A farmer wanted to divide his 17 horses among his three sons. According to the farmer, the oldest son should get half of the horses,the middle son should get one third of the horses and the youngest son should get one ninth of the horses.
When their father died they were not able to divide the horses as the result was coming in fractions. As the sons were fighting on how to divide the horses a traveling mathematician came and heard their problem. He proposed a solution with which all the sons got their share in the property without harming any animal.
What was the advice given and how the group of horses were divided? Riddle Answer
You are blindfolded and 10 coins are place in front of you on table. You are allowed to touch the coins, but can’t tell which way up they are by feel. You are told that there are 5 coins with heads up, and 5 coins with tails up but not which ones are which.
How do you make two piles of coins each with the same number of heads up? You can flip the coins any number of times. Riddle Answer
Bill, Ken and Mark are, not necessarily in this order, a quarterback, a receiver, and a kicker. The kicker, who is the shortest of the three, is a bachelor. Bill, who is Ken’s father-in-law, is taller than the receiver.
Who plays in which position? Riddle Answer
You have 20 buckets of blocks, a knife, and a weighing scale. Each bucket has 100 blocks. 19 of the buckets have blocks that weigh 16oz each, and one bucket has blocks that weigh 17oz each. How do you figure out which bucket has the 17oz blocks by weighing only once? Riddle Answer
A man has 5 pieces of chain that must be joined into a long chain. He can open ring 3 (first operation), link it to ring 4 (second operation), then unfasten ring 6 and link it to ring 7, and so on.
He could complete his task in 8 operations, but he wants to do it in 6. How does he do it? Riddle Answer