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  1. 2 fathers and 2 sons ate 3 eggs for breakfast, each eating exactly one egg. How could that be?
  2. You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely?
  3. You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You’re up very early and it’s too dark to tell them apart. What’s the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?
  4. I have a head and I have a tail. But I do not have a body. I am not a snake. Guess who am I?
  5.  What does an island and the letter ‘T’ have in common?
  6. Which letter should replace the question mark in this series? J ? M A M J J A S O N D
  7. Which is greater- half of quarter or quarter of half?
  8. In the group of letters below, cross out six letters so that the remaining letters, without altering their order, will spell a familiar word.  B S A I N X L E A T N T E A R S
  9. Can you divide a cake into 8 pieces with just three cuts only? (Hint: You need to think differently)
  10. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?



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Ans 1.) There are three people –a grandfather, a father, and a grandson. Therefore, the father is both a son (of the grandfather) and a father (of the grandson).


Ans 2.) Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain. Finally, go back over & get the chicken and bring it over.

Ans 3.) 3 socks. If the first sock is black, the second one could be black, in which case you have a matching pair. If the second sock is white, the third sock will be both black and match the first sock, or white and match the second sock.

Ans 4.) I am a coin.

Ans 5.) They are both in the middle of wa’T’er.

Ans 6.) The letters are the first letter of each of the twelve months. Therefore, the question mark should be replaced by February, the second month.

Ans 7.) Both of them are equal. A 1/2 multiplied by 1/4 is 1/8. Similarly, 1/4 multiplied by 1/2 is 1/8.

Ans 8.) By crossing out ‘SIX LETTERS’ the word left is ‘BANANA’.

Ans 9.) Four parts in two cuts are easy. Now just cut the cake horizontally (split the bottom and top part). This way, you’ll get 8 pieces of the cake with just 3 cuts.

Ans 10.) An ear of corn.



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