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 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?

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)

Taking Down 1000

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?

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?

Two For the **Company** and Three for the Crowd

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?

Three Daughters and Three Clues

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?

Product Equals Sum

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.

Between **3** and 4

I am a fruit. If you had two of me, I would sound just the same. If you rearrange my letters, it could be a crime. Add me to a montage and I can become a different fruit. Remove my head and you can still listen; take away the end and I can still be eaten. Without a piece of the center, I am still a word; take away all
of the middle and I am just an acronym. **What** am I?

Concealing **What's** True

I am good at concealing **what's** real and hide **what's** true.
Sometimes, I bring out the courage in you!
**What** am I?

The Wedding Shower Present

Janie's friends were chipping in to buy her a wedding shower present. At first, 10 friends chipped in, but **2** of them dropped out. Each of the **8** had to chip in another dollar to bring the amount back up. How much money did they plan to collect?

A Weird Pattern

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

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?

Part Chicken, Part Goat, Part Cat

How Many Pluses

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

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