Posted by Nancy (184.108.40.206) on November 27, 2000 at 23:35:45:
Now, don't cheat! Try and figure it out on your own!
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You're driving a bus that is leaving from Pennsylvania and your destination is New York. To start off with, there were 32 passengers on the bus.
At the next bus stop, 11 people get off and 9 people get on. At the next bus stop, 2 people get off and 2 people get on. At the next bus stop, 12 people get
on and 16 people get off. At the next bus stop, 5 people get on and 3 people get off.
Now, what color are the bus driver's eyes?
Answer to appear later in the page.
Answer To The Test
The key to understanding the problem is focusing on the right information. If we assume it is critical to keep track of the number of people getting on and off the bus, we focus on information that turns out to be unessential. It distracts us from the important information.
The answer to the problem is found in the first sentence:
YOU are driving the bus, so the color is, of course,
the color of YOUR eyes.
Hugs and a smile,
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