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Below are five phrases that have been tinkered with. Rearrange the words so that when they are read aloud they will sound very similar to the required phrase. For example "Ducks Sits Hound Fa Mill Ear" = "Does it sound familiar".
crows dose my off wind
cab chalk clicks fizz lie lye ox soft
a crowed fall jest lobe Rick oath yell
beef four heap luck Yule
dud rough wharf whorls
my crows off wind dose = Microsoft Windows
lie fizz lye cab ox soft chalk clicks = Life is like a box of chocolates
jest fall oath a yell lobe Rick crowed = Just follow the yellow brick road
luck beef four Yule heap = Look before you leap
wharf rough dud whorls = War of the Worlds
Puzzle 1255
A large fresh water reservoir has two types of drainage system. Small pipes and large pipes.
6 large pipes, on their own, can drain the reservoir in 12 hours.
6 small pipes, on their own, can drain the reservoir in 18 hours.
How long will 6 large pipes and 6 small pipes take to drain the reservoir?
The exact size of the pipes and reservoir does not matter. If we label the large pipes L, the small pipes S and if the reservoir has a total of T litres, then:
T ÷ 6L = 12 which means L = T ÷ 72
and
T ÷ 6S = 18 which means S = T ÷ 108
we want T ÷ (6L + 6S)
= T ÷ ((6 x T ÷ 72) + (6 * T ÷ 108))
= T ÷ ((648 x T + 432 x T) ÷ 7776)
= T ÷ ((1080 x T) ÷ 7776)
= 7776 x T ÷ (1080 x T)
= 7776 ÷ 1080
= 7.2 hours
= 7 hours and 12 minutes.
Puzzle 1256
Below is a map of the BrainBashers detention facility. There are 9 guards, AI, who are in charge of a particular number of cells. The guards only guard cells which they can see in a continuous straight line, either horizontally or vertically, and each cell is only protected by one guard. The numbers represent how many cells each guard is charge of, they are of course in charge of the cell they are currently in. Can you work out which guards are in charge of which cells.
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