Riddle: A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.” The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he’ll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
How could it be possible fort he man to know the exact weight of the boy?
Is he a magician? Probably not… But if you have seen the English show Merlin, you might believe in magicians and how cool they are.
Anyways… That’s not the point! Because saying that the man is a magician is not a satisfactory answer for the riddle. Let’s examine the promise that the man makes. He says that he can write “your exact weight” on a paper. But does he mean the numerical value of the boy’s weight? Or the “words”?
The man promised to write the “words” which he wrote on the piece of paper. Smart, isn’t it?
Answer: The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote “your exact weight” on the paper.