## Riddles with answers – do you know the answers to all the riddles?

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There are three different difficulty levels to the riddles; easy, medium and hard.

**1. The taxi riddle (hard)
**A taxi was involved in an accident one night and neither name nor address was known. In the city there were only yellow and blue taxis. 85% of them are yellow and the rest 15% are blue. A witness saw the accident and says in court that the taxi was blue. Tests are performed with the witness which show that the witness can distinguish between the yellow and the blue taxi in 80% of the cases. During the rest of the 20% the witness is mistaken.

– What is the probability that a blue taxi was involved in the accident if we know that the witness saw a blue taxi?

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**There is a 41% probability that the witness is correct and that it was a blue taxi**

Explanation:

There is a 12 % (80 % x 15 %) probability that the witness was correct in seeing a blue taxi.

There is a 17 % (20 % x 85 %) probability that the witness claims seeing a blue taxi, but that it in reality was yellow.

Hence there is a 29 % (12 % + 17 %) probability that the witness says that the taxi was blue.

Hence there is a 41 % (12 % / 29 %) probability that the witness correctly has identified a blue taxi.

**2. Months and days (simple)**

Some months have 30 days and others have 31 days. How many have 28 days?

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**3. The bear (simple)**

A person has a square house. All the sides are turned towards the south. A bear walks by the house.

What is the color of the bear?

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**4. The doctor and the medicine (medium)
**If a doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one each 30 minutes. How long time will it take before you take the last pill?

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**5. The days of the week (medium)**

Are you able to name 3 days in a row? You are not allowed to use the words; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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**6. Apple transport (difficult)**

You have 3000 apples in banana country. You are to move as many apples as possible from the banana country to the apple country. There’s 1000 km between the two countries.

It will cost you one apple each time you move one km towards the apple country. It is however free to return to the banana country.

– How man apples will you at a maximum be able to bring with you to the apple country?Press here to see the answer

Explanation:

Step one: You go three trips where each one is 333 km, with 1000 apples. Then you will have 2.001 apples left and 667 km left.

Step two: You go three trips where each one is 500 km, with 1.000 apples. Then you will have 1.000 apples left and 167 km left to the apple country.

Step three: Eventually you take the 1.000 apples the last 167 km and so then you will have 833 apples when you reach the apple country.

**7. The hunter family (simple)**

Two fathers and two sons were on a hunting trip and together they shot three ducks. They split equally and each of them got one duck. How can this be?

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**8. The logical overtaking (simple)
**If you are in a race and run past the one who is on second place. Which place will you then be at?

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**9. The farmer who looses his animals (simple)**

A farmer has 10 sheep. Unfortunately all of them except for 9 dies. How many has he got left?

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**10. Are you able to count 1 (medium)**

Divide 100 with ½ and add 10. What do you get?

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**11. Are you able to count 2 (simple)**

How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

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**12. The dad and his sons (simple)
**Bryan’s dad has 3 sons, the first one is Matt, the second one is Chad, what is the name of the last son??

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**13. Animals on the ark (simple)**

How many different animals are there on the Ark of Moses?

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**14. The son (medium)**

*“You are my son. But I am not your father.”* Who said this?

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