# 10 Hard-to-Solve Riddles from the 18th Century

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Aptitude question.

I'm calling foul here. The bulk of this is algebra not riddles

Thank goodness I know algebra

The one with the leap year can't be from the 18th century. The 1700's only had 24 leap years instead of four as neither the year 1700 nor 1800 were leap years. The definition says a year is a leap year if the number of the year is divisible by four UNLESS it's divisible by 100 UNLESS it's divisible by 400. So 1600 and 2000 are leap years, but 1700, 1800 (and 1900) are not.

These are math problems not riddles

"What time is it?"

Its high noon…..algebra type ?'s reminds me of the 8th grade and gives me the heebie-jeebies…..please pass me the Pepto Bismol and Maalox in mass quantities…….

#2 doesnt make sence the answer is supossed to be 2 and 6

if person A has 6 and person B has 2 that means if person A gave B 2 they would both have 4 and if person B gave person A 2 plums then person A would have twice as many as person B, they didnt even solve it right

#5 is wrong. A man with his father and grandfather are 2 fathers and 3 sons. Just because your father is not with you doesn't mean you are not a son.

#2 Should be reworded. "If the second gives the other 2 plums, he'll have twice as many" can be interpreted as x +2 =2x

Instead, you should say "If the second gives the other 2 plums, he'll have twice as many as them." Which must be interpreted as intended (x+2=2y)

the solution is not correct in #10… it says there that 4 times the lesser part is equal to 3 times the larger part and we know perfectly well that 10×4 is not equal to 120×3, not even close..10×4=120/3, but this was not what the question (in this case riddle) asked..

Plz make a video about harry potter series

Just like the one that appeared to copy this a few days later, for #10 the larger group should be 1/3 of 4 times the smaller group, not 3 times it. Wording means everything in word problems.

Question 9 is written incorrectly – it needs to read: "…4 times the lesser part would equal one third of Larger part", because 10*4 = 40 and 120/3 = 40 also

121,111 does not consist of 11 digits – something like 12,123,123,123 does. 121,111 consists of SIX digits

These two are not really fair given poor writing and diction. The rest are ok.

#5 doesn't make sense.

skips through all math problemsAll maths.. yukky

Riddle ten is incorrect. Apply the original question parameters to his numbers. His numbers are wrong because his starting equation DIVIDED by 3 om the right hand side instead of multiplying by three. Make this correction and the answer is 55 5/7ths nuts on one side and 74 2/7ths nuts on the other. When latter side is multiplied by 3 and the other by 4, we get an equation that works.

8 and 4 works for plums riddle too.

Who noticed that the title says ten riddles and theres eleven riddles in total? ('_')

Terrible! 10 is wrong

Im afraid 4 times 10 does not equal 3 times 120

I cant believe i even watched any of this

I should have known there was a problem when 390 was not divisible by seven but still i kept watching

(X-2)*2=X+4+2

2X-4=X+6

2X-X=6+4

X=10

Me: I can't math

3x=4y ==> x=4y/3

This video's answers for no. 10 were: x=120 and y=10.

Test: x=4y/3 ==> 120=4*10/3 ==> 120=40/3 ==> 120*3=40 ==> 360=40 ==> INSTAFAIL

Here's a Problem:

________________Find x and y, supposing that 3x=4y.

*Use this: x>y and x+y=130

3x=4y ==> x/4=y/3.

**Test your hypothetic guess numbers with one of the following:

a) x=4y/3, or

b) y=3x/y

I GOT NO TIME FOR MATH.

#10, it says the answer is 10 and 120 nuts, but how can that be? It states in the riddle that "4 times the lesser part would equal 3 times the larger part"… 4(10) does not equal 3(120). The answer given would need the wording to be "4 times the lesser part times 3 would equal the larger part"

Ghantaaaa baba g ka thullu…

Or2

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Boooooo

Why can't i just keep the coffee in the 1st bag

#1 has another answer

surely if you are puttin one sack inside the other u are only filling one sack?

The music is so lame, and they get their own riddles wrong, frankly if this is the 'bright side' of the ones making this video, I rather avoid their 'dark side' altogether… you sure look dumb when your answer is right but just for ANOTHER QUESTION…

What your doing is math not a riddle

I thought with the matchsticks it was only two. One on top and one on the bottom, so I thought it'd be smart to move the bottom one 45 degrees as it'll make the shape of a box. Also why is the thumbnail at the end of the video. What a sneaky thing to do luckily I can fast forward all this tomfoolery haha!

Half of them do to wording are false the maker of this video obviously cant solve them either so i ask what was the point of this

Lol says top 10 riddles, shows 11 #whatariddle

Last and second last is wrong.

I only guess question #7, #9, #11, that's not much but at least is something. I found one question extremely annoying because I didn't get it at all and that's question #8.

Awful – and certain in #10 the numbers don't add up

Many of these riddles have more than 1 answer

could also have age for boy as 4.75 +4.75+0.5+10. You said add a half not add half of his age.

for birds, 5 birds and 4 trees also works, if not compelled to have 2 in each tree.

for the nuts, last time i checked, 4 times 10 is 40, and 3 times 120 is 360. Your sums are wrong. did you mean somethings else and worded it wrong? how about 55.714 and 74.286: 3 times 55.714 =222.856, 74.286 times 4=222.858

can smone explain 10 plz