Starting with the 6 in the bottom left corner, what is the highest total you can make, if you only move up or right, using the mathematical signs on the way?
[Ref: ZWYX] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: The highest total does not involve a 4.
A woman had three old coins - a silver dollar, a quarter, and a dime. Each coin was a little battered and had a piece missing. She found that exactly the same fraction had broken away from each coin.
What fraction of each was missing if the value of the remaining bits of coins was now exactly one dollar in total?
For this puzzle it can be assumed that ½ of a coin is worth ½ of its value.
[Ref: ZQJS] Based on a puzzle by Henry Ernest Dudeney.
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Hint: A dollar is 100 cents, a quarter is 25 cents and a dime is 10 cents.
Answer: 7÷27 of each coin was missing.
The original value of the three coins was 100 + 25 + 10 = 135, and the new value was 100. So 35÷135 of the original value has been removed and 35÷135 = 7÷27.
Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters.
These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used.
Can you determine what the 10 words are?
som one dbr pen rtm ber
nes ent ive eph eti ens
mes off eak eid sep win
erd tel day ter wed tem
aft apa own car ern oon
[Ref: ZVLW] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: The first letters of the words are W, E, S, A, S, C, O, T, W, A.
Windbreak, eiderdown, sometimes, afternoon, September, carpenter, offensive, telephone, Wednesday, apartment.
Using all of the letters A to Z, each once only, complete these common words:
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Hint: One of the words is SCURVY.
Jewel, bad, skill, swaps, fox, ferry, azure, buddy, quote, menace, edgy, scurvy, lop, hills.