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A lift is on the ground floor. There are 4 people in the lift including me.

When the lift reaches 1st floor, 1 person gets out 3 people get in.The lift goes up to the second floor, 2 people get out 6 people get in.

It then goes up to the next floor up, no-one gets out but 12 people get in.

Halfway up to the next floor up the lift cable snaps, it crashes to the floor.Everyone dies in the lift.

How did I survive?

Related Brain Teaser:

whats the answer

Hello Tim,

Click on the button “Ah! Click here to read the solution” which is found just below the teaser to view the answer.

Thanks.

i click it but nothing hapeenedSS??

Hello Sevin,

The answer is: I got out on the second floor 🙂

but how u knw he got out on the second floor…i mean who could have got out on first floor..no??

Couldn’t he have gotten out on the first floor also? Am I missing something?

If he had went out on the first floor, he wouldn’t know how many person got in on the second floor. But when he would have went out on the second floor he would know how many went in and he also knew the limiting number of people, so he calculated that almost 12 people went in on the next floor.

So he knew the max capacity of the elevator and he used that too figure out how many people got in the elevator after him.