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Riddle:

Insert the numbers 1-9 inclusive each only, into the claculation to arrive at the answer 100.

(  -  )  +  +  -  -  -  =  100

Answer:

( 7 - 5 )²  + 96 + 8 - 4 - 3 - 1 = 100

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Riddle:

'When Gwen is twice as old as Dean, Then I shall be just 17. But Gwendoline was 23 When Dean was twice as old as me.' Thats what Bill said.

So tell us then, How old he was when Dean was ten?

Answer:

Eight.

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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:

A woman is walking down a street night at a constant pace.  As she passes the street light, she notices that her shadow becomes longer.  Does the top of her shadow move faster, slower or the same when the shadow is longer as when it is shorter?

Answer:

This point maintains a constant speed, independent of the lenght of the shadow.

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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:

My age today is three times what it will be three years from now minus three times what my age was three years ago. How old am I?

Answer:

Don't be too confused, the answer is 18 years old.

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Riddle:

Mr. Grumper grumbles about bad time-keeping trains like everybody else. On one particular morning he was justified, though. The train left on time for the one hour journey and it arrived 5 minutes late. However, Mr. Grumper's watch showed it to be 3 minutes early, so he adjusted his watch by putting it forward 3 minutes. His watch kept time during the day, and on the return journey in the evening the train started on time, according to his watch, and arrived on time, according to the station clock. If the train traveled 25 percent faster on the return journey than it did on the morning journey, was the station clock fast or slow, and by how much

Answer:

The station clock is 3 minutes fast. The morning journey took 65 minutes, and the evening journey therefore took 52 minutes, and the train arrived 57 minutes after it should have left, that is, 3 minutes early.

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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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