# Strawberry Jam Puzzle

The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big circular home. One morning, Mr Smith woke up & saw a strawberry jam stain oh his new carpet. He figured out that everyone who was there in the morning had a jam sandwish.

By reading the following excuses figure out who spilled the jam.

**Billy Smith:** “I was outside playing basketball.”

**The maid:** “I was dusting the corners of the house.”

**Chef:** “I was starting to make lunch for later.”

WHO IS LYING?

**Answer-** Maid

**Explanation-**The maid: “

*I was dusting the corners of the house.”*

but House is

**Circular**so, where’s the Corners?

The ‘straight-forward’ answer seems to imply that the maid is an idiot who thought of finding ‘corners’ in a ’round house’.

But…

Nowhere in the puzzle it is said that, like the house, the individual ** rooms** are round as well…! So, they CAN have corners, and the maid’s statement does make sense, which, in turn, makes the data given in the puzzle insufficient to solve it.

@viji- Great point, but there can be infinite number of possibility in the molding the data.

But as per puzzle-

- Circular
**HOUSE**is there and - maid cleaning corners of
**HOUSE**(not rooms)

So,In Simplest form statement seems, Its house’s corner which is circular.

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