Age riddles are puzzles that figure out the age of a person based on the given hints. To solve these riddles one must have logical thinking, quick reasoning, creativity, and basic mathematical skills.

These riddles are quite interesting and enjoyable. These riddles vary from simple to complex. These are also good exercises for kids as they help them improve their aptitude skills and concentration.

Some common types of age riddles are age difference riddles, age sum riddles, past age riddles, proportional age riddles, and many others.

After knowing so much about them, you should go through the list of different age riddles given below. Each and every riddle will bring you joy and entertainment.

**age riddles for kids**

**Que :**What has many stories to tell, but cannot speak?

**Q. When I was 8, my brother was half my age. Now I’m 50, how old is he?****Solution:** When I was 8, my brother was half my age.

So, the age of my brother at that time = 8 / 2 = 4

This implies that my brother is 4 years younger.

Now, when I’m 50, the age of my brother = 50 – 4

Age of my brother = 46.

Therefore, the age of my brother is **46 years**.

**Que :**I become shorter with age, but I can be quite longer while living. What am I?

**Que :**What gets stronger with age?

**Que :**What have wrinkles that tell its age? It is not a tree.

**Que :**What visits everyone once, but no one has the power to hold it. It brings sorrow or wisdom to people. What is it?

**Que :**What grows without water, but slows down with time?

**Q: The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father’s age is the son’s age reversed. How old could they be?****Solution:**

Let’s consider the two-digit possibilities for the father’s and son’s ages that sum to 66 and have their digits reversed.

If the father’s age is 60, the son’s age would be 06 (not valid as a two-digit number).

If the father’s age is 51, the son’s age would be 15. Sum: 51 + 15 = 66.

If the father’s age is 42, the son’s age would be 24. Sum: 42 + 24 = 66.

If the father’s age is 39, the son’s age would be 27. Sum: 39 + 27 = 66.

If the father’s age is 30, the son’s age would be 36. Sum: 30 + 36 = 66.**Ans: 42 & 24**

**Que :**What can be silver or golden, though its not a metal. It can symbolize age, what is it?

**Que :**What is always moving, yet never goes anywhere?

**Que :**What can reflect your life’s stage?

**Que :**What is not bounded by a clock, yet can tell time’s tell? What can make memories sweet with time?

**Q**. When my father was 31, I was 8. Now he is twice as old as me. How old am I?**Solution:** Let’s denote the current age of the father as F and the current age of the son as S.

31 – 8 = 23 years ago.

Now, the father is F, and the son is S.

Given: F = 2 * S.

From 23 years ago, the father’s current age is 31 + 23 = 54. So, F = 54.

Therefore, 54 = 2 * S, which implies S = 54 / 2 = 27.

Thus, the son is currently **27 years old.**

**Que :**I can be shared between generations, yet I am not wealth. However, I can enrich every side, what am I?

**Que :**I can travel far even without moving. With passing time, you can add me like a scar. What am I?

**Que :**I have the power to make the young wise and turn hair to silver, yet no one can escape from me. What am I?

**Que :**I have no life, but I can die with time. What am I?

**Que :**I start out as a baby, and then grow old. What am I?

**Q. My brother is 5 years older than me. If I am 10, how old is he?****Solution:** If my brother is 5 years older than me, and I am 10 years old:

My brother’s age = 10 + 5 = 15.

Therefore, my brother is **15 years old.**

**Que :**I start my life as quite weak and small, but with age I grow tall and strong. What am I?

**Que :**I used to be green and young, but now I am brown and old. Tell my name.

**Que :**Once, I was full of colors, but now I am fading away. What am I?

**Que :**There was a time when I was energetic and loud, but now I am calm and quite. What am I?

**Que :**Once, I was very sharp and clear, but now I am blurry and dull. What am I?

**Que :**I used to be filled with joy and laughter, but now I am quite. What am I?

**Q. A grandfather, his son, and his grandson together have a total of 120 years. The grandfather is twice as old as the son, and the grandson is 20 years younger than the son. How old is each?****Solution:** Let G be the grandfather’s age, S be the son’s age, and R be the grandson’s age.

G + S + R = 120 (Total age is 120 years)

G = 2S (Grandfather is twice as old as the son)

R = S – 20 (Grandson is 20 years younger than the son)

Substitute G = 2S and R = S – 20 into the total age equation:

2S + S + (S – 20) = 120

4S – 20 = 120

4S = 140

S = 35

Now, substitute S = 35 into G = 2S and R = S – 20:

G = 2 * 35 = 70

R = 35 – 20 = 15

Therefore, the grandfather is **70 years old**, the son is** 35 years old**, and the grandson is **15 years old**.

