How much did each have?

How much did each have? High finance in the kindergarten: Sheree and Tyler’s play-store was doing well. Sheree, the more successful shopkeeper, had 75¢ in play money plus 75 percent of what Tyler had. The poor unsuccessful salesman had 50¢ in play money plus...

Five-digit number

Five-digit number What is the five-digit number, no zeroes, in which the second digit is three times the first, the third is one more than the second, the fourth is four times the first, and the last is one-half more than the second? _ Click here for the solution The...

What’s the number?

What’s the number? It’s not easy having a mathematics professor as a new friend. When she invites you to her house she says, “All the houses on my side of the street are numbered consecutively in even numbers. There are six houses on my side of my...

How much a mango costs?

How much a mango costs? At my favorite fruit stand, an orange costs 18¢, a pineapple costs 27¢, and a grape costs 15¢. Using the same logic, can you tell how much a mango costs? _ Click here for the solution A mango costs 15¢. The logic is 3¢ per letter. more riddles...

What is the chance?

What is the chance? You have fifty coins totaling $1.00. You drop one down an open drain while tossing the coins in your hand. What is the chance that you have lost a quarter? _ Click here for the solution There are two ways you can have fifty coins totaling $1.00;...

Who was the faster runner?

Who was the faster runner? John was so proud of his running ability that he boasted he could outrun Bill not only in distance but in speed. Naturally Bill scoffed at such a declaration, and the two decided to put it to a test. They found a convenient flat and straight...