You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks in your drawer. What is the minimum number of socks that you have to take out to make sure that you have a matching pair?

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## Rickety Rope Bridge

Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it’s only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the fourth takes 10 minutes to cross.

How do the campers cross the bridge in 17 minutes?

Riddle Answer## 4 Gallons with 3 Gallon 5 Gallon Jugs

You have two jugs. One holds exactly 3 gallons and the other 5 gallons of water. You have unlimited supply of water. How do you fill 4 gallons of water into the five-gallon jug?

Riddle Answer## Weighing 9 Balls

There are 9 balls that are identical. Only one ball is heavier than the rest. You also have a two-armed scale with which to measure the weight of the balls. How can you find the heavier ball by using the scale only twice?

Riddle Answer## Two Men Two Fishes

Two men catch two fishes in 2 minutes. At this rate, how many men are needed to catch 500 fishes in 500 minutes?

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