You entered a room, of 34 people. a shooter then enters killing 30. how many people are left in the room?

Question: You entered a room, of 34 people. a shooter then enters killing 30. how many people are left in the room?

Answer: This indeed is a bit tricky as people say 4 people but thats not correct answer.

If we read the riddle it asks ‘how many are in the bedroom’.

So 34 were already there in the room + 1 yourself.

So total of 35.

13 Replies to “You entered a room, of 34 people. a shooter then enters killing 30. how many people are left in the room?”

  1. The clue is the shooter enters killing 30. It doesn’t say he killed the 30 that was in the room. You are assuming that.
    34 plus you is the information we are given.
    That equals 35.
    The shooter could have killed anyone, anyplace. The story does not state.
    By a teacher 🙂

    1. “The shooter then (after “you” have entered) enters killing 30″ is pretty unambiguous about how many he/she killed, when, and where. He/she killed 30 of the 36 people in the room after entering it; 36 = 34 + you + the shooter. The shooter might’ve killed “you”, or even him/herself, but we know the total is 30. Assuming nobody left the scene, and assuming that living people and dead people are all “people”, the answer has to be 36. 30 dead people + 4 not-dead people + you + the shooter.

      But the question IS ambiguous in some ways. It doesn’t say that everyone involved (who wasn’t dead) stayed in the room, so there is no way to know. The question needed to be defined a bit more precisely.

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