Eggs-cellent Riddles & Brain Teasers

You always knew that eggs are full of nutrition but here on QuickerMaths, it will help you strengthen your brain cells too. Here are some riddles & puzzles around eggs for you to solve.

First Egg Riddle

If one and a half hens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days, how many eggs does one hen lay in one day?

Second Egg Riddle

2 fathers and 2 sons sat on the table to eat eggs for breakfast. They ate exactly three eggs, each person had an egg. Now you need to explain how that’s possible?

Third Egg Riddle

Let say you started selling a basket of eggs.

First customer buys one-half of your eggs plus one-half of an egg. Second customer buys one-half of your eggs plus one-half of an egg.

Third customer buys one-half of your eggs plus one half an egg.

At this point you have sold all of your eggs, and you never broke an egg. How many eggs did you start with?

Sheikh’s Heritage

This is a simple yet interesting puzzle for you. It might appear to be a little tricky at the beginning but some amount of out-of-the-box thinking can help you to answer it in a jiffy.  So here you go –

How to get the heritage?

An Arab sheikh tells his two sons to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to the city. What does the wise man say?

Interesting Riddles

Funny Interesting Riddles for you : In this post we have tried to give you few witty, funny but interesting riddles. Try to use your brain but friends don’t take them to seriously.

Interesting Riddles

1. How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?
2. What two things can never be eaten for breakfast?
3. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
4. The person who makes it doesn’t want it. The person who buys it doesn’t use it. The person who uses it doesn’t see Read More

Grid Based Puzzle

Friends based on the emails I am getting I think most of you like creative and interesting logical puzzles.  So I am presenting another very interesting grid puzzle one for you.

Grid Puzzle

Below is a very special grid, around each shaded number are 8 white squares. However, each white square should have a number from 1 to 7. Once filled in, these 8 numbers will sum to the shaded number. In addition, once completed correctly, no row nor column will contain a duplicate number within a white square. For example, the top row may be 5 6 4 2 3 1 7, etc. hence no digit repeated (similar to Sudoko)

Try to fill all the blank spaces. Leave your answers below by writing the numbers row-wise.

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Answer (posted on September 17, 2010)

Time Measurement Riddle

After quite a few days I am posting a riddle. I assure you it’s very interesting. Though it may seem a little difficult when you first read it, maintain your cool and ponder over it again.

Suppose you have ten threads and a lighter. If a thread is lighted, it will burn for exactly one hour. The threads do not burn at constant speed, in other words it can happen that the first half of the thread is burned in 15 minutes, while the remaining part will take three quarters. How can you measure exactly 45 minutes using these threads, and what is the minimum of threads you need for this?

If you need any clarification, leave your queries as comment.

Try your hand at another interesting time keeping puzzle

Most Difficult Riddle: Einstein Riddle

Most Difficult Riddle: One of my friend have forwarded me this mentioning the background. It claims that this mathematical puzzle was created by Einstein. Though we don’t vouch for this claim but in any case it is very interesting to solve this. So guys go ahead and solve. We are ready to give the solutions too, if you all fail to solve it. But hope that’s not the case. All the best!

Albert Einstein created this riddle in the late 1800s, and claimed that 98% of the world population couldn’t solve it. It is a good brain exercise. Here it is:

– In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors.

– In each house lives a person of different nationality.

– These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

Einstein’s riddle is: Who owns the fish? Read More

Fruit Seller’s Paradox- Each of two apple women had 30 apples for sale. The first sold hers at the rate of 2 for a nickel, the second at the rate of 3 for a nickel. At the end of the day their respective receipts were 75 cents and 50 cents, or \$1.25 in all.

A plane makes a trip from New York to Washington and back to New York. Call the distance between the two cities 200 miles and the speed of the plane 100 miles per hour. Then the time required for the round trip, ignoring stops, is 4 hours. Now suppose there is a strong wind which blows throughout the entire trip with the same speed and in the same direction-from New York directly toward Washington, say. Read More

Puzzling Puzzle

Who should be the Boss?

A large business firm was once planning to open a new branch in a certain city, and advertised positions for three clerks. Out of a number of applicants the personnel manager selected three promising young men and addressed them in the following way : “Your salaries are to begin at the rate of \$1000 per year, to be paid every half-year. If your work is satisfactory, and we keep you, your salaries will be raised.

Which would you prefer, a raise of \$150 per year or a raise of \$50 every half-year?” Read More