Answers to Yervant's Critical Thinking Questions
In Orion, Winter 2010
Answer to Simpsons Paradox
In Orion, Summer 2004
Answer to The Two-Envelope Paradox
In Orion, Spring 2003
How many times can you subtract 6 from 30?
Find the highest number that can be written with three digits.
What time is it when the clock strikes 13 times?
Time to fix it.
A criminal is sentenced to death. Before his execution, he is
allowed to make a statement. If his statement is false, he will be hanged, and
if it is true, he will be drowned. What should he say to confuse the jury and
save his life?
He must say, �I will be hanged.�� He cannot be hanged because his statement would then be true, and he cannot be drowned because his statement would then be false.
A doctor has a brother who is an attorney in Alabama, but the attorney in Alabama
does not have a brother who is a doctor. How can this be?
The doctor is a woman.