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Telephone Call (Posted on 2003-06-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Jim wants to call his friend Bob. Bob's Phone number is 976-6419. Jim dialed this number perfectly but then ended up calling the wrong house. He tried again and dialed the number perfectly. Once again his call didn't go through, in fact his call never went through to Bob.

Why couldn't Jim call Bob?

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Solution What a problem | Comment 4 of 25 |
I think that this is one of the most abiguous problems I've heard.

Obviously, the area code or maybe he was in a school and had to dial a certain number to get out.

Also, the problem first says that he got the worng house (which means that he did get through, but not to the correct house), then it says 'once again, he didn't get through'

My guess is that technology has made us (and Jim) forget about the troubles of pay phones. I think that he didn't put money in the pay phone.
  Posted by Hank on 2003-06-30 08:11:19
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