Infinitely many answers questions are possible to the answer, “No”. So, our real task should be to find one of THOSE many, which seems to be a perfect one.

A simple and the first ever logical approach of giving answers to a question is to derive answers from the question, that is, replace some words of the question with reasonable ones and make a statement. (Conversely but ) Similarly, we can try to derive the questions from the given answer.

what's the question?


So, if the answer is “No”.

Since, ‘No’ is the answer… we can ask if this was a question. And since ‘No’ is not a question (as it is an answer), the answer will be obviously, ‘No’…the given one.

Therefore, the very first deduced question may be,

Is this a question?


What other questions could you make from above answer which were completely logical? What would be the question, if the answer was ‘Yes’?

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