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Riddle:

Two wine merchants arrive at the gates of Paris. One has 64 and the other 20 barrels of wine. Since they have not enough money to pay the custom duties, the first pays 40 francs and 5 barrels of wine. The second pays 2 barrels of wine but receives 40 francs in change.

What is the value of each barrel of wine and what is the duty payable?

Answer:

The value of a barrel is 120 francs and the duty is 10 francs a barrel.

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Riddle:

Out of 100 ladies attending the gala,

85 had a white hand bag;
75 had black shoes;
60 carried an umbrella;
90 wore a ring;

How many ladies must have had all four items?

Answer:

10

Divide by 3. All the ladies had three items. The remainder shows the number of ladies who had 4.

85
75
60
90
______
310 / 3 = 100 + 10 remainder

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Riddle:

What is the value of 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1,000?

Answer:

One hundred - work backwards and you will understand.

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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:

If 6 doubloons are worth 1 1/2 ducats, how many ducats are 27 doubloons worth?

Answer:

6 3/4 ducats (27/6=4 1/2. 4 1/2 x 1 1/2= 6 3/4)

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Riddle:

'How much is this bag of potatoes?' asked the man. '32lb divided by half its own weight,' said the green grocer.

How much did the potatoes weigh?

Answer:

8lbs.

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Riddle:

This man was on death row
and only family members could see him
this man walks up to the gaurd and says
"Brothers and sisters have I none"
but this mans father
is my fathers son
The gaurd let him in
How is he related?

Answer:

The father going to see his son on death row

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Riddle:

Edward is as old as Benjamin used to be when Edward was as old as Benjamn is now.

Benjamin is 36. How old is Edward?

Answer:

Edward is 48.

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Riddle:

There are eight people who like each other? Rhonda likes Jim. Tom likes Amber. Cameron likes Britney. Will likes Katie. They all know that they're liked by at least someone. The question is, who is loved? *Hint think about the *words in this statement...

Answer:

No one is loved, they're just liked.

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Riddle:

if your in a room with no windows, no doors, everything made of cement besides in the room a mirror and a table. how would you get out?

Answer:

look in the mirror, see what you saw, take what you saw to saw the table in half, and 2 haves make a whole, so crawl through the hole

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