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Riddle Time!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mark beem, Oct 22, 2003.


  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    You're standing on the ground floor of a three story building next to a wall on which are three light switches.

    There is a lamp on the third floor in a windowless room that is controlled by ONE of the three switches. Your life depends on your ability to determine which switch controls the lamp.

    You're allowed to flip each switch on and off as many times as you like. However, you're only allowed to go upstairs to check the lamp ONE TIME.

    How do you determine which switch controls the lamp?
     
  2. Step outside to check through a window to see if it is on or not.

    The second part of it, I'm still thinking...

    Wait, that's it. Yeah, that's my answer.:bassist:
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Let me add... The lamp is in a windowless room..
     
  4. Sneak through the heating system while no one is looking and check on it peridocally.;)
     
  5. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    First check for dead wires (ie, that don't lead anywhere).

    Then hit all three switches, one at at a time. The one that doesn't do anything must be the lamp.
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    There is 3 switches and 3 floors.

    Flick all the switches until the light on the floor you are on (1) goes out. This is not the swtich.

    Flick either of the two remaining switches. goto the third floor.

    If the light is on you know that you have the correct switch - its the one u pressed.

    if the light on the third is off then its obviously the remsining switch that controlls the light.

    am i clever or what?
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Unfortunately, none of the switches controls the lights on the floor you're on... Sorry, you're dead.. ;)
     
  8. Oh, so this is the game we play, huh? :)

    O.K.

    What gets bigger the more you take from it? :confused:

    Mike :cool:
     
  9. I flick all the switches, go up to see if the light is on, if it's on... score! .. if it's not, I put all the switches back... score!


    easy! :D
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Ok.. so which one was it that turned it on??

    Nope. Sorry, you're dead.
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    HEY!! :mad:

    This is MY thread.. Go start your own!!

    :p

    But, to answer your queston: What gets bigger the more you take from it..

    Answer: A hole
     
  12. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Am I still alive? :confused:
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Let's see... you posted:

    Hmmmm.. but how are you going to be able to tell whether or not anything happens with out going up and looking? You can only do that one time...

    There is a simple logical way to solve it without having to crawl through heating ducts or rip out walls to check for dead wires..

    Try again...
     
  14. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Bring a J-Bass. If you hear hum from the pickups when you flip the switch on, it's the lamp ;)
     
  15. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    Do I know if the light is on or off when I begin?
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    LOL!!! Unfortunately the only J bass you have has been expertly shielded and has "Noiseless" pickups in it..
     
  17. ZonPlyr

    ZonPlyr

    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    You turn one switch on for 10 minutes then turn it off. You turn a second switch on and leave it on. You then go to the room on the third floor. If the bulb is off and warm it's the first switch, if the bulb is on it's the second switch, if it is cold and dark it's the third switch.
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The light is off initially.
     
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Ding, ding, ding!!!!

    We have a winner!!

    Congrats ZonPlyr!!
     
  20. ZonPlyr

    ZonPlyr

    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    ok, what do i win, besides the respect of my peers of course. :D