12 Deductive Thinking Puzzles


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A Power Point of logical deductive thinking puzzles ... for children and students.
Done by Bro. Oh Teik Bin of Lower Perak Buddhist Association, Teluk Intan, Malaysia.

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12 Deductive Thinking Puzzles

  1. 1. DEDUCTIVE THINKING PUZZLES An Exercise in Observation and Deduction
  2. 2. <ul><li>Clue </li></ul>Observe and Think DESERT ! Question 1
  3. 3. Q 1 Answer A snail cannot be found in a desert !
  4. 4. Question 2 Observe and Think Clue
  5. 5. Q 2 Answer Shady’s footprints occasionally overlap Barny’s. This indicates that Shady arrived after Barny.
  6. 6. Question 3 Observe And Think ! Clue Answer
  7. 7. Q 3 Answer Sally most likely ate the cookies. She mentioned she doesn’t like oatmeal cookies, but only someone who had opened the can would have known what kind of cookies it contained.
  8. 8. Question 4 Observe And Think Clue
  9. 9. Q 4 Answer The apple cores were still white in color. If the apples had been eaten 2 hours ago, they would have turned brown.
  10. 10. Question 5 Observe and Think Clue
  11. 11. Q 5 Answer The leaves on the broken branches had not wilted. Slylock also noted that the broken ends were still moist.
  12. 12. Question 6 Observe and Think Clue X
  13. 13. Q 6 Answer Wanda used the crutch to fake her injury. The trail of footprints behind her shows she was walking with both feet before she saw Mandy and Slylock approaching.
  14. 14. Question 7 Clue Observe and Think
  15. 15. Q 7 Answer Granny was able to read the fine print when Slylock placed the lease behind the fishbowl.
  16. 16. Question 8 Observe and Think Clue Answer Slylock found nails among the ashes in the fireplace. Logs do not usually contaim nails, but furniture does.
  17. 17. Q 8 Answer Slylock found nails among the ashes in the fireplace. Logs do not usually contain nails, but furniture does.
  18. 18. Question 9 Observe and Think Clue
  19. 19. Q 9 Answer The thief left a glass of ice water on the table . Slylock observed that the ice had not yet melted.
  20. 20. Question 10 Observe and Think Clue
  21. 21. Q 10 Answer Slylock noticed a tattoo of a heart on Dr. Weirdly’s arm. The tattoo is not part of his natural body, so it will not disappear.
  22. 22. Question 11 Observe and Think Clue Answer
  23. 23. Q 11 Answer No. Slylock is making the suspects laugh so he can see into their mouths . Whoever ate the pie would probably have blue stains on their teeth and tongue.
  24. 24. Question 12 Observe and Think Clue
  25. 25. Q 12 Answer Slylock knows that only female mosquitoes suck blood. Mike Mosquito looks scary but, being a male, he only sucks nectar from flowers or juices from ripe fruit.
  26. 26. The End <ul><li>May we be </li></ul><ul><li>more observant </li></ul><ul><li>and think </li></ul><ul><li>more logically ! </li></ul><ul><li>With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin </li></ul>