## Brain Teaser I Start With A P And End Riddles To Solve

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## Surprise Birthday Party Riddle

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?

Hint:

This one is best solved working backwards, the last part David spent half of what was left plus $1.00 on candy and then was out of money. That means he must have spent $2.00 on Candy as $1.00 was half of what he had using the same logic backwards: $2.00 on candy $6.00 on Balloons and Streamers $12.00 on the cake Total of $20.00.

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## The Tiger, Princess And Merchant Riddle

A merchant boy asks the king for the princess's hand in marriage. The king replies, "Tomorrow I will set a bowl with two pieces of paper in it in front of the entire kingdom. One piece will say Tiger and one will say Princess. If you choose tiger, you will be fed to the tigers. If you choose princess, you will marry the princess." The boy later finds out that the king is planning to trick him by putting the word tiger on both pieces of paper. The next day the boy picks a paper and ends up marrying the princess. How does he do it?

Hint:

The boy chooses the paper and eats it without showing anyone the word on the paper and says, "I have made my decision. If the paper with tiger on it is left then I must have chosen the princess." They opened the remaining piece with the word tiger written on it. The boy got to marry his princess after all.

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## Three People In A Room

Three people enter a room and have a green or blue hat placed on their head. They cannot see their own hat, but can see the other hats.

The color of each hat is purely random. They could all be green, or blue, or any combination of green and blue.

They need to guess their own hat color by writing it on a piece of paper, or they can write 'pass'.

They cannot communicate with each other in any way once the game starts. But they can have a strategy meeting before the game.

If at least one of them guesses correctly they win $50,000 each, but if anyone guess incorrectly they all get nothing.

What is the best strategy?

The color of each hat is purely random. They could all be green, or blue, or any combination of green and blue.

They need to guess their own hat color by writing it on a piece of paper, or they can write 'pass'.

They cannot communicate with each other in any way once the game starts. But they can have a strategy meeting before the game.

If at least one of them guesses correctly they win $50,000 each, but if anyone guess incorrectly they all get nothing.

What is the best strategy?

Hint:

Simple strategy: Elect one person to be the guesser, the other two pass. The guesser chooses randomly 'green' or 'blue'. This gives them a 50% chance of winning.

Better strategy: If you see two blue or two green hats, then write down the opposite color, otherwise write down 'pass'.

It works like this ('-' means 'pass'):

Hats: GGG, Guess: BBB, Result: Lose

Hats: GGB, Guess: --B, Result: Win

Hats: GBG, Guess: -B-, Result: Win

Hats: GBB, Guess: G--, Result: Win

Hats: BGG, Guess: B--, Result: Win

Hats: BGB, Guess: -G-, Result: Win

Hats: BBG, Guess: --G, Result: Win

Hats: BBB, Guess: GGG, Result: Lose

Result: 75% chance of winning!

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Better strategy: If you see two blue or two green hats, then write down the opposite color, otherwise write down 'pass'.

It works like this ('-' means 'pass'):

Hats: GGG, Guess: BBB, Result: Lose

Hats: GGB, Guess: --B, Result: Win

Hats: GBG, Guess: -B-, Result: Win

Hats: GBB, Guess: G--, Result: Win

Hats: BGG, Guess: B--, Result: Win

Hats: BGB, Guess: -G-, Result: Win

Hats: BBG, Guess: --G, Result: Win

Hats: BBB, Guess: GGG, Result: Lose

Result: 75% chance of winning!

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## Marrying The Princess Riddle

A king wants his daughter to marry the smartest of 3 extremely intelligent young princes, and so the king's wise men devised an intelligence test.

The princes are gathered into a room and seated, facing one another, and are shown 2 black hats and 3 white hats. They are blindfolded, and 1 hat is placed on each of their heads, with the remaining hats hidden in a different room.

The king tells them that the first prince to deduce the color of his hat without removing it or looking at it will marry his daughter. A wrong guess will mean death. The blindfolds are then removed.

