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Holiday Brain Teasers 12

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**Remember, do not call out answers.**

Thank you – The Management 12

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**How many four-cent postal cards are there in a dozen?**

#1 How many four-cent postal cards are there in a dozen? $.04 12

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**How far can you walk into a forest?**

#2 How far can you walk into a forest? Halfway, because once you get to the middle you are walking OUT of the forest HALFWAY, AFTER THAT YOU ARE WALKING OUT OF THE FOREST

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#3 How much dirt is there in a hole that is three feet wide, four feet long, and two feet deep? None, because if there was dirt in the hole then it wouldn’t be a hole . . . NONE

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#4 There was a blind person who had a brother, but this brother had no brothers. What was the relationship between the two? They are brother and sister. SIBLINGS: A SISTER AND A BROTHER

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**#5 “How much will one cost?” asks a customer.**

The clerk replies, “Twenty cents.” “How much will twelve cost?” The reply, “Forty cents.” “I’ll take 912.” What is the customer buying? 1) The customer is buying numbers for his address at a hardware store :-)

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**Rearrange the letters of NEW DOOR**

#6 Rearrange the letters of NEW DOOR to make one word. O N E W O R D NEW DOOR = ONE WORD

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#7 If six glasses are arranged in a straight line and the first three are full of water and the last three are empty, what is the fewest number of glasses that can be moved so that the glasses alternate empty, full, empty, full, ? ONE: POUR THE CONTENTS IN THE FIFTH GLASS AND RETURN IT TO IT’S PLACE

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#7 If six glasses are arranged in a straight line and the first three are full of water and the last three are empty, what is the fewest number of glasses that can be moved so that the glasses alternate empty, full, empty, full, ? ONE: POUR THE CONTENTS IN THE FIFTH GLASS AND RETURN IT TO IT’S PLACE

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**Twenty is equal to Twenty-Two Twenty is equal to Twenty, too**

#8 Horace claimed that “2 x 10 = 2 x 11” is a true statement. What was his explanation? 20 = 22 Twenty is equal to Twenty-Two Twenty is equal to Twenty, too ???

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**What do all of the following have in common?**

#9 What do all of the following have in common? deft first calmness canopy laughing stupid crabcake hijack 3) Each word has 3 letters in a row from the alphabet. Hint #1: 3 Hint #2: Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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#10 A train that is one mile long traveling at 60 mph (miles per hour) enters a tunnel that is one mile long. How long until the train is fully out of the tunnel? 2 minutes One minute One minute

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**Write twelve thousand twelve hundred twelve.**

#11 Write twelve thousand twelve hundred twelve. 12,000 1,200 12 13,212

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#13 What mathematical symbol can be placed between 2 and 3 so that the resulting expression names a number between 2 and 3? 2 3 • DECIMAL PT

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**Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is your answer?**

#12 Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is your answer? Most of you will do 30 ÷ and get 25 But…it’s 30 ÷ ½ + 10, which is equal to… 30 ÷ , which is equal to… 30 • , which is equal to… 70 70

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**A student correctly shows that 1/2 of twelve is seven. How?**

#14 A student correctly shows that 1/2 of twelve is seven. How? XII USE ROMAN NUMERALS, PLACE A HORIZONTAL LINE, GET NEW ROMAN NUMERAL FOR 7 ON TOP

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**Make as many words from these as you can…**

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