Archive for November, 2010

New Puzzles

November 22, 2010

Hi Fans,

Well I have a couple of new puzzles for you, and they are doozies; here’s the first one:

A couple moved to a new city in which they didn’t know anybody. In order to meet people they took out an add in the local newspaper asking married couples between ages of 20 to 40 years to come on Friday at 8pm to their house for a party.  On Friday at 8pm, 4 couples came to their house making it a total of 10  people (including the hosts).  None of the people at the party knew anyone but their own spouse. The host asked all the people in the party to walk up to new people, introduce themselves, and shake their hand. After a few minutes, the host asked everyone to stop and tell him how many hands did they  shake. He got nine different answers (all the others but himself) that were all different from each other (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  The question is, how many hands did  his wife shake? Another question could be, how many hands did the host himself shake?

I will give my solution in the next post.

Cheers,

lttr

 

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