Three people check into a hotel.
They pay £30 to the manager and go to their room.
The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is £25 and gives £5 to the bellboy to return to the people.
On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that £5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets £2 and gives £1 to each person.
Now each person paid £10 and got back £1.
So they paid £9 each, totalling £27. The bellboy has £2, totalling £29.
Where is the missing £1?
Hint: Be careful of what you're adding.
We have to be careful what we are adding together.
Originally, they paid £30, they each received back £1, they now have only paid £27.
Of this £27, £25 went to the manager for the room and £2 went to the bellboy.
Using eight eights and addition only, can you make 1000?
Hint: You can join 8s together to make numbers such as 88.
Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
How many 3-letter words can you find in this list of letters.
The letters of each word appear horizontally and together, and in normal reading order.
[Ref: ZPPO] © Kevin Stone
Hint: The words are hidden horizontally.
Hub, ban, hid, fox, dip.
TZLSBEIIZI HUBHRVNWSBS BANSVHUZDGX
Place letters into the grid such that every row, column, and 2x2 block has letters (in any order) that form a common word.
Each letter is only used once, and no letter is repeated in the rows/cols/blocks.
Letters allowed: S O N A T A.
[Ref: ZUDY] © Alan Stillson and Frank Longo.
Hint: Row 3's missing letter is T.
Across: NEAR, BOWS, TREK, ZAPS
Down : BANK, SPAR, ZERO, STEW
Boxes : BANS, WORE, PARK, ZEST
Note : Other anagrams of these words are OK as long as they don't change the answer grid.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
C and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Excellent: 51 words. Good: 40 words. Average: 30 words.
[Ref: ZOEX] © Kevin Stone
Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
clop, clops, close, closet, clot, clots, colt, colts, cop, cope, copes, cops, copse, cost, cot, cots, elect, elects, scope, sec, sect, select, spec, TELESCOPE.
cee, cees, cel, celeste, cels, celt, celts, cep, cepe, cepes, ceps, cete, cetes, clepe, clepes, clept, clop, clops, close, closet, clot, clots, col, cole, coles, cols, colt, colts, cop, cope, copes, cops, copse, cos, coset, cost, cot, cote, cotes, cots, elect, elects, escot, pec, pecs, scop, scope, scot, sec, sect, select, socle, spec, TELESCOPE.