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Potato Riddle

A mother has six children and five potatoes. How can she feed each an equal amount of potatoes? Do not use fractions.

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9 guesses to Potato Riddle


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  • Chris

    she makes mashed potatoes

  • Ruthie Jean

    She makes a huge batch of french fries for the kiddies. Deep fried in vegetable oil, of course, to make them healthier for the youngsters.

  • Roolstar

    She can even eat them and breast feed her sixtiplets or what ever 6 babies in one go is called !

    Now that’s what I call a fair share!

  • Roolstar

    BY the way, even if she had 6 potatoes and 6 children, giving them each 1 potato i not good enough to ensure an equal amount (no 2 potatoes are exactly alike).

    Mashed potatoes must be carefully divided, breast milk carefully timed or better yet pumped out and divided), and frensh fries will be the most difficult to divide euqally.

    And in any event, we indirectly used fractions.

    The best and easiest answer for this riddle would be to give them each ZERO potatoes.

    PS: I like to complicate things as any puzzle lover does :)

  • Dude

    You’re right, Rool!!! We put them on Atkins!

    Just kidding, the answer we were looking for was mashed potatoes, but extra credit goes to Ruthie Jean for French Fries. However, all of your insightful comments have proven that there is really no way to guarantee they each receive an precise amount, but weren’t all the different answers fun? Breast milk, huh?

  • Carole

    They have a bigger understanding

  • Jayyyyyymmmiiiie im hott x

    dont give the kids any and eattt it urself womannnnnn x looovvveee jayyymmiiieee x

  • Huan

    throw a child away!