## Sequence of numbers

Finish the sequence:
7 8 5 5 3 4 4 ?

6 - the number of letters in the month august; (January has 7 letters, February has 8 etc.)

Finish the sequence:
7 8 5 5 3 4 4 ?

6 - the number of letters in the month august; (January has 7 letters, February has 8 etc.)

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.

What is the largest number you can write with just 3 digits?

999.

A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in. What was the right answer then?

Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
What is the next number in the sequence?

The next number it: 13112221.
Each number describes the previous number.
Starting with 1, the second line describes it 11 (one 1).
Then the third line describes 11 as 21 (two 1's).
Then the fourth line describes 21 as 1211 (one 2, one 1).
This is the pattern.

How can you make seven even?

Remove the letter s.

Alone I am 24th, with a friend I am 20.
Another friend and I am unclean.
What am I?

The letter 'X'. It is the 24th letter of the alphabet, XX in Roman numerals is 20, and XXX is a label for movies that are very inappropriate (unclean).

If you multiply all the numbers on the telephone, what is the answer?

0 (Remember, there is a zero!)

An intelligent trader travels from one place to another with 3 sacks having 30 coconuts each. No sack can hold more than 30 coconuts. On the way, he passes 30 check points. At each check point, he has to give one coconut for every sack he is carrying. What is the maximum number of coconuts that he can have with him at the end of his journey?

He will have 25 coconuts with him at the end. The trick is to reduce the number of sacks as you pass checkpoints. The first 10 checkpoints require 3 coconuts each, which empties his first sack. The next 15 checkpoints require 2 coconuts each, which will empty his second stack. Now, he is left with 1 sack and 5 more checkpoints. So, the 5 checkpoints will take 1 coconut each. Therefore, he will be left with 25 coconuts.

Turn me on my side and I am everything.
Cut me in half and I am nothing.
What am I?

The number 8. On it's side is infinity, cut the symbol in half, you get two zeros.