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Four Suitors

A wise king devised a contest to see who would receive the princess’ hand in marriage. The princess was put in a 50×50 foot carpeted room. Each of her four suitors was put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the princess’ hand would be the winner and become the new king.

The rules of the test were that the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits. One suitor figured out a way and married the princess and became the new king.

What did he do?

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King’s Proposal

A king finds a woman he wants to marry but she refuses. But since he is the king, she has no choice.

The king gives her a deal: he will write ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ on two pieces of paper. The papers will be put into a hat and she will choose one. If it says yes, then she will marry him, if it says no, then she will not marry him.

The only problem is that the king cheats by placing two pieces of paper that say yes into the hat, but the woman is the only one who sees this.

How can the woman avoid marrying the king?

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