If two painters can complete two rooms in two hours, how many painters would it take to do 18 rooms in 6 hours?

Riddle Answer# Math Riddles

## Twice as Many Sisters

If I had one more sister I would have twice as many sisters as brothers. If I had one more brother I would have the same number of each. How many brothers and sisters do I have?

Riddle Answer## Binoculars and Case Cost $100

When purchased together, a pair of binoculars and the case cost $100. If the binoculars cost $90 more than the case, how much does the case cost?

Riddle Answer## Four People with Five Empty Seats

Four friends are going to a concert. When they arrive, there are only five seats together left in the theater. The manager will let all four friends in for free if one of them can tell her how many different seating arrangements are possible for four people with five empty seats.

All four are let in free. Could you have given the correct answer?

Riddle Answer## Five Jealous Husbands

During certain local floods five married couples found themselves surrounded by water, and had to escape from their unpleasant position in a boat that would only hold three persons at a time.

Every husband was so jealous that he would not allow his wife to be in the boat or on either bank with another man (or with other men) unless he was himself present.

Show the quickest way of getting these five men and their wives across into safety. Call the men A, B, C, D, E, and their respective wives a, b, c, d,e. To go over and return counts as two crossings. No tricks such as ropes, swimming, currents, etc., are permitted.

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