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Murder Crime Riddle

Murder Crime Riddle - 11 March

A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body it is evident that the person jumped off from one of the floor for attempting suicide.

A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor.

The he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing it till the last floor. Then, when he climbs down, he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.

How did he come to know that it was a murder?


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29 comments:

  1. The coin falls exactly on the location where the body was found (of course assuming there is no wind) giving a positive result for a potential murder whereby the tossing of the coin resembles the act of pushing by having similar trajectory paths.

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    1. "the tossing of the coin resembles the act of pushing by having similar trajectory paths."

      I have my doubts about this,
      We can`t be 100% positive on murder, because IF the man threw himself he could fall on the same spot (and assuming the coin test is a valid test for trajectory, anything tossed would fall on the same spot)

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  2. It;s a very ambigous question : Following are the possibilities -
    1) the coin doesn't land on the same spot as the body.
    2) If viewed from any of the floors, the body is not directly beneath the windows.
    2.a) The body is found not beneath the windows , remember the author wants us to just link the coin to the body , the riddle never makes a direct connection
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    2.b) it is rather placed "behind" the window door, this leads him to believe that a person was actually murdered and his body kept there to make it look like a suicide.

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  3. Detective is opening each window to flip the coin. But how could the windows be closed if he has committed suicide.

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    1. Bingo, very clever, he only tossed a coin to see if it was possible to the body been throwed from that window

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    2. But what if he was pushed from the roof?

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    3. To be honest, the question is not that precise and clear. There should be more clues at least

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    4. The riddle did not exclude the possibility of the guy jumping from the roof. So, it still can be constitute as suicide!

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    5. The riddle did not exclude the possibility of the guy jumping from the roof. So, it still can be constitute as suicide!

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  4. He keeps having to open a window, if it was suicide the window would not be closed.

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  5. because he sees the small hole and can deduce that he was injected with cyanide and then pushed from the roof

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  6. The coin never lands on the ground.

    Each time the detective flips the coin out of the window, and from every floor, it is never able to reach the ground because it lands on something else (like one of those metal stairways that are attached to buildings or something). It wasn't a clear path.

    I thought of this when I linked the words "position" and "direction". The position of the body suggested suicide from jumping. However, the detective flips the coin from the direction in which the body was found. Using the coin as a simulation for the jump, he analyzed the path in which the body would need to go from point A (the window) to point B (the ground). If he deducted by flipping the coin that it was a murder rather than a suicide, then I believethat the coin never made it to the ground where the body was.

    Makes sense to me, though I am half asleep at the moment.

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  7. 1) The plural of floor is floors, with an “s". 2) The area below a window, outside of a building, is not called the floor - it's called the ground. I realize that English is not your first language, but I thought that you would want to improve your usage.

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    1. If it was a suicide the window would have never been closed duh

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    2. What about the roof? Duh!

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  8. All of these riddles aren't that good as they provide no contextual clues whatsoever. The answer cannot be found or implied through the text, leading to a bad riddle.

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  9. It still could have been a suicide, the person could have jumped from the roof!

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  10. fkn noobs, a group of crows is called a murder... Coin tossing is selfexplainatory. everyone knows birds are gold-diggers duuh! (or it may have been the karasuno volleyball team)

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  11. The thing is more interesting if it is posed without the revelation that the detective had to open the windows. It may be enough of a clue that following the same procedure on every floor leads the detective to the answer. The mere information that there is an answer is a vital element. It says that some assumption is needed, beyond the details in the problem as posed. What assumption would be needed to ensure that an answer exists? The needed assumption is that the detective finds the windows all shut. Can you think of another assumption instead, that would ensure the existence of an answer?

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  12. He was a Homicide Detective.

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  13. Because he has to open the windows. If it was suicide the window should be open.

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  14. he had to open all the windows... if the guy killed himself who closed the window behind him.

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  15. My best friend told me riddles today, and this was one of them. I immediately figured the answer. The window the man had to jump out needed to be open. Who would have closed the window behind him if all the windows were closed when the detective came?

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  16. Um... Guys? The answer is way simpler. He was murdered. If the guy had jumped then who closed the window?

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  17. The guy was murdered.If the guy jump in the window,who close the windows after he jump? So I think it's murder.

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  18. If there was a fire escape it could have been closed from the outside and the guy could have jumped. He also flipped the coin towards the floor as in the floor of the room he was standing in. Not near the ground or the body. And then if the fire escape wasn't there it doesn't mean the guy didn't go to the roof. Usually jumpers go to the highest point possible to jump thus a window not needing to be opened. Without knowing more about the building (I.e. is there a fire escape? is the roof even accessible? Etc.) it is impossible to know for sure what the detective knew that made it murder (unless he was wrong) and we just have to take his word for it, let him investigate, and come to the conclusion at the end.

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  20. The answer doesn't make sense and doesn't clearly explain why the detective flips the coins. Why doesn't he just look up from the ground in the direction the body is located and see if any window is opened? If none is opened, then it is definitely a murder, right? I don't get why the detective needs to throw a coin out of the window on every floor in order to judge. He just wants to know whether at least one window in that direction remains opened on any floor.

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