## Rohangrr 3 years ago Who killed ??? Riddle for today!

1. Rohangrr

Whitcombe was found dead in his office desk .Sherlock narrowed the suspects down to 3 people Mrs. Barbara Whitcombe, Ray's wife, Mr. Jason McCubbins, Ray's Business partner, Mr. Harold Nichols, Ray's best friend. Sherlock found a torn picture of his wife laying on the floor beside the trash can, and a ink pen in his hand. On the desk, the police found a name plate, a telephone that was off the hook, personal calender turned to July with 7891011 written on it. after examining this evidence, Sherlock knew the suspect. How?? Now remember : A SHARP TONGUE DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A KEEN MIND. Prove that you are the detective SERIOUSLY the best => UNLOCK THE SOLuTion & Whats the Mystery....

2. Rohangrr

Any body wanna try

3. facemash-RNC

Seems difficult @Rohangrr

4. Rohangrr

@Libniz @TuringTest @Hero @hartnn @facemash-RNC @boodee12 @levioloncelle96 @AccessDenied @Algebraic! Try it

5. Rohangrr

Welcome!

6. micahwood50

It was Jason. 7891011 -> 7·8·9·10·11 7- July 8- August 9- September 10- October 11- November First letters of the months spell JASON.

7. AriPotta

O-O

8. Rohangrr

Real people do not write their adversary's name in code prior to death.

10. micahwood50

@badreferences This is riddle, not real life.

11. Rohangrr

I haven't said that you're wrong @micahwood50 @badreferences Just imagine

So he was on the phone at the time of death, and a number was written on the calendar. This number I think we can heuristically reason belongs to the business man. @micahwood50 Crime-solving skills are inductive. We need to find some boundaries for what's acceptable behavior. This could all be a set up.

13. Rohangrr

Welcome @ash2326

So we can say that the business man is scott free of blame.

15. Rohangrr

@badreferences If this question comes on your question paper then write this stuff ! It a riddle based ong ur @purelogic and @math

16. Rohangrr

Maybe cause I haven't made this its taken frm a magazine

17. AriPotta

what day was it when he was killed? was it in july...

You cannot use pure logic to solve a crime. That would be deductive. You would have to rule out the possibility that someone came in and changed the evidence.

19. vikayefremova

Maybe the wife set it all up.. she didnt like her husband so she hired someone to kill him :P

20. Rohangrr

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21. Rohangrr

@micahwood50 try onn this surely you can get a medal

22. TuringTest

I really want to know how that quote helps for one...

23. AriPotta

so was he right about it being jason? because of the numbers?

24. TuringTest

apparently the goal is to rule out the others as well?

25. Libniz

so there was no security cameras there?

26. AriPotta

sherlockian days bru

27. micahwood50

According to Google, the calendar was the clue to solving this murder.

28. Rohangrr

it was a time near 1790s @Libniz when @Arthur Conan was alive

"Yes, ahem, someone is going to kill me. Instead of writing 'Jason', let's write, instead, his name in cipher with two steps of disassociation!" - no murder victim ever

30. facemash-RNC

Its truly DIFFICULT

31. TuringTest

I don't think they had telephones in 1790 but...

32. micahwood50

@badreferences This isn't real life. Don't take this too serious.

33. AriPotta

i'm so annoyed right now. those numbers could be anything. a phone number, for one.

34. Rohangrr

Alex Grahm Bell @TuringTest

@micahwood50 Alright, it isn't real life. A time traveler came in and changed the evidence.

36. Hero

I'm curious as to what the step-wise solution is. I doubt if one exists. Even if there was one, Sherlock didn't use it.

37. IllasMcKay

Nice ques...

39. Libniz

alex graham bell was born in 1840s

40. Rohangrr

But you can use it @Hero LOL

41. TuringTest

haha everyone looked up info on Graham Bell

42. Rohangrr

His dad mst have done that

43. micahwood50

If you look up the riddle, you will notice that calendar is the only clue you have to solve the murder case.

