You wake up one morning and there’s been a power outage. You know you have 12 black socks and 8 blue ones. How many socks do you need to pull out before you’ve got a match?
You will need to pull out 3 socks, not 9 socks.
As there are only 2 different colours, you will just need 3 socks to guarantee that 2 socks are of the same colour.
A 4-wheel drive car has travelled 10,000 miles using 5 tyres. All tyres have travelled the same distance. How many miles each tyre has run? Riddle Answer
A fisherman’s day is rated as good if he catches 9 fishes, fair if 7 fishes and bad if 5 fishes. He catches 53 fishes in a week and had all good, fair and bad ratings in the week. So how many good, fair and bad ratings days did the fisherman had in the week? Riddle Answer
A professor asked John to write down any multi-digit number. But, he put a condition, the number should not end with a zero.
John put down the number 96452.
Then the professor asked John to add up the five digits and subtract the total from the original number. John did and here is what he got:
96452 – 26 = 96426
The professor then asked John to cross out any one of the five digits and tell him the remaining numbers. John crossed out the 2 and told the professor the rest of the digits. John neither told the professor the original number nor what he had done with it. Yet, the professor told John the exact number he had crossed out.
How is it possible? Riddle Answer
Make the 10 coin pyramid on the left look like the inverted pyramid on the right by moving only 3 coins.