# Possession is present tense. How many are left? is present tense. Two of the other statements are past tense. One of the other statements is present tense. But still has six eggs in the present, regardless of the other statements. In short: They were a misdirection.

Possession is present tense.
How many are left? is present tense.

Two of the other statements are past tense.
One of the other statements is present tense.

But still has six eggs in the present, regardless of the other statements.

In short: They were a misdirection.

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It was a clever misdirection, especially mixing tenses in the middle.

Still, this is my favorite of that style:

You are the bus driver. At your first stop, you pick up 29 people. On your second stop, 18 of those 29 people get off, and at the same time 10 new passengers arrive. At your next stop, 3 of those 10 passengers get off, and 13 new passengers come on. On your fourth stop 4 of the remaining 10 passengers get off, 6 of those new 13 passengers get off as well, then 17 new passengers get on. What is the color of the bus driver’s eyes?

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I think that one only works verbally as it ‘counts’ on you being busy doing the math and forgetting facts.

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