Brain teasers with answers
Brain teasers with answers
Brain teasers with answers for kids and adults require a little extra brain power to solve and are a good way to exercise your brain!
1.The doctor riddle
A doctor and a taxi driver are both in love with the same attractive woman, named Mary.
The taxi driver had to go on a long trip that would last a week.
Before he left, he gave Mary seven apples. Why?



ANSWER
Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
2.What day riddle
What day would yesterday be if Thursday was four days before the day after tommorow?



ANSWER
Friday.
3.The river brain teaser
A man stands on one side of a river and his dog on the other.
The man calls his dog, who crosses the river without getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat.
How did the dog do it?



ANSWER
The river was frozen.
4.Five men were eating apples riddle
Five men were eating apples.
A finished before B but behind C.
D finished before E but behind B.
What was the finishing order?



ANSWER
CABDE.
5.How old is John?
When Mary is twice as old as Frank, then I shall be 17 years old.
But Mary was 23 when Frank was twice as old as me.
That’s what John said.
How old was John when Frank was ten?



ANSWER
Suppose that John is x years younger than Frank.
Hence after 17 – x years, Frank is 17 + x years old, Johns is 17, and Mary must be 23 + 17 – x or equivalently 40 – x.
But we have 40 – x= 2 (17 + x) which provides x equal to 2.
Therefore John is 8 years old when Frank is 10.
6.A place of meeting
As a whole I am both safe and secure.
Behead me and I become a place of meeting.
Behead me again and I am the partner of ready.
Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts.
What am I?



ANSWER
A Stable.
7.Brain teaser two words
What two words when combined contain the most letters?



ANSWER
Post office.
8.How many cups riddle
A grandmother, 2 mothers and 2 daughters went to the cafe.
They ordered one cup of coffee each.
What was the total number of cups they ordered?



ANSWER
Three cups of coffee, one for each person. The grandmother is also a mother and the mother is also a daughter.
Another solution
Two cups of coffee. Both people are mothers and daughters and one is also a grandmother.
9.Yesterday riddle
I’m where yesterday follows today and tomorrow’s in the middle.
What am I?



ANSWER
A dictionary.
10.How many holes brain teaser
If 6 men take around 4 hours to dig 4 holes, how long will it take for three men to dig half a hole?



ANSWER
There is no such thing as half a hole, so it cannot be dug!
11.The sequence
What are the next three letters in the following sequence? J, F, M, A, M, J, J, A, _, _, _?



ANSWER
It’s S, O, N. The sequence is the first letter of the months of the year. The next in the sequence are September, October and November.
Now try to solve these riddles!