Answer to - 'Tale of Two Pebbles'
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If you have not read my entry on 'Tale of Two Pebbles' ... please read it first before finding out the answer below
And for those of you having read the entry and had tried to come up with a 'solution' for the poor girl ... let see what the girl decided to do to get out of her sticky predicament
Here is what she did...
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.
'Oh, how clumsy of me,' she said. 'But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.'
Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the money-lender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an extremely advantageous one.
MORAL OF THE STORY?
Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't attempt to think. Start your day with this thought provoking story and have a fruitful day.
Smart eh?! So simple pulak the answer
posted @ 10.3.09,
- At March 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Anies Azeera said...
smart la the girl. If I, habis lah, terpaksa kawin sama tu old and ugly moneylender!!
- At March 13, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Nessa said...
Aisemen!! Sinang macam kacang dia punya solution. Why didn't I think of that?? Hmmm... :D