After a day picking strawberries I had a basket full.
I ate 5 and gave Alex half of the remaining.
I then ate another 3 and gave Blake one third of the remaining.
I ate another 6 and then gave Charlie two thirds of the remaining.
I now had 34 strawberries left. How many did I start with?
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Hint: What fraction of the did I eat?
Answer: 335 strawberries.
I ended up with 34 strawberries, so I had 102 before giving Charlie two thirds.
I ate 6 myself, so I had 108 before I ate those.
I had 108 strawberries, so I had 162 before giving Blake one third.
I ate 3 myself, so I had 165 before I ate those.
I had 165 strawberries, so I had 330 before giving Alex one half.
Ate 5 myself, so I had 335 before I ate those.
Therefore I started with 335 strawberries.
What comes next in this sequence:
elgnairt, erauqs, nogatnep, nogaxeh, nogatpeh, ==?==
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Simple geometric shapes whose number of sides increases and the words have been reversed.
In each case, can you find the missing number, which appears as a word.
For example, one, two, etc.
This sentence contains exactly ==?== E's and not one more.
However, this sentence contains exactly ==?== S's, with a single Z.
Finally, to finish, this sentence has exactly ==?== I's.
[Ref: ZSWH] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: Each answer is below 10.
This sentence contains exactly eight E's and not one more.
However, this sentence contains exactly seven S's, with a single Z.
Finally, to finish, this sentence has exactly six I's.
Using the clues below can you find 8 four letter words.
Once you have placed the words into the correct order you will find that each word is different from the previous word by only one letter.
For example, FARE may be followed by FIRE, etc.
A female equine
Hotter than temperate
An article of commerce
The middle of an apple
Insulated electrical wire
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Hint: One of the words is Warm.
Insufficiently heated = cold
Insulated electrical wire = cord
The middle of an apple = core
Additional items = more
A female equine = mare
An article of commerce = ware
An imperfection = wart
Hotter than temperate = warm