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.

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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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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Riddle: If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow?
Answer: The 27th. The day before yesterday is the 23rd.  Therefore, yesterday was the 24, today is the 25th, tomorrow would be the 26th and the day after tomorrow would be 27th.
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Riddle: What is the next number in the sequence? 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, _
Answer: 33. The pattern:  Double the previous number and subtract 1.
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Two Numbers Riddle

POW: 06-10-2024

Riddle: Take two numbers, such that the square of the first, plus the square of the second, shall equal 8; while the first, plus the product of the first and second, shall equal 6. What are the two numbers?
Answer: 2 and 2.
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Riddle: If 5 cats catch 5 mice in 5 minutes, how long will it take one cat to catch a mouse?
Answer: Five minutes.
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Riddle: If you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?
Answer: Infinity! Technically you will never reach the door, as you can only move half the distance, no matter how small.
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Riddle: How much will a 38° angle measure when looked at under a microscope that magnifies ten times?
Answer: It will still be 38°.
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Riddle: What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
Answer: A yardstick.
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Riddle: If 10 bags of jelly beans and 6 licorice sticks cost $1, and 10 licorice sticks and 6 jelly bean bags cost 92 cents. How much does one licorice stick cost?
Answer: 5 cents while Jelly bean bags cost 7 cents.
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To see more past problems of the week's refer to the Riddles Newsletter annals.