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Riddle:

DEFENDING, CALMNESS, SIGHING, CANOPY and STUMBLE. What do these words have in common?

Answer:

They each have 3 letters in common. CA NOP Y.

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Riddle:

Gods' arrows cannot be counted

Answer:

rain

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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:

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:

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. Don agreed. 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:

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:

What have these words in common?

ASPIRATED  GRANGERS  PRELATES  SWINGERS  CHASTENS

Answer:

All can be diminished by one letter (from begining and end alternately) forming a new word each time.

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