44. Rohangrr

okay

45. AriPotta

a calendar with a bunch of numbers on it is not enough proof.

46. AriPotta

i don't care who you ask.

47. Rohangrr

here goes @AriPotta Wht else can be the clue

48. IllasMcKay

hmmm....

49. Libniz

sherlock should have been given competency exam

50. TuringTest

I want to know how the statement "a sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind" implies anything at all, or is all this just useless info? that would kinda suck...

The question asker should have his arm cut off.

"A sharp tongue does not mean you have a keen mind," was meant to ward off people who said the question was stupid.

53. micahwood50

I'm willing to bet one thousand dollars you can't solve it.

54. micahwood50

Any other than using clue from calendar.

55. AriPotta

why would the torn picture be beside the trash can? that makes no sense. it would be IN the trash can. and a businessman isn't lazy, he would have thrown it away.

56. AriPotta

this whole scenario makes no sense unless it was a set up

57. AriPotta

do we know how he died, or no?

The answer: http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/teaser.php?op=2&id=39718&comm=0 First, @Rohangrr didn't even post all the evidence. Second, the line of reasoning doesn't deduce that the calendar necessarily had the killer's name written on it. Third, red herrings are used in the pile of evidence. Fourth, this is inductive reasoning. Heuristic reasoning, not logical. Fifth, if we are to accept that this isn't real life, and that people behave like they do in cartoons, then we can postulate anything since the question, being inductive, assumes that there are realistic limits to behavior. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_explosion )

59. micahwood50

This^

60. IllasMcKay

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Did you not read my earlier post?

62. TuringTest

lol

63. Rohangrr

@IllasMcKay NICE !! awesome!!

64. IllasMcKay

Thanks

65. Libniz

I think mr holme has overactive imagination

66. AriPotta

wow really. did he even die in july? why would it be open to july? why was the picture on the ground and not the trash?

67. micahwood50

Case solved. Please close this question.

68. AriPotta

why this and why that.

Case not solved. This question is stupid.

70. AriPotta

this case is not solved, that's for sure. anyone who believes it is, is wrong.

"Hurr durr I found a fridge in my kitchen beside a dead body with the words 'Rachel' written on it, lets round up all the rachels and guess who is the murderer."

72. TuringTest

I concur^

73. Rohangrr

yup! thats why arthur conan's novel ' SHERLOCK holm es ' has sold over 2.2 millon

74. micahwood50

Solved or not, I just want this question closed. Notifications annoy the hell out me.

"HOW DID THE FRIDGE GET IN MY KITCHEN!"

76. AriPotta

lol

77. AriPotta

whoa whoa whoa. knew the suspect? we all assumed that meant he knew the killer. but sherlock listed three suspects. i bet he knew one of them.

Sherlock Holmes' novel sold over 4 million for the same reason Harry Potter did. Don't go out and expect to fly on a broomstick. They both handwave explanations, and use selective bias to create tension.

79. AriPotta

he probably knew the business partner.

80. AriPotta

my money's on that

The business partner probably already confessed to the crime, and Sherlock pretended to catch him.

"I caught the criminal!" yelled Sherlock Holmes. Detective Lestadt looked over at Dr. John Watson. "Should we tell him?" They had caught the criminal weeks ago. "No," said Watson gravely. "Denying a mentally ill patient can only bring trouble."

83. AriPotta

it didn't say sherlock knew who the killer was, it just said that he knew the suspect. case solved. he knew one of the suspects. the business partner.

84. Rohangrr

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85. TuringTest

I think we are going out of the math world here, let's close it now, eh?

86. Rohangrr

bye guys!

88. AriPotta

omg @nincompoop why do you delete every single thing you post.

89. AriPotta

why do you want it low?

90. AriPotta

none of you guys make sense.

91. AriPotta

none.

92. IllasMcKay

dont be angry m happy cause i solved it quite good @badreferences