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You Are Egged On

Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by Thyagarajan, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: You Are Egged On
    I have 5 eggs.
    Two I broke.
    Two I had eaten.
    What I am left with?
     
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  3. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Considering the English grammar past present, one can interpret the statement in more than one way and answer depends on that kind of interpretation. I wish now you & other interested readers to approach this quiz. It contains more than one answer .
    3 is one of the answers.

    Thanks and Regards.
    God bless lovers of quiz and science & mathematics. He created universe full of riddles being unravelled by scientists.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying Sir. I felt 5 was the correct answer because you have 5 eggs but you had broken and eaten 2 each :) Going by your comment above, now I feel 1 too can be the answer if the ones you broke and ate were different :)
     
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    :hello:Absolutely you are heading for good. Letz hold for few more responses.
    Thanks and Regards

    God likes to keep suspense in His miracles. I am one of the trillions of His.
     
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    The English grammar hint on past and present eggs readers on to the verbs, have, broke, had-eaten in those sentences:
    The answer to "what am I left with?" depends on whether or not we should presume that this question is about eggs, or something else. If it is about eggs, the answer is 5.
     
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    @Thyagarajan ,So based on Interpretation it should be 3 or 1. Right Sir.
     
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    Another possible answer is you are left with 5 intact plus 2 broken eggs
     
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    Different scenarios would yield different answers. All of you are right .
    The problem slightly modified then what is or are th he answers.
    I have 5 eggs.
    I broke two eggs.
    I cooked two eggs.
    I ate two eggs.
    What am I left with.
     
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    Its 5, broked cooked ate are past. you have is present. So you have 5 now.
     
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