Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ten Fish in a Tank Riddle

I just saw a post on God's Facebook page that had a title with this fairly bold claim:

"NO ONE Can Solve This Riddle. Are You Able To Outsmart The Rest


I couldn't help but click on the link, which then took me to a CrowdSocial page which had the following easy riddle on it:




Well, what do you think? It hopefully won't take you too long to figure out the answer. This riddle most certainly wasn't difficult enough to warrant the claim that I saw on the post that God shared. In fact, this kind of riddle really isn't difficult at all. 

There are 10 fish in a tank. 2 have drowned, 4 swim away, and 3 have died. How many fish are left?

It's weird that only two fish have drowned since drowning fish means a lack of oxygen in the water, which then suggests that all of the fish should drown. I guess maybe the two fish that drowned just had a much higher oxygen requirement than the others. Maybe I'm overthinking this...

You've probably already figured out that there are 10 fish left in the tank. The 2 that drowned are part of the 3 that died, but we're not told anything about them being removed from the tank after death. 4 of them might swim away, but they won't get far (they're in a tank). So, all 10 fish will still be in the tank, even if dead or swimming in circles. 

Of course, you have to allow that this is a fish tank we're talking about. The tank could be just small enough to hold 10 fish or it could be bigger than all of the oceans of Earth combined, but it's still a fish tank. Some guy posted in the comments on God's post that it could be a combat tank, but even then the answer still holds.


Pretty simple riddle, but still fun.

If you like an easy riddle like the one above, then here are some more that you might like from Distractify:



(Again, the title makes it sound like these riddles will actually be hard to solve, but that's really not the case. They're simple.)




Before I leave you, here's another fairly simple riddle that might tickle your fancy. What do you think?



17 comments:

  1. the window cleaner fell inside

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dont you find it odd that nothing is mentioned about the 10th fish. 4 plus 3 plus 2 equals 9. Whats the other fish doing. Obviously he was part of the ten fish in the tank but why not put and one fish is just fine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd like to think that he's just chilling out in the tank, watching some Rick and Morty, and munching on fish food.

      Delete
  3. He slips and falls against the glass because he is a window cleaner or standing on a window somewhere, perhaps a factory and worked for it somewhere and when to clean it and fell.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The window cleaner is inside the building?

    ReplyDelete
  5. He had a Brazilian butt implant and they used rubber so he bounced back to safety.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha, well, that's one unique way to look at it!

      Delete
  6. He was cleaning inside of the building. On the 25th floor. Simple

    ReplyDelete
  7. If the window cleaner "slips" it means he is standing on something. So, he either is inside as previously mentioned, or he is standing on one of those movable platforms, and he slips on the floor of that. The platforms have railings, so not to fall out of it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You know, I take the 'swim away' literally. I mean, if Nemo could escape in the first movie, and EVERYONE could escape in the second movie, then 'swim away' means no longer in the tank. I admit it doesn't HAVE to, but with my logic, my answer was 6.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha, fair enough. Could be a flying fish that jumped out of the tank and made his escape!

      Delete
  9. Easy. Superman was the window cleaner.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Or, he could still be falling.

    ReplyDelete