I travelled from London to Glasgow last week at 60 miles per hour, I had filled my petrol tank just before I left, so it was full with 25 gallons.
Unfortunately, my petrol tank sprang a leak immediately and I only managed to drive 300 miles before I ran out of petrol.
My car does 30 miles per gallon, how fast was I losing petrol through the hole?
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Hint: How much petrol did I use driving?
Answer: 3 gallons per hour.
I drove 300 miles at 30 miles per gallon, so I used 10 gallons. Which means I lost the other 15 gallons.
I drove the 300 miles at 60mph, which took me 5 hours.
So I lost 15 gallons of petrol in 5 hours = 3 gallons per hour.
Can you find the hidden nine letter word in this grid? Starting with any letter you may move in any direction, including diagonally to spell out the letters of the word in their correct order.
H L E C
L E H E
A A N G
E N A G
Hint: Not so much a test, more of a ==?==
What is it that the person who makes it doesn't need it. The person who buys it does not need it for themselves and the person who uses it doesn't know it?
Hint: Hopefully you won't need one for a very long time.
Which four vegetables have been merged together?
CAB SWE RPR EED OAA ETN
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Hint: These are the first letters of the words: C, S, P, B.
Answer: Carrot, swede, pea, bean.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
T 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: 65 words. Good: 43 words. Average: 31 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
abort, aborts, acrobat, acrobats, act, actor, actors, acts, art, arts, at, bat, bats, boast, boat, boats, brat, brats, BROADCAST, carat, carats, cart, carts, cast, castor, cat, cats, coast, coat, coats, cost, cot, cots, dart, darts, data, dot, dots, oat, oats, rat, rats, roast, rot, rots, sat, sort, stab, star, tabard, tabards, tabs, taco, tacos, tad, tads, tar, tars, to, toad, toads, trod.
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