In a Stable

In a stable there are men and horses. In all, there are 22 heads and 72 feet. How many men and how many horses are in the stable?

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The Shadows of Graphs

Look carefully at these graphs, can you find the actual height of the red bar?

The Bracelet and the Sales Tax

Casey buys a bracelet. She pays for the bracelet and pays $0.72 in sales tax. The sales tax rate is 6%.
What is the original price of the bracelet, before tax?

My Wall Clock

I have a clock in my house, on the wall.
On a summer's day I forgot to wind it and it stopped. Then I went to visit a friend who had a watch that was always right on time. After I stayed for a bit, I went home, made a simple alteration and set the clock just right.
Now how did I do this when I had no watch on me to tell how long it took me to come back from my friend's place?

Nonstop Trains

A nonstop train leaves Moscow for Leningrad at 60 mph. Another nonstop train leaves Leningrad for Moscow at 40 mph. How far apart are the trains 1 hour before they pass each other?

A 2 Number Riddle

Take two numbers, such that the square of the first, plus the square of the second, shall equal 8; while the first, plus the product of the first and second, shall equal 6. What are the two numbers?

Finish this sequence top to bottom...

Look at this sequence from top to bottom. What is the next number in the sequence?
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
?

The Weight of Soap

We have two soap of equal weights and a 3/4 pound weight.
However, after using 1/4 of soap we place all three objects on balance as On one side of balance we place one soap (unused) and on another side, we placed used soap (i.e 3/4th of soap) and 3/4 pound weight.
What is the soap weight?

Land of Make Believe

You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her anniversary, and you want to give her the cakes you've made. Between your house and her house, you have to cross 5 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make-believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.
How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

The Number Pyramid

The Two Kids

Mr. Thompson has 2 children. One of them is a boy. What are the odds the second kid is also a boy?

An Egg to a Friend

Mike has some chickens that have been laying him plenty of eggs. He wants to give away his eggs to several of his friends, but he wants to give them all the same number of eggs. He figures out that he needs to give 7 of his friends eggs for them to get the same amount, otherwise there is 1 extra egg left.
What is the least number of eggs he needs for this to be true?

Subtracting from 25

Plus vs. Times

Given two 2s, "plus" can be changed to "times" without changing the results: 2 + 2= 2 x 2.
The solution with three numbers is easy too: 1 + 2 + 3= 1 x 2 x 3.
Now find the answer for 4 numbers and for 5 numbers.

The Hard Triangle Riddle

This is a hard one: How many triangles are in this complicated picture?

The Angle of the Clock

What's the angle between minute hand and hour hand at a quarter past three?

Eleven Plus Two

The Handshakers

If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been?

Three Matches to Four

Three matches are sitting on a table. Without adding another make for three matches four. You are not allowed to break any of the matches.

How Many Pluses

How many pluses should we put between the digits of 987,654,321 to get a total of 99, and where?

Reversed Age

The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed. How old could they be?
* There are THREE possible solutions

On My Way...

On my way to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

The Phone Pad

What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?

An Ant On a Rope

An ant gets onto one end of a tight rope that is 1 meter long. The ant is traveling at 1 centimeter per second, but the entire rope is being stretched an extra 1 meter (1,000 centimeters) a second (it can be stretched forever).
Will the ant ever reach the other end of the rope?

Head of a Whale

The head of a whale is six feet long; his tail is as long as his head and half his body, and his body is half of his whole length. How long is the whale?

The Book Shelf

There are a number of books on a shelf. If one book is the 4th from the left and 6th from the right, how many books are on the shelf?

A Bunch of Babies

If you have two twins, three triplets and four quadruplets, how many people do you have?

365 Apples

5 Gallons and 3 Gallons.

There is a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon bottle. You also have a hose with unlimited water. How are you gonna make the 5 gallon have 4 gallons using your items?
(You don't know the exact dimensions of a gallon)

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