A Hundred **Stones**

A hundred **stones** are **placed**, in a **straight** **line**, a yard distant from each other. How many yards must a person walk, who undertakes to pick them up, and **place** them in a basket stationed one yard from the first **stone**?

Skin of **Stone** and Tongue of Wood

Halo of water, tongue of wood, skin of **stone**, long I've stood.
What am I?

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?

Taking Down 1000

What is the value of 1/**2** of **2**/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 of 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 1000?

As a **Stone** Inside a Tree

As a **stone** inside a tree, I’ll help your words outlive thee. But if you push me as I stand, the more I move the less I am.
What am I?

The Pawn Shop

Jack had only $**2**, but he needed $3 for his cab fare home. He went to a pawn shop and pawned his $**2** for $1.50. Jack then bumped into Don and told him that he would sell him his $**2** pawn ticket for $1.50. Dan agreed. Since Jack started out with $**2**, and he ended up with $3, who is out the extra dollar and why?

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
?

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.

Google Riddle - The Coin Tower

If you pile up coins one on top of another until they get as high as the Empire State Building - would you be able to fit them all into one average sized room?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).

The Doors of Nine

A new medical building containing **100** offices had just been completed. Mark was hired to paint the numbers 1 to **100** on the doors. How many times will Mark have to paint the number nine?

A Weird Pattern

123 = 0
4235 = 0
656 = **2**
5390 = **2**
8890 = 6
1001 = **2**
19235 = 1
What is 123456789?

Rows of Soldiers

Soldiers **line** up, spaced with pride,
two long rows **lined** side by side.
One sole unit can decide,
if the rows will unite or divide.
What is it?

The Number Pyramid

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 True Equation

Use the numbers **2**, 3, 4 and 5 and the symbols + and = to make a true equation.
Conditions: Each must be used exactly once and no other numbers or symbols can be used.

Crossing the Bridge

Four people need to cross a bridge in 17 minutes in the middle of the night. The bridge can only hold two or less people at any time and they only have one flashlight so they must travel together (or alone). The flashlight can only travel with a person so every time it crosses the bridge it must be carried back. Tom can cross in 1 minute, John can cross in **2** minutes, Sally can cross in 5 minutes, and Connor can cross in 10 minutes. If two people cross together they go as fast as the slower person.How can they cross the bridge in 17 minutes or less?

Square Plus Square

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?

An Ancient Invention

This amazing ancient invention allowed people to see **straight** through walls. What was it?

Google Riddle - The Ski Lift

You're on a ski lift, going from the bottom of the mountain to the top. How many chairs from the other side will you pass by?
A few choices:
1. Half of them
**2**. **2**/3 of them
3. All of them (but yours)
4. 3/4 of them
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).

The Magician and the Egg

A magician is standing on a concrete floor holding a raw egg with his hand outstretched.
Without the aid of any other objects, he is able to drop the egg **2** feet without breaking its shell.
How did he do it?

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?

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**?

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?

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