What is three-eighths tortoise, two-fifths onion and two-sixths tomato?
3/8 tortoise = TOR (the first three letters)
2/5 onion = ON (the first two letters)
2/6 tomato = TO (the first two letters)
How can you spell eighty with only two letters?
What two-digit number is the square of one number and the cube of another?
I look like a pearl,
Clouds are my ancestors,
I am very delicate,
I die when I’m touched.
What am I?
Starting with the word STANDARD, how can you take away two letters and add three digits to make a logical sequence?
Remove the two A’s, leaving: ST ND RD
Add 1, 2, 3 to produce: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Reaching as high as your neck, waist, or knees,
The going gets slower when wading through these.
What are they?
Never resting, never still,
Silently moving from hill to hill,
I do not walk, run or trot,
But all is cool where I am not.
What am I?
How can the number 4 be half of FIVE?
Beginning with FIVE, take away the F and E (half of the letters), leaving IV, which is the Roman numeral for four.
What must be in the oven yet can not be baked?
Grows in the heat yet shuns the light of day?
What sinks in water but rises with air?
Looks like skin but is fine as hair?
We are many and one,
We wave and we drum,
We will cover a stare,
With you everywhere.
What are we?