Logic Riddles

Logic riddles with answers involve looking at situations and making judgements about them by ruling out impossibilities. If you like solving maths puzzles, you will most probably like logic riddles as well.

Roll Them Out

In a long, narrow chute there are 8 balls: 4 black ones on the left, and 4 white ones-slightly larger-on the right. In the middle of the chute there is a small niche that can hold 1 ball of either color. The chute’s right end has an opening large enough for a black but not a white ball.

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Roll all the black balls out of the chute. You can’t pick them up from the chute.

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Crossing a River

A detachment of soldiers must cross a river. The bridge is broken, the river is deep. Suddenly the officer in charge spots 2 boys playing in a rowboat by the shore. The boat is so tiny, however, that it can only hold 2 boys or 1 soldier.

Still, all the soldiers succeed in crossing the river in the boat. How?

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Mansion of Death

You’re in a mansion and the power is out. You see some signs on three doors. One says, “Death from drowning,” another says “Death from machine guns,” and the last one says “Death from electric chair.” Then you see another big sign off to the side that says “Or stay in the mansion and starve to death.” What do you choose and still live?

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Murder on a Sunday Afternoon

A rich and handsome man named James Leonard was murdered on a Sunday afternoon. At the time of the murder there was: the maid, the cook, the butler, the gardener and the wife. They gave the following statements.

Maid: I was fixing the table.
Cook: I was cooking breakfast.
Butler: I was polishing the silverware and the dishes.
Gardener: I was planting tomato seeds.
Wife: I was reading a book.

Who did it?

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