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A Brain Test Question. by Cornel88(m): 7:59pm On Apr 13, 2013
A quick brain test: A teacher said
to one of his students, 'how I
wish yesterday was tomorrow,
today could have been friday'. On
what day did the teacher make
this statement? Explain.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by harlos(m): 3:34pm On Apr 14, 2013
I don think soote i dey bang my hand for ground say i never still get am... M coming back to give the answer.....

Wait for me.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by harlos(m): 3:36pm On Apr 14, 2013
He made the statement on sunday.

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by Mr. OON(m): 7:31pm On Apr 14, 2013
The Teacher can make the statement at anyday of the week. No specific day.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by opeano(m): 4:19pm On Apr 15, 2013
So sure abt dis. Its on a sunday.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by Cornel88(m): 8:13pm On Apr 15, 2013
opeano: So sure abt dis. Its on a sunday.
can you analyse pls?
Re: A Brain Test Question. by harlos(m): 11:05pm On Apr 15, 2013
The teacher said he wish yesterday which is saturday should be tomorrow, which means if tomorrow is saturday then today will be friday, and yesterday is saturday then he is saying it on sunday.


Hope u understand it this way cos i'm not good in doing explanation.

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by Cornel88(m): 8:35am On Apr 16, 2013
harlos: The teacher said he wish yesterday which is saturday should be tomorrow, which means if tomorrow is saturday then today will be friday, and yesterday is saturday then he is saying it on sunday.


Hope u understand it this way cos i'm not good in doing explanation.
correct bro. Final answer, sunday.

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by rakel05(f): 1:27pm On Apr 17, 2013
wednesday grin grin grin
Re: A Brain Test Question. by harlos(m): 2:45pm On Apr 17, 2013
rakel05: wednesday grin grin grin
wednesday abi
Oya explain...

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by rakel05(f): 4:40pm On May 07, 2013
harlos: wednesday abi
Oya explain...
if u r on wednesday then repeat the statement.
how i wish yesterday been tuesday was tomorrow which is on thurday the n the next day which is on friday is today.
are u cleared grin

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by ARareGem(f): 12:38am On May 09, 2013
^True.

The answer could be Wednessday or Sunday. They're both correct.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by harlos(m): 4:03pm On May 10, 2013
ARareGem: ^True.

The answer could be Wednessday or Sunday. They're both correct.
Sunday is the correct answer no pkisinpkisingrin

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Re: A Brain Test Question. by Cornel88(m): 10:57am On May 20, 2013
Just sunday, no wednesday.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by Bamdy4: 7:03pm On May 20, 2013
ts weds
Re: A Brain Test Question. by Ade__(m): 5:39pm On May 24, 2013
It's Sunday
Re: A Brain Test Question. by maxi-t: 5:21pm On Jul 22, 2013
IT'S DEFINITELY SUNDADAY

Just follow the statement one by one and you will get it.
if yesterday[Y] was tomorrow[T]
Now from the above sentence, the value you get as Yesterday and Tomorrow are the actual values associated with the current time. Cos at the time of making the statement, YESTERDAY and TOMORROW as referenced can only mean the true yesterday and tomorrow.

From the above, only Y & T can be said to be the REAL values. Whereas any other day is considered imagined. The task therefore becomes to find values for Y & T.

In the world of the assumption, If today is really Friday, it means YESTERDAY[y] is Thurdays.
Remember that YESTERDAY[y] can only be true when yesterday[Y] is tomorrow[T].
Therefore, the teacher made the statement on a Wednesday where we actually tomorrow[T] has to be fictitious YESTERDAY[y] to make the fictitious day a friday.

Mind the Capital and small Letter. Yy and Tt.

Capital letter[T,Y] is for the ACTUAL while small letter[y,t] is for the fictitious
Re: A Brain Test Question. by Walexz02: 5:34pm On Jul 30, 2013
Cornel88: A quick brain test: A teacher said
to one of his students, 'how I
wish yesterday was tomorrow,
today could have been friday'. On
what day did the teacher make
this statement? Explain.
no specific day coz even the day he made the state was fictitious.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by tech_alladin: 3:44am On Dec 09, 2013
The answer is Wednesday

Explanation: In her proposed assumption she is shifting present time yesterday (Y1) two (2) days into the future, by making her yesterday (Y1) day of the week her tomorrow (t) day of the week. In that her assumed future day of the week, her today (T2) is a friday and therefore her yesterday (Y2) Thursday. Since her assumed yesterday (Y2) is two (days) in the future of her real yesterday (Y1), her real yesterday (Y1) is two (2) days in the past from her assumed yesterday (Y2);

Y1 = Y2 - 2day
Y1 = Thursday - 2days
Y1 = Tuesday

Of course our intention is to discover what day of the week is her real today (T1). Since every today is a day ahead of yesterday (real or assumed), then therefore her real today (T2) is real yesterday (T1) plus one (1) day;

T1 = Y1 + 1day
T1 = Tuesday + 1day
T1 = Wednesday

PROOF: since her real Today (T1) is Wednesday, her real Yesterday (Y1) Tuesday and her real tomorrow (t) Thursday. She now assumes the value of her proposed yesterday (Y2) be the value of her real tomorrow (t), this makes her proposed yesterday (Y2) have the value of Thursday (same as her real tomorrow (t)). Therefore her assumed Today (T2) is a day ahead, which is friday.

NB: I am a software developer, I solve problems for a living.
Re: A Brain Test Question. by badmusace(m): 6:19pm On Jan 14
Wrong d answer is Thursday, the trick is in the tenses used. smiley
Re: A Brain Test Question. by akoruji(m): 10:39am On Jan 16
The statement was made on monday.
Yesterday would be Sunday
If Sunday is tomorrow then today is Saturday...
So, it was said on... Monday...
Re: A Brain Test Question. by dami_paul(m): 4:04pm On Jan 17
Lol, see parents goofing...
It's definitely a Sunday!
Re: A Brain Test Question. by badmusace(m): 11:03am On Jan 19
Okay lemme clear the fog.

If yesterday (Wednesday) was tomorrow (Friday), then today(which is a Thursday) would be Saturday.
It actually means 'if yesterday (Wednesday) is REPLACED with tomorrow (Friday), then today would be Saturday. Note that the phrase 'if yesterday was tomorrow'; means 'if yesterday is to be replaced with the day of tomorrow' and NOT the other way round.

In other words if yesterday was friday, today would have been saturday!
Re: A Brain Test Question. by paul_khalifa(m): 2:09am On Mar 03
If yesterday(real) was tomorrow
(imaginary), today will be
Friday(imaginary).
From the above,
tomorrow(imaginary) will be
Saturday which is also yesterday
(real) then today will be
Sunday....

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