Just last week, Stacey's nieces and nephews met up to go to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster.
From the clues below, can you determine the order in which they stood in the ticket queue?
Sam was in front of Sarah. Stuart was behind Sandra and Sally. Sally was in front of Sharon and Steve. Sabrina was behind Stuart, Simon and Steve. Steve was in front of Sabrina, Simon and Shane. Shane was behind Simon, Sharon and Sabrina. Sandra was in front of Sarah. Simon was in front of Sam, Stuart and Sandra. Sarah was in front of Sharon. Sabrina was in front of Sam and Shane. Sarah was behind Sandra, Sally and Sabrina. Stuart was in front of Sarah. Simon was behind Sally.
L + EVE + L = LEVEL
T + ABLE + T = TABLET
S + CARVE + S = SCARVES
E + AS + E = EASE
G + ON + G = GONG
M + ODE + M = MODEM
D + ELUDE + D = DELUDED
L + APE + L = LAPEL
D + ATE + D = DATED
E + ROD + E = ERODE
Move from letter to letter and collect the necessary letters for FIND (in any order).
How many different routes can you take if you always start with the central F and always move either horizontally or vertically?
The husband is now twice as old as his wife was when he was as old as she is now.
How old are they?
Hint: A little algebra might help.
Answer: Husband = 52, Wife = 39.
If we call the husband's age H, and the wife's W, we know:
H + W = 91 (1)
Their age difference is H - W. We know the husband is 2 x (how old his wife was when he was her age), so we need to take their age difference off his current wife's age, as follows:
2 x (W - (H - W)) = H 2 x (W - H + W) = H 2 x (2W - H) = H 4W - 2H = H 4W = 3H W = 3H ÷ 4
Using this in (1) gives:
H + W = 91
H + 3(H ÷ 4) = 91
4H + 3H = 364
7H = 364
H = 52
Therefore W = 39. QED.