A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two planks each 19 feet long. How does he get across?Riddle Answer
An old auto is to drive a stretch of 2 miles, up and down a hill. Because the auto is so old, you cannot drive the first mile (the ascent) faster than 15 miles per hour.
How fast do you have to drive the second mile (going down the hill) in order to get an average speed of 30 miles per hour?Riddle Answer
Below are six discs stacked on a peg. The object is to reassemble the discs, one by one, in the same order on another peg, using the smallest number of moves. No larger disc can be placed on a smaller disc. How many moves will it take?
In a long, narrow chute there are 8 balls: 4 black ones on the left, and 4 white ones-slightly larger-on the right. In the middle of the chute there is a small niche that can hold 1 ball of either color. The chute’s right end has an opening large enough for a black but not a white ball.
Roll all the black balls out of the chute. You can’t pick them up from the chute.Riddle Answer
In which direction is the bus pictured below going? It is a school bus in the United States.