I have 55p in my pocket. Can you tell me what two coins they are if I say that one of them is not a 5p coin?
Hint: This might be a trick question.
Answer: 50p and 5p: one of the coins is not a 5p but the other one is!
What is the shortest word in the English language?
Hint: A very easy question.
Answer: A or I.
Unless you measure both with a ruler, then you could argue that it's I.
Unless you're answering the question 'What is the shortest word in the English language?', then it's the word 'the'.
What number comes next in this sequence:
1 4 11 20 31 44 ==?==
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Hint: A tricky base 8 question.
Each term is a square expressed in base eight, 7 2=49 >> 61 in base 8.
You look at the change in your piggy bank. It totals £58.29 and is made up of an equal number of five coins. You have 67 coins of each value. Can you tell us what the coins are?
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Answer: 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p.