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  1. 1. Janie's friends were chipping in to buy her a wedding shower present. At first 10 friends chipped in but 2 of them dropped out. Each of the 8 had to chip in another dollar to bring the amount back up. How much money did they plan to collect? 2. A beggar's brother died but the man who died had no brother. How could this be? 3. A girl is twice as old as her brother and half as old as her father. In 50 years her brother will be half as old as his father. How old is the daughter now? 4. There were 5 men traveling down a road. It started to rain and 4 men sped up. The 5th did not. They all arrived at the same place at the same time, but all of them were wet besides the 5th. How? 5. Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop, and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip but the night train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why? 6. A king decided to let a prisoner try to escape the prison with his life. The king placed 2 marbles in a jar that was glued to a table. One of the marbles was supposed to be black and one was supposed to be blue. If the prisoner could pick the blue marble he would escape the prison with his life. If he picked the black marble he would be executed. However, the king was very mean and he wickedly placed 2 black marbles in the jars and no blue marbles. The prisoner witnessed the king only putting 2 black marbles in the jars. If the jar was not see-through and the jar was glued to the table and the prisoner was mute so he could not say anything, how did he escape with his life? 7. A prisoner is told 'If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you.' What can he say to save himself? 8. There is a cat, a dog, and a mouse. You need to get them across the river. You can't leave the cat and the dog alone or the mouse and the cat alone. Your boat can only carry one animal. How do you get them across? 9. There are two bodies on the floor. They are surrounded by water and broken glass. How did they die? 10. An electric train is going south at 98 mph. The wind is blowing northeast. Which direction is the smoke blowing? 11. A night shift guard while on patrol at night, dreams about that the king will die in a plane crash. He tells the king in the morning, but the king tells him not to worry and flies anyway. When he returns from his trip he fires the night shift guard. Why does the king fire the night shift guard? 12. A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 12000 lbs which are the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it halfway across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse? Give a reason.
  2. 1. A box contains 12 balls of three different colors. 4 each of red, yellow and blue. If you were to be blindfolded and asked to pick them at random, How many balls must you pull out to be sure that there are at least two of one color among the balls picked out? 2. In a training academy, Mark is the 50th fastest and the 50th slowest runner. Assuming no two runners, run at the same speed, how many runners are in Mark’s academy? 3. Benjamin had locked his suitcase with a 3-digit numerical code. He normally forgets his codes, so he wrote some clues indicating the what the code was. Can you crack the code based on the 5 clues written below by Benjamin? Clue #1: 082 – One number is correct and well placed Clue #2: 013 – One number is correct but wrongly placed Clue #3: 260 – Two numbers are correct but both are wrongly placed Clue #4: 748 – None of the numbers are correct Clue #5: 786 – One number is correct but wrongly placed 4. My daughter has many sisters. She has as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have? 5. Pamela is trying to lose some weight. She wants to do this by climbing stairs. She starts on the fourth floor, climbs up five stories, down seven, up six, down three, and up four again. What floor is she on now? 6. Jennifer is packing gifts and wants 200 ribbons of length 110 cm each. If each tape contains 25m of ribbon, how many tapes will Jennifer need? 7. 3 competitors Frank, Bruce, and Jack go on an expedition in the forest. They find a magic lamp in one of the caves in the forest. As they rub the lamp a genie pops out and grants them 1 wish each. Frank goes first, “I wish I could be alive forever.” Bruce goes next, “I wish the word ‘alive’ actually meant ‘dead’”. Jack goes last, “I wish Bruce and Frank were dead”. After all, is said and done, who of the three is alive and who is dead? 8. 20 people worked and earned $20 between them. The workers include men, women, and children. If each man earns $ 3, each woman $1.50 and each child earns $ 0.50. How many men, women, and children are there? 9. In an athletic race, the woman who came two places in front of the last woman finished one ahead of the woman who came fifth. How many competitors were running the race? 10. Your friend puts a coin in a wine bottle and then puts in the cork to close it. He now asks you to remove the coin from the bottle, but the conditions are that you cannot; take out the cork or Break the bottle. How would you remove the coin? 11. A man has Ten Horses and nine stables as shown here. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] The man wants to fit Ten Horses into nine stables. How can he fit Ten horses into nine stables? 12. A school orchestra with 10 musicians can play the first section of a symphony in 10 minutes. How long would it take to play if they added 10 more musicians to the orchestra? 13. Mark is throwing his son Stewart a surprise birthday party but he has limited funds. He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake. Half of what was left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and decorations. Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money, how much did Mark start with?
  3. Thank you so much, I really appreciate that you point out this, I will fix this in my next video. And overall I agree with most of your opinions and I will do my best. Update. 5. Image attached with this reply. 7. Divide 110 into two parts so that one will be 150 percent of the other. What are the 2 numbers? 11. The number of bacteria in a large sealed jar doubles every minute. The bacteria will take an hour to fill the jar. When will the jar be half full? 20. I added just for fun! And Honestly, I apologize for the errors I made in this thread, Sorry for ruining your fun and Thank you all for being so nice. This is a great forum. I love you all.
  4. 1. What is the value of x If 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 then x/1000? 2. If 4 and 2= 26, 8 and 1 = 79 and 6 and 5 = 111. Then, what is 7and3? 3. What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together? 4. What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad? 5. Here is a light switch. Note the order of the positions. If the light is now at medium and it is switched 3922 times what will be the position of the switch? 6. Can you arrange four nines to make it equal to 100. 8. If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is 1/3 of 10? 9. 100 students entered college. 55 of them chose music. 44 of them chose sports. 20 of them chose both. How many of them chose neither music nor sports? 10. Four friends are going to a concert. When they arrive, there are only five seats together left in the theater. The manager will let all four friends in for free if one of them can tell her how many different seating arrangements are possible for four people with five empty seats. All four are let in free. Could you have given the correct answer? 12. At six o’clock the wall clock struck 6 times. Checking with my watch, I noticed that the time between the first and last strokes was 30 seconds. How long will the clock take to strike 12 at midnight? 13. There are several books on a bookshelf. If one book is the 4th from the left and 6th from the right, how many books are on the shelf? 14. John has been hired to paint the numbers 1 through 100 on 100 apartments. How many times he has to paint 8? 15. You have two books. One of them is upside-down and the other is rotated so the top of the book is facing you. What is the sum of the first page in each book? 16. There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club? 17. Does a pound of gold or a pound of feathers weight more? 18. There is a chain nailed to the wall. The chain is 10 feet long and the center of the chain dips down 5 feet from where each side of the chain is nailed to the wall. How far are the 2 ends of chain from each other? 19.Little Johnny is walking home. He has $300 he has to bring home to his mom. While he is walking a man stops him and gives him a chance to double his money. The man says "I'll give you $600 if you can roll 1 die and get a 4 or above, you can roll 2 dice and get a 5 or 6 on at least one of them, or you can roll 3 dice and get a 6 on at least on die. If you don't I get your $300." What does Johnny do to have the best chance of getting home with the money? 20. If you have 6 women and 2 friends, how many women do each of your friends get? I created this video 20 RIDDLES TO TEST YOUR MATH, IQ AND THINKING SKILLS. And I wanted to share it with you, Try to answer all riddles, And let me know your feedback. Thanks, and Good Luck!
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