**Que :**Once, I was agile and fast, but now I am slow and shaky. What am I?

**Que :**I have a neck but no head. I love to wear a cap and can become brittle over time. What am I?

**Que :**I can fill your room, but I won’t take up any space and don’t age. Tell my name.

**Que :**I don’t have ears and mouth, but I can speak and hear. I don’t have a body, but I can be alive with wind. I never gets old. What am I?

**Que :**I can only live if there is light, but I will die if light shines on me. Tell my name.

**Que :**I am a rare thing where yesterday comes after today. Tell my name.

**Que :**I can reflect your past, present, and future. With passing years, I can hold your story. Within me, you can see your life’s nurture. What am I?

**Q. A mother is three times as old as her daughter. In 15 years, she will be twice as old as her daughter. How old are they now?Solution:** Let M be the mother’s current age and D be the daughter’s current age.

M=3DM = 3DM=3D

M+15=2(D+15)M + 15 = 2(D + 15)M+15=2(D+15)

Try to solve by yourself!

**Answer:**Mother is

**45 years old**, daughter is

**15 years old**.

**Que :**I go round and round, but never get tired. I have numbers spinning like a wheel and can be a timeless reel. What am I?

**Que :**I start your life but end your days. I can collect many sweet memories. Tell my name.

**Que :**In the morning, I walk on 4 legs, use 2 legs at noon, and 3 legs in the evening. Tell my name.

**Que :**I can keep your secrets, I can be both quick and slow. You can see me with your bare eyes. Tell my name.

**Que :**I am always in front of you but never behind you. Tell my name.

**Que :**I am not a river but I can dry. I am not a bird, yet I can fly. Tell my name.

**Q. Jim is now five times as old as Lisa. Six years ago, he was seven times as old as Lisa. How old are they now?****Solution:** Let J be Jim’s current age and L be Lisa’s current age.

J=5L (Jim is five times as old as Lisa)

J−6=7(L−6) (Six years ago, Jim was seven times as old as Lisa)

Solve it and get ans.**Answer: **Jim is **90 years old** and Lisa is** 18 years old**.

**Que :**I am a band of metal and jewels. I represent a promise, growing old. Tell my name

**Que :**I am not a watch, yet I am a keeper of time. I can hold many sweet moments. Tell my name.

**Que :**I am an architect of memories, You may look back to see me, but you can never turn me back. What am I?

**Que :**I can only go up but never come down. What am I?

**Que :**What has a long life, but no voice to speak?

**Que :**I am not a person, but I can become better with age. Tell my name.

**Que :**I can become colder when I get older. Tell my name.

**Que :**I can have many rings as I grow old, but I don’t have any fingers. What am I?

**Que :**I am a currency that you can spend, but you cannot save me at any cost. What am I?

**Que :**I am not wine, but I can get better when I age. I am not a book, but I can convey a message. Tell my name.

**Que :**In your youth, I’m light, yet easy to borrow. Over the years, I grow deep and heavy. I am a keeper of all your secrets. What am I?

**Que :**Young people chase me, but old are afraid of me. I am distant in youth, but bold in old age. I can grow with time, but can never be truly free. What am I?

**Que :**I am a number that tell your truth. Though young people underestimate me, I can mark the passing of time. What am I?

**Q. A woman is 24 years older than her son. In two years, she will be twice as old as her son. How old are they now?****Hint:** Let W be the woman’s current age and S be her son’s current age.

W=S+24W (Woman is 24 years older than her son)

W+2=2(S+2) (In two years, woman will be twice as old as her son)**Answer: **The woman is** 46 years old** and her son is **22 years old**.

**Que :**I grow down as I age. What am I?

**Que :**What comes twice in a moment and once in a minute, but never in a hundred years?

**Que :**I am easy to waste, yet you cannot stop me. What am I?

**Que :**I am extremely old and has been watching over you for billions of years. Yet I can return every month with a new body to see you. What am I?

**Que :**I am tall when I am young, but I become shorter as my age increases. Tell my name.

**Que :**I can follow you all the time, and will never leave you even you grow old. Yet you cannot catch me or tough me. What am I?

**Que :**I can make you happy or sad, I can reverse time and resurrect the dead. I form in an instant but can last a lifetime. Tell my name.

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