Last Updated:

# 1 To 31 Grams Gold Puzzle On WhatsApp That Is Mind-boggling

## Here is the '1 to 31 grams gold puzzle' that is currently trending on WhatsApp and social media. This puzzle requires decent math skills and creative thinking.

During the Coronavirus lockdown, many people are hooked on to their phones and TV for entertainment. Which is why many have now started to share and solve puzzles/riddles on social media. Puzzles are a great way to stay sharp and think creatively during the lockdown. Here is the '1 to 31 grams gold puzzle' that is currently trending on social media and WhatsApp. Both the riddle as well as its answer is given below.

## 1 to 31 grams gold puzzle on WhatsApp and social media

Also Read | A pug is hiding in plain sight in this puzzle, can you spot?

This riddle begins with a King asking a learned man to visit his palace. The learned man responds to the king by telling him, "I will come some day next month, but I will not tell you on which day. Further, you must give me gold in grams equal to the date on which I arrive." The King is confused by this request and in preparation for the visit, he asks his jeweller to make 31 gold rings, weighing from 1 to 31 grams each. However, wise jeweller only makes five rings. What are the weights of the five rings?

Also Read | Witch wand broom WhatsApp math puzzle with answer and step-by-step explanation

The above riddle requires a good deal of creative thinking to solve. Moreover, it also requires you to use your basic math skills. Try to solve the riddle and if you are unable to find the correct weights, then read the answer down below.

## What are the weights of the five gold rings?

The five gold rings weight around 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 grams respectively. Using this number combination, the king can gift the learned man gold that weighs anywhere between 1 to 31 grams. Rings weighing one and two grams are required, as they can be used individually or together to weigh 3 grams. However, the first two rings do not add up to four, so the ring weighing 4 grams is a requirement.

Also Read | 'Can you see the cat woman with broom' WhatsApp puzzle with solution inside

Adding the first three rings, we get 5, 6, and 7 grams but not 8. So, once again, the 8 grams ring is required. Now, using the first four rings, we can get any number ranging from 1 to 15. Which is why the final ring weighs 16 grams. By adding the weights of the 16 grams ring and the previous four rings, we can get any number ranging from 17 to 31. Using this method, The king can present the learned man with the correct weight of gold no matter when he arrives.

Also Read | 'These 15 words which we see daily in news' WhatsApp Puzzle answers

Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
LATEST NEWS
View all