Below is 99, moving only two lines, can you turn this into 25?
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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?
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cla rbr ise lis ssr lig
hai mar htn age ess new
sag clo gar ion ing oth
enc ine col our erw cod
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Answer: Newsagent, crocodile, collision, classroom, encourage, hairbrush, otherwise, closeness, lightning, margarine.
Find a number whose double exceeds its quarter by 7.
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4: whose double is 8 and quarter is 1.
If the missing number is N, then:
2N = N + 7
Multiply throughout by 4:
8N = N + 28
Subtract N from both sides:
7N = 28
Divide throughout by 7:
N = 4
Can you find all of the spokes? A digit on a hub denotes the number of spokes that meet there. Spokes never cross and in the end everything will be connected.
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Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
S 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: 66 words. Good: 50 words. Average: 38 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
apse, as, asp, base, based, bast, baste, basted, beast, bedpost, beset, besot, best, bested, boast, boasted, debase, depose, despot, dose, ease, eased, east, obese, past, paste, pasted, peso, pest, pose, posed, post, posted, sad, sap, sat, sea, seabed, seat, seated, sedate, see, seed, seep, set, so, soap, soaped, sob, soda, spa, spade, spat, spate, sped, speed, SPEEDBOAT, spot, stab, stead, steed, steep, step, stop, tease, teased.
abets, abodes, abs, adepts, adobes, adoptees, adopts, ados, ads, aedes, apes, apods, apse, as, asp, ates, bads, baps, bas, base, based, bast, baste, basted, bates, bats, beads, beast, beats, bedpost, beds, beeps, bees, beets, beset, besot, best, bestead, bested, betas, bets, boas, boast, boasted, boats, bodes, bods, bops, bos, botas, bots, dabs, daps, dates, datos, debase, debates, debs, debts, deeps, dees, deets, depose, depots, despot, doats, does, doest, dopas, dopes, dos, dose, dost, dotes, dots, ease, eased, east, eats, epodes, epos, es, estop, etapes, etas, oast, oats, obes, obese, odes, ods, oes, opes, ops, opts, os, ose, pads, pas, pase, paseo, past, paste, pasted, pates, pats, peas, pease, peats, pedes, peds, pes, pesade, peseta, peso, pest, pesto, pets, podesta, pods, poets, pose, posed, post, posted, pots, psoae, sab, sabe, sabed, sabot, sad, sade, sae, sap, sapote, sat, sate, sated, sea, seabed, seat, seated, sedate, see, seed, seep, sept, septa, set, seta, setae, so, soap, soaped, sob, soda, sop, spa, spade, spado, spae, spaed, spat, spate, sped, speed, SPEEDBOAT, speedo, spode, spot, stab, stade, stead, steed, steep, step, stoa, stoae, stob, stop, stope, stoped, tabes, tabs, tads, taos, tapes, taps, tas, teas, tease, teased, teds, tees, tepas, toads, tods, toes, topees, topes, tops, tsade.