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##### Riddle 8

Three Brothers on a Farm

Three brothers live in a farm. They agreed to buy new seeds: Adam and Ben would go and Charlie stayed to protect fields. Ben bought 75 sacks of wheat in the market whereas Adam bought 45 sacks. At home, they split the sacks equally. Charlie had paid 1400 dollars for the wheat. How much dollars did Ben and Adam get of the sum, considering equal split of the sacks?

Every farmer’s part is 1/3(45+75) = 40 sacks.
Charlie paid $1400 for 40 sacks, then 1 sack costs$1400/40 = $35/sack. Adam got$35*(45-40)=35*5 = $175. Ben got$35*(75-40)=35*35 = $1225. Answer: Ben$1225, Adam $175 ##### Riddle 9 The Insurance Salesman An insurance salesman walk up to house and knocks on the door. A woman answers, and he asks her how many children she has and how old they are. She says I will give you a hint. If you multiply the 3 children’s ages, you get 36. He says this is not enough information. So she gives a him 2 nd hint. If you add up the children’s ages, the sum is the number on the house next door. He goes next door and looks at the house number and says this is still not enough information. So she says she’ll give him one last hint which is that her oldest of the 3 plays piano. Why would he need to go back to get the last hint after seeing the number on the house next door? Because the sum of their ages ( the number on the house) is ambiguous and could refer to more than 1 trio of factors. Answer to Riddle If you list out the trio of factors that multiply to 36 and their sums, you get. • 1 1 36 = 38 • 1 2 18 = 21 • 1 3 12 = 16 • 1 4 9 = 14 • 6 6 1 = 13 • 2 2 9 = 13 • 2 3 6 = 11 • 3 3 4 = 10 Since the number on the house next door is not enough information there must be more than 1 factor trio that sums up to it, leaving two possibilities: < 6, 6, 1>. <2, 2, 9>. When she says her ‘oldest’ you know it can not be <6,6,1> since she would have two ‘older’ sons not an ‘oldest’. ##### Riddle 10 This is a famous one. The classic Monty hall riddle! You are confronted by 3 doors. Behind one of them is a car, behind the two others, you will only see a goat. Now, if you correctly pick the car, you win the car. Otherwise, if you get one of the 2 goats, you don’t get the car. So, pick any door. It doesn’t matter which one, but we will suppose that you picked door #2, as an example. Now, after you have picked a door and before finding out what is actually behind it, you are shown a goat behind one of the other doors.(Remember there has to be a goat in 1 of the doors that you have not picked. ) Let’s say you choose door #2, as shown above. For example’s sake, let’s say there’s a goat in door 1. The question and the riddle is. should you switch the door that you picked? In other words, in this example, should you now choose door 3? Or, should you stick with your first choice (door #2)? There actually is a mathematically correct answer to this riddle: You should indeed change your choice. If you don’t believe me, just try out our free online Monty hall simulation . ##### Riddle 11 If 9999 = 4, 8888 = 8, 1816 = 6, 1212 = 0, then 1919 = Look at how many closed areas there are. • 9999 has 4 closed areas (the top of the ‘9’) • 8888 has 8 closed areas, the top and bottom parts of the 8 and there are no other digits • 1816 has 3 closed areas, (top and bottom of 8 and bottom of 6, and it has 2 other digits ( 3*2=6) • 1212 has 0 closed areas,(0*4=0) ##### Riddle 12 An athlete is able to jump FOREVER. However, everytime that she jumps she gets a bit more tired, and every jump goes $$\frac 1 2$$ as far as her prior jump. Now, for her very first jump, she goes $$\frac 1 2$$ of a foot. On her second jump, she goes $$\frac 1 4$$ of a foot, and so on and so forth. The beginning of her journey is shown in the gif below. How many jumps does it take for her to travel 1 foot? She will never get to the 1 foot mark because you keep adding smaller and smaller amounts! ### Other Good Riddles Quick summary of riddle: Zeno of Elea (490-425 BC) is known for creating many paradoxes which were debated by mathematicians for centuries. His riddle involving Achilles, the character from Homer’s Iliad and a tortoise went something like: The tortoise challenged Achilles to a race and Achilles, full of typical hubris, accepted and even gave the Tortoise a 10 foot head start. Before the race started, the tortoise told Achilles that the reason Achilles would lose is that even though Achilles would be catching up, the tortoise would always be moving ahead. Therefore, Achilles would always be covering a fraction of the distance between the two. Let’s say he covered half of the distance in 1 second (5 feet) and then in the next he covered half of the new distance, the remaining 5 feet plus the Tortoise’s new distance. In the end, the tortoise convinced Achilles that he could not win the race because although he would be getting closer and closer, he would still always be covering smaller and smaller fractions of the total distance between the two. Therefore, Achilles forfeited the race. To read this riddle in a modern narrative form click here . ## Brain Teasers Riddles and answers #ask #a #question #and #get #an #answer #answers to riddles # # Research Maniacs Directory | Follow | Search If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, what are four and five? Answer If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it? Answer If you threw a White stone into the Red Sea, what would it become? Answer If you were in a dark room with a candle, a woodstove, a match and a gas lamp which do you light first? Answer If you were standing directly on Antarcticas South Pole facing north, which direction would you travel if you took one step backward? 