Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
April 2024

Monkey Business

If in each corner of a square room there was a monkey and you asked a monkey how many monkeys it was looking at how many monkeys would it say?

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21 guesses to Monkey Business

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  • Roolstar

    OO AAA O (or any other monkey sound)

  • Nope, (to both) keep trying. Ooo Eee Ah ah ah!

  • Tiffy

    None, because if he was speaking to you, he wouldn’t look at the other monkeys.

  • Dude

    Nope, keep trying.

  • Abraham

    Assuming the monkey could speak and was looking at at least one of the other monkeys, it would answer one. Fact is, even though you can see multiple monkeys, you can only be looking directly at one at a time, therefore only one.

    This is, of course, assuming the monkey was honest.

  • Dude

    Nope, that’s not it. Keep trying.

  • karma6x3

    is this similar to chickens can’t talk?

    Assuming this is one of the rare monkeys that can use sign language. and also assuming your in the room with the monkeys not behind an intercom like a good scientist.

    4 monkeys. 3 monkeys + yourself?

  • Dude

    NO, try again.

  • Bella

    8 or 9 depending if you count yourself. There are 4 monkeys on the ground corners and 4 in the ceiling corners.

  • Bella

    Sorry, 7 or 8. I forgot to exclude the monkey that is doing the looking.

  • Dude

    Seven is correct, Bella.

    You are today’s winner.

  • Antavas

    None, it would say a number. Not Monkeys

  • Vingeta

    either 1 or none… he’s either facing one of the adjacent walls, in which case he sees no monkeys, or he looks parallel to the adjacent walls or diagonally across the room, in each case only seeing 1 monkey…

  • Julianne villarreal

    It wouldnt say anything because monkeys cant talk

  • Corbin

    1. If a human being is considered a primate, and assumingly it would be looking at you, the answer would be one.
    OR none. If it is facing the corner, then it can’t see anything. BUT if it isn’t facing the corner it could be 3, because it would see the rest. But monkeys can’t talk, but anything is possible in a scenario like this. :)

  • jamie

    is it 7 because its a square room meaning there are 8 corners?

  • Balaji

    7 monkeys. In a square room there are 8 corners. If i ask a monkey how many monkeys it was looking at it would say 7.

  • I was gonna guess 3? It seems to obvious though! I’m sure I’ll find the answer in the comments haha. Is it cool I share a monkey riddle I saw thats pretty good? If so, i’ll post here: 3 Monkeys

  • neko

    nyon cause a square is 2demisonal meaning its nyot a room its a drawing