As many people around the world live in lockdown because of the coronavirus, individuals are looking for ways to keep themselves entertained. A riddle is a great way to pass the time, especially if it is a brainbuster.
A riddle has recently gone viral on social media coined: “You enter a bedroom.” The riddle asks: “You enter a bedroom. There are 34 people. You kill 30. How many are in the bedroom?” This question has garnered a lot of different answers and conflicting theories.
If you are ready for the answer, then read on.
The Answer to the ‘You Enter a Bedroom’ Riddle
Due to the way the riddle is written, it can be interpreted in many different ways. The popular answer is as follows:
If there are 34 people in the bedroom, and you enter it and kill 30 of them… there are 35 people in the bedroom.
The answer that many people have come up with is either four or five people. Individuals are coming up with the incorrect answer by subtracting 30 people from the initial 34 in the room. That number would give you four. And if you count yourself, the answer would be five.
However, the question is asking how many people are in the room, regardless of whether they are alive or dead. Whether someone is alive or dead, they are still a person, therefore the correct answer is 35.
There is an alternative answer that depends on the way the reader interprets the question. In the riddle, the fact that there are 34 people in the bedroom is stated after the statement that you’ve entered the bedroom. Therefore, someone could assume that there are 34 people in the bedroom only after you’ve entered. In that case, the answer would be 34.
Can You Open the Lock Using These Clues? Another Riddle Answered
Another riddle that went viral recently is called “Can you open the lock using these clues?” Solvers are given five hints to get the three-digit numerical answer:
682: One digit is right and in its place
614: One digit is right but in the wrong place
206: Two digits are right but both are in the wrong place
738: All digits are wrong
380: One digit is right but in the wrong place
This riddle definitely takes some brainpower, and if you are stumped, read on to see what the answer is.
The Answer to ‘Can You Open the Lock Using These Clues?’
The answer to the riddle is three number code “042.” Read on to see how you get the answer.
The fourth clue says that all digits are wrong, so you know the answer will not have 7, 3 or 8. Then, if you look at clue five, it says, “One digit is right but in the wrong place.” You already know 8 and 3 are wrong, therefore 0 is one of the answers. And because of the clue, you know that 0 isn’t the third number in the clue.
Next, the third clue says, “Two digits are right but both are in the wrong place,” and the numbers are 206. You know that 0 is one of the answers, and now you know that it cannot be the second or third number in the answer. 0 has to be the first number in the answer.
The first clue says, ” One digit is right and in its place” and it has the numbers 682. And the second clue says, “One digit is right but in the wrong place,” with the numbers 614.
Based on the first and second clues, 6 has to be eliminated because it’s in the same place in both of the clues. Then, with the first clue, you know 8 is eliminated because of clue four. That means 2 is the third number in the answer.
The second number in the answer can be solved with the second clue. The answer has to be either 1 or 4, and you know the number has to be in the middle. The number 4 has to be the answer.
Therefore, the answer to the riddle is 042.