# Logic Question

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• 10-22-2002
RoD
Logic Question
Ok heres the deal:

A buddy sets a 5 dollar bill on the floor. He bets you the bill that u cannot jump over it without moving it. The air from your body can move it, but u cannot physically touch it.

This is impossible to achieve, but why?

Thats the problem, i can jump over the bill fine but theres a logically reason why this is impossible. The bill isn't moved, not a trick its exactly as it appears. Theres nothing around the bill to prevent you.

There IS an answer, i don't know it, any ideas?
• 10-22-2002
Cheeze-It
Jump on your buddy and run off with the bill... That's the smart
thing to do.
• 10-22-2002
Jet_Master
maybe he/she's gonna say that the bill moved because the earth's moving...
lol...

other than that.. no ideas.. (logical)

wierd question, by the way...
• 10-22-2002
ammar
What do you mean by:
Quote:

The air from your body can move it, but u cannot physically touch it.
• 10-22-2002
RoD
The wind you create can hit it like a breeze and make it move, as long as you don't physically contact it.

Nah i thought the earth one too. She said its very simple.
• 10-22-2002
Cshot
This one stumped me for a minute. But if you win, you can't take the 5 dollar bill, otherwise you would have moved it. Therefore, you always lose :D
• 10-22-2002
btq
Quote:

He bets you the bill that u cannot jump over it without moving it
this statement says nothing about moving it whilst not in the air,
so logically it woudn't matter if you moved it after the jump..

although I'll bet that CShot gave the expected answer :D

althoug if the "the air can touch it but you can't touch it physically" is a part of the whole statement it would maybe be a correct answer. Me, I'd just blow on the darn bill all the way to the store :D
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/btq
• 10-22-2002
ammar
I like what Cshot said:D
• 10-22-2002
RoD
You know cshot, thats a very good explanation, i'll go with it, thanks!
• 10-22-2002
Govtcheez
If you make your friend give you the bill, you can.

Besides, the bet's that you can't jump over it - what happens afterward doesn't matter
• 10-23-2002
Magos
Perhaps you can still spend the bill, without touching it... like blowing it all the way to the store :D.
• 10-23-2002
btq
Quote:

like blowing it all the way to the store
Quote:

Besides, the bet's that you can't jump over it - what happens afterward doesn't matter
Is my post invisible ? ;)

/btq
• 10-23-2002
RoD
Sorry cshot, not it. She said i am reading into it way too much, and that the answer is not only very simple, but very, very stupid. Yet at the same time, its completely logical. I'm one of three of the only ones who didn't get it yet lol.
• 10-23-2002
Davros
Your buddy defines his reference system point of origin as you. Therefore, if you move (wrt the outside world) the bill moves by definition.

Easy. Nothing to it.
• 10-23-2002
Cshot
Heheh doh! Now this question is driving me nuts since you said the answer is stupid.

I dunno, how bout the bill is set on the floor in the corner of the room :confused:
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