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The Brain Challenge

written by: jenn454
 
Give your brain a challenge and try to solve these riddles and math puzzles!

Question 1:


My grandson is about as many days as my son is weeks, and my grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson, my son and I together are 120 years. Can you tell me my age in years?
84
78
72
65

Question 2:


You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one match, what do you light first?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


It was Emily's first day at school. The teacher suggested that it would be a good idea for each child to meet every other child in the class. The teacher said, "When you meet, please shake hands and introduce yourself by name." If there were 10 children in the class, how many were the total handshakes?
100
50
45
55

Question 4:


A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
Can this statement be true?
No
Yes

Question 5:


I know a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be? What is the word?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


Paul designs food displays for the local Supermarket. For one of his displays, he wants to set up soup cans in the form of a square pyramid. He's decided to use 10 cans for each side of the square base of the pyramid. If each carton holds 25 soup cans, how many cartons will Paul need to open to build the pyramid?
16
10
20
15

Question 7:


A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of $100 out of his wallet.
He turns to the rich man and says to him,
"I have an amazing talent: I know almost every song that has ever existed."
The rich man laughs.
The poor man says, "I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a genuine song with a lady's name of your choice in it."
The rich man laughs again and says, "OK, how about my daughter's name, Isbella Maria?"
The rich man goes home poor. The poor man goes home rich.
What song did the poor man most likely sing?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


A firefighter stood on the middle rung of a ladder, spraying water on a burning house. He then climbed up 6 rungs before the heat of the flames caused him to come down 10 rungs. After some minutes he was able to climb 18 rungs to the very top of the ladder. How many rungs did the ladder have?
29
28
30
14

Question 9:


A man burst into a police station soaking wet and started screaming "My wife has been murdered, my wife has been murdered!" A police officer asked what had happened and the man explained that when they were walking along the cliffs of the shore, he heard a big roll of thunder come out of nowhere. No further thunder washeard after the first one. He turned around startled to see what happened and then a huge bolt of lightning struck and he heard his wife scream. He turned around and saw his wife lying mangled on the sharp rocks at the bottom of the cliff, and he saw a man running away. Can the man's story be true?
No
Yes

Question 10:


The stubs obtained by burning ten candles will yield one extra candle if you melt them all together. If you burned 100 candles, how many extra candles could you make?
9
8
11
10

 


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