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1 Puzzle Time Bellahouston Academy Set 1

2 Marathon Maths Jimmy’s maths teacher asked him to multiply three times four three times. What is the correct answer?

3 What Symbol? What mathematical symbol can you put between 2 and 3 to make a number greater than 2 but less than 3?

4 12 ÷ 2 = 7 ! How can you divide twelve in half and get seven?

5 Room Temperature Test George wants to give his dog a bath. One tub contains water at 20° Centigrade and another tub contains water at 20° Fahrenheit. In which tub should George choose to bathe the dog?

6 Triple Trick How many times does the digit 3 appear between 1 and 50?

7 Lighten Up! Three switches outside a windowless room are connected to three light bulbs inside the room. How can you determine which switch is connected to each bulb if you may enter the room only once?

8 An Age Old Question In five years time, I will be three times as old as I was three years ago. How old am I now?

9 Sales Slump In which month are fewest daily newspapers sold?

10 Strange Sequence Can you guess the next letter in this series? c y g t n l i t ?

11 Strange Sequence Can you guess the next letter in this series? o t t f f s ?

12 Strange Order What rule have I followed to put the numbers from 1 to 9 in this order? 8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2

13 Triple Tally Three pupils are each asked to select four numbers and multiply them together. They all come up with the same answer even though they don’t all pick the same numbers. How?

14 Dastardly Demise A man is discovered dead sitting at his desk in a locked office. There is an envelope in which he had placed a note. How did he die?

15 Family Fun The mother, father, son, daughter, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, nephew and niece of a family are all present at a family gathering. A photo is taken of them all. What is the least number of people in the photo?

16 Knotty Problem I can tie a knot in a piece of string without letting go of either of the ends. How?

17 A Question of Strength Eric Holdall has held the title of “Strongest Man in the World” for three consecutive years, yet there is one thing - that weighs virtually nothing - that he finds impossible to hold for more than a couple of minutes. What is it?

18 Help Ma Boab! Which word do people in Scotland always pronounce hesitantly?

19 True or False? Which statement is true out of the following? “One statement here is false.” “Two statements here are false.” “Three statements here are false.”

20 Anyone for Tea? A group of friends are sitting around a table in a house. Carol asks Dave to hold her hand, then goes to the kitchen to make some tea. When she returns, all the others are accusing Dave of being a cheat. Both Dave and Carol are single so why all the fuss?

21  Take a MILLION  Divide it by FOUR  Divide the result by FIVE  Divide the result by TWO  Divide the result by TWENTY  Subtract FIFTY  Divide by THREE  Divide the result by EIGHT  Subtract ONE  Divide the result by SEVEN  Add TWO  Divide the result by THREE  Add TWO  Divide the result by FIVE


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