## Leave 6

Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6. How is it possible?

SIX - 9 (IX) = S
9 (IX) - 10 (X) = I
40 (XL) - 50 (L) = X

Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6. How is it possible?

SIX - 9 (IX) = S
9 (IX) - 10 (X) = I
40 (XL) - 50 (L) = X

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A train leaves from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading towards Vancouver, British Columbia at 120 km/h. Three hours later, a train leaves Vancouver heading towards Halifax at 180 km/h. Assume there's exactly 6000 kilometers between Vancouver and Halifax. When they meet, which train is closer to Halifax?

Both trains would be at the same spot when they meet therefore they are both equally close to Halifax.

You have a sock drawer.
It has 4 black socks, 8 brown socks, 2 white socks and 8 tan socks.
You need to pull out a matching pair of socks in the dark.
There is no light and you couldn't see the socks.
How many socks you should pull out in the dark to get one matching pair of socks?

Five. You have only four different colors of socks. If you pick 5, you can surely get one pair of matching socks.

How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

Just once, because after you subtract anything from it, it's not 25 anymore.

If
1 = 5 ,
2 = 25 ,
3 = 325 ,
4 = 4325
Then 5 = ?

1
Already stated 1=5 => 5=1

There are 2 ducks in the front, 1 in the middle, and 2 in the back.... How many are there in total?

3 ducks in 3 rows. First in the front, one in the middle and last in the back.

How can you divide a pizza into 8 equal slices using only 3 straight cuts?

Cut 1: Cut the pizza straight down the middle into two halves.
Cut 2: Keeping the two halves in the place, cut the pizza straight down the middle at right angles to the first cut (you will be left with 4 equal quarters)
Cut 3: Pile the 4 quarters on top of each other and cut through the middle of the pile. You will be left with 8 equal slices.

Three people check into a hotel room. The bill is $30 so they each pay $10. After they go to the room, the hotel's cashier realizes that the bill should have only been $25. So he gives $5 to the bellhop and tells him to return the money to the guests. The bellhop notices that $5 can't be split evenly between the three guests, so he keeps $2 for himself and then gives the other $3 to the guests.
Now the guests, with their dollars back, have each paid $9 for a total of $27. And the bellhop has pocketed $2. So there is $27 + $2 = $29 accounted for. But the guests originally paid $30. What happened to the other dollar?

This riddle is just an example of misdirection. It is actually nonsensical to add $27 + $2, because the $27 that has been paid includes the $2 the bellhop made.
The correct math is to say that the guests paid $27, and the bellhop took $2, which, if given back to the guests, would bring them to their correct payment of $27 - $2 = $25.

How many sides does a circle have?

Two. The inside and the outside.

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

F I V E. Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

Can you make 10 plus 4 = 2?

Yes. 10 o'clock + 4 hours = 2 o'clock.