Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by Thyagarajan, Sep 4, 2019.
You Are Egged On
I have 5 eggs.
Two I broke.
Two I had eaten.
What I am left with?
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.
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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
Absolutely you are heading for good. Letz hold for few more responses.
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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.
@Thyagarajan ,So based on Interpretation it should be 3 or 1. Right Sir.
Another possible answer is you are left with 5 intact plus 2 broken eggs
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.
Its 5, broked cooked ate are past. you have is present. So you have 5 now.