# Riddles (in Contests)

## (0.0)[SeeD]January 3 2009 10:51 PM EST

Solve these for a prize
1. You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
2. What is broken every time it's spoken?
3.What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
4. Which of the following statements are true?

1. At least one of these ten statements is false.
2. At least two of these ten statements are false.
3. At least three of these ten statements are false.
4. At least four of these ten statements are false.
5. At least five of these ten statements are false.
6. At least six of these ten statements are false.
7. At least seven of these ten statements are false.
8. At least eight of these ten statements are false.
9. At least nine of these ten statements are false.
10. At least ten of these ten statements are false.

5.Food can help me survive, but water will kill me. What am I?

## (0.0)[SeeD]January 3 2009 10:51 PM EST

oh yeah, it's the first one to solve them, and don't use google

## iBananco[Blue Army]January 3 2009 10:52 PM EST

1. Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5, empty 5, empty 3 into 5, fill 3, empty into 5.

2. Silence.

3: Queue.

4. 1-5 are true.

4. 9 is true

## (0.0)[SeeD]January 3 2009 10:54 PM EST

You have to solve all the them...

## GodpandaJanuary 3 2009 10:55 PM EST

1. Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5, empty 5, empty 3 into 5, fill 3, empty into 5.

2. Silence

3. queue

4. 9 is true

5. Fire

5. fire

## iBananco[Blue Army]January 3 2009 10:57 PM EST

1. Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5, empty 5, empty 3 into 5, fill 3, empty into 5.

2. Silence

3. queue

4. 1-5 are true

5. Fire

## Admin{CB1}Slayer333January 3 2009 10:58 PM EST

1) Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5, empty 5, empty 3 into 5, fill 3, empty into
2) Silence
3) Queue
4) 1-5 are true
5) Fire

## Ancient AnubisJanuary 3 2009 11:01 PM EST

1. Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5 and whats left in 3 is 1 gallon

2. Silence

3. queue

4. 9 is true

5. Fire

## Tyriel[123456789]January 4 2009 4:41 AM EST

1. Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, use that to fill the rest of 5. What's left in 3 is a single gallon.

To Bananco and all Bananco-copiers: Your strategy leaves 4 gallons in the 5-gallon container, which is USELESS to 'measure out' a single gallon with.

2. Silence

3. Queue

4. Statements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are true.

If statement 10 was true, then statements 1-9 would be true, because 10 encompasses all the other numbers. This does not leave enough statements leftover being false for 10 to be true.

The same goes for 9, 8, 7, and 6.

Statement 5 calls 6-10 false, which is correct, since only 5 statements are false. The same goes for 4, 3, 2, and 1.

5. Fire

I'm kind of shocked that I'm the first one to put this set of answers together, which I'm fairly sure is correct.

## iBananco[Blue Army]January 4 2009 5:01 AM EST

Oh oops, I was just reciting the answer to the more common 4 gallon riddle. Tyriel's right.

## smallpau1 - Go Blues[Lower My Fees]January 4 2009 5:10 AM EST

No, you guys probably googled it, which is what SK said not to do... lol. And why is the Original Poster's name not in the Post new reply window?

## iBananco[Blue Army]January 4 2009 8:06 AM EST

Number 1's an amazingly common riddle. The first time I heard it was more than 10 years ago.

## DAS broJanuary 4 2009 10:11 AM EST

Fill 3, empty into 5, fill 3, fill the rest of 5, empty 5, empty 3 into 5, fill 3, empty into 5.

2. Silence

3. queue

4. 1-5 are true

5. Fire

## ThakJanuary 4 2009 11:15 AM EST

fill the five gallon twice with the 3 gallon drum and it will leave 1 gallon left in the 3 drum

## ThakJanuary 4 2009 11:18 AM EST

i should make that a bit clearer. you should fill the 3 gallon barrel twice and empty it into the 5 gallon which will leave you with 1 gallon left in the 3 gallon barrel.

## ThakJanuary 4 2009 11:28 AM EST

2: silence

3: Queue

4: 9

5: fire
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