A couple were invited a local party, they arrived early and were offered some of the freshly made, iced punch. They couldn't stay at the party very long and left early. The next day they found out that everyone else who had drunk the punch had been poisoned and had fallen very ill. Why were the couple not ill?
Hint: The poison was already in the punch when the couple arrived.
Answer: The poison was in the ice cubes and as the couple had arrived early the ice had not yet melted. As the evening progressed the ice melted and poisoned the punch.
Fred Smith bought a used car for £4,000 and sold it to Alice for £5,000. Fred later bought it back for £6,000 and then resold it to Alan £7,000. How much profit did Fred make?
Hint: Imagine Fred started with a large sum of money.
Imagine Fred started with £20,000, after buying the car he would have had £16,000. He then sold it to Alice, which left him with £21,000 and then bought it again leaving him £15,000. Fred finally sold it again leaving him with £22,000. So Fred's profit was £2,000.
Alternatively, you can see that Fred spent a total of £4,000 + £6,000 = £10,000 and received a total of £5,000 + £7,000 = £12,000. A difference of £2,000.
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Hint: Look closely at the grid and you'll find the question. Perhaps it's written like a word search?
Read the first column, which says 'What is one plus one?'.
Using the BrainTracker grid below, how many words can you find? Each word must contain the central E 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?