Can you circle exactly
three numbers to make a total of 19?
[Ref: ZLBV] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: There is a little trick to this puzzle.
12 + 6 + 1 = 19.
Note that the puzzle didn't ask for three digits to be circled!
Place the words below into pairs. You will then have 5 lots of eight letters, each of which is an anagram of another word. What are the original 5 words?
[Ref: ZZEQ] © Kevin Stone
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Hint: PALE goes with TONE. VEIL goes with JUNE. PEER goes with DATE.
ANTELOPE = PALE + TONE
JUVENILE = VEIL + JUNE
REPEATED = PEER + DATE
SNOWBALL = SNOB + WALL
ESTIMATE = TIME + SEAT
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?
[Ref: ZXGG] © Kevin Stone
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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, ==?==
[Ref: ZFFC] © Kevin Stone
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Simple geometric shapes whose number of sides increases and the words have been reversed.