A Tricky Question

You have a basket containing 6 Mangoes. You have 6 friends each of whom desire a Mango. You give each of your friends one Mango.

After the distribution each of your friends has a Mango, yet there is an Mango remaining in the basket.

How?

124 Responses to A Tricky Question

1. Rama October 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM #

It is not a same basket OR out of one must be a fool.

2. Arwa October 2, 2013 at 11:58 PM #

One for me I am one of the 6 friends
thanks Sara

3. Yusuf September 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM #

Somebody could not count, there had to seven mangos in the basket

4. Raza September 28, 2013 at 7:25 AM #

Last mango left is yours in the basket because you are total six friends including yourself. Last mango is big and fully ripe, you know it why.

5. Pooja September 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM #

One of the six friends already had a mango. So only 5 were distributed, and therefore, one was left in the basket.

6. Nosaiba September 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM #

You was one of them & you refused to eat.

7. Zahoor Ahmed September 27, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

We are in total 6 friends (incl. me), gave 5 mangoes to 5 friends and the last one left in the bucket was for me.

8. MK Memon September 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM #

Bcoz give each friend 1 mango…1 mango means 1 mango to 6 friend, that means 5 remaining in the basket.

9. husain beawerwala September 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM #

I would make milk shake of 5mangos and distribute it to 5people and leave one mango for me????

10. sharif123 September 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM #

Riddle without a solution

11. ismail September 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM #

They are six friend including the distribuiter .So if he didnt take one ,of course one is left in the basket

12. Ramu March 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM #

No mango remain in the basket, the question is to leave worm in the head!!

13. Lele April 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM #

One of them take the mango with the basket

• adnan yaghmour March 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM #

one man goes ( ONE MAN LEFT WITHOUT A MANGO 0

14. adekunle March 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM #

I GIVE THEM THE MANGO EACH BT FOR THE LAST FRIEND I WILL GIVE HIM/HER THE BASKET CONTAINING THE LAST MANGO

15. Ammarakayadal February 25, 2012 at 7:48 AM #

how it is possible???

16. Fayazahamed57 January 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM #

You r ur friend

17. Suhailumer97 January 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM #

because one of the man took the basket contaning one mango

18. Abdulla Kutty January 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

I gave my last friend a mango with basket

19. Sherief Mohammed January 13, 2012 at 7:10 PM #

the last one took the basket with mango in it

20. Hg January 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM #

One left is mine

21. R_w9676 January 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

there were 6 mangoes inside the basket, plus one in your hand.

22. Malek1959 January 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM #

one friends gets a Mango with the Basket

23. Anonymous January 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM #

they are  six friends including the one who is distributing among them,the distributor found a remaining mango in the basket because he had distributed to friends but dint took his own share

24. Amanihamdane January 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM #

the answer is very simple: what is left is “an Mango” which is different from “a Mango” which means in the basket there was 6 Mangoes and an Mango, the 6 Mangoes were distributed and an Mango was left!!!

25. Shqutub January 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM #

The last person got the mango in the basket.

26. stellaoliver71 January 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM #

i don’t know how , can you please tell us the write answer?

27. teresaowen26 January 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM #

may be the one of friends who was considered to be as best friend give his mango back .

28. Abutlb January 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM #

the 6th one have the basket with the mango in it ….

29. Bawa January 10, 2012 at 8:36 AM #

but what is the correct answer – coz one was there in basket (along). I dont think its what some said..man go. (becoz Question is – yet one mango remain in basket.  (man go in basket -no sense

30. Ihsan_rabbi January 10, 2012 at 5:59 AM #

He write you have six friends that mean that when I distributed one mango to each of my five friends (sixth one is me) then one mango left in the basket for me…

31. Hanalz January 10, 2012 at 5:48 AM #

I have 6 friend but not all of them were there for the mango

32. Anterbinshdad January 10, 2012 at 5:33 AM #

one of his friends didnt eat his mango.

33. Sara January 10, 2012 at 4:18 AM #

Great answers by all of you. I would like to thank all those who participated in the Riddle.
The answer I had in mind was given by our first commentator “Ar Bew”.
But still there are many other right answers, which were really innovative and fun to read.
Thanks to all FFJ Readers for participating so actively!!!

34. Shaik1953 January 10, 2012 at 3:51 AM #

There are six friends, the friend who has distributed mangoes to other friends has to take one for himself. That is why one mango remains in the basket.

35. Ah Dahmani January 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM #

You have a group of 6 friends, between them you,…

36. The Ninja Master January 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM #

yay! more riddles!

The last one is given the mango along with the basket 🙂

37. Islam_hadidi January 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

The last friend took his mango inside the basket.

38. E Ashikrahman January 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM #

Mango in distributor’s hand = 1
Total Mangoes = 7

6 Mangoes were in Basket. 1 Mango was on the distributor’s hand. When he started distribution, he gave the first one in hand. Now remaining just 5 friends and 6 Mangoes.

Other wise

39. Ali Ahmad2120 January 9, 2012 at 6:23 PM #

yet there is one man go……….MAN GO….MANGO

40. Mahdikabbashi January 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM #

of course there will remain an mango witch means no mango

41. Faisal Khurshid January 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM #

5 friends have a mango. 1 friend has a basket having a mango…. SIMPLE …

42. Shakabansh5 January 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM #

They returned all mangos back to the basket

43. Mubarek Alamin85 January 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM #

AN Mango remins A mango in the right spelling sentences `!`

44. Mubarek Alamin85 January 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

One remin for your own last self !!!

45. Dalla_sa January 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM #

because one of my freind is absent

46. Alamimran January 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM #

the mango is mine so simple as i am the 6th friend

47. Bashirkankia January 9, 2012 at 2:46 PM #

I am my best friend and five other friend. If I give the five other friends a mango each, that remains one mango for me as my best friend. QED

48. Zaid_67 January 9, 2012 at 2:29 PM #

One of the sixth friends name is “an” and he is who has the last mango with the basket

49. Alasa Isaac January 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM #

that means i mis counted

50. Waleed Rafee January 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

5 of them desired a mango, you give 5 mangos for the 5 friends who desired & you be left with 1 Mango

• Mia September 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM #

One friend was given basket along with the mango so it’s still in it…