# riddles

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Guest

correct! The internet did not exist when the doctor was a little boy. I thought it would be easy ha

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

A natural state, I'm sought by all.
Go without me, and you shall fall.
You do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Question:

John has some chickens that have been laying him plenty of eggs. He wants to give away his eggs to several of his friends, but he wants to give them all the same number of eggs. He figures out that he needs to give 7 of his friends eggs for them to get the same amount, otherwise there is 1 extra egg left.

What is the least number of eggs he needs for this to be true?

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 09.01.2018

Solutions:

1) @petit élève is right (but accidentally switched the names):
Tom was born on 31st December 2003 a few moments before midnight (and so he will celebrate his 15th birthday this year), while Jerry was born on 1st January 2004 a few moments after the new year has just begun (and so he already celebrated his 14th birthday this year).

2) Putin is a funny reply, and you are also right with him, but it was not the solution that I wanted for my riddle:
It's the month January which derives from "Janus", the Roman god of all beginnings and endings (and a lot more) who had two faces looking at the past (=the old year) and at the future (=the new year).

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

A mother is 21 years older than her child. In 6 years the mother will be 5 times older than her baby.

Where is the father?

Editor and cheeky nitpicker
S-a alăturat: 14.09.2013
SiHo_92 wrote:

It's the month January which derives from "Janus", the Roman god of all beginnings and endings (and a lot more) who had two faces looking at the past (=the old year) and at the future (=the new year).

Certainly a more poetic answer than mine

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Lol, that was a blow your mind-riddle.

Editor / Francophony
S-a alăturat: 14.10.2014

The father (and mother) are in flagrante delicto.

Or maybe enjoying a cigarette...

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Question: My first is often at the front door.
My second is found in the cereal family.
My third is what most people want.
My whole is one of the united states.

What am I?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

What is large, red or pink in the edge and ladies used to put it in their mouth?

From the Dark Epoch
S-a alăturat: 31.05.2014
Maria Kritikou wrote:

What is large, red or pink in the edge and ladies used to put it in their mouth?

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 09.01.2018

Riddle #856 by @Maria Kritikou:

mother's age: m / baby's age: b

(I) m-b=21 ⇒ m=21+b

(II) m+6=(b+6)×5 ⇒ m+6=b×5+30 ⇒ m-24=b×5 ⇒ b=m÷5-24

(b→I) m=21+(m÷5-24) ⇒ m=m÷5-3 ⇒ 0.8m=-3 ⇒ m=-3.75

(m→II) b=-3.75÷5-24=-0.73-24=-24.73

⇒ The mother is -3.75 years old and the child is -24.73 years old… WAIT, WHAAAT???
And I have no idea what the father has to do with it or where he might be!

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

It's not what you think...

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Neither do i, lol *lol*

From the Dark Epoch
S-a alăturat: 31.05.2014

Lipstick?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015
From the Dark Epoch
S-a alăturat: 31.05.2014
Maria Kritikou wrote:

https://youtu.be/8C61TRoMYjg

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Question: My first is often at the front door.
My second is found in the cereal family.
My third is what most people want.
My whole is one of the united states.

What am I?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

A natural state, I'm sought by all.
Go without me, and you shall fall.
You do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

John has some chickens that have been laying him plenty of eggs. He wants to give away his eggs to several of his friends, but he wants to give them all the same number of eggs. He figures out that he needs to give 7 of his friends eggs for them to get the same amount, otherwise there is 1 extra egg left.

What is the least number of eggs he needs for this to be true?

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 13.04.2017

Teacher: Children, who can solve this problem? There were 3 geese and 4 ducks flying in the sky. How old I am?
Bob: You are 26.
Teacher: Good! How did you guess?
Bob: Well, I am ** and my mother calls me a ********.

How old is Bob? How does his mother call him?

Editor and cheeky nitpicker
S-a alăturat: 14.09.2013
Maria Kritikou wrote:

A mother is 21 years older than her child. In 6 years the mother will be 5 times older than her baby.

Where is the father?

Let M be the mother's age and C the child's

(1) M = 21 + C
(2) M + 6 = 5C

using (1) in (2) yields

21 + C + 6 = 5C => 4C = 27 => C = 27/4 = 6 years and 9 months

Assuming the child was concieved the old fashioned way, the father must have been within a small distance of the mother about 7 years and a half ago.

Therefore, the father is necessarily located in the space defined by all the points reachable in 7 years and a half using every possible means of transportation available to mankind.
That should confine him to an approximately 6.600 km radius sphere centered around Earth.
With the extra hypothesis that he isn't an astronaut, the radius can be further reduced by approx. 200 km.

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 15.08.2017

No, you made a mistake. The second equation should be M + 6 = 5*(C+6). If you do solve the equations, you find out that the baby is yet to be born.

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 25.02.2014
Maria Kritikou wrote:

John has some chickens that have been laying him plenty of eggs. He wants to give away his eggs to several of his friends, but he wants to give them all the same number of eggs. He figures out that he needs to give 7 of his friends eggs for them to get the same amount, otherwise there is 1 extra egg left.

What is the least number of eggs he needs for this to be true?

1?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Yes

Editor and cheeky nitpicker
S-a alăturat: 14.09.2013
mk87 wrote:

No, you made a mistake. The second equation should be M + 6 = 5*(C+6). If you do solve the equations, you find out that the baby is yet to be born.

The error was supposed to make the solution funny. Oh well, you can't win them all...

Super Member
S-a alăturat: 25.02.2014
Maria Kritikou wrote:

Question: My first is often at the front door.
My second is found in the cereal family.
My third is what most people want.
My whole is one of the united states.

What am I?

You are one city of united states?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Maybe

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

matt-rye-money (in a united state) = matrimony/marriage (united as one/a whole)...yes?

Editor / Francophony
S-a alăturat: 14.10.2014
petit élève wrote:

The error was supposed to make the solution funny. Oh well, you can't win them all...

Tough crowd mathematicians!

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

Is it not the moment of conception?

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

A girl was crying because her boyfriend left her
She broke a bottle
A chair
And an expensive vase
What broke first?

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

United Kingdom,
Greece,
Italy,
Australia,
USA,
China,
Brazil,
Germany,
New Zealand
and 3 Nautical miles
= ?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Yes

Guest

food?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Νο, balance.

Guest

oh that makes sense lol

Guest

the expensive vase would have broke first as it is glass

Guest

Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened by your friend?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

I have mountains but no trees. I have cities but no houses. I have water but no fish. What the heck am l?

Jack's Smirking Revenge
S-a alăturat: 24.12.2011

a bathtub? a snow globe?

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

ants?

Member
S-a alăturat: 24.05.2015

A map?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Lol, no

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

Yes, a map. Too easy.

Editor and cheeky nitpicker
S-a alăturat: 14.09.2013
Blake martin wrote:

Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend - so it may be opened by your friend?

Lock the box and send it, then send the key in a separate parcel? Or just have your friend use whatever tool at hand to pry the box open?

Member
S-a alăturat: 24.05.2015

her heart *sob*

Editor / Francophony
S-a alăturat: 14.10.2014

what broke first...

her heart?

The Bride/Black Mamba
S-a alăturat: 03.10.2015

True

Moderator and Incorrigable
S-a alăturat: 03.06.2016

yes, her heart...