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Riddle:

Carl is trying to find solutions to a geometric puzzle.  He has a square plot of land that he needs to reserve 1/4 for himself and divide the remaining 3/4 equally and in similar shape, among his 4 children.  There are two possible solutions.  Can you solve the puzzle?

Answer:

Solution #1 - Squares

First, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.

Geometric Puzzle #1

Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4.  He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Geometric Puzzle #1 Solution 1

Solution #2 - Rectangles

First, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square.  The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.

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Riddle:

Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house is in a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railroad track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Answer:

Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf, it broke and Romeo and Juliet did not survive.

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Riddle:

There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?

Answer:

Place the apple on one person's head.

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Riddle:

In the NBA, how many men are on the basketball court for each team?

Answer:

Five, not ten!

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Riddle:

A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Answer:

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

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Riddle:

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

Answer:

Charcoal.

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Riddle:

What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?

Answer:

Wholesome!

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Riddle:

I'm in the book, but not on any leaf;
I'm in the mouth, but not in lip or teeth;
I'm in the atmosphere, but never in the air;
I wait on every one, but never on a pair;
I am with you wherever you may go;
And every thing you do I’m sure to know;
Though when you did it I should not be there,
Yet when ’twas done, you’d find me in the chair.
What am I?

Answer:

The letter "O".

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Riddle:

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Answer:

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

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Riddle:

I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me you can't run. What am I?

Answer:

I am a shadow.

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