How Old Is The Shepherd?

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can’t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

(via Student Voices)

Posted in Riddles


4 Comments on "How Old Is The Shepherd?"

Tina says
October 22, 2016 @ 06:29

the Shepherd is 15 years old

Dan says
October 22, 2016 @ 19:27

@Tina How do you figure?

Hunter says
October 6, 2019 @ 23:10

Tina how did you figure that out because it doesn’t tell you enough info

Tonyl8669 says
August 29, 2020 @ 09:33

It’s a Who’s on first situation. “How old” is the shepherds name . It should not have been written with a question mark at the end.

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