Puzzles

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see if you can work out any of these Puzzles & Brain Teasers

PUZZIES AND TEASERS

Riddle 1
How can you add eight 8's to get the number 1,000? (only use addition)

Riddle 2

Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast. They ate exatly three eggs, each person had an egg. The riddle is for you to explain how ?

Riddle 3

Three lawyers rent a hotel room for the night. When they get to the hotel they pay the $30 fee, then go up to their room. Soon the bellhop brings up their bags and gives the lawysers back $5 because the hotel was having a special discount that weekend. So the three lawyers decide to each keep one of the $5 dollars and to give the bellhop a $2 tip. However, when they sat down to tally up their expenses for the weekend the could not explain the following details:
Each one of them had originally paid $10 (towards the initial $30), then each got back $1 which meant that they each paid $9. Then they gave the bellhop a $2 tip. HOWEVER, 3 • $9 + $2 = $29
The lawyers couldn't figure out what happened to the other dollar. After all, the three paid out $30 but could only account for $29.
Can you determine what happened?

Riddle 4

A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping. In one shipment, he sent a total of 96 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many cartons did he ship?

Riddle 5

A farmer is trying to cross a river. He is taking with him a rabbit, carrots and a fox, and he has a small raft. He can only bring 1 item a time across the river becuase his raft can only fit either the rabbit, the carrots or the fox. How does he cross the river?

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hi i come from birmingham in the uk i like writing about poems and stories .

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author avatar Denise O
12th Jan 2012 (#)

These are some really good ones. I have a few but, I will come back and figure out the rest. Geesh you got me stumped on a few. In my defense, math was 'never' my strong suit. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
12th Jan 2012 (#)

Great - I read this and enjoyed it. But I'm not trying to solve the riddles. I get SO confused with riddles that I stay clear away from them! hahaha!

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Loved it!

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author avatar john57
14th Jan 2012 (#)

hi and thank you for your comment melissa d.ing

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author avatar Delicia Powers
15th Jan 2012 (#)

I will ponder these, great fun...thanks:0)

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author avatar Twomoon
16th Jan 2012 (#)

fun to do, the first two, easy, after that had to run, but I enjoyed your play with the riddles! Have a great day!`

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author avatar ittech
19th Jan 2012 (#)


Great write, really enjoyed my read.

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author avatar stephaniemorris26
20th Jan 2012 (#)

My dad used to tell me number 3 all the time and I can not remember it for nothing now... and I know a few others but I am going to work on the rest.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Oh, I felt like clicking - stop following! Just joking, John. I do hope to come back and do the sums - back to wrack whatever is left of my rusty brain! siva

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author avatar ittech
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Rather fascinating information.

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author avatar ittech
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Rather fascinating information.

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author avatar Euphonos
31st Jan 2012 (#)

WOW...Interesting...

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author avatar EasyWriter
30th May 2012 (#)

I will have to think those over.

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