RIDDLES5 Riddles

The Wolf, the Goat and the Cabbage Riddle.

Riddle: A man should take a wolf, a goat and a cabbage on the other side of the river. His boat is too small, so he can take one thing at a time. This makes him a problem because he can't leave neither cabbage and goat together nor wolf and goat, because in the first case goat will eat the cabbage, and in the second case wolf will eat the goat. But he still manages to take safely the wolf, the goat and the cabbage on the other side of the river. Question: How does he do it?

Country math Riddle

Riddle: In a certain country ½ of 5 = 3. If the same proportion holds, what is the value of 1/3 of 10 ?

The Two Barbers

A traveler arrives in a small town and decides he wants to get a haircut. There are only two barbershops in town - one on East Street and one on West Street. The East Street barbershop is a mess, and the barber has the worst haircut the traveler has ever seen. The West Street barbershop is neat and clean, its barber's hair looks as good as a movie star's. Which barbershop does the traveler go to for his haircut, and why?

The Dark Tunnel

One family wants to get through a tunnel. Dad can make it in 1 minute, mama in 2 minutes, son in 4 and daughter in 5 minutes. Unfortunately, not more than two persons can go through the narrow tunnel at one time, moving at the speed of the slower one. Can they all make it to the other side if they have a torch that lasts only 12 minutes and they are afraid of the dark?


Fruit Boxes

There are three boxes. One has apples, one has oranges and the other has apples and oranges. The boxes are labeled wrong so that no label is correct. Kelly opens just one box, and without looking in the box, takes out one piece of fruit. She looks at the fruit and immediately labels all the boxes correctly. Which box did she open and how did she know?