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Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 8:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Robert's uncle died four weeks ago, and Robert got $10,000,000. Three weeks ago his father died, and Robert got $20,000,000. Two weeks ago his mother died, and Robert got $30,000,000.
But yesterday he look so sad. He didn't feel sad because his parents and uncle died. What happened?

This is from my own imagination. Maybe the answer is pretty funny.
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 9:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is Robert human? adult?

was he sad because of something to do with the money? something else to do with his relatives? or a relative? or because of something in his personal life?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You said that he looked sad 'yesterday'. Is that relevant? Did he not look sad prior to that? Did something happen shortly before he looked sad? Any other relevant person involved? any relevant objects?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 1:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is Robert human? yes adult? irrelevant

was he sad because of something to do with the money? yope something else to do with his relatives? yopeor a relative?yope or because of something in his personal life? no
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he lose the money?
did someone else end up with the money?
were his uncle, father, and mother murdered? by robert?
did robert go to prison? was he convicted of any crime?

I think you forgot Eli's questions, posted May 25th at 9:48....
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 3:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You said that he looked sad 'yesterday'. Is that relevant? No. Did he not look sad prior to that? No. Did something happen shortly before he looked sad? No Any other relevant person involved? No. any relevant objects?No.
did he lose the money?no
did someone else end up with the money?no
were his uncle, father, and mother murdered? not relevant by robert? no
did robert go to prison? no was he convicted of any crime? no
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Robert inherit the money from the relatives who had died?

Robert *looked* sad, but was he actually sad?

Did Robert look sad...
... prior to his uncle dying?
... after his uncle died but before his father died?
... after his father died but before his mother died?
... after his mother died?

Would Robert have been able to actually spend any of the money that he got?

If he had got $60,000,000 another way (say, by winning it in a lottery) would he still be sad?

If his relatives had died but he hadn't gotten any money, would he have been sad for the same reason he was sad in this puzzle?

Was he sad because he was worried that he might be next in line to die?

Did it matter how the relatives died?
Thestreetdetective (Thestreetdetective)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he sad because he has too much money? is he an only child? if he has siblings is he said because they split the inheritance money up instead of him getting it all to himself? Is it because of taxes?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Robert inherit the money from the relatives who had died? yes

Robert *looked* sad, but was he actually sad? yes

Did Robert look sad...
... prior to his uncle dying? {no}
... after his uncle died but before his father died? no
... after his father died but before his mother died? no
... after his mother died? yes

Would Robert have been able to actually spend any of the money that he got? yes

If he had got $60,000,000 another way (say, by winning it in a lottery) would he still be sad? no

If his relatives had died but he hadn't gotten any money, would he have been sad for the same reason he was sad in this puzzle? yope

Was he sad because he was worried that he might be next in line to die? no

Did it matter how the relatives died? no

is he sad because he has too much money? nois he an only child? irr if he has siblings is he said because they split the inheritance money up instead of him getting it all to himself? no Is it because of taxes? no
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 3:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would Robert have been sad if only his uncle and father had died (and left him the money) but not his mother?

What about if only his uncle and mother had died? Only his father and mother?

Was he sad because he hoped that if his relatives lived longer, then they would accumulate more wealth and he would inherit more?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Would Robert have been sad if only his uncle and father had died (and left him the money) but not his mother? What about if only his uncle and mother had died? Only his father and mother? yope to all

Was he sad because he hoped that if his relatives lived longer, then they would accumulate more wealth and he would inherit more?no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any other relevant persons involved?

Was Robert sad because he inherited the money? because he didn't get as much as he wanted?

Did the money prevent him from doing something he wanted?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any other relevant persons involved? no

Was Robert sad because he inherited the money? no because he didn't get as much as he wanted? no

Did the money prevent him from doing something he wanted? no
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 2:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he is not sad about the money itself, is that right? Is he sad because of something else that happened in relation to the inheritances?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 5:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he is not sad about the money itself, is that right? yope Is he sad because of something else that happened in relation to the inheritances? maybe
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the amount relevant? Would he have been sad if the amount was $60,000? $600,000,000?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 7:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it significant that 10,000 + 20,000 = 30,000?

What is his total net gain after the death of his mother: is it actually 60,000? Or less than this? Is his net gain actually zero? Is this real money? Is his sadness even connected with the money?

Did he become sad (apart from the sadness due to death of his mother) immediately after her death two weeks ago? Or did he become sad yesterday? On learning some new information?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 4:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that he wanted to tell something to his uncle/father/mother but he couldnt..?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 5:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the amount relevant? yope Would he have been sad if the amount was $60,000? $600,000,000? yope

Is it significant that 10,000 + 20,000 = 30,000? no

What is his total net gain after the death of his mother: is it actually 60,000? yes Or less than this? no Is his net gain actually zero? no Is this real money? yes Is his sadness even connected with the money? yes

Did he become sad (apart from the sadness due to death of his mother) immediately after her death two weeks ago? no Or did he become sad yesterday? no On learning some new information? no
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Is that he wanted to tell something to his uncle/father/mother but he couldnt..?no
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he given the money right away?

would he be able to spend the money right away?

did he have to wait until he was a certain age before he could receive the money?

was he sad that he got more for his mother's death than he did from his father's and uncle's deaths put together?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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was he given the money right away? yes

would he be able to spend the money right away? yes

did he have to wait until he was a certain age before he could receive the money? no

was he sad that he got more for his mother's death than he did from his father's and uncle's deaths put together? no

hint: this is just a joke. think something funny.
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 9:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter that the amounts of money increase with each additional relative?

Was he sad because he didn't previously realize his relatives were that rich?

Was he sad because he wished that his relatives had spent that money on him while they were still alive?
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Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any puns here? Wordplays of some sort?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Does it matter that the amounts of money increase with each additional relative? no

Was he sad because he didn't previously realize his relatives were that rich? no

Was he sad because he wished that his relatives had spent that money on him while they were still alive? no

Any puns here? no Wordplays of some sort? no
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Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Robert have long to live?
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Are any non-people relevant to this puzzle?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Robert have long to live? Irr

Are any non-people relevant to this puzzle? No
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since this one appears to have dried up,

Was Robert sad because he had no more relatives? And therefore, no more inheritances to look forward to?
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Does Rob have any other relevant relatives?
Had he spent all of the money?
Did he know that his relatives had that much money before they died?
If his relatives had died, but not left him money, would he still be sad? If his relatives had died, but only one of them had left him money?
If his relatives had died, and on the same day as each death he had won the relevant amount on the lottery?
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 2:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Robert sad because he had no more relatives? Irr And therefore, no more inheritances to look forward to? Yope So close!

Does Rob have any other relevant relatives? yes
Had he spent all of the money? no
Did he know that his relatives had that much money before they died? No
If his relatives had died, but not left him money, would he still be sad? Yes If his relatives had died, but only one of them had left him money? yes
If his relatives had died, and on the same day as each death he had won the relevant amount on the lottery?yope
Johan_gunardi (Johan_gunardi)
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Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rabrab's last post is so close to the correct answer, so

***SPOILER***
Robert was sad because no one died this week and he doesn't get more inheritances this week.

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