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POW: 02-24-2020

Riddle:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer:

F  I V  E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

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POW: 02-17-2020

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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POW: 02-10-2020

Riddle:

When John was six years old he hammered a nail into his favorite tree to mark his height. Ten years later at age sixteen, John returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?

Answer:

The nail would be at the same height since trees grow at their tops.

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POW: 02-03-2020

Riddle:

A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?

Answer:

None. A pear tree does not bear plums.

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POW: 01-27-2020

Riddle:

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer:

Two. The inside and the outside.

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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:

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: 01-06-2020

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: 12-30-2019

Riddle:

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer:

Once, because after you subtract it's not 25 anymore.

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POW: 12-23-2019

Riddle:

How do you make the number 7 an even number without addition, subtraction, multiplication or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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