Wednesday, September 27, 2006

School Bus Test

The following problem solving exercise has been circulating around emails and blogs:

"In which direction is the bus pictured below traveling?" The only possible answers are "left" or "right."

Think about it.

Still don't know?

Before I tell you, we can use White Hat to figure out this problem.

What do we know?
We know what a school bus looks like.

What do we need to know?
The direction the bus is traveling

How do we find out what we need to know?
We need to think about the difference in how the bus looks when it is traveling left compared to what it looks like when it is traveling right.

The answer: The bus is traveling left.
Why do you think the bus is traveling in the left direction? Because you can't see the door.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And in the UK it would be the other way around!