You are one of the princes. You see 2 white hats on the other prince's heads. After some time you realize that the other prince's are unable to deduce the color of their hat, or are unwilling to guess. What color is your hat?

The princes are gathered into a room and seated, facing one another, and are shown 2 black hats and 3 white hats. They are blindfolded, and 1 hat is placed on each of their heads, with the remaining hats hidden in a different room.

The king tells them that the first prince to deduce the color of his hat without removing it or looking at it will marry his daughter. A wrong guess will mean death. The blindfolds are then removed.

You are one of the princes. You see 2 white hats on the other prince's heads. After some time you realize that the other prince's are unable to deduce the color of their hat, or are unwilling to guess. What color is your hat?

Hint: You know that your competitors are very intelligent and want nothing more than to marry the princess. You also know that the king is a man of his word, and he has said that the test is a fair test of intelligence and bravery.

Answer: White.

The king would not select two white hats and one black hat. This would mean two princes would see one black hat and one white hat. You would be at a disadvantage if you were the only prince wearing a black hat.

If you were wearing the black hat, it would not take long for one of the other princes to deduce he was wearing a white hat.

If an intelligent prince saw a white hat and a black hat, he would eventually realize that the king would never select two black hats and one white hat. Any prince seeing two black hats would instantly know he was wearing a white hat. Therefore if a prince can see one black hat, he can work out he is wearing white.

Therefore the only fair test is for all three princes to be wearing white hats. After waiting some time just to be sure, you can safely assert you are wearing a white hat.

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The king would not select two white hats and one black hat. This would mean two princes would see one black hat and one white hat. You would be at a disadvantage if you were the only prince wearing a black hat.

If you were wearing the black hat, it would not take long for one of the other princes to deduce he was wearing a white hat.

If an intelligent prince saw a white hat and a black hat, he would eventually realize that the king would never select two black hats and one white hat. Any prince seeing two black hats would instantly know he was wearing a white hat. Therefore if a prince can see one black hat, he can work out he is wearing white.

Therefore the only fair test is for all three princes to be wearing white hats. After waiting some time just to be sure, you can safely assert you are wearing a white hat.

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## Pumpkins Across The Street

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## 60 Pages Riddle

A newspaper is supposed to have 60 pages. Pages 14 and 21 are missing from the newspaper.

Can you tell me, Which other pages won't be there as well ?

Can you tell me, Which other pages won't be there as well ?

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## Pot OOOOOOOO Riddle

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## The Elf Plans Riddle

Santa always leaves plans for his elves to determine the order in which the reindeer will pull his sleigh. This year, for the European leg of his journey, his elves are working to the following schedule, that will form a single line of nine reindeer:

Comet behind Rudolph, Prancer and Cupid. Blitzen behind Cupid and in front of Donder, Vixen and Dancer. Cupid in front of Comet, Blitzen and Vixen. Donder behind Vixen, Dasher and Prancer. Rudolph behind Prancer and in front of Donder, Dancer and Dasher. Vixen in front of Dancer and Comet. Dancer behind Donder, Rudolph and Blitzen. Prancer in front of Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Dasher behind Prancer and in front of Vixen, Dancer and Blitzen. Donder behind Comet and Cupid. Cupid in front of Rudolph and Dancer. Vixen behind Rudolph, Prancer and Dasher.

Comet behind Rudolph, Prancer and Cupid. Blitzen behind Cupid and in front of Donder, Vixen and Dancer. Cupid in front of Comet, Blitzen and Vixen. Donder behind Vixen, Dasher and Prancer. Rudolph behind Prancer and in front of Donder, Dancer and Dasher. Vixen in front of Dancer and Comet. Dancer behind Donder, Rudolph and Blitzen. Prancer in front of Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Dasher behind Prancer and in front of Vixen, Dancer and Blitzen. Donder behind Comet and Cupid. Cupid in front of Rudolph and Dancer. Vixen behind Rudolph, Prancer and Dasher.

Hint: Poor old Dancer was last.

