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.
After visiting my Great Aunt Anne, I travelled home in her old jalopy. The car was old and battered, it had a leak from the petrol tank, and I was stuck in second gear.
This meant that I could only travel along at a steady 30 miles per hour and managed a paltry 20 miles per gallon of fuel.
At the start of the journey I had placed exactly 10 gallons of fuel into the tank. I knew though, that the fuel tank lost fuel at the rate of half a gallon per hour.
Just as I arrived home, the car stopped because it had run out of fuel and I had only just made it.
How far was it from my Great Aunt's to my home?
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Hint: How much fuel am I using every hour?
Answer: 150 miles.
I was travelling at 30mph at a rate of 20mpg, so I was using 1.5 gallons every hour for the driving itself.
I was also losing 0.5 gallon every hour. In total, I was using 2 gallons every hour.
Therefore to use all of the 10 gallons I started with, I travelled for 5 hours.
5 hours at 30mph is 150 miles.
Can you place the numbers 1 to 8 into the following grid. No two consecutive numbers can be directly next to each other either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Hint: Where can the 1 go?
The following is one answer, all other answers are a reflection or rotation of this.
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?
hol rec ant imp fer con
man dif ice pol acq htn
ort myt new air sag duc
dec lig kch ogy ing tan
uit ent gle tal tor ent
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Hint: These are the first letters of the words: A, C, D, D, I, L, M, N, P, R.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
H and no letter can be used twice. 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: 35 words. Average: 25 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
afresh, ash, fish, FISHERMAN, fresh, hairs, ham, hams, hare, harem, harems, hares, has, he, hear, hears, heir, heirs, hem, hems, hen, hens, her, hernia, hernias, hers, hi, him, hire, hires, his, marsh, mash, masher, mesh, mishear, rash, sham, shame, share, she, sheaf, shear, shim, shin, shine, shiner, shire, shrine.
afresh, ah, ahem, arshin, ash, ashen, ashier, ashmen, eh, famish, fash, feh, fehs, fish, fisher, FISHERMAN, fresh, freshman, ha, hae, haem, haemin, haemins, haems, haen, haes, hafis, hair, hairs, ham, hame, hames, hams, hanse, hare, harem, harems, hares, harm, harmin, harmine, harmines, harmins, harms, has, he, hear, hears, heir, heirs, hem, hemin, hemins, hems, hen, hens, her, herm, herma, hermai, herms, hern, hernia, hernias, herns, hers, hes, hi, hie, hies, him, hin, hins, hire, hires, his, hisn, hm, ihram, ihrams, inmesh, marish, marsh, mash, masher, mashie, menhir, menhirs, mesh, mishear, nah, rah, rash, resh, rhea, rheas, sh, sha, shairn, sham, shame, share, sharif, sharn, she, shea, sheaf, shear, sherif, shier, shim, shin, shine, shiner, shire, shmear, shri, shrine, sinh.