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A riddle problem is a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning, typically presented as a game.  Below is a list of the past problem of the week riddles in descending chronological order.

POW: 06-21-2021

Riddle:

Take eight small sticks, four of which are half the length of the other four. Make three equal squares out of the sticks.

Answer:

Use the longer four sticks to be sharing sides between the squares and at the end their should be three intertwined squares.

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Riddle:

What two whole, positive numbers that have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?

Answer:

1 and 9.

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POW: 06-07-2021

Riddle:

What weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of stones?

Answer:

The same. They both weigh a pound!

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POW: 05-31-2021

Riddle:

Lily is a lilypad in a small pond. Lilly doubles her size each day, On the 20th day she covers the whole pond. On what day was Lily half the size of the pond?

Answer:

Day 19, it's not 10 because on day 20 she doubled from day 19, so 19 must be half the size of the pond.

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POW: 05-24-2021

Riddle:

I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her.


How old are we now?

Answer:

I am 40 and my daughter is 10.

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POW: 05-17-2021

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:

Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

Answer:

There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

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Riddle:

A car's odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?

Answer:

110 miles. (73037)

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POW: 04-26-2021

Riddle:

Find the four digit number in which the first digit is one fourth of the last digit, the second digit is 6 times the first digit, and the third digit is the second digit plus 3. What is it?

Answer:

1694.

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POW: 04-19-2021

Riddle:

If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow?

Answer:

The 27th.

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To see more past problems of the week's refer to the Riddles Newsletter annals.