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# Logic riddle: How many people were on the train to begin with?

This particular problem has made the rounds on social media before. Despite it being aimed at second graders, parents have been struggling to figure it out. Want to give it a try?

There were some people on a train. 19 people get off the train at the first stop. 17 people get on the train. Now there are 63 people on the train. How many people were on the train to begin with? Show your method.

How many people were on the train to begin with?

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OK, back to the original problem. The answer to the second grade math problem is 65.

You start with 65 people, then 19 people get off the train. At this point, 46 people are on the train. Then 17 new people hopped on, which brings the total to 63.

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## Tricky riddles with answer: Can you solve it?

Who doesn’t like riddles? Not only are they fun, but they also work the brain and get us thinking creatively. Furthermore, even if you don’t manage to solve the riddles, you will still have some brain teasers to test your friends and family with.

Below you will find a tricky riddles with answer. Let’s challenge yourself in 3 minutes, can you solve it?

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In most locks, when you turn it around once,
locks it. When you do it on the other side again, unlocks it.