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POW: 12-24-2018

Riddle:

A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn't have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check?

Answer:

The amount must have been $31.63. She received $63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of $63.26, which is twice the amount of the check.

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POW: 12-17-2018

Riddle:

If it takes four rat catchers four minutes to kill four rats, how many rat catchers would be needed to catch 50 rats in 50 minutes?

Answer:

The same number of rat catchers- Four.

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Riddle:

One fourth of the population of a newly discovered planet have 4 legs. The rest have two legs. There are 60 legs total. How big is the population of the newly discovered planet?

Answer:

24.

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POW: 12-03-2018

Riddle:

Joe has ten coins totaling $1.19. From these coins, he cannot make exact change for a dollar, half-dollar, quarter, dime, or nickel.


What are the coins?

Answer:

A half-dollar, a quarter, four dimes, and four pennies.

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POW: 11-26-2018

Riddle:

A box of hardware contains nuts and bolts.  The bolts account for 25 percent of the number of items in the box.  What percentage are the bolts of the entire box.

Answer:

20 percent. For example, there are 10 bolts.  Since the number of bolts is 25 percent of the number of items, there must be 40 nuts. The total number of items = 10 bolts + 40 nuts = 50.  So, 10/50 = 1/5 = 20%.

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POW: 11-19-2018

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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POW: 11-12-2018

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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POW: 11-05-2018

Riddle:

What number squared = 12345678987654321?


 

Answer:

111,111,111

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POW: 10-29-2018

Riddle:

A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel.  How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?

Answer:

Two minutes. It takes the front of the train one minute and the rest of the train will take two minutes to clear the tunnel.

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POW: 10-22-2018

Riddle:

A half is a third of it. What is it?

Answer:

1 1/2.

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