The Prisoner

A man has recently escaped from prison and is making his way home on foot.

He is walking along a straight rural country lane in bright daylight.

He has walked about two miles from the prison, when he sees a police car coming toward him.

Despite knowing that all squads would be out looking for him, he ran towards the car for a short while, and only when he was about ten feet away, did he turn and run into the woods to hide.

Why did he run towards the police car?

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The man is on a bridge when he spots the police car.

He’s more than halfway across the bridge, so the quickest way off the bridge is to run forward.

The Party

In a party of 35 people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men.

How many of each are there?

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Answer: 5 men, 10 children and 20 women. 🙂

If x equals the number of men, then x + 2x + 4x =35 thus 7x equals 35 and x equals 5.