Five Friends And A Flat Tire
Five friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to go for a picnic and party with some friends up there.
However, after all the partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back to college until early Monday morning.
Rather than taking the final then, exhausted and unprepared, they decided to wait until after the final to appear and speak to their professor.
According to their explanation, they had gone to an old age home in the nearest town to spend some time with the elderly for the weekend. They had planned to come back and study, but unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back. As they didn’t have a spare, and couldn’t get help for a long time, they ended up missing the final.
The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day.
The guys were elated and relieved. They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.
They looked at the first problem, worth 5 points. It was the easiest question in their entire syllabus. “Cool,” they thought at the same time, each one in his separate room. “This is going to be easy.”
Each finished the problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written:
“For 95 points: Which tire?”