# Solve the following riddles, you may yourself construct such riddles. Who am I? (i) Go round a square Counting every corner Thrice and no more! Add the count to me To get exactly thirty four!(ii) For each day of the week Make an upcount from me If you make no mistake You will get twenty three!(iii) I am a special number Take away from me a six! A whole cricket team You will still be able to fix!(iv) Tell me who I am I shall give a pretty clue! You will get me back If you take me out of twenty two!

(i)There are 4corners in a square.

Thrice the number of corners in the square will be 3 × 4 = 12

When this result, i.e. 12, is added to the number, it comes to be 34. Therefore, the number will be the difference of 34 and 12 i.e., 34 − 12 = 22

(ii) 23 was the result when the old number was up counted on Sunday.

22 was the result when the old number was up counted on Saturday.

21 was the result when the old number was up counted on Friday.

20 was the result when the old number was up counted on Thursday.

19 was the result when the old number was up counted on Wednesday.

18 was the result when the old number was up counted on Tuesday.

17 was the result when the old number was up counted on Monday.

Therefore, number taken at the start = 17 − 1 = 16

(iii) In a cricket team, there are 11 players. Hence, the number is such that when 6 is subtracted from it, the result is 11. Therefore, the number is 11 + 6 = 17

(iv) The number is such that when it is subtracted from 22, the result is again the number itself. The number is 11, which again gives 11, when it is subtracted from 22.

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