Question: You have a cube made of 10 x 10 x 10 smaller cubes, for a total of 1000 smaller cubes. If you take off 1 layer of cubes, how many remain?
Answer: The remaining cube will be 8 x 8 x 8. This will be 512. A layer is take from all sides of the cube, so it would reduce the dimensions be two, not one.
Question: One day a man broke his leg. When he was sent home from the hospital he had to use a wheelchair. The doctors told him he could not go up stairs. When the man got home he realized he had stairs to get into his house on both sides. The man saw his neighbor, the doctor who x-rayed him at the hospital, getting out or her car. The man asked "can you carry me up the stairs?" The woman replied "no." Why?
Answer: She told the man he could not go up stairs