Sunday, August 19, 2012

Puzzled

flip flops
flip flops (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

















 

This puzzle turned up on my face book wall yesterday.



Put your thinking caps on, class!



Scroll down for the clues and the answer. 

But you'll kick yourself if you use them!





2 + 2 = fish

3 + 3 = eight

7 + 7 = diamond






































First clue:

Think geometry

















Second clue:

Think of the symols as shapes not numbers










Third clue

It's flipping easy!











Answer:

You didn't really think I'd tell you, did you?
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9 comments:

Introverted Art said...

oh now that was mean!!!!!! I don't know why but the first thing in my mind was something related to a deck of cards... but can't believe you didn't share the answer!!! Now my brain is going on crazy drive ;-)

Anonymous said...

Clever! oh, all right, I admit, I used the clues.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This is clearly way beyond me. What truly puzzles me, though, is why we grew up calling flip flops "thongs" which now means something completely different? Answer me THAT, Francie!

momto8 said...

I give up.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Flip-flop indeed. I guess it would be a tiny bit harder for Debra because all the twisting doesn't work while thinking "thongs" lol

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, you got me, Francie. And what will probably be frustrating is that I'm sure the answers are simple. When I was studying computer programming, our teacher told us again and again that when we have a problem, we should always look for the easiest, quickest answer. "Keep it simple" he said. I still don't always follow that advice!

The Episcopagan said...

Oh dear, I wonder if anyone will come back.

Anyway if you flip one of the '2's onto the other you will see a fish shape.

If you flip one of the '3's sideways onto the other it makes a number eight.

and if you flip one of the '7's onto the other it makes a triangle.


I guess you had to teach Grade 5 geometry.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ohhhhh...as simple as that, huh?...[insert sheepish grin]

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You know, I was good in geometry at school. Clearly the old brain has deteriorated. Significantly!