Here are a few interesting riddles to try. Many of them have a catch, so read them all carefully!
- You have 30¢ in two current U.S. coins. One of them is not a nickel. What are the two coins?
- Some months have 30 days. Some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
- Is it correct to say "seven and five is thirteen" or "seven and five are thirteen"?
- If you have only one match and you enter a room in which there is a kerosene lamp, a fireplace, and a wood-burning stove, what should you light first?
- If you take three apples from five apples, how many apples do you have?
- A farmer has three haystacks in one field, five haystacks in a second field, and four haystacks in a third field. If he puts them all together, how many haystacks will he have?
- How many times can 17 be subtracted from 170?
- It takes twelve one-cent stamps to make a dozen. How many four-cent stamps does it take to make a dozen?
- A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many were left?
- How much dirt is in a hole 3 feet wide by 3 feet long by 2 feet deep?
Answers are on the answers page.
If you enjoyed these riddles, you may also enjoy lateral thinking puzzles.