Simple riddles

simpletricky

There are a number of books on a shelf. If one book is the 6th from the left and 4th from the right, how many books are on the shelf?
There are 9 books on the shelf.
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logicsimple

Pete is a worker on a large ship with hundreds of other men. He is constantly making mistakes, tying ropes the wrong way, steering the ship the wrong way, and making other blunders. One time he accidentally caused the ship to get stuck in a shallow shore, causing thousands of dollars in damage. However, when Steve, the captain of the ship, is asked about Pete, Steve says "I wish we had five men like Pete on this ship." Why would he say this?
Unfortunately for the ship, there are dozens of men who are as inept as Pete is. Captain Steve wishes there were FEWER men like Pete on the ship, since there are currently far more than five.
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