VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.mathpuzzle.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


SUCH A GETTING UPSTAIRS.





(Unclassified Problems.)
In a suburban villa there is a small staircase with eight steps, not
counting the landing. The little puzzle with which Tommy Smart perplexed
his family is this. You are required to start from the bottom and land
twice on the floor above (stopping there at the finish), having returned
once to the ground floor. But you must be careful to use every tread the
same number of times. In how few steps can you make the ascent? It seems
a very simple matter, but it is more than likely that at your first
attempt you will make a great many more steps than are necessary. Of
course you must not go more than one riser at a time.
Tommy knows the trick, and has shown it to his father, who professes to
have a contempt for such things; but when the children are in bed the
pater will often take friends out into the hall and enjoy a good laugh
at their bewilderment. And yet it is all so very simple when you know
how it is done.


Read Answer





Next: THE FIVE PENNIES.

Previous: THE TIRING IRONS.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Chinese Chessboard.
Chessboard Problems
The Twickenham Puzzle.
Moving Counter Problem
The Cross Target.
Combination and Group Problems
Puss In The Corner.
Puzzle Games.
The Family Ages.
Money Puzzles
A Shopping Perplexity.
Money Puzzles
Odd And Even Digits.
Money Puzzles
An Amazing Dilemma.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Buried Treasure
THE PROFESSOR'S PUZZLES
The Underground Maze
THE STRANGE ESCAPE OF THE KING'S JESTER
The Nine Treasure Boxes.
Money Puzzles
Fifteen Letter Puzzle.
Combination and Group Problems
How To Draw An Oval.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Clerk Of Oxenford's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Eight Engines.
Moving Counter Problem