These two sets of five clues each leads to five words that only differ by one vowel (the vowel is a, e, i, o or u, but not necessarily in that order). What are the words?
On the contrary.
A head warmer.
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Hint: All of the words are three letters long.
Answer: Bot, bit, but, bat, bet.
Hit, het, hut, hat, hot.
Due to rumours that there was a world shortage of chewing gum, everyone was stocking up on packs. By the time I'd got to the store, they had sold out!
However, there were two people at the till who had already bought 4 and 5 packs respectively and they kindly offered to share their packs with me.
After the sharing, we all had the same number of packs each and I paid them $9 for my packs. How did they share the $9 between them?
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Hint: The answer is not $4 and $5.
Answer: $3 and $6.
As there were 9 packs in total, we each received 3 packs.
The first person therefore gave me 1 pack, and the second person gave me 2 packs.
So the money had to be shared in the same ratio, 1:2.
What is represented by this BrainBat?
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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.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central
A and no letter can be used twice. The letters do not have to be connected. Proper nouns are not allowed, however, plurals are. Can you find the nine letter word?
Excellent: 63 words. Good: 48 words. Average: 35 words.
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Hint: Every word must contain the central letter.
ail, air, alibi, an, aria, baa, bail, bairn, ban, banal, bar, barn, brain, bran, briar, lab, lair, liar, LIBRARIAN, lira, nail, rail, rain, ran.
aa, aal, aalii, ab, aba, abri, ai, ail, ain, air, airn, al, ala, alan, alar, alb, alba, alibi, an, ana, ani, anil, ar, arb, aria, aril, ba, baa, baal, bail, bairn, bal, ban, banal, bani, bar, barn, biali, binal, blain, brail, brain, bran, briar, ilia, inia, la, laari, lab, labra, lain, lair, lanai, lar, lari, liana, liar, libra, LIBRARIAN, lira, na, nab, nail, naira, narial, raia, rail, rain, ran, rani, ria, rial.