# 10 crows

Question:

This is an intelligent question, involving your lateral thinking. This question was asked in a MNC interview for a top post. “There are 10 crows picking up grain on a floor. One is killed with a banging pistol sound. How many would remain? Choose the answer from the following four: A. None. B. One. C. Nine. D. May be one or more than one.

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Solution: The correct answer is “One or more than one”. All the crows fly away on hearing the pistol sound, but ‘Zero’ is not the correct answer, as one dead crow would be there because the birds are on a floor. At this stage, ‘one’ appears to be a correct answer. But never leave anything to escape logic. There may be some deaf crows. You may argue that those deaf birds may also fly-away noticing other crows. They can be both deaf and blind also are… may be sleeping. There can be one crow which wants to eat the flesh of the dead crow. No. Don’t get irritated or confused. There is one more probability. What happens if the dead crow is the beloved child of a dead mother crow? Or maybe it is just married. With all this inference, the conclusion is: one or more than would be there. Among the 4 given answers, this is the most logical one.