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Did you like the above Brain Teasers? Here are more Brain Riddles ## IQ Test Questions with Answers – Brain Teasers & Puzzles #answers #to Posted on 02/12/201702/12/2017 by admin #iq questions with answers # # IQ Test Questions with Answers – Brain Teasers & Puzzles Last updated on 13 Oct, 2010 by Editor This IQ test comprise of a collection of puzzles. and the questions in this IQ test are interesting and will involve the reader while solving them. The puzzles are short in length but will force you to exercise your brain and use your logical skills. The puzzles are of a wide range and they vary from simple ones to the more difficult ones. ## IQ Test Questions There are 17 questions to test your IQ. Do not look at the answers found at the end of this document, that would be cheating. Write each of your answers down, it makes a difference. Good Luck for the IQ Test! 1. Two people were walking in opposite directions. Both of them walked 6 miles forward then took right and walked 8 miles. How far is each from starting positions? a) 14 miles and 14 miles b) 10 miles 10 miles c) 6 miles 6 miles 2. A person has certain number of cows and birds. They have 172 eyes and 344 legs. How many cows and birds does he have? 3. A person has 14 red socks and 14 white socks in a drawer. What is the minimum number of socks that he should take to get a correct pair? 4. When a number is multiplied by 13, it becomes greater to 105 by an amount with which it is lesser to 105 by now. What is the number 5. When asked in an exam how much time is left, the teacher answered that the amount of time left is 1/5 of the time already completed. How much time is left? 6. Two people on cycle are traveling at 10 miles/hour in opposite direction. When they are at a distance of 50 miles, a housefly lands on the first cyclist and then flies to the other at a speed of 16 miles/hour. What is the distance covered by fly? 7. My successor’s father is my father’s son. and I don’t have any brothers or sons. Who is my successor? a) Nephew b) Niece c) Daughter d) Myself 8. A fast train leaves London for Brighton and at the same time a slow train leaves Brighton for London. The fast train leaves at 80 mph and the slow train travels at 35 mph. When they meet, which is farther from London? 9. A girl, a boy, and a dog start walking down a road. They start at the same time, from the same point, in the same direction. The boy walks at 5 km/h, the girl at 6 km/h. The dog runs from boy to girl and back again with a constant speed of 10 km/h. The dog does not slow down on the turn. How far does the dog travel in 1 hour? 10. A pool has four taps. The first tap takes two days to fill the pool, the second tap three days, the third four days and the last one only 6 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool using all 4 taps at once? 11. This was a burglary in the Silver City jewelry store last Sunday. 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Someone asked them: Who is older? The sister said: I am older. The brother said: I am younger. At least one of them was lying. Who is older? 15. A six digit number 312132 has two 1’s, two 2’s and two 3’s. This number has a very interesting attribute: 1 digit exists between two 1’s, 2 digits exist between two 2’s and 3 digits exist between two 3’s. Can we add two more 4s to become an eight digit number and still holding the above attributes plus 4 digits exist between two 4s? 16. Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas. (a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas? (b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes? 17. A group of friends went to a hotel for Dinner. After having their dinner the Bill Amount was of Rs 2400. So they decided to distribute it into equal amount for each. In the group two friends forget to bring their purses along with them. So later on it has been decided that Rs 100 has to be paid more by the other friends on calculated amount. So total how many friends were there in the Group? ### IQ Test Answers The answers to IQ test questions asked above are given below. 1. 10 miles each according to Pythagoras Theorem. 2. Each Cow has 2 eyes and 4 legs and each bird has 2 eyes and 2 legs. Lets call each eye as x and each leg as y. Also each bird is n and each cow is m so: n(2x+2y) + m(2x + 4y) = 172x + 344y 2x (n+m) + 2y(n+2m) = 172x + 344y (n+m) = 86 and (n+2m) = 172 n = 86 – m 86 – m + 2m = 172 or m = 86 This implies n = 0. So, the owner has 0 birds and 86 cows. 3. This is a classic probability puzzle and many puzzles are based on this logic. If the person picks up two socks then there is a possibility of them being different in colour. If he picks up three socks then they are guaranteed red or white. So the minimum number of socks required are three. 4. Let the number be x 105 – x = y x = 105 – y 13x = 105 + y 14 x = 210 x = 15 5. 10 minutes. The total time was one hour and already 50 minutes are over. 6. You can assume that when the fly lands on cyclist 1 they are 50 miles apart. The fly has to travel 50 + x miles at 16 miles/hour. Here x is the additional distance at 10 miles/hour. So the problem is now simplified as y = 50 + x (distance) (50 + x)/16 = x/10 (time) 500 + 10x = 16x 6x = 500 x = 250/3 = 83.33 y = 133.33 8. When they meet they are both at the same distance away from London. 9. 10 km. Because the dog’s speed is 10 km/h. 10. First, work out how much of the pool gets filled by each tap in one hour. The first tap takes 48 hours to fill the pool, so in one hour it fills 1/48 of the pool. The second tap 1/72. The third tap 1/96. And the fourth tap fills 1/6 of the pool in one hour. 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Murder Crime Riddle Difficulty Popularity A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory. ## Math Riddles: Try to answer these brain teasers and math riddles #bible Posted on 22/09/201722/09/2017 by admin #answers to riddles # # Math Riddles ##### Riddle 8 Three Brothers on a Farm Three brothers live in a farm. They agreed to buy new seeds: Adam and Ben would go and Charlie stayed to protect fields. Ben bought 75 sacks of wheat in the market whereas Adam bought 45 sacks. At home, they split the sacks equally. Charlie had paid 1400 dollars for the wheat. How much dollars did Ben and Adam get of the sum, considering equal split of the sacks? Every farmer’s part is 1/3(45+75) = 40 sacks. Charlie paid$1400 for 40 sacks, then 1 sack costs $1400/40 =$35/sack.

