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A man from Switzerland is stuck in Germany during the World War II. The only way to............How does the man escape?

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A man from Switzerland is stuck in Germany during the World War II.

The only way to escape is to cross a bridge over a river from Germany to Switzerland.

There is a sentry beside the bridge who comes out every three minutes.

If the man goes from Germany to Switzerland, he will be shot.

If he wants to go from Switzerland to Germany, he will be taken back to Switzerland.

It takes six minutes to walks & four minutes if he runs.
How does the man escape?

posted Feb 21, 2017 by Prithvi

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Thanks for the query.

The answer is - "When the sentry is about to come out he turns around, and the sentry thinks he is coming from Switzerland to Germany and hence he is forced to go back".

answer Feb 25, 2017 by Arghyadeep Dutt Shrivastava



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