Smart learning with riddles


Playing keeps the mind sharp and promotes healthy growth. (Dennis Agaba)

  1. What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
  2. Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed.
  3. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
  4. What letter comes next in the following sequence? D R M F S L T_
  5. How many times can you subtract the number two from the number fifty?

VI. In British Columbia, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

  1. Can you think of a common word that contains double C, double S and double L? Can you think of a second one?

VIII. What number comes next in the following sequence? 2 4 8 10 20 _

  1. Without it, I am dead. If I am not, then then I am behind. What am I?

X. If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?

Choose the Right Answer

  1. Each letter represents one note in the diatonic musical scale: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do
  2. After that, you would be subtracting from 48.
  3. You cannot take a picture with a wooden leg; you need a camera.
  4. Short

E. 120 (100 threes in the hundreds place + 10 threes in the tens place + 10 threes in the ones place)

  1. 45 (1/5 of 45 = 9, 9 + 45 = 54)
  2. The ball costs 5 cents. One dollar more than 5 cents is $1.05, the sum of which is $1.10.
  3. Unsuccessfully.
  4. 22 (the sequence alternates +2, x2)
  5. Ahead


Compiled by Dennis Agaba