David was known as being lazy. He agreed to work on a job for his brother-in-law for thirty hours at eight dollars an hour, on the condition that he would forfeit ten dollars per hour for every hour that he idled. At the end of the thirty hours David wasn't owed any money and didn't owe his brother-in-law any money either. How many hours did Larry work and how many hours did he idle?
I'm like a doll, But I'm not for playing; I stand up straight, but if windy I may be laying; I'm well-known and famous for having no brain; I work outside both day and night in sunshine or in rain. What am I?
You're sitting in a car. The car has helium balloons tied to its floor. The windows in the car are closed and locked and the Air conditioner isn't working.
What will happen to the balloons when you press on the gas?
Will they move forward, stay in place, move backwards...?
The answer is they will move forwards.
Because helium is lighter than air, it will go where air isn't. When the car is pushed forward the air moves backwards, so the helium balloons will move to where the air is not - forward.
A man was found dead while on his work trip abroad. The suspects were his colleagues Mason, Bob, Lisa, and Alex. On the calendar, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 were written in blood. How should the detectives decode the numbers to find the killer?
There is a creature which could double its size every day. So, if the creature is put in a tank then it will fill the tank in 10 days.
How many days would it take for the creature to fill a half and how many days to fill a quarter of the tank?
A man who lives on the tenth floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work. In the evening, when he comes back, on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment. Why?
Today is more windy than yesterday, will a return flight take the same time, less time, or the same amount of time to complete?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
Let's do a worked example. Lets say our plane has to travel 300 miles there and 300 miles back. It has a standard cruising speed of 600mph. In the case of no wind it will travel the 600 miles in 1 hour exactly. Simple enough. Let us say that the wind speed is 100mph so the plane will be wind assisted to 700mph and slowed to 500mph - Wind Assisted: 300 miles at 700mph takes 0.429 hours - Wind Slowed: 300 miles at 500mph takes 0.6 hours - Total Time: 1.029 hours
A man has three daughters. A second, intelligent man, asked him the ages of his daughters. The first man told him that the product of their ages (them all multiplied together,) was 36. After thinking the second man was unable to find the answer and asked for another clue. The first man replies the sum of their ages is equal to his house door number. Still the second man was unable to answer and asked for another clue. The first man told him that his youngest daughter had blue eyes, and suddenly second man gave the correct answer. What were the ages of the first man's 3 children?
Everything the 2 men say here is a clue:
3 daughters, product of their ages is 36, then he gives him an estimate that the second person knows but we do not (the house door number), when the second man needs one more piece of information, the first man tells him the youngest has blue eyes.
So to solve, you want to write down all the 3 numbers whose product is 36, then to find the last hint, knowing that there IS a youngest child...
The ages are 6, 6 and 1.
to solve, you want to write down all the 3 numbers whose product is 36.
1, 1, 36
1, 3, 12
1, 4, 9
1, 2, 18
1, 6, 6
2, 2, 9
2, 3, 6
3, 3, 4
Here's the hardest part, the fact that the doorbell clue was not enough to solve the puzzle means that if we add up each of these options, we get at least two results that are the same, and we need more information to decide which one.
13: 1, 6, 6
13: 2, 2, 9
Then to find the last hint, knowing that there IS a youngest child, means the smallest child doesn't have another sibling in the same age, meaning that 2,2,9 doesn't work, and we are left with 1, 6 and 6.
One evening there was a murder in a house where there lived a married couple with their 2 children - their son and daughter. One of these four people murdered one of the others.
One of the members of the family witnessed the crime.
The other one helped the murderer.
These are the things we know for sure:
1. The witness and the one who helped the murderer were not of the same gender.
2. The oldest person and the witness were not of the same gender.
3. The youngest person and the victim were not of the same gender.
4. The one who helped the murderer was older than the victim.
5. The father was the oldest member of the family.
6. The murderer was not the youngest member of the family.
Who was the murderer?
The mother was the murderer.
We know from fact number three that the youngest person wasn't the victim, and from the fourth fact we know the youngest person wasn't the helper and from fact number six the youngest person was not the killer either. Therefore, the youngest person can only have been the witness. If we make up a chart there are now three possible combinations:
Oldest person (father) H H M
Next to oldest (mother) V M H
Next to youngest (son) M V V
Youngest (daughter) W W W
(H = Helper ; V = Victim ; M = Murderer ; W = Witness)
We can work out from fact number five that the father was the oldest and from fact two that the youngest person must have been the daughter. Therefore the next to the youngest must have been the son and the next to the oldest, the mother!