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POW: 09-18-2017

Riddle:

A man has nine children, born at regular intervals. The sum of their squares of their ages is equal to the square of his own age.


What are  the ages of the children?

Answer:

2  -  5  -  8  -  11  -  14  -  17  -  20  -  23  -  26

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POW: 09-11-2017

Riddle:

How can you make the following equation true by drawing only one straight line: 5+5+5=550 Can you figure it out?

Answer:

Draw a line on the first plus sign that turns it into a 4! The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550. You could also change the equal symbol to a crossed out equal symbol which means "not equal to".

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POW: 09-04-2017

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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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: 08-21-2017

Riddle:

If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been?

Answer:

Twenty one. Most people would think there were 42 handshakes.

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POW: 08-14-2017

Riddle:

Tom volunteered to be the chief organizer for the world's tether ball championships. There were 657 contestants from around the world. The tournament was set up whereby the winner would advance and the loser would be eliminated. Since there was an odd number of participants, the initial pairing leaves one player out. That player gets a bye and automatically advances to the next round. How many matches will Tom have to schedule to determine the tether ball champion?

Answer:

656 matches will be needed.

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POW: 08-07-2017

Riddle:

What's the least number of chairs you would need around a table to sit four fathers, two grandfathers, and four sons?

Answer:

Four. The four fathers could be grandfathers and are definitely sons already.

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POW: 07-31-2017

Riddle:

In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over them. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.

Answer:

4 bees and 3 flowers.

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POW: 07-24-2017

Riddle:

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

Answer:

Just four, in a square formation.

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POW: 07-17-2017

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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