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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: 05-25-2020

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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POW: 05-18-2020

Riddle:

If a boy blows 18 bubbles,
Then pops 6 eats 7 and then
He pops 5 and blows 1.
How many are left?

Answer:

1.

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POW: 05-11-2020

Riddle:

The ages of a father and son add up to 66.
The father's age is the son's age reversed.
How old could they be?
(3 possible solutions).

Answer:

51 and 15. 42 and 24. 60 and 06.

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POW: 05-04-2020

Riddle:

Ben walked into a hardware store and asked the price of some items. The salesman said: One costs $1, Eight costs $1, Seventeen cost $2, One hundred four costs $3 and One thousand seventy two costs $4. What was Ben buying?

Answer:

Ben was buying home address numbers and they cost $1 per digit.

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POW: 04-27-2020

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: 04-20-2020

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: 04-06-2020

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: 03-30-2020

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.