# Thread: Puzzles for you

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Climbing Snail

A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards.
The Question: How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?

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Abracadabra with Apples

In Miss Miranda's class are eleven children. Miss Miranda has a bowl with eleven apples. Miss Miranda wants to divide the eleven apples among the children of her class, in such a way that each child in the end has an apple, but one apple still remains in the bowl.

The Question: Can you help Miss Miranda?

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Chain Connection

You have five pieces of chain, each consisting of three links. You want to make one long chain of these five pieces. Breaking open a link costs 1 euro, and welding an open link costs 3 euros.

The Question: Is it possible to make one long chain of the five pieces, if you have just 15 euros?

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\$ THE MISSING DOLLAR RIDDLE \$

Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is \$30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk \$10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged the trio by \$5. He asks the bellhop to return \$5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in. The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make \$2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing \$5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only \$3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover \$2 and goes home for the day! Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back, thus they each paid \$9 for the room which is a total of \$27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed \$2 and adding that to the \$27, you get \$29, not \$30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go????

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Originally Posted by http://neerajsingh.bizhat
Climbing Snail

A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards.
The Question: How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?
If he has his fridge :shock: with lots of soda and something to eat with him then it will take him 16 Days to reach the top of the pit else he will starve to death :oops:

Am i right :?:

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In jan 1 there was a lotus in a pond.
The number of lotus is doubled every night.And at last one day the pond was full of lotuses on jan 30.
Problem:-
When was the pond halfly filled,i need the date?

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Originally Posted by sohaibrazzaq
Originally Posted by http://neerajsingh.bizhat
Climbing Snail

A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards.
The Question: How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?
If he has his fridge :shock: with lots of soda and something to eat with him then it will take him 16 Days to reach the top of the pit else he will starve to death :oops:

Am i right :?:
Congratulations !!! You Have Cracked It !!!

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Originally Posted by nokia-zone
In jan 1 there was a lotus in a pond.
The number of lotus is doubled every night.And at last one day the pond was full of lotuses on jan 30.
Problem:-
When was the pond halfly filled,i need the date?
Is it Jan 29?

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Pete and Repete

Teller: OK, listen closely, Pete and Repete are in a boat. Pete jumps out. Who is left in the boat.

Victim: Repete!

Teller: Pete and Repete are in a boat. Pete jumps out. Who is left?

Victim: I already told you! Repete!

When the victim says Repete, the answer to the question, the teller repeats the joke till the victim catches on and doesn't say Repete

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Intelligence Test

First, draw the diagram pictured below. Do not let your victim see you doing this it will ruin the test

Start from the section labeled one but do not point to it for your victim.

Teller: Circle the biggest circle.
The correct answer would be to circle the perimeter of the diagram as that is the biggest circle. The victim may however circle the largest circle in section one but keep in mind this is wrong but make no other comments.

Next move to section 2. Again, do not point to the section for your victim.

Teller: Circle the biggest X.
The right answer would be to circle the X that divides the diagram into four sections. This is the same idea as in section one.

Now move on to section 3.

Teller: This is the purple house. The purple house is one story and every thing in it is purple. The doors are purple, the sofa is purple, the refrigerator is purple (go on as long as you like) now what color are the stairs?

The correct answer is: since the purple house is one story, there are no stairs!

Finally there is section 4

Teller: This is a picture of a tree in a park. It's winter and the wind is blowing to the left. Which way do the leaves go?

The correct answer is they wouldn't go anywhere because it is winter and there are no leaves on the tree.

Scoring
Each section is worth 25 percent. Add up the sections the person got wrong (example, 2 sections would be 50% stupid) and don't forget the appropriate comment.

0% Stupid: You must have cheated
25% Stupid: About average
50% Stupid: Did you miss your morning coffee
75% Stupid: Are you sure you're awake
100% Stupid: Hey, as long as you did your best

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