Thursday, May 31, 2012

Riddles .. 4

  1. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.
The two men were NOT PLAYING EACH OTHER!

  1. What goes up when the rain comes down?
An Umbrella

  1. What do people make that you can't see?

  1. If someone says to you, "I'll bet you $1 that if you give me $2, I will give you $3 in return", would this be a good bet for you to accept?
No. This is a situation where you lose even if you win. Assuming the other person is being wise, they would take your $2 and say, "I lose", and give you $1 in return. You win the bet, but you're out $1.

  1. What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in?
A computer keyboard.

  1. Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip, but the 4 PM train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why?
80    minutes is the same as an hour and 20 minutes.

  1. Where did the other Dollar Go?
    Three men check into a hotel, the manager charges them $30 for one room with three beds which they share. The men go to their room and settle in, after a few moments the manager realizes his mistake, he over charged the three men, the room rate was only $25. He sends for the bellhop to return the $5 to the three men. On his way to the room the bellhop realizes that he can't split $5 between 3 men so he decides to give each man $1 and pocket the remaining $2 as a tip. The bellman returns the $1 to each man. In the three mens minds they each paid $9 for the room, or a total of $27, include the $2 tip the bellhop kept and that equals $29, what happened to the other dollar?
It's a trick on words that leads you to believe the answer is 30 and has you add the number 2 when you should be subtracting as follows: 3 x $9 = 27, then minus the $2 = $25 which is what they paid for the room. And if you take wh at they ultimately paid for the room ($25) and add the $3 ($1 each they received), and they add the $2 the bellhop took, you would reach the original $30 that was paid.

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