Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters. These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used. Can you determine what the 10 words are?
som one dbr pen rtm ber
nes ent ive eph eti ens
mes off eak eid sep win
erd tel day ter wed tem
aft apa own car ern oon
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Hint: The first letters of the words are W, E, S, A, S, C, O, T, W, A.
Windbreak, eiderdown, sometimes, afternoon, September, carpenter, offensive, telephone, Wednesday, apartment.
What value of * makes the following correct:
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Hint: The answer is a whole number less than 10.
Checking that 3 works:
3 3 3 3
- - - + - = -
3 2 4 12
1 - 1.5 + 0.75 = 0.25
0.25 = 0.25, which confirms that 3 is correct.
To deduce the answer directly from the question, we can multiply throughout by 12,
* * * *
- - - + - = -
* 2 4 12
12 - 6* + 3* = 1*
12 - 3* = 1*
12 = 4*
3 = *
What is represented by this BrainBat?
EST EST EST EST
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Complete the fifth circle with the correct dots.
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Hint: At each stage a new dot appears at the top.
At each stage, a new dot starts at the top, and then goes either clockwise, or counter-clockwise.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
P and no letter can be used twice, however, the letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. There is at least one nine letter word. Excellent: 70 words. Good: 50 words. Average: 38 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
Common words: adept, alp, ape, apt, cap, cape, clap, clip, cup, cupid, depict, dip, dupe, DUPLICATE, epic, lap, leap, leapt, lip, pa, pace, paced, pact, pad, paid, pail, pal, pale, pat, pate, pea, peal, peat, pedal, pelt, pet, petal, pi, pica, pie, pied, pile, piled, pit, pita, place, placed, placid, plaice, plaid, plait, plate, plated, plea, plead, pleat, pled, plied, pud, put, tap, tape, taped, taupe, teacup, tepid, tip, tulip, up, update.
All words: adept, aliped, alp, ape, aped, aplite, apt, cap, cape, caped, caplet, caput, cep, clap, clapt, clept, clip, clipt, clupeid, culpa, culpae, cup, cupel, cupid, dap, depict, dip, dipt, dup, dupe, duple, DUPLICATE, elapid, epact, epic, epical, lap, leap, leapt, lept, lepta, letup, lip, pa, pac, pace, paced, pact, pad, padi, padle, paid, pail, pal, pale, paled, palet, pat, pate, pated, pe, pea, peal, peat, pec, peculia, ped, pedal, pelt, pet, petal, pi, pia, pial, pic, pica, pical, pice, picul, pie, pied, pieta, pilau, pile, pilea, piled, pit, pita, piu, place, placed, placet, placid, plaice, plaid, plait, plaited, plat, plate, plated, plaudit, plea, plead, pleat, pled, pleiad, plica, plicae, plicate, plicated, plie, plied, plutei, puce, pud, pudic, pul, puli, put, taliped, tap, tape, taped, taupe, teacup, tepa, tepal, tepid, tip, tulip, tup, up, update, uplit.