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HERB + T becomes BERTH
BANG + E becomes BEGAN
KEEN + L becomes KNEEL
SUIT + E becomes SUITE
QUAD + S becomes SQUAD
WHEY + C becomes CHEWY
CELL + O becomes CELLO
TOIL + P becomes PILOT
WILD + E becomes WIELD
Puzzle 19
Place all of the digits from 1 to 9 into the circles so that the sum of the numbers in each straight line is the same.
At any given moment of time, a snapshot could be taken of this arrow. In this snapshot, the arrow would not be moving. Let us now take another snapshot, leaving a very small gap of time between them. Again, the arrow is stationary. We can keep taking snapshots for each moment of time, each of which shows the arrow to be stationary. Therefore the overall effect is that the arrow never moves, however it still hits the target!
Where lies the flaw in the logic?
[Ref: ZNPA]
Hint: This is a puzzle to melt the brain!
Answer: The arrow clearly reaches the target.
This is a classic paradox, attributed to Zeno of Elea, a Greek philosopher from Italy. Great minds over the centuries have pondered this paradox, and the scope of a solution is beyond the space available here. It is not even clear that a solution to the paradox actually exists.
For more information, visit the Wikipedia article on Zeno's paradoxes.
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