#### Who are the two brothers who live on opposite sides of the road yet never see each other?

**Answer: ** A person's eyes, the nose is the road.

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#### An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn’t know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father’s fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?

**Answer: ** The wise son bought a candle and a box of matches. After lighting the candle, the light filled the entire room.

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#### Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, A lady’s delight. What am I?

**Answer: ** A Pearl.

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#### When the celebrated German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was nine he was asked to add all the integers from 1 through 100. He quickly added 1 to 100, 2 to 99, and so on for 50 pairs of numbers each adding to 101. Answer: 50 X 101=5,050. What is the sum of all the digits in integers from 1 through 1,000,000,000? (That’s all the digits in all the numbers, not all the numbers themselves.)

**Answer: ** The numbers can be grouped by pairs:
999,999,999 and 0;
999,999,998 and 1'
999,999,997 and 2;
and so on....
There are half a billion pairs, and the sum of the digits in each pair is 81. The digits in the unpaired number, 1,000,000,000, add to 1. Then:
(500,000,000 X 81) + 1= 40,500,000,001.

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The numbers can be grouped by pairs:

999,999,999 and 0;

999,999,998 and 1′

999,999,997 and 2;

and so on….

There are half a billion pairs, and the sum of the digits in each pair is 81. The digits in the unpaired number, 1,000,000,000, add to 1. Then:

(500,000,000 X 81) + 1= 40,500,000,001.

## Show Answer

The numbers can be grouped by pairs:

999,999,999 and 0;

999,999,998 and 1′

999,999,997 and 2;

and so on….

There are half a billion pairs, and the sum of the digits in each pair is 81. The digits in the unpaired number, 1,000,000,000, add to 1. Then:

(500,000,000 X 81) + 1= 40,500,000,001.

999,999,999 and 0;

999,999,998 and 1′

999,999,997 and 2;

and so on….

There are half a billion pairs, and the sum of the digits in each pair is 81. The digits in the unpaired number, 1,000,000,000, add to 1. Then:

(500,000,000 X 81) + 1= 40,500,000,001.

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