In need of a good riddle...

By juills · 7 replies
Nov 1, 2006
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  1. Anyone out there have a good riddle or come across a good riddle anywhere?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Whats goes up a chimmney down
    but not down a chimmney up

    Or what gets wetter the more it dries

    Or my favourite from when I was a kid

    3 women go to a shop to buy a TV
    the only one they can afford is £30
    so they all chip in £10 each
    Just as they are leaving the manager comes back and tells
    the assisitant that the TV was only £25
    The assistant thinks quickly and decides to make a quick profit
    realising that he can give them all 1 pound back and keep 2 pound he does
    exactly this.

    So the question is this..... if he gives them all one pound back which means that they all paid £9 each and he kept £2 wheres the missing pound

    £3 x £9 =27 +£2 =£29...??

    I never could work this one out

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Heheheh.. /me knows the answer
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    To which one Nodsu,???

    The first 2 are easy , i'm wondering if anyone can supply the mathematical formula that answers the 3rd.....

    Could it be you Nodsu,,,??
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The tv was £30 pounds which the women originally paid.

    Having realised the tv should`ve been £25 pounds the assistant refunds the women £3 which means the women have paid £27 pounds for a £25 pound tv.

    In other words they have paid £2 pounds too much and that`s why the assistant as pocketed the £2 pounds. He obviously didn`t actually tell the women it was only £25 pounds.

    30-5=25+3=28+2=30. The trick is remembering the women paid £2 pounds too much. As the actual price paid for the tv was £27 pounds and not £25 pounds.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yeah, the riddle is about tricking you into adding up the wrong numbers to the wrong sum.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    My brain doesn't feel so well now :dead:
  8. W35T0N

    W35T0N TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Something Slightly more confusing...

    Within, I have eyes and see,
    I can't drink, but still have tea,
    it's in me, though E I've never done,
    I don't have ours, no... just one.

    Backwards, I see right on cue,
    don't have me, I do have you,
    I've said all that's in me,
    Tell me, what is it I be?

    The word 'Critique' two I's, a T, E, only one R, backwards, C is right of Q, U

    i must confess that 1 is way to clever for me, i got sent it and didnt understand the riddle letalone the answer

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