April 26th Brain Teaser Solution

Brain Teasers: A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that requires thought to solve. It often requires thinking in unconventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes it also involves lateral thinking. Logic puzzles and riddles are specific types of brain teasers. Today's can be found below....

The Teaser

GOING TO THE MOVIES....

1. If you go to the movies and you're paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies
twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?

2. Four couples are going to the movies. Each row holds eight seats. Betty and Jim don't want to
sit next to Alice and Tom, and Alice and Tom don't want to sit next to Gertrude and Bill. On the
other hand, Sally and Bob don't want to sit next to Betty and Jim. How can the couples arrange
themselves so that they all sit where they would like?

The Solution

1. It is cheaper to take two friends at the same time. In this case, you would only be buying
three tickets, whereas if you take the same friend twice you are buying four tickets.

2. Alice & Tom, Sally & Bob, Gertrude & Bill, Betty & Jim

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