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April Riddles

April 1This week’s Puzzle Corner activity is a collection of riddles that are appropriate for the week that begins with April Fool’s Day. These riddles are the types of brainteasers loved by mathematicians and other people who enjoy mental challenges. Solving them will take logical reasoning, thinking outside the box, and persistence. These problem-solving skills are important ones for students to develop if they are to become adept at problem solving.

Riddles

Your challenge in this activity is to find the answers to the following riddles. Good luck!

A firefighter and a carpenter are standing in line to go to a movie. One of them is the father of the other one’s son. How is this possible?

The letters in “redo now” can be rearranged to form one word. How?

When written forwards, this word is heavy. When written backwards, it is not. What word is this?

April’s birthday is in April, which is in the fall. How is this possible?

Solutions

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A firefighter and a carpenter are standing in line to go to a movie. One of them is the father of the other one’s son. How is this possible?
The firefighter is the son’s mother and the carpenter is his father.

The letters in “redo now” can be rearranged to form one word. How?
When the letters in “redo now” are rearranged, they form “one word.”

When written forwards, this word is heavy. When written backwards, it is not. What word is this?
The word is ton.

April’s birthday is in April, which is in the fall. How is this possible?
April lives in Australia.

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