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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: 09-20-2021

Riddle:

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

Answer:

When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.

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POW: 09-13-2021

Riddle:

If you go to the movies and you're paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?

Answer:

It's cheaper to take two friends at the same time. In this case, you would only be buying three tickets, whereas if you take the same friend twice you are buying four tickets.

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POW: 09-06-2021

Riddle:

A girl is twice as old as her brother and half as old as her father. In 50 years, her brother will be half as old as his father. How old is the daughter now?

Answer:

50 years old.

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POW: 08-30-2021

Riddle:

What is the next number in the series?


7,645 5,764 4,576...

Answer:

6,457. The last digit is moved to the front to make the next number.

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Riddle:

If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?

Answer:

A quarter and a dime. One coin is not a dime, but the other one is.

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POW: 08-16-2021

Riddle:

While on my way to St. Ives, I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives, How many were going to St. Ives?

Answer:

Just one, me.

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Riddle:

I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

Answer:

Number 194.

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POW: 08-02-2021

Riddle:

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

Answer:

Just four, in a square formation.

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POW: 07-19-2021

Riddle:

Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

Answer:

Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.

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Riddle:

There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

Answer:

$45. The pricing method consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.

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