This is not just math, but a very good test for linguistic reasoning. If you are serious about this test and think that you’ve a sharp [at least average] brain then read the statement (only) below –summarize it –find the conclusion and then answer that whether summary of the statement is Yes or No.

In other words, we could restate the statement as:

If the question you answered before this one was harder than THIS ONE, was the question you answered before this one harder than THIS ONE.

1. Val says:

just trying to read it did my eyes in (that’s not good English, but never mind!)
😉

1. You felt so because of a typo, that typo is corrected. Now, it looks good to me.

2. Just reading the question threatened to give me a migraine headache. Thank goodness you provided the answer. 😉

3. Well… No! The question I answered before this one was never harder than this one (per se), because I hadn’t asked myself this question before I answered the previous one. In hindsight, now that I’ve answered the question I answered before this one, its answer appears to have been easier than the answer to this question – although it’s possible that I gave the wrong answer to the question I answered before this one, in which case it must have been harder than I think this question is.

4. Oh! Hold on a second…
It’s a YES or KNOW? question, but I intimated a NO!
I should clarify that when I say NO I mean not YES but KNOW?, and that when I say KNOW? I mean “KNOW?”

[Sorry! That is NO, not Know. –Gaurav]

1. I’m sorry.. That’s a typo. I updated the post. Thank you and sorry. Looks like this question is holding a lot of confusions. 🙂

I wrote it NO but when editing the post unfortunately it changed into KNOW.

5. Oh! I like the question better with the typo!! haha. thanks Gaurav 🙂

6. 🙂 🙂 😛 Mind crashed.
Now, I’m in PEACE.

7. @shanoj & @urstrulysunny: Sometimes math is loved by people, if it’s either weird or practical. That’s the theory of this post. Thanks for your comment.

hey gaurav u’ve got any GOOD lateral thinking problems ??? if u do have then pls. post them on ur blog or email them to me …… and awesome job with the blog

9. My God!
Until the time I came till the end of the question, without even “trying to understand” it, I was so confused, and all I said was “YES”.

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