RIDDLES & TRIVIA

RIDDLESAugust 2013

Riddle: At the Races Submitted by E. Cohen You have 32 horses and need to find the 3 fastest. You can race at most 4 at a time. What is the fewest number of races needed? Last Month’s Riddle: Word Problems In the addition problem below, each unique letter represents a different digit from 0 Read More »

RIDDLESJuly 2013

Riddle: Word Problems Submitted by: R. Esses In the addition problem below, each unique letter represents a different digit from 0 to 9. Identical letters represent identical digits. For the sum to be correct, what number must EIGHT represent? And if W is greater than N but less than V, what must be the values Read More »

RIDDLESJune 2013

Riddle: Which Is The Right Switch? Submitted by: Haim Soleimani Four switches can be turned on or off. One is the light switch for the incandescent overhead light in the next room, which is initially off, but you don't know which. The other three switches do nothing. From the room with the switches in it, Read More »

RIDDLESMay 2013

Riddle: Maximum Product Submitted by: S. Sutton Use all the digits from 1 to 9 without repeating, to form two numbers such that their product is maximum. A digit used should be unique across both the numbers. For example, the numbers formed could be 1234 and 56789. Junior Riddle: To Get to the Other Side Read More »

RIDDLESApril 2013

Picture this Solved by: Dr. Gindi, Michele Crawford, Reven and Mordechai Semah, Daniel and Yael Dilamani Junior Riddle: Basket of Apples Submitted by: Gloria Massre A basket contains five apples. Do you know how to divide them among five kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?   Read More »

RIDDLESMarch 2013

Junior Riddle: Midnight Submitted by: Sarah Dweck If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?   Last Month’s Junior Riddle: Mysterious Words This word has 7 letters, and no vowels. But it does have Read More »

RIDDLESFebruary 2013

Introducing a new feature!This is a close up of afamiliar object.Can you figure out what it is? Last Month’s Riddle: Lucky 7 Pamela was planning a party at her house at 100 Clarence Ave. In a big storm just before the party, the two zeros in her address that were attached to the front of Read More »

RIDDLESJanuary 2013

Riddle: Lucky 7 Submitted by: Eddie Cohen Pamela was planning a party at her house at 100 Clarence Ave. In a big storm just before the party, the two zeros in her address that were attached to the front of the house were lost. At the store, Pamela only found four address markers – all Read More »

RIDDLESDecember 2012

Riddle: The 9 Iron Submitted by: Eddie Beyda A pharmacist in Timbuktu needs to represent the number 100 on a bottle of iron pills, but he only has six number nine “9” stickers. How can he use the six nines to equal exactly 100? (He can make use of addition, division, subtraction, exponents, fractions, decimals, Read More »

RIDDLESNovember 2012

Riddle: Generational Differences Submitted by: J. Sutton Mavis is 21 years older than her child. In 5.5 years she will be 5 time as old as her child. How old is Mavis now? Last Month’s Riddle: Bear Country Walking in a deserted area, Harry encountered a bear. Both were frightened and ran away. Harry ran Read More »