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Riddle:

My only timepiece is a wall clock. One day I forgot to wind it and it stopped. I went to visit a friend whos watch is always correct, stayed awhile, and then went home. There I made a simple calculation and set the clock right.

How did I do this even though I had no watch on me to tell how long it took me to return from my friend's house?

Answer:

Before I left, I wound the wall clock. When I returned, the change in time equaled how long it took to go to my friends house and return, plus the time I spent there. But I knew the latter because I looked at my friends watch when I arrived and left.

Subtracting the time of the visit from the time I was absent from my house, and dividing by 2, I obtained the time it took me to return home. I added this time to what my friend watch showed when I left, and set the sum on my wall clock.

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Riddle:

Try deciphering this code - S T O E E I T A E S S S I N O Y (Hint - count and you will have the answer!)

Answer:

Did you count the number of letters? There are 16 of them. Divide them in groups of 4. Then, put each group below the other, and read column wise. Here's how you do it... S T O E E I T A E S S S I N O Y The answer to the code is See it is not so easy.

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Riddle:

A house has 6 stories, each the same height. How many times as long is the ascent to the sixth floor as the ascent to the third?

Answer:

2 1/2 times (5/2, not 6/3).

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Riddle:

Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said: As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word trinket.

What is it?

Answer:

The word knitter.

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Riddle:

A boy has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers.

How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Answer:

Four brothers and three sisters.

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Riddle:

Carl is trying to find solutions to a geometric puzzle.  He has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 children.  There are two possible solutions.  Can you solve the puzzle?

Answer:

Solution #1 - Squares

First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.

Geometric Puzzle #1

Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4.  He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Geometric Puzzle #1 Solution 1

Solution #2 - Rectangles

First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square.  The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

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Riddle:

2, 3, 5, 9, 17, _ What is the next number in the sequence?

Answer:

33. The pattern:  Double the previous number and subtract 1.

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Riddle:

A man has nine children, born at regular intervals. The sum of their squares of their ages is equal to the square of his own age.

What are  the ages of the children?

Answer:

2  -  5  -  8  -  11  -  14  -  17  -  20  -  23  -  26

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Riddle:

When I asked her how old she was, she smiled and said cryptically: "The day before yesterday I was 22, but next year I'll be 25." What is her birthday and when was the date of our conversation?

Answer:

We conversed on January 1 and her birthday was on December 31. So, the day before yesterday on Dec. 30th she was 22 and he turned 23 on Dec. 31. So her next birthday, when she turns 24, would be Dec. 31 of the same year the question was asked.  However, next years birthday would be the following year on Dec. 31, when she would be 25.

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Riddle:

As defendants, we deny all involvement in the unscrupulous dealings which have come to light in the recent government investigation.  What country name is hidden in the previous sentence?

Answer:

Sweden. "defendants, we deny".

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