Adam got $35*(45-40)=35*5 =$175.
Ben got $35*(75-40)=35*35 =$1225.
Answer: Ben $1225, Adam$175

##### Riddle 9

The Insurance Salesman

An insurance salesman walk up to house and knocks on the door. A woman answers, and he asks her how many children she has and how old they are. She says I will give you a hint. If you multiply the 3 children’s ages, you get 36. He says this is not enough information. So she gives a him 2 nd hint. If you add up the children’s ages, the sum is the number on the house next door. He goes next door and looks at the house number and says this is still not enough information. So she says she’ll give him one last hint which is that her oldest of the 3 plays piano.

Why would he need to go back to get the last hint after seeing the number on the house next door?

Because the sum of their ages ( the number on the house) is ambiguous and could refer to more than 1 trio of factors.

If you list out the trio of factors that multiply to 36 and their sums, you get.

• 1 1 36 = 38
• 1 2 18 = 21
• 1 3 12 = 16
• 1 4 9 = 14
• 6 6 1 = 13
• 2 2 9 = 13
• 2 3 6 = 11
• 3 3 4 = 10

Since the number on the house next door is not enough information there must be more than 1 factor trio that sums up to it, leaving two possibilities: < 6, 6, 1>. <2, 2, 9>. When she says her ‘oldest’ you know it can not be <6,6,1> since she would have two ‘older’ sons not an ‘oldest’.

##### Riddle 10

This is a famous one. The classic Monty hall riddle!

You are confronted by 3 doors. Behind one of them is a car, behind the two others, you will only see a goat. Now, if you correctly pick the car, you win the car. Otherwise, if you get one of the 2 goats, you don’t get the car.

So, pick any door. It doesn’t matter which one, but we will suppose that you picked door #2, as an example.

Now, after you have picked a door and before finding out what is actually behind it, you are shown a goat behind one of the other doors.(Remember there has to be a goat in 1 of the doors that you have not picked. )

Let’s say you choose door #2, as shown above. For example’s sake, let’s say there’s a goat in door 1. The question and the riddle is. should you switch the door that you picked? In other words, in this example, should you now choose door 3? Or, should you stick with your first choice (door #2)?

There actually is a mathematically correct answer to this riddle: You should indeed change your choice. If you don’t believe me, just try out our free online Monty hall simulation .

##### Riddle 11

If 9999 = 4, 8888 = 8, 1816 = 6, 1212 = 0, then 1919 =

Look at how many closed areas there are.

• 9999 has 4 closed areas (the top of the ‘9’)
• 8888 has 8 closed areas, the top and bottom parts of the 8 and there are no other digits
• 1816 has 3 closed areas, (top and bottom of 8 and bottom of 6, and it has 2 other digits ( 3*2=6)
• 1212 has 0 closed areas,(0*4=0)
##### Riddle 12

An athlete is able to jump FOREVER. However, everytime that she jumps she gets a bit more tired, and every jump goes $$\frac 1 2$$ as far as her prior jump. Now, for her very first jump, she goes $$\frac 1 2$$ of a foot.

On her second jump, she goes $$\frac 1 4$$ of a foot, and so on and so forth. The beginning of her journey is shown in the gif below.

How many jumps does it take for her to travel 1 foot?

She will never get to the 1 foot mark because you keep adding smaller and smaller amounts!

### Other Good Riddles

Quick summary of riddle: Zeno of Elea (490-425 BC) is known for creating many paradoxes which were debated by mathematicians for centuries. His riddle involving Achilles, the character from Homer’s Iliad and a tortoise went something like:

The tortoise challenged Achilles to a race and Achilles, full of typical hubris, accepted and even gave the Tortoise a 10 foot head start. Before the race started, the tortoise told Achilles that the reason Achilles would lose is that even though Achilles would be catching up, the tortoise would always be moving ahead. Therefore, Achilles would always be covering a fraction of the distance between the two. Let’s say he covered half of the distance in 1 second (5 feet) and then in the next he covered half of the new distance, the remaining 5 feet plus the Tortoise’s new distance. In the end, the tortoise convinced Achilles that he could not win the race because although he would be getting closer and closer, he would still always be covering smaller and smaller fractions of the total distance between the two. Therefore, Achilles forfeited the race. To read this riddle in a modern narrative form click here .