Three bowling balls

 

 

 

Question:

A man weighing 190lbs. carrying three bowling balls weighing 5 lbs. each approaches a large ravine. The only way to cross the ravine is a bridge with a weight limit of 200 lbs. The ravine is too far to throw, roll, or float the balls across. How can the man cross the ravine in one trip, with all three bowling balls?

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Solution:

When you read the riddle as it is written: “..man weighing 190 lbs. carrying three bowling balls weighing 5 lbs. each …” – this could imply that the man actually weighs 175 lbs. and with the bowling balls, weighs 190. See how very important our grammar lessons are???!!! As such, the man will have no problem crossing the ravine. But then, why have the riddle? So, here is another answer, ignoring grammar: the man juggles the bowling balls – admittedly a challenging task – and therefore won’t ever be over the weight limit.

 

 

 

 

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