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Riddle!

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posted on May, 1 2008 @ 08:32 AM
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Ok, I'm going to post a riddle. Whoever guesses it right first gets to post the next riddle if they want. Or, if you don't want to guess, you can post a riddle anyway and we'll guess it. Here goes nothing...

Ill start off easy

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25? (and why?)




posted on May, 1 2008 @ 08:36 AM
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I've got one....

Where have I heard of this one before?

Answer:
Here

and a few others



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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sorry I didn't know there was another thread on this topic already...



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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Is it 5?

That other thread is from 2006.
It's dead.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 09:00 AM
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oh, ok...no not 5, that would be too easy



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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Ummm.....


Do we give up?



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 09:28 AM
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If you say "once and it leaves the 2"
2.....5

Then I'll be really upset.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:09 AM
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you can only subtract 5 from 25 once. then you have 20.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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reply to post by Crakeur
 


You're right! Post a new one!



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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reply to post by louiekid333
 


Feed me and I live
Give me drink and I die

What am I?



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:54 AM
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Heard that one before...i think fire?



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 10:58 AM
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yup



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 11:01 AM
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awesome...this one's tricky

You have a head of lettuce, a rabbit, and a wolf on one side of a river. You need to get them to the other side using a boat. you can only carry one at a time, but you need to make sure they don't eat each other...how is this done?



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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I think you're missing some rules to this.

how many can you take at one time? one or two? clearly can't take three.

forgot to add my answer:

take the rabbit across. wolf won't eat lettuce. go back and grab the grab the lettuce. bring the lettuce across, bring back the rabbit. grab the wolf, drop it off with the lettuce. go back and get the rabbit and drop it off. three across nothing eaten.

then slaughter the rabbit and wolf and make a rabbit, wolf and lettuce stew

[edit on 1-5-2008 by Crakeur]



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 11:33 AM
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How much wood
would a woodchuck
chuck
if a woodchuck
could chuck wood




posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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reply to post by Crakeur
 


I specifically said you can only take one at a time...



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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reply to post by elevatedone
 


...lol thats a tongue twister not a riddle...



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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reply to post by louiekid333
 


missed it so my apologies but please note my answer, which is damned good.



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by louiekid333
How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25? (and why?)


An infinite amount of times, provided the numerical equation matches...

25-5+5=25=25-5+5

The question above does not denote that the equation be satisfied by one mathematical operation.

I love circular logic...



posted on May, 1 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by MemoryShock


I love circular logic...


is that anything like pretzel logic?




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