How can you throw a ball so that it goes a short distance, comes to a total stop, reverses its motion, and then goes the opposite way.
You are not allowed to bounce it against anything, hit it with anything, or tie it to anything.
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Hint: Try throwing something to see if you can make it do the same.
Answer: Throw it in the air.
How many flowers do I have if...
...all but two are dandelions, all but two are roses and all but two are tulips?
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Hint: I don't have very many flowers.
Answer: Three flowers.
I have a rose, a dandelion, and a tulip.
A lily pad starts in the middle of a pond on day 1, overnight it doubles in size. This happens every night. If the pond is covered on day 10, how big was the lily pad on day 9?
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Hint: Work backwards, this way you don't need to know the size of the lily pad at the start.
Answer: 1/2 the size of the pond.
This is easiest to see by working backwards. On day 10 the pond is covered, so during the previous night it doubled in size.
Last week a modern electric train travelled from Crewe to Bristol, travelling roughly South at around 50 mph.
There was a strong side wind (from the right) of around 25 mph.
Roughly, which direction did the smoke appear to move?
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Hint: Think carefully.
Answer: A modern electric train doesn't normally produce smoke!