Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Article excerpt

We are aware that computer gremlins exist, but always assumed they harassed other people. Not so!!

Setting up our "Fresh Fruit" teaser, the computer decided to make it more difficult than usual by omitting an explanatory paragraph describing the weight of various fruits, as follows:

"It is clear that three apples and one pear are equal in weight to ten plums, and that one apple and six plums weigh the same as a single pear, but how many plums alone would balance that pear?

"The complete puzzle, as well as the solution: 7 plums equal 1 pear, will be shown on our website, www.ababj.com.

Some puzzlers, using only the information given, arrived at the correct solution: John Wilson, product manager, Commerce Bank, Kansas City, Mo.; Vane Lucas, senior vice-president, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla.; Paul J. Jarosz, CRCM, vice-president, compliance, TCF Bank, Downers Grove, Ill.; Penny Brown, vice-president, internal audit and compliance, Riverview Community Bank, Vancouver, Wash.; and William "Ike" Eisenhauer, senior analyst, Wells Fargo, N. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.