Long Riddles

Long riddles with answers test your problem solving skills. These lengthy puzzles test your ability to piece together information and find the answer.

Fake Police Report

One murder happened in a village. A police officer instructed two police constables to go to the crime scene, investigate and prepare an preliminary incident report.

It was already past midnight and the crime scene was far away from the police station. The two constables decided not to travel to the crime scene and came up with a fake incident report instead. Below is the report.

When we reached the spot, the door was open and one man aged between 40-45 was found dead lying on the floor. The light and fan were switched on. There were some items found on a table:
– One open bottle of poison,
– One half filled drinking water bottle,
– One fountain pen,
– One newspaper was flipped open, pages 9 and 10 facing each other,
– One table top calendar showing June 20,
– One notebook.
The person committed suicide by drinking the poison.

After reading the incident report, the police officer immediately knew that it was fake. How did he know?

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Missing Digit Trick

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?

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Missing Apple

Mrs. Stotch is a fifth grade teacher. One of her students took her apple. Mrs. Stotch has narrowed the suspects down to Billy, Paige, and Tyler. Each of the students give these statements:

Billy: I didn’t do it.
Paige: I didn’t do it.
Tyler: Paige did it!

Mrs. Stotch knows that only one of the kids is telling the truth. Who is telling the truth and who took the apple?

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Cycle to Gradmother’s House

Last week Tom decided to cycle to his grandmother’s house.

On the first day, he cycled half of the distance.
On day 2, he cycled one half of the remaining distance.
On day 3, he cycled three quarters of the remaining distance.
On day 4, he cycled 10 miles.
On day 5, he cycled two thirds of the remaining distance and on the final day he cycled the remaining 5 miles.

How far is it to his grandmother’s house?

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