Are there more inches in a mile...
...or Sundays in a thousand years?
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Hint: There are 1,760 yards in a mile, 3 feet in a yard, and 12 inches in a foot.
Answer: Inches in a mile.
There are 1,760 yards in a mile, 3 feet in a yard, and 12 inches in a foot.
There are 1760 x 3 x 12 = 63,360 inches in a mile and around 1,000 x 52 = 52,000 Sundays in a thousand years.
Depending on the day of the week the first day of the year falls, there are either 52,177 or 52,178 Sundays in a thousand years.
Which word does not belong with the others:
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This is an anagram of office, the others are animals (dog, cat, horse, turtle, monkey).
There is a closed room with a light in it. Outside, there are 3 light switches.
You can flick any of the switches any number of times.
You can only open the door and go into the room once.
You know that the light is initially off and you can't see what happens when you flick the switches.
How can you determine which light switch operates the light?
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Hint: What happens when you leave a light on for a while?
Leave switch 1 alone.
Flick switch 2 for 1 hour, then flick back.
Flick switch 3.
Now look. If the light is on, then the switch is 3, if the light bulb is warm, then switch 2, else switch 1.
Yesterday my mother asked me to buy some stamps.
Stamps, in the land of BrainBashers, are available in 2p, 7p, 10p, 15p and 20p denominations.
For three types of stamp I was asked to buy five of each.
For the other two types of stamp, I was asked to buy six of each.
Unfortunately I forgot which I was supposed to buy five of and which to buy six of.
Luckily my mother had given me the exact money required to buy the stamps, £3.00 and the shopkeeper was able to give me the correct stamps.
Which stamps did I buy?
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Hint: I bought at least 5 of each stamp.
Five lots of 2p, 7p and 15p and six lots of 10p and 20p. The shopkeeper rightly figured that I required five lots of each of the stamps, which came to £2.70, he also knew I required two more stamps which added up to the difference.