Do the math and you will see that this puzzle is based on the fact that ½(2)= 1 and 1 + 1 = 2
They are equidistant since they meet in the same place.
No, if Bob were right then the apple and the pear cost the same amount. He is mistakenly counting his apple twice which is why he thinks he can exchange for a pair that is worth double the apple./p>
There are three people --a grandfather, a father, and a grandson. Therefore, the father is both a son (of the grandfather) and a father (of the grandon). Example to illustrate answer to puzzle.
Joseph is a 70 year old man whose son Michael is 40 years old. Michael has a son named Jeffrey.
In this example, Michael is both a son of the grandfather, Joseph, and Michael is the father of jeffrey.
They are in the same spot since they 'met' so neither is closer.
The puzzles below are not necessary math related but they are so great that I thought I'd include them.
The minister can do something along the lines of acting like he's too worried to actually read the note that will determine his fate, then saying, "II choose this note " as he grabs and eats that note.
Then the minister says, "Now please tell me what the remaining note says so I can know which fate I chose." (which of course is the OPPOSITE of the note remainig in the king's hands)