[OK]

Privacy Policy  -  Terms & Conditions  -  See Details
We use cookies to personalise content and ads. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising partners who may combine it with other information you've provided to them or they've collected from your use of their services.

BB Logo
Spacer
Line
Line
Medium Puzzles


Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 1

Puzzle IconYou find yourself playing a game with your friend.

It is played with a deck of only 16 cards, divided into 4 suits:

   Red, Blue, Orange and Green.

There are four cards in each suit:

   Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

Ace outranks King, which outranks Queen, which outranks Jack - except for the Green Jack, which outranks every other card.

If two cards have the same face value, then Red outranks Blue, which outranks Orange, which outranks Green, again except for the Green Jack, which outranks everything.

Here's how the game is played: you are dealt one card face up, and your friend is dealt one card face down. Your friend then makes some true statements, and you have to work out who has the higher card, you or your friend. It's that simple!

Round 2:
You are dealt the Blue King and your friend makes three statements:

1. My card would beat a Green King.
2. Knowing this, if my card is more likely to be a Jack than a Queen, then my card is a King. Otherwise, it isn't.
3. Given all of the information you now know, if my card is more likely to beat yours than not, then my card is Red card. Otherwise, it isn't.

Who has the higher card, you or your friend?

Show Hint Show Answer Print Puzzle
[Ref: ZVJV] © E.J. Shamblen 


Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 2

Puzzle IconBelow you will find 15 well-known six letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?

...amt
...nue
...rtz
...oze
...mth
...iek
...gry
...thm
...koo
...spy
...sip
...lem
...uid
...tyr
...meg

Show Hint Show Answer Print Puzzle
[Ref: ZNFZ] © Kevin Stone 


Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 3

Puzzle IconBelow you will find ten 6 letter words, however, every other letter is missing.

Can you determine the words?

-S-E-D
-P-A-G
-R-F-R
-Y-R-D
-R-F-E
-A-B-N
-A-E-A
-O-D-G
-S-F-L
-I-S-E

Show Hint Show Answer Print Puzzle
[Ref: ZAGD] © Kevin Stone 


Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 4

Puzzle IconTommy: "How old are you, Mamma?"

Mamma: "Let me think, Tommy. Well, our three ages add up to exactly seventy years."

Tommy: "That's a lot, isn't it? And how old are you, Papa?"

Papa: "Just six times as old as you, my son."

Tommy: "Shall I ever be half as old as you, Papa?"

Papa: "Yes, Tommy; and when that happens our three ages will add up to exactly twice as much as to-day."

Tommy: "And supposing I was born before you, Papa; and supposing Mamma had forgot all about it, and hadn't been at home when I came; and supposing..."

Mamma: "Supposing, Tommy, we talk about bed. Come along, darling. You'll have a headache."

Now, if Tommy had been some years older he might have calculated the exact ages of his parents from the information they had given him. Can you find out the exact age of Mamma?

Show Hint Show Answer Print Puzzle
[Ref: ZPYU] Mamma's Age. Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917). 

Next Puzzles

 



 

Line


BrainBashers™ is a trademark. We use cookies to personalise content and ads. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising partners who may combine it with other information you've provided to them or they've collected from your use of their services. For more information please view our privacy policy. By using the site you also agree to our terms and conditions.

Line
Line