# IMPOSSIBLE RIDDLES

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Would you like to know some interesting facts about riddles? Take a peek below for some great ones that may just blow your mind:
• The riddle is seen in many different forms of literature for thousands of years and continues to be reinvented in the most challenging ways.
• One of the most famous riddles in history appears in the book 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'
• In JK Rowling's 'The Goblet of Fire' in the Harry Potter series, Harry is forced to answer a complicated riddle about (spoiler alert) spiders.
• The term riddle is said to have been coined by the math scholar Raymond Smullyan.
• Teddy Roosevelt is said to have had a great love for an impossible riddle problem every once in a while.

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## What Comes Immediately Before Today Riddle

Hint: Determine what "Today" is, then work backwards until you determine the day in question.
MONDAY. "Today" is Sunday. Now, starting at Sunday and working backwards (from "the day before yesterday"), we have the following: - 2 + 3 -2 + 1 + 2 - 1 ...So, we go from Sunday to Fri. to Mon. to Sat. to Sun. to Tues. to MONDAY.
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## Two Zero And Two Four Riddle

Hint:
B) 2024

When you pronounce a number say, 3006, it is pronounced as three thousand six. But, it is not pronounced as three two zero and six. Because, it will result in 3206. It might be grammatically but mathematically wrong or vice versa.

The pronunciation does not say how many but what the number is at the particular position.

Hence, 2024 has two zero and two four.
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Solved: 87%

## Age Of Three Daughters Riddles

Hint:
3, 3, and 8. The only groups of 3 factors of 72 to have non-unique sums are 2 6 6 and 3 3 8 (with a sum of 14). The rest have unique sums:

2 + 2 + 18 = 22
2 + 3 + 12 = 18
2 + 4 + 9 = 15
3 + 4 + 6 = 13

The house number alone would have identified any of these groups. Since more information was required, we know the sum left the answer unknown. The presence of a single oldest child eliminates 2 6 6, leaving 3 3 8 as the only possible answer.
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Solved: 44%

## An Island That Has 3 Gods

Hint:
Question 1: (To any of the three gods) If I were to ask you "Is that the random god," would your answer be "ja?" (This questions, no matter the answer, will enable you to tell which god is not random i.e. the god who is either False or True)

Question 2: (To either the True or False god) If I asked you "are you false," would your answer be "ja?"

Question 3: (To the same god you asked the second question) If I asked you "whether the first god I spoke to is random," would your answer be "ja?"
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Solved: 34%

## Pete And Repeat

Hint:
Repeat...Pete and repeat went fishing. Pete fell of the boat. Who was left? (keeps continuing because you are saying repeat)
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Solved: 73%

## Prince Age Riddle

Hint:
Current Future Past

Princess x 2z (x+y)/2
Prince y x z

I then created three equations, since the difference in their age will always be the same.

d = the difference in ages

x y = d
2z x = d
x/2 + y/2 z = d

I then created a matrix and solved it using row reduction.

x y z

1 -1 0 d
-1 0 2 d
.5 .5 -1 d

It reduced to:

x y z

1 0 0 4d
0 1 0 3d
0 0 1 5d/2

This means that you can pick any difference you want (an even one presumably because you want integer ages).

Princess age: 4d
Prince age: 3d

Ages that work

Princess:
4
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80

Prince:
3
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
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Solved: 32%

## Magic Word Riddle

Hint: Count the letters. The number of letters in each individual word make up an important number.
Pi (number of letters in each word of the riddle)
3,1 4 1 5 9
2 6 5 3 5 8
9 7 9
3 2 3 8 4 6
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## The Special Numbers Riddle

Hint:
It is the numbers from 1 to 9 in alphabetical order.

Eight
Five
Four
Nine
One
Seven
Six
Three
Two
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Solved: 50%

## 20 Flights Of Stairs Riddle

Hint:
He is a midgit and his hands can not reach 20 on the dile.
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## A Man And Not A Man Riddle

Hint:
A eunuch who did not see well saw a bat perched on a reed and threw a pumice stone at him which missed.
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Solved: 20%

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