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Famous Elevator Puzzle

Famous Elevator Puzzle - 11 july

A man who lives on the tenth floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work. In the evening, when he comes back; on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment.
Can you explain why?


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107 comments:

  1. because he can reach upto 7th floor button in lift due to his small height

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    1. But on a rainy day he has an umbrella to reach the top button

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    2. But what if he doesnt have an umbrella?

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    3. i dunnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo0

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    4. then he can only reach up to 7th floor

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    5. The buttons in the elevator go down numerically, so the ten is lower than the seven.

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    6. what do u mean? No they dont, check googe images!

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    7. he has marihuana plants on the 7th florr hidden somewhere

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    8. haha good one!

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    9. why cant he just use his umbrella every day????

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    10. Because its annoying to carry all day every day!

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    11. Then he's lazy :Y

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    12. Because he wont be able to hold his KFC (Random Comment)

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    13. because he is a midget

      he can only reach the 7

      NOT THE 10

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    14. the answer is obvious... its because *just got killed*

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    15. He is a midget and he can reach the tenth floor button

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    16. uyeg26424kwjrewkjrnewuf32rwesj!@#$%^&*fgsgsdfwey[ just felt like it

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    17. If he doesn't have an umbrella someone else in the elevator clicks on the tenth floor button

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    18. If his height is always such that, without a tool he cannot reach, then why not walk with a cane on non-rainy days? This riddle assumes little people are idiots.

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  2. Elevator Puzzle loverJuly 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    luv this Elevator Riddle

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  3. he uses umbrella on a rainy day.
    nice elevator puzzle

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  4. Ans to this Elevator Puzzle is "man is a of short stature. He can't reach the upper elevator buttons, but can push is with his umbrella on a rainy day"

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  5. who is that idiot that asked this?

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  6. Surely you're not supposed to give the answer away here? Then people won't bother to think about it!

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  7. There is a link "For Solution: Click Here"
    for solution

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    1. it not working u dummy!

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  8. the man is very short. he can reach the button for the first floor to get down. when there is people in the elevator, they will push the 8 button for him. or on a rainy day he will press it with his umbrella. if he's on the elevator alone and going up, he will press the button for the 7th floor (because that's all he can reach) and then he will have to walk the rest of the way to his floor

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    1. y the 8 button? y not the 10 button? LOL

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  9. the man is very short. he can reach the lobby button to get down. he can only reach up to the 7th floor button and then walk. when there is someone with him he can ask them to press it for him. when it's raining he can reach up with the umbrella. love this

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  10. I love this one 

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  11. because 7 ate 9

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  12. becouse hot chicks live on 7 8 and 9, and need something to think about cuz he dont have internet.... and when its raining hes not in the mood and he dont wanna be spotted peeping by his naighbors....

    thats my answer and im sticking to it xD

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    1. You've been gifted with the best of minds

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    2. i agree. you are clearly more intelligent than just about anyone that sees this

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    3. give this man a medal!!! :P

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  13. funny.... i think he has issues.... and so does the people who made it.

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  14. he should try jumping and pressing the tenth floor button.

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    1. I completely agree or maybe he shuld sit and cry

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  15. there is still not mention that otherwise he travels by lift or by stairs....thus simple solution he alsways goes
    by stairs up to 10th floor whenever he comes in evening

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  16. If he is driving a car to work he may want to get some exercise and the stairs are outside.If there are people in the elevator and they live on the seventh floor they mind think he is crazy or rather

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  17. What about when it's not raining and he doesn't have an umbrella ??

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    1. Then he walks up the stairs dipshit

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  18. because the man is short so he cant reach the over buttons but when it rains he can use his umbrella to reach the buttons

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  19. I dunno why he only goes to the first floor in the morning, surely he can reach the ground floor button?

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    1. think reeeeeaaaalllllyyy hard about it...
      give it a minute...

      ok, tell me the difference between the first floor and the ground floor...

