BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser: A man wants to get into a private club that requires a password to enter.  Listening by the door, he hears the doorman say to someone who approaches, “Twelve” and the person reply, “Six”. A few moments later another person approaches and the doorman says, “Six” and this individual replies, “Three”. Thinking he had cracked the code, when the doorman says, “Ten” he confidently replies, “Five”.

Why was he turned away? What would be the correct response?

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9 responses to “BosGuy brain teaser

  1. (1+2)+6= 9 6+3=9 (1+0)+…=9 The right answer should be Eight.


  2. He’s counting letters in the word given. The correct answer is three


  3. Three. The code is to respond with the number of letters in the spenning of the challenge number.


  4. Would the correct response have been three, the number of letters in ten?


  5. He should have replied, “Three.” The code is to identify the number of letters in the word spoken by the doorman.


  6. three, the number of letters in the word


  7. Vincent Miller

    Got it! He was turned away because “five,” while being 1/2 of “ten” and presumably the correct formula, is incorrect. The correct answer is “three.” The password is the number of letters in the word uttered by the doorman.



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