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Riddle:

Find four numbers, the sum of which is 45, so that if 2 is added to the first number, 2 is subtracted from the second number, the third number is multiplied by 2 and the fourth number is divided by 2, then the four numbers so produced are all the same. What are the four numbers?

Answer:

 8 + 2 = 10

12 - 2 = 10

  5 x 2 = 10

20 ÷ 2 = 10
45

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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:

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?

Answer:

You will hang me.

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Riddle:

Jack had only $2, but he needed $3 for his cab fare home. He went to a pawn shop and pawned his $2 for $1.50. Jack then bumped into Don and told him that he would sell him his $2 pawn ticket for $1.50. Dan agreed. Since Jack started out with $2, and he ended up with $3, who is out the extra dollar and why?

Answer:

Don is out the extra dollar. Before the pawn broker will return the $2 to the ticket holder, he will want the $1.50 which he advanced returned to him. Don will give the pawn broker the ticket and the $1.50, and the pawn broker will then return the $2.

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Riddle:

A forest exists somewhere on Earth. This forest has no life except for trees. After a storm, a tree was hit by lightning and falls.

What sound would it make?

Answer:

None. Sound does not exist if it is unheard.

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Riddle:

Picture three boxes containing fruit. The first box is marked peaches, the second is marked oranges, and the third box is marked peaches and oranges. Each of the boxes is labeled incorrectly. How could you label each box correctly if you were allowed to select only one fruit from one of the boxes?

Answer:

First you select a fruit from the box marked peaches and oranges. If it was a orange you selected, you know that the box could only contain oranges. If it was a peach, you know that the box could only contain peaches since each box is incorrectly marked. If, for example an orange was selected, you would mark that box oranges and switch the other two incorrect labels around. Now all three would be correctly labeled.

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Riddle:

Charlotte is 13 years old. Her father Montague is 40 years old. How many years ago was Charlotte's father four times as old as Charlotte?

Answer:

Four years ago. When Charlotte was 9 her father was 36, 4 times her age.

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Riddle:

Use all letters of this sentence once each only to spell out three animals.

'TALL ELEPHANT OR APEMAN'

Answer:

PANTHER, ANTELOPE, LLAMA

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Riddle:

How many times does the long hand of the clock pass the short hand between midnight one day and midnight the following day? As both hands are together at the starting time of midnight this does not count as a pass.

Answer:

21.

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Riddle:

The following numbers share a unique property: 1961 6088 6119 8118 6699 6009. What is it?

Answer:

Each number reads the same when viewed upside down.

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