You have 1023 lemons and 10 bags. You have to distribute these lemons in these 10 bags in any way you choose. But when I ask for a certain number of lemons you have to give them in terms of bags without transferring the lemons from other bags. How do you distribute the lemons? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
A man is walking down a road with a basket of eggs. As he is walking he meets someone who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. He walks a little further and meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg. After proceeding further he meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg. At this point he has sold all of his eggs, and he never broke an egg. How many eggs did the man have to start with? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Four men and four women are shipwrecked on a desert island. Eventually each one falls in love with one another, and is himself loved by one person. John falls in love with a girl who is in love with Jim. Arthur loves a girl who loves the man who loves Ellen. Mary is loved by the man who is loved by the girl who is loved by Bruce. Gloria hates Bruce and is hated by the man whom Hazel loves. Enigma: Who loves Arthur? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Three Quickies 1. What kind of room has no windows or doors?
2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?
3. "My grandson is about as many days as my son is weeks, and my grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson, my son and I together are 140 years. Can you tell me my age in years?" Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
My head and tail both equal are,
My middle slender as a bee. Whether I stand on head or heel Is quite the same to you or me. But if my head should be cut off, The matter's true, though passing strange Directly I to nothing change. What am I? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. That attorney is my brother, testified the accountant.
But the attorney testified he didn't have a brother. Who is lying?
2. How many 5-digit numbers are there that do not contain the numbers 3 and 5, and are multiples of 4? (It cannot start with 0, ie. 01234 is not a 5 digit number) Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. Which would you rather have, an old hundred dollar bill or a new one?
2. Picture an empty, clear wine bottle with a cork secured at the top in the usual way. Inside the bottle a metal ring hangs suspended by a string. How is it possible to make the metal ring drop to the bottom of the bottle without touching the ring, the thread, the cork or the bottle? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. Brad Doe works for a packaging company. One day, he received four separate orders and accidentally mixed up the addresses, so he applied the address labels at random. What is the probability that exactly three packages were correctly labeled?
2.AALLLOUGNINCEACELSSSEANRYTELNETCTEERS If you cross out all unnecessary letters in the above string of letters, a logical sentence will remain. Can you read it? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. There are many different world records out there held by many extraordinary people. Like the worlds fastest baked bean eater or the worlds tallest woman. There is a record however that we have ALL held at one point. What is it?
2. Assign every letter of the alphabet its numerical value: A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on, up to z=26. Can you think of a familiar 7 letter word whose letter values total only 21? HINT: It's edible. Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. When asked how old she was, Suzie replied, "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago." How old is she?
2. If nine thousand, nine hundred nine dollars is written as $9,909, how should twelve thousand, twelve hundred twelve dollars be written?
BONUS TRIVIA QUIZ
Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of TV theme songs.
1. "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot... Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came..."
2. "We're a movin' on up, (We're a movin on up.) To the east side. (Mo-vin on up.) To a de-luxe apartment, In the sky-. Mo-vin' on up (Mo-vin on up.) To the east side, (Mo-vin on up.) We finally got a piece of the pie.
3. Come and knock on our door, we've been waiting for you, where the kisses are hers and hers and his... Come and dance on our floor, take a step that is new, we've a loveable space that needs your face... You'll see that life is a ball again and laughter is callin' for you"
4. "What would we do baby, without us?...What would we do baby, without us?... And there ain't no nothing we can't love each other through... What would we do baby, without us? Sha la la la..."
5. Believe or not I'm walking on air, I never thought I could feel so free-. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not it's just me..."
6. "Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you, may not be right for some. A man is born, he's a man of means. Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans..."
7. Show me that smile again. Don't waste another minute on your cryin'...We're nowhere near the end. The best is ready to begin. Oooohhh. As long as we got each other , We got the world spinnin' right in our hands..."
8. Love, exciting and new, Come aboard. We're expecting you! Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you...Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won't hurt anymore, It's an open smile on a friendly shore..."
9. Just two good old boys, Never meaning no harm. Beats all you ever you saw, Been in trouble with the law Since the day they were born. Solution
Brain Teaser for 9/1/2017
Can you find a five digit number which has no zeros nor ones in it and no digit is repeated, where the following is true:
The fourth digit is a quarter of the total of all of the digits. The second digit is twice the first digit. The third digit is the largest. The last digit is the sum of the first two digits. Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. Josh is writing a book. He starts on page 1. When he finished, he used a total of 228 digits. How many pages does he have?
2. At Probability University, there are 375 freshmen, 293 sophomores, 187 juniors, & 126 seniors. One student will randomly be chosen to receive an award. What percent chance is there that it will be a junior? Round to the nearest whole percent. Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Suppose you're in a hallway lined with 100 closed lockers. You begin by opening every locker. Then you close every second locker. Then you go to every third locker and open it (if it's closed) or close it (if it's open). (Let's call this action toggling a locker.) Continue toggling every nth locker on pass number n. After 100 passes, where you toggle only locker #100, how many lockers are open? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
The following was originally a list of five letter words, but in each case two consecutive letters (though never the first two) have been removed. The 26 missing letters are all different. What was the original list?
A N T A S S B A Y C O Y D I M E E L F A R M A R P I E S E E T I E T O P W I N Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
David is throwing Robert a surprise birthday party but he has to stay within his budget. He spent half of his money plus $2.00 on the cake. Half of what he had left plus $2.00 was spent on balloons and streamers. Then he spent half of what he had left plus $1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money, how much did he start with? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
I am eight letters long - "12345678"
My 1234 is an atmospheric condition. My 34567 supports a plant. My 4567 is to appropriate. My 45 is a friendly thank-you. My 678 is a man's name. Q: What word am I? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Robert took a test of 20 questions. The test was graded by giving 10 points for each correct answer and deducting 5 points for each incorrect answer. Robert answered all 20 questions and received a score of 125. How many wrong answers did he have? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
If Boston is east of New York, cross out all the A's. If not, cross out the R's. If Paris is south of New York, cross out all the 0's. If not, cross out the I's. If Sri Lanka is in Asia, cross out the B's and U's. If not, cross out the C's. The remaining letters will tell you whether you've found the right answer.
CAAOIIABURRIAUEIBBCIAUT Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
1. Fill in each blank with the same letters, in the same order, to complete the following sentence. The first letter or letters of each word are provided.
In the baseball game, the CH____ didn't bother the L____ B____, but it did bother the one before him.
2. Which one of the five is least like the other four? COPPER - IRON - BRASS - TIN - LEAD Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
You are an expert on paranormal activity and have been hired to locate a spirit haunting an old resort hotel. Strong signs indicate that the spirit lies behind one of four doors. The inscriptions on each door read as follows: Door A: It's behind B or C Door B: It's behind A or D Door C: It's in here Door D: It's not in here Your psychic powers have told you three of the inscriptions are false, and one is true. Behind which door will you find the spirit? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
It was the middle of the winter in Scandinavia, and the poor boy, sick with a cold, was lying in bed. He woke up in the night, but he knew that the night lasted from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. at that time of year. The boy wearily glanced at his clock and, thinking it said 4:42, buried his head back in the pillow. But as he fell asleep he realized he hadn't distinguished the hour hand from the minute hand. If it wasn't 4:42 in the morning, what other time (or times) could it have been? Solution ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||