Q. 5.     Solve the following riddles, you may yourself construct such riddles.

             (i) Go round a square Counting every corner Thrice and no more! Add the count to me To get exactly thirty four!

             (ii) For each day of the week Make an upcount from me If you make no mistake You will get twenty three!

             (iii) I am a special number Take away from me a six! A whole cricket team You will still be able to fix!

             (iv) Tell me who I am I shall give a pretty clue! You will get me back If you take me out of twenty two!

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5.

(i) Square has 4 sides.

  Counting every corner Thrice and no more!

Implies we go around square thrice,i.e. 12 times.

Add the count to me To get exactly thirty - four!

Let us assume the number as y, we get 34.

 12+y=34

 y=34-12=22

So, 22 is the number .

 

(ii) If 23 is number for Sunday.

   Then counting up, Saturday is 22, Friday is 21, Thursday is 20.

 Wednesday is 19, Tuesday is 18, Monday is 17 and Sunday is 16.

Therefore, the number considered is 16.

 

(iii) Let the number be x.

 If we take away 6 from x, we get a cricket team.

  x - 6 = 11

x=11+6=17

Special number is 17.

 

(iv) Let the number be x.

   22 - x = x

      22 = 2x

x=\frac{22}{2}=11

The number is 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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