What Is the Time Now

If 2 hours ago it was as long after one o’clock in the afternoon as it was before one o’clock in the morning.

What time would it be now?

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Nine o’clock.

Since there are 12 hours between the 2 times, and half of that time is six, then the halfway mark would have to be 7 o’clock.

If it were 7 o’clock, two hours ago, the time would now be nine o’clock. 🙂

The Highjacker

A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers (a total of 8 persons) and valuable cargo.

After high jacking the cargo, the man request for nine parachutes, puts one of them on him and then jumps, leaving the other eight behind.

Why did he want nine parachutes if he used only one of them?

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If the officials thought he was jumping with a hostage, they would never risk giving him a faulty parachute. 🙂