Prancer

Cupid

Rudolph

Dasher

Blitzen

Vixen

Comet

Donder

Dancer

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Cupid

Rudolph

Dasher

Blitzen

Vixen

Comet

Donder

Dancer

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## Harry Potter And The Jobs

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley all graduated from their School: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were heading out to get a job. One person became an Auror, one trained and later became a teacher at Hogwarts, and one got a job at the Ministry of Magic. Find out who got which job, and what age they got it at. (19, 20, or 21.)

Hint: 1. Hermione was not interested in becoming an Auror.
2. Harry and the person who is in the Ministry both loved the color blue.
3. The teaching job came at the latest age.
4. The boys got the jobs at the youngest and oldest age.
5. Hermione wan

Ron: Auror, 19

Hermione: Ministry, 20

Harry: Teacher, 21

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Hermione: Ministry, 20

Harry: Teacher, 21

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## Topping On A Hawaiian Pizza

I have hard skin but Im not a rhinoceros

Im sometimes cut into rings but Im not a tree

Im yellow on the inside but Im not a mango

Im a fruit but Im not a banana

Im a topping on a Hawaiian pizza but Im not ham

What could I be?

Im sometimes cut into rings but Im not a tree

Im yellow on the inside but Im not a mango

Im a fruit but Im not a banana

Im a topping on a Hawaiian pizza but Im not ham

What could I be?

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## The Emperor's Proposition Riddle

You are a prisoner sentenced to death. The Emperor offers you a chance to live by playing a simple game. He gives you 50 black marbles, 50 white marbles and 2 empty bowls. He then says, "Divide these 100 marbles into these 2 bowls. You can divide them any way you like as long as you use all the marbles. Then I will blindfold you and mix the bowls around. You then can choose one bowl and remove ONE marble. If the marble is WHITE you will live, but if the marble is BLACK... you will die."

How do you divide the marbles up so that you have the greatest probability of choosing a WHITE marble?

How do you divide the marbles up so that you have the greatest probability of choosing a WHITE marble?

Hint: The answer does not guarantee 100% you will chose a white marble, but you have a much better chance.

Place 1 white marble in one bowl, and place the rest of the marbles in the other bowl (49 whites, and 50 blacks).

This way you begin with a 50/50 chance of choosing the bowl with just one white marble, therefore life! BUT even if you choose the other bowl, you still have ALMOST a 50/50 chance at picking one of the 49 white marbles.

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This way you begin with a 50/50 chance of choosing the bowl with just one white marble, therefore life! BUT even if you choose the other bowl, you still have ALMOST a 50/50 chance at picking one of the 49 white marbles.

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## Going To The Picnic

Mr and Mrs Smith went for a picnic. Mrs. Smith has 5 sons and each son has a sister who has 5 daughters each of whom have 1 brother each. How many of them went for the picnic?

Hint:

2 people.

It is stated clearly that Mr. and Mrs. Smith went for a picnic. It does not say that the others accompanied them.

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It is stated clearly that Mr. and Mrs. Smith went for a picnic. It does not say that the others accompanied them.

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## Ask Me To Prom

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## Getting Ready For Prom

A boy had just got out of the shower and getting ready for his prom, shaved, and with cologne and there was going to be a after party and his mom, and dad said be home for the next sunrise and was home for the next sunrise but with a full grown beard how can this be?

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## Pearl Problems Riddle

"I'm a very rich man, so I've decided to give you some of my fortune. Do you see this bag? I have 5001 pearls inside it. 2501 of them are white, and 2500 of them are black. No, I am not racist. I'll let you take out any number of pearls from the bag without looking. If you take out the same number of black and white pearls, I will reward you with a number of gold bars equivalent to the number of pearls you took."

How many pearls should you take out to give yourself a good number of gold bars while still retaining a good chance of actually getting them?

How many pearls should you take out to give yourself a good number of gold bars while still retaining a good chance of actually getting them?

Hint: If you took out 2 pearls, you would have about a 50% chance of getting 2 gold bars. However, you can take even more pearls and still retain the 50% chance.

Take out 5000 pearls. If the remaining pearl is white, then you've won 5000 gold bars!

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