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These 6 Riddles Will Make Your Brain Gears Turn Really Fast

The past two years have seen us locked up in our rooms with electronic screens being the only source of entertainment available to our brains. But, riddles and brain teasers are some of the best ways to train our brains too!

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Today, we have 5 riddles designed to get your brain’s gears turning and train those brain cells. Take some time with them, and you will be able to get the answers easily.

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6 Riddles to Get Your Brain Gears Turnin’:

Question 1:

Fill in the blanks with the correct symbols to make the equation correct (addition and subtraction only):

21 _ 3 _ 18 _ 6 = 6

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Question 2:

I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. Identify me.

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Question 3:

Between a ton of feathers and a ton of bricks, which is heavier?

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Question 4:

2 fathers and 2 sons are traveling together inside a car. However, the car only has 3 passengers, and no one has left the car. How is that possible?

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Question 5:

Look at this image:

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The instruction beside each row of numbers is a hint to which numbers in that row can form the final code. For example, in the row containing 2 1 6, one of them is in the final code and they are where they should be in the final code. Can you crack the code?

Take your time! There is no hurry. Take care not to be fooled by the words. Some of the answers are staring you in the face.

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Question 6:

You see me once in June, twice in November, and not at all in May. What am I?

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Answers:

1. The first answer is: 21 – 3 – 18 + 6 = 6. An easy way to solve this is by trying to get the sum of the first 3 numbers to 0. That way you will only be left with 6, which is what we need.

2. It’s a key!

3. Both have the same weight – a ton. Did it trick you into saying the bricks are heavier?

4. The people traveling in the car are a grandfather, a father, and the father’s son. So the 2 fathers are the grandfather and the father. The 2 sons are the father and the son.

5. The code is 205. To solve this one, we need to start with the third row. According to the third row’s instructions 6, 3, and 1 do not feature in the final code.

6. The letter ‘e’

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So we are left with the numbers 2, 5, and 0. Then, according to the 1st row, between 2, 1, and 6, only 2 is correct. It is also in the correct position. So the first digit of the code is 2. That leaves us with figuring out the order of 5 and 0.

In the 2nd row, we can see that 5 is correct but it is in the wrong position. 5 cannot be the first digit because we already know 2 is there. It cannot be the 2nd digit because the instructions say 2 digits are correct, but both are in the wrong position. So it must be the 3rd digit.

That leaves us with 0, which then must be the 2nd digit. So we have 205.

So how many of them could your brain successfully answer? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! Also, share with your friends and family if you liked it.

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