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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

20/45 *  2 = 10

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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 man was born in 1898
He is still alive now
at the age 33
How is this possible ?

Answer:

he was born in room 1898 in the hospital

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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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Riddle:

Gazing up at the portrait hung over the fireplace in his drawing room his lordship remarked:

'Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son.'

Who is in the Portrait?

Answer:

His son.

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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:

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:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were walking home from the shopping mall with their purchases when Mr. Smith began to complain that his load was too heavy. Mrs. Smith turned to her husband and said, "I don't know what you're complaining about because if you gave me one of your parcels, I would have twice as many as you and if I gave you just one of mine, we would have equal loads." How many parcels was each carrying?

Answer:

Mrs. Smith was carrying seven parcels and Mr. Smith was carrying five.

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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.

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Riddle:

A man goes to work at the same time each day and travels part of his journey facing forwards and the remainder facing backwards. When he returns at the end of his working day, he only faces forwards.

How can this be?

Answer:

He works in the engine room of a liner! To get to work, he walks along the decks from his cabin facing forwards, and down the ladders between decks facing backwards.  However, when he finishes, he only needs to face forwards to climb the ladders again and walk along the deck back to his cabin.

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