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Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 45

SheepThree countrymen met at a cattle market. "Look here," said Hodge to Jakes, "I'll give you six of my pigs for one of your horses, and then you'll have twice as many animals here as I've got."

"If that's your way of doing business," said Durrant to Hodge, "I'll give you fourteen of my sheep for a horse, and then you'll have three times as many animals as I."

"Well, I'll go better than that," said Jakes to Durrant; "I'll give you four cows for a horse, and then you'll have six times as many animals as I've got here."

No doubt this was a very primitive way of bartering animals, but it is an interesting little puzzle to discover just how many animals Jakes, Hodge, and Durrant must have taken to the cattle market.

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[Ref: ZUCK] At A Cattle Market. Amusements In Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (1917). 



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 46

BrainUsing the clues below can you find 8 four letter words.

Once you have placed the words into the correct order you will find that each word is different from the previous word by only one letter.

For example, FARE may be followed by FIRE, etc.

An imperfection
Additional items
Insufficiently heated
A female equine
Hotter than temperate
An article of commerce
The middle of an apple
Insulated electrical wire

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[Ref: ZCTJ] © Kevin Stone 



Difficulty: MediumPuzzle 47

If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later.

What time is it?

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[Ref: ZESJ]  



Difficulty: EasyPuzzle 48

HorseHow does this make sense?

1 was a race horse
2 was 12
111 race
2112

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[Ref: ZLXR]  


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