Riddles and puzzles are an excellent way to pass the time and give your brain a good, healthy mental workout. Far too often, we fall into the convenience of pursuing mindless entertainment and allow our mental attributes to be dull over time. The great thing about puzzles and riddles is that they trigger a part of our personality necessary for becoming successful people.
Many experts speak about how the most successful people share a drive to overcome obstacles. While completing a complex riddle or puzzle doesn’t bring the same rewards as developing the next iPhone, they promote the same purpose to succeed within us.
If you’ve ever sat down for minutes or even hours or days trying to figure out a puzzle only to suddenly come up with the correct answer in a single moment of clarity, you understand what it means to have “relentless drive.”
Solving puzzles and riddles are also great ways to expand your way of thinking and help you think outside the box. Even if you don’t figure out the correct answer, it’s thinking about the solution that counts toward your personal growth.
In this puzzle, you need to figure out the age of this person’s younger brother. Let’s see if you can figure it out?
If you think you know the correct answer, scroll down and check.
The answer is 16.
While many people guessed the answer to be 9, that’s incorrect. If his brother were half his age when he was four years old, that would have made his brother two years old, which is only a two-year age difference. Therefore at age 18, his brother would be 16.
Thanks for playing. Please be so kind as to pass this riddle along to your friends and family.