are circle, square and triangle. As the question has suggested two of these answers already, people will select a different option.
Finally, for both digits to be odd, the choices are 13, 15, 17, 19, 31, 35 and 37 (note: I'm not sure why 39 isn't an option here?). The wording of the question suggests that we should not select 15 or anything with a 1 and so we are left with 35 and 37. The digit 5 is already mentioned in the question, and generally, 7 is thought to be lucky, making 37 the most frequently selected number.