You have the misfortune to own an unreliable clock. This one gains exactly 12 minutes every hour.
It is now showing 10pm and you know that is was correct at midnight, when you set it.
The clock stopped four hours ago, what is the correct time now?
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Hint: How many clock-minutes pass for each real hour?
Since the clock is gaining 12 minutes every hour, for every real hour that has passed, the clock will show 72 minutes.
Since the clock shows 10.00pm, we know that 22 x 60 = 1320 clock minutes have passed. 1320 ÷ 72 x 60 = 1100.
This therefore equals 1100 real minutes and hence 18 hours 20 minutes = 6:20pm.
The clock stopped 4 hours ago, therefore the time must now be 10.20pm. QED.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
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Answer: Back to the future.
The map below shows the street locations of a city. Position three police officers such that the entire length of every street can be seen by at least one officer.
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Hint: There is an officer at B.
Answer: Position officers at B, G and H.
Below are thirteen 5 lettered words, each of which has had two of its letters removed. In total these 26 letters are A-Z. The remaining letters in each word are in the correct order. There are no words which are spelled differently based upon location (favour/favor, etc). Can you determine the original words?
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Hint: One of the words is Swamp.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
G 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: 24 words. Good: 18 words. Average: 15 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
age, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, change, clang, eagle, gal, gale, gall, gel, gene, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, leg, legal, nag.
ag, age, agee, agene, aglee, allege, angel, angle, cage, CHALLENGE, chang, change, clag, clang, eagle, egal, encage, eng, gae, gaen, gal, gale, gall, gan, gane, gee, gel, gen, gene, ghee, glace, glance, glean, glee, glen, hag, hang, lag, lang, leg, legal, nag.