# Solve the following riddles, you may yourself construct such riddles. Who am I?

(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!

**Solution:**

We will use math puzzles to solve this.

(i) There are 4 corners in a square.

Thrice the number of corners in the square = 3 × 4 = 12

When 12 is added to the number it becomes 34

So, the number will be the difference of 34 and 12

⇒ 34 – 12 = 22

Thus, the number is 22.

(ii) The result was 23 when the old number was up counted on Sunday

The result was 22 when the old number was up counted on Saturday

The result was 21 when the old number was up counted on Friday

The result was 20 when the old number was up counted on Thursday

The result was 19 when the old number was up counted on Wednesday

The result was 18 when the old number was up counted on Tuesday

The result was 17 when the old number was up counted on Monday

Hence, the number taken at starting was 17 – 1 = 16

(iii) There are 11 players in a cricket team

If 6 is subtracted from a required number it will be 11

So, x - 6 = 11

Hence, the number is 17

(iv) The required number is x such that if it is subtracted from 22 the result is the number itself.

22 - x = x ( this implies 22 = 2x)

22 - 11 = 11

Thus, the number is 11.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 11 Exercise 11.5 Question 5

## Solve the following riddles, you may yourself construct such riddles. Who am I?addSolve the following riddles, you may yourself construct such riddles. Who am I? (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!(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!

**Summary:**

The solutions to the riddles are (i) 22 (ii) 16 (iii) 17 (iv) 11

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