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POW: 01-08-2018

Riddle:

The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?

Answer:

It will never cover the ladder because as the water rises, so will the floating ship.

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POW: 01-01-2018

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:

You will never reach the door, it will always be half the distance, no matter how small!

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POW: 12-25-2017

Riddle:

Jack had only $2, but he needed $3 for his cab fare home. He went to a pawn shop and pawned his $2 for $1.50. Jack then bumped into Don and told him that he would sell him his $2 pawn ticket for $1.50. Dan agreed. Since Jack started out with $2, and he ended up with $3, who is out the extra dollar and why?

Answer:

Don is out the extra dollar. Before the pawn broker will return the $2 to the ticket holder, he will want the $1.50 which he advanced returned to him. Don will give the pawn broker the ticket and the $1.50, and the pawn broker will then return the $2.

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POW: 12-18-2017

Riddle:

If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow.

Answer:

The 27th.

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POW: 12-11-2017

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

20/45 *  2 = 10

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