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  20. the reasn can be man is short heightd bt on the way up he cn surly ask anyone in the lift to pres a button 10. Bt being short statrd z d nly reasn tht sems

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    1. ditto that the gy is a dwarf

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  21. He is to short and he can only reach the 7th floor button and if there is over people in there he can ask them to help him out and if he has and umbrella when it's been raining he can use that to hit the button.

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  22. He isn't tall enough to reach the button for 10. On a rainy day, he has an umbrella and can press the correct floor button and if people are in the elevator they can press it for him. Otherwise he can only reach the 7 and takes the stairs for the last three floors.

    ilovegrace.1210

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  23. hes vertically challenged, when he is with others he can ask them to press the button.

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  24. He is a short guy... and on rainy days he has an umbrella to push it.

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  25. Since the man is short he can only reach the seven button, on a rainy day when there is a lot of people, at least one other person will press the tenth floor or he asks for someone's help.if no one helps or no one is in elevator than he will just have to go up the stairs from the seventh floor. Or he can bring an object he brings with him everyday, like his shoe.

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  26. He wants to meet his ex girlfriend!!!

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  27. answers to questions like these are subjective, because surely a short man who owns an apartment who is probably over age 18+ would figure out how to live his life a bit easier, by getting someone to either press the button for him at the lobby, or bring some sort of walking sick with him and leave it at the lobby for his own use

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  28. The guys a midget for one thing...

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  29. There is no elevator beyond the seventh floor.

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  30. what is wrong with bringing the umbrella on daily basis to press the button, rather than taking the stairs?

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  31. cos he is a midget

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  32. HES A MIDGET!! I ACTUALLY GOT THIS ONE

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    1. Yes and if the 10 was on he bottom then how does he get to the first floor if hypothetically 1 would on he top these derps are dumb hes a midget and can only reach the 7 and wouldnt leave his mary jane unprotected... my answer is hes A midget.PS i agree.

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  33. His a short man, so obviously he would only go in if someone was there, so he could ask them to press the button. OR, if it was raining, because he had an umbrella. And if he brought an umbrella everyday, then he would have a problem and a solution, which is, if he brings an umbrella everyday, he could press it, without any trouble. BUT, if he did bring it everyday, it old be a burden, because his short, so it would be too heavy, to carry EVERYDAY.

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  34. Because the 10th floor is the roof XD (my answer and you cant change mah mind :P)

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  35. this is bcoz he is short and it is easy for him press the first floor button or the seventh floor button and he is unable to reach the 10th floor button

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  36. he drinks 7 up.

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  37. he's too tall because he is a big daddy from bioshock infinite

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  38. Njabulo@ euro.movieMay 16, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    On a rainy day the power may have been out so the elevator was not working that is y he took the stairs. Or maybe he has a girlfriend in level 7

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  39. why do we care?!

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  40. I say that he likes to see the moon. You see if people in the elevator, it probably means that its not very late. Meaning the moon is not out yet, and if its raining you can't see the moon because of clouds.

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  41. He is short and assume that the floor 8,9 and 10 switches are too high for him to reach.
    On a rainy day, he can operate that with his umbrella.

    (NOTE: he can slightly jump and press floor 10 instead)

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  42. Hmm. Maybe it is because he wanted to look for the rare sound of the blue-spotted Warbler.

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  43. His gf is staying in floor 7. Wen he s wet he wudn want to meet her. (Eventhough it cud be other way too :P). When ppl are there, he wudnt want them to notice him getting down at floor 7. Otherwise, he goes and meets her secretly ;)

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  44. Because he frigging wants to.

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  45. because the lift can go till 7th floor only

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  48. he stops at a mistress on seven and saves his wife for a rainy day

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  49. Easy he is a very small man

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  50. change the riddle to eliminate the rainy day part and the answer could be a short person with no arms whos head/nose will only reach the 7th floor button.

