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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:

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:

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 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:

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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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:

What is the next 3 letters in this riddle? o t t f f s s _ _ _

Answer:

e n t They represent the first letter when writing the numbers one thru ten.

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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:

What is the difference between a school boy studying and a farmer watching his cattle?

Answer:

One is stocking his mind, while the other is minding his stock.

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Riddle:

My first is often at the front door. My second is found in the cereal family. My third is what most people want. My whole is one of the United States. What am I?

Answer:

MATRIMONY (mat rye money). Which is certainly a "united state"!

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