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The Thieves Guild is an online resource for role playing games and fantasy fiction. We have a collection of useful information that will make adventures and plot lines more interesting. Looking for some brain teasers to stump your players, read through our riddles. Interested in a special language for thieves, check out our Thieves Cant (an advanced and simple version are available). We also have a large selection of online generators that randomly create unique items, treasure and campaign details. In addition, we have some interesting fantasy related articles.
Twice four and twenty blackbirds
sitting in the rain
I shot and killed a quarter of them
How many do remain?
Show AnswerThis riddle can be viewed from several different ways, and COULD have different answers, depending on how the question is viewed...Read More Riddles
Answer 1: 2x(4+20)=48, if 1/4 of 48 are shot (12) ... these 12 will remain (dead) and the rest will fly away.
Answer 2: Upon shooting any of the birds, the rest will all fly away. So the answer could be "none."
Answer 3: 2x(4+20)=48, if 1/4 of 48 are shot (12) ... there will be 36 birds left (48-12=36).
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