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  51. He is fat and wants exercise
    (joking)

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  52. THE ANSWER:
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    HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET WET

    The elevator has a window. The 8th, 9th, and 10th floors are under construction and the rain can get into the elevator. He doesn't have an umbrella so he hast to walk from the 7th floor up in order to not get wet. Also he goes up with people in the elevator all the way up even when raining because he won't get wet, only the people in the elevator will, they will be blocking the rain to get any accuses to him.

    Another answer is he is just weird. This one is the logical answer.

    Another answer is, who cares!

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  54. no the answer is because he is short and can't reach the elevator button

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  55. Here are a few answers: 1) Either that he wants exercise and the stairs are outside so when it rains, he doesn't want to get wet and rides the elevator. 2) When people are around, he likes to visit with them as they are neighbors and he rides with them instead of taking time out to have his walk. 3) IF he could be a midget, then A) he must be a very unpractical midget, because he makes the commute EVERY DAY to work! Otherwise, he would carry a method (like the umbrella theory) to ensure that he can press the higher elevator button every day. B) Many elevators are installed with their buttons about three feet high and lower, enough for a working midget. Not specified. C) He could probably jump, if he's in good enough physical shape to work every day. What about his lunchbox? I take lunch with me to work...not hard to carry.
    4) He likes the city view and goes outside to the stairs to see the sunset and city lights ("in the evening" when he returns...), but is also a friendly fellow and visits when other folks are around. What? It doesn't say where the stairs are! :D

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  56. because he cannot hold pee any more !!!

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  57. Is it me, or did i get the question wrong. They say he went to his floor directly, they didn't say he takes the elevator. This could also mean he avoids the elevator on rainy day or days when there are people on the elevator, if he has to only then he takes the elevator to the 7th floor and then walks 3 flights to his floor. Right?

    If my interpretation is correct he's probably blind. If there are other people or if it rains he can't listen to the floor, so he gets off at the 7th floor and count the steps up.

    my answer is still not complete. hahaha... :)

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  58. just jump 2 inches off the ground.

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  59. Because he sleeps with the woman on the seventh floor, he doesnt want the neighbours to know and her husband is a gardener so he stays home when it rains. Du-uh.

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  60. This is a new development in elevator lift technology and it is now seen in more modern construction commercial buildings.

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  61. Cause its a free country

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  62. Probably he is very small, and when it is on rainy days, he go's directly up because he has the umbrella, which he would use to press the tenth floor button. On regular days, he has no umbrella, cannot reach the 10th floor button, and go's to the highest floor he can reach, which is the 7th. And he walks up.

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  63. If he works in same buildings, why he needs an umbrella....... (since he only goes down upto 1st floor, but not ground floor)

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  64. He believes in bad luck. In the morning he leaves because everything is safe. When it's raining he feels as though he brought bad luck on himself by opening his umbrella. He doesn't go on the elevator with other people because it might kill them all like in the story about the elevator. Lastly, he goes on the seventh floor and takes three flights to his room because of the devil's number.

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    1. The devil's number is three sixes dipshit it's because he's a midget

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  65. The reason he took the elevated to seven on non rainy day because he didn't have an umbrella to push the tenth button on a rainy day

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  66. If the man was short he would only need a pen to press the tenth and that doesn't explain why he would only go to the seventh when his clothes dry I was thinking it doesn't say how many lifts it just says "the lift" maybe the is one lift that goes to all the floors and one life that goes to the seventh the one that stops at every floor is the busiest one naturally and he doesn't like being around people in small spaces so when he's wet and uncomfortable he grin and bares the busiest lift so he can get out. Of his wet clothes faster and when he's dry he likes to take the least busiest lift to the seventh and stroll up the stairs by him self.

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  67. He is midget and can't touch the button. Or he is just really fat and wants to get exercise.

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  68. Oh stop putting lame riddles and stop commenting lame comments.

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