Place the digits from 1 to 9 in each closed area so that the sum of the digits in each large square is the same. 1 has already been placed.
[Ref: ZEVM] © Cihan Altay
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Hint: Each large square adds to 11.
If I buy a melon and a coconut, the cost will be £1.19.
If I buy a melon and a pineapple, the cost will be £1.45.
If I buy a coconut and a pineapple, the cost will be £1.40.
What are the individual prices?
[Ref: ZNTM] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: A little algebra might help.
Pineapple = 83p, coconut = 57p, melon = 62p.
If we assign the letters P, C and M to the fruits, and work in pence we have:
M + C = 119 (1)
M + P = 145 (2)
C + P = 140 (3)
Using (2) - (1) we have:
P - C = 26 (4)
And (3) + (4) gives:
2P = 166
P = 83
This can then be substituted back into (2) and (3).
You are running in a street marathon and you overtake the person in second place.
What position are you now in?
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If you think that you are now in first place, then think again!
If you overtake the person in second place, you are now in second place yourself!
Can you add two lines to complete this sequence of towers?
[Ref: ZKNL] © Lloyd King. Lloyd has created an excellent book of lateral puzzles
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Hint: Look at the tops of the towers.
Add the two lines to the second tower from the left to complete the 'X' in the inverted letter sequence U, V, W, X, Y forming the towers' roofs.