Sushmajee
Shishu Sansaar  Riddles
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Riddle 55  Lots of Change but No Dollar...? You need
exact $1 to buy a candy. You have many coins in your pocket which value more
than a Dollar, but still they do not make a Dollar? Riddle 56  How Long the Goat will Take...? A
mountain goat attempts to climb a cliff which is 60 feet high. Every minute,
the goat climbs the cliff three feet but slips back two. How long does it
take for the goat to reach the top? Riddle 57  Apples and Oranges? Suppose
you have three boxes of fruit. One contains just apples, one contains just
oranges, and one contains a mixture of both. Each box is labeled  one says
"Apples," one says "Oranges," and one says "Apples
and Oranges." However, none of the boxes is labeled correctly. You have
to label the boxes correctly. You are allowed to take and look at just only
one piece of fruit from just only one of the three boxes. How would you do
that? Riddle 58  Race of Camels A sheikh
wants to write his will of his fortune to one of his two sons. He makes a
proposition to them. His two sons will ride their camels in a race, and
whichever camel crosses the finish line last will win his fortune for its
owner. Now the two brothers wandered aimlessly for days together, neither
willing to cross the finish line. In desperation, they asked a wise man for
advice. He whispered something in their ears and the brothers leapt onto the
camels and ran toward the finish line as fast as they could. What did the wise
man say? Riddle 59  17 Camels To Be Distributed Among Three Brothers Once a
man from Arabia had an accident and was about to die. He had 3 sons. He told
that they should divide his belongings like this  the oldest son should
take his 1/2 part of his possessions; his second son should take 1/3rd part
of his possessions; and the youngest should take 1/9th part of his
possessions. And he died. The three sons discovered that their father owned
17 camels. The sons could not decide how to divide them among themselves.
Can you tell? Riddle 60  Finding the Heavier Doughnut? You are
given eight jelly doughnuts. All doughnuts weigh the same amount except for
one which is heavier. You have a balancing scale at your disposal. At least
how many times you will have to weigh to pick out the heavy doughnut every
time? Riddle 61  Where Did the One Dollar Go? Three men stayed at a hotel for the night. The hotel manager charges 30 Dollars per room per night. The men rented one room; and each paid 10 dollars. The bellboy led the men to their room. Later, the hotel manager discovered that he had overcharged the men, so he asked the bellboy to return 5 Dollars to them. On the way upstairs, the bellboy realized that 5 Dollars cannot be evenly distributed among three men, so he decided to give them 3 Dollars, one dollar to each man, and keep 2 Dollars for himself.. At this point, the men have paid nine dollars each, totaling 27 (since first
they paid 30 and got back 3 Dollars, it means they paid only 27 Dollars).
The bellboy has got 2 Dollars, which adds up to 29. Where did the 30th Dollar go? Riddle 62  How Can an Older Twin Celebrates Birthday Later? One day,
a girl celebrated her birthday. Two days later, her older twin brother
celebrated his own birthday. How is this possible?

Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Contact: sushmajee@yahoo.com
Modified on
05/02/13