# Here Are 10 Brainteasers That Drove Me Insane...

David B.
Think you've got what it takes to go head-to-head with some challenging brainteasers? If so, put on your thinking cap and give this quiz a shot. Remember, what doesn't drive you insane makes you smarter!

When asked about her age, Aunt Tracey said she was 35 years old, not counting weekends. How old was she?
49
69
59

A man died and left all of his money to be divided amongst his widow, four daughters, and three sons. He insisted each daughter receive three times as much as each son, and each son should receive twice as much as their mother. If the exact amount left was \$7,936, how much should the widow receive?
\$256
\$156
\$356

A couple who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1995 were both born on August 16th, seven years apart. The man is 2,555 days older than his wife. In what years were they born?
1896 and 1903
1897 and 1903
1896 and 1904

It takes a motor boat two minutes to travel two miles when going with the current. When the boat is going against the current it takes four minutes. The current is always constant. How long would it take the boat to do the same journey in slack water, when there is no current at all?
2 minutes 40 seconds
1 minute
3 minutes

How old would a person born in 50 BC be on their birthday in 50 AD?
98
100
99

Bill and Ben's combined age is 91. Bill is now twice as old as Ben was when Bill was as old as Ben is now. How old are they?
Bill is 53, Ben is 39
Bill is 52, Ben is 39
Bill is 52, Ben is 38

If a man spends one fifth of what is in his wallet and then one fifth of what remains and has spent a total of \$72, what was the amount originally in his wallet?
\$500
\$200
\$150

Divide 470 marbles between three boys. Andrew gets 120 more than Bill, who receives 70 more than Chris. How many does each boy receive?
Andrew 280, Bill 120, Chris 95
Andrew 260, Bill 140, Chris 70
Andrew 250, Bill 145, Chris 65

Four cards are taken and numbered 1 through 4. If these cards are thoroughly shuffled, what is the likelihood that the first four cards will be dealt in order of ascendancy?
1 in 23
1 in 24
1 in 22

If you save 1 penny on the 1st of January, 2 pennies on the 2nd, 4 pennies on the 3rd, and double the amount every day until the last day of January – how much will you have saved by month's end?
\$20,474,836.47
\$21,474,836.47
\$31,474,836.47
Not Even Close...
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