A Little Riddle

Here’s a little riddle from Don Lemon, Everybody’s Illustrated Book of Puzzles, 1890:

Twice six are eight of us,
Six are but three of us,
Nine are but four of us,
What can we possibly be?

Would you know more of us?
I’ll tell you more of us.
Twelve are but six of us,
Five are but four of us, now do you see?

Solution (Click to Show)



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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

16 thoughts on “A Little Riddle

    1. Which browser are you using? I’m just curious since the code I’m using to display the solution is correct. From what I understand, rowsers that don’t support newer HTML5 tags like Edge and IE would just display the hidden text.


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