

Riddleland!

Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar122010 10:38
The game's very simple. You just have to post a riddle, and the person who posts next should try answering it, and should post their own riddle.
Example:
Why do birds fly South in winter?

Replies 
Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar272010 05:51
Isn't it Feb?

Vulkie3
Haynes

Mar272010 06:11
Every month (because every month has 29 days standard) and february in a leap year also has 29 days

Secret Spy_
Super Steeper

Mar272010 09:34
:D :D :D

Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar302010 02:41
I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

ercule olmes
Big Winner

Mar302010 06:43
Easy: 194 .. right??? the last clue (eight less makes it fixed).
Okay my turn:
I'll Use names from sleuth members to narrate this (so don't mind)
After many sleuth years Ercule returns to check on the fellow sleuthers, and stumbles on to Lyra, she asks him with a smile," Long time no see , how's life... r u married?? Kids???"
Ercule Replies, "yeah.. alas... three kids.."
Lyra asks," well how old they are ".. so ercule says, "well their product of ages is 36"... lyra (the math genius) bewildered says, "umm, not sure can u give more hints"
ercule says, "well, their sum of ages is the number opposite to that house"
Lyra swears under breath "you geek" and says " well any more hints???"
ercule finally said," well as you know i like my senpai Sal so much, i named my elder son 'Sal'"....
Then Lyra said... "oh! now i got it"
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So question what are the ages of those three kids . (dont worry it is solveable mathematically)

M. Lacrimosa
Sleuth About Town

Mar302010 08:28
Is the answer:
4, 3, and 3?
4*3*3=36

ercule olmes
Big Winner

Mar302010 11:47
4*3*3 is 36 but so is 6*6*1,9*4*1 etc
y is that the answer??? think... there are 3 statements and each signifies something...
I just gave the hint to the 1st one (as 36 can be broken up into many ways) so Lyra couldnt solve it, the next two statement made her find the answer... :)

Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar302010 13:10
That's right, Marc!
Nice one, Ercule! :P

ercule olmes
Big Winner

Mar302010 13:23
4*3*3 is not right.. :P
Ok Hints:
36 can be split in 4*3*3 , 9*4*1, 9*2*2, 6*6*1,6*3*3,18*2*1
Now as i said (the sum is same as opposite house) and yet cannot be solved
but if u add the factors all are unique except 9,2,2 & 6,6,1 which sums to 13 (so still lyra was unable)
but i mentioned the elder son (so the elder son is unique) not a twin (hence not 6,6,1)
Answer: 9*2*2

M. Lacrimosa
Sleuth About Town

Mar302010 19:55
Haha! On my first guess too!

