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## Reasoning Riddles

Reasoning riddles are solved by clever thinking and experimentation. Given a reasoning riddle, you will want to think outside of the box and try different approaches to come to a solution. These types of riddles are some of the most difficult to solve, but they are also some of the most fun and rewarding.

### Easy

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. He comes to a river with a ...
Bruce is an inmate at a large prison, and like most of the other prisoners, he smokes cigarettes. ...
Two men ride their horses to the town blacksmith to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage. To ...
You have two normal U.S. coins that add up to 35 cents. One of the coins is not a quarter. What are ...
In the final stretch of a road race, you pass the 2nd-place runner right before crossing the finish ...

### Medium

You have two lengths of rope. Each rope has the property that if you light it on fire at one end, ...
You are standing in a pitch-dark room. A friend walks up and hands you a normal deck of 52 cards. ...
Two trains are traveling toward each other on the same track, each at 60 miles per hour. When they ...
You are standing in a house in the middle of the countryside. There is a small hole in one of the ...
There are 3 switches outside of a room, all in the 'off' setting. One of them controls a lightbulb ...
Your friend pulls out a perfectly circular table and a sack of quarters, and proposes a game. ...
You have twelve balls, identical in every way except that one of them weighs slightly less or more ...
You have just purchased a small company called Company X. Company X has N employees, and everyone ...
You have two jugs, one that holds exactly 3 gallons, and one that holds exactly 5 gallons. Using ...
You are walking down a path when you come to two doors. Opening one of the doors will lead you to a ...
Three people check into a hotel room. The bill is \$30 so they each pay \$10. After they go to the ...
Four people come to an old bridge in the middle of the night. The bridge is rickety and can only ...
A man needs to send important documents to his friend across the country. He buys a suitcase to put ...
A man comes to a small hotel where he wishes to stay for 7 nights. He reaches into his pockets and ...
At a dinner party, many of the guests exchange greetings by shaking hands with each other while ...
A king has 100 identical servants, each with a different rank between 1 and 100. At the end of each ...
You have two sand hourglasses, one that measures exactly 4 minutes and one that measures exactly 7 ...
This is a harder version of the famous riddle, A Liar and a Truth Teller. You should try that ...
You have 25 horses. When they race, each horse runs at a different, constant pace. A horse will ...
A guard is stationed at the entrance to a bridge. He is tasked to shoot anyone who tries to cross ...
There are 100 ants on a board that is 1 meter long, each facing either left or right and walking at ...
A monk leaves at sunrise and walks on a path from the front door of his monastery to the top of a ...
Bill and Stacie are delighted when their new baby, Patrick, is born on February 29th, 2008. They ...
A frog is at the bottom of a well. It is a 30 foot climb to get out. Each morning, the frog jumps 3 ...
You are visiting NYC when a man approaches you. "Not counting bald people, I bet a hundred bucks ...
A deliveryman comes to a house to drop off a package. He asks the woman who lives there how many ...
100 men are in a room, each wearing either a white or black hat. Nobody knows the color of his own ...

### Hard

You are the janitor at a prison with 100 prisoners locked in separate, soundproof and windowless ...
You meet a magician and his assistant, who decide to show you a trick. The assistant leaves the ...
There is a prison with 100 prisoners, each in separate cells, which are sealed off, soundproof and ...
100 people find themselves at the gates of hell. The devil tells them that they'll have a chance to ...
Ten pirates find a buried treasure of 100 pieces of gold. The pirates have a strict ranking in ...
Three kids, Writey, Fruity, and Spicy, are standing around. Their friend, Bob, proposes a ...
People are waiting in line to board a 100-seat airplane. Steve is the first person in the line. He ...
You are given a mystery ball and are told that it has a whole-number weight between 1 and 40 lbs ...