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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.

A Growing Tree

POW: 03-14-2022

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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How Many Plums?

POW: 03-07-2022

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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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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What About Circles

POW: 02-21-2022

Riddle: How many sides does a circle have?
Answer: Two. The inside and the outside.
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Subtraction

POW: 02-14-2022

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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Shadow Riddle

POW: 02-07-2022

Riddle: A woman is walking down a street night at a constant pace. As she passes the street light, she notices that her shadow becomes longer. Does the top of her shadow move faster, slower or the same when the shadow is longer as when it is shorter?
Answer: This point maintains a constant speed, independent of the lenght of the shadow.
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How Old Am I?

POW: 01-31-2022

Riddle: When my father was 31 I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?
Answer: The difference in age is 23 years, so I must be 23 if my father is twice as old as me.
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Be On Point

POW: 01-24-2022

Riddle: A sphere has three, a circle has two, and a point has zero. What is it?
Answer: Dimensions.
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The Pattern?

POW: 01-17-2022

Riddle: One is to three as three is to five and five is to four and four is the magic number. What is the pattern?
Answer: One has three letters in the word three has five letters in it five has four letters and four has four letters in it (if you try more numbers they will always come back to the number four: so four is the magic number)
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Eight Eights

POW: 01-10-2022

Riddle: Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?
Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
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