Monthly Brainteaser and August’s answerWednesday, September 7th, 2011
Last month we posed this problem:
An old farmer lay dying. He had twin sons who did not get on with each other so he wanted his estate to remain intact and not be divided between them. Also he was not happy with his sons’ fast pace of life. He therefore gave each son a horse and told them to ride to the market, five miles away. The owner of the slowest horse would inherit the whole estate.
The sons ambled around all day until they were saddle-sore and hungry. Then they saw a wise old man and asked his advice. He gave it and their problem was solved.
What did he tell them?
And the answer? – He told them to swop horses.
A simple one this month:
Think up a word, a singular noun that, if you add one letter to the end, becomes plural and, if you add the same letter to the end again, becomes singular again.
I’ll give you my word next month. See what you can come up with.