Riddle 10

Riddle – 1:

A car has to carry an important person across the desert.

There is no petrol station in the desert and the car has space only for enough petrol to get it half way across the desert.

There are also other identical cars that can transfer their petrol into one another.

How can we get this important person across the desert?

Riddle – 2:

Joey leaves his house in the morning to go to day camp.

Just as he is leaving his house he looks at an analog clock reflected in the mirror.

There are no numbers on the clock, so Joey makes an error in reading the time since it is a mirror image. Joey assumes there is something wrong with the clock and rides his bike to day camp.

He gets there in 20 minutes and finds that just as he gets there the day camp clock has a time that is 2 1/2 hours (2 hours and 30 minutes) later than the time that he saw in the mirror image of his clock at home.

What time was it when he got to day camp?

(The clock at camp and the clock at home were both set to the correct time.)

Riddle – 3:

In front of you are several long fuses.

You know they burn for exactly one hour after you light them at one end.

But the entire fuse does not burn at a constant speed. For example, it might take five minutes to burn through half the fuse and fifty-five minutes to burn the other half.

With your lighter and using these fuses, how can you measure exactly three-quarters of an hour of time?

Riddle – 4:

You have two straight lengths of wood.

How can you cut one of them so that one of the three pieces is the average length of the other two?

Riddle – 5:

A girl, a boy, and a dog start walking down a road.

They start at the same time, from the same point, in the same direction.

The boy walks at 5 km/h, the girl at 6 km/h.

The dog runs from boy to girl and back again with a constant speed of 10 km/h. The dog does not slow down on the turn.

How far does the dog travel in 1 hour?