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#134698 - Tue Oct 15 2002 07:16 AM The Sunday Times ... Brain Teaser XIII
gtho4 Offline
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Another one from the 1970s:
quote:
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On Trafalgar Day each of the five Sea Lords will take over a post now occupied by one of the others. Each predicts what will happen; those whose predictions are right will get more senior posts, and those whose predictions are wrong will get more junior posts.

The most junior speaks first:
Fifth Sea Lord : Two Sea Lords will make a direct exchange.
Fourth Sea Lord : The Third Sea Lord will become the Second Sea Lord.
Third Sea Lord : A man who makes a true prediction will take over my job.

First and Second Sea Lords: each predicts the same new post for himself.
Which post is that?

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#134699 - Wed Oct 16 2002 04:48 AM Re: The Sunday Times ... Brain Teaser XIII
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gtho4,

Have sent you a PM. Hope it is correct??

Bannockburn

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#134700 - Wed Oct 16 2002 06:59 AM Re: The Sunday Times ... Brain Teaser XIII
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mate, you're spot on

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#134701 - Thu Oct 31 2002 07:15 AM Re: The Sunday Times ... Brain Teaser XIII
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the end of month is here:

Question: First and Second Sea Lords: each predicts the same new post for himself. Which post is that?
Answer: The first and second sea lords both predicted that they would go to 3 and were both wrong

1 goes to 4
2 goes to 5
3 goes to 2
4 goes to 1
5 goes to 3

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