Can you answer this riddle?

Twelve Pears hanging high,

Twelve Men passing by,

Each took a Pear and left Eleven hanging.

How can this be?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think the answer is that 'Each' is a person. So when 'Each' took a pear he left 11 because 12 - 1 is 11. Let me know if this is right.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's actually a take on an old nursery rhyme. Its a play on words and should read;

    Twelve pairs hanging high twelve men riding by each man grabs a pear but leave a dozen hanging there. How is this possible

    Its twelve pairs of pears and each rider takes one pear, leaving the other 12 there...a dozen.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This riddle is meant to be spoken not written. The twelve pears hanging high are actually, twelve pairs hanging high. Which does not explain the thirteenth missing pear. I guess it fell during the recent harvest.

  • 1 decade ago

    they either left the men hanging or they took the same one..let me know if im right or wrong

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