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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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1. There are 4 on a horse - Mother, Father, Son, and Daughter. How many different ways can they sit?

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**Kurre****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-18
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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Strange - There are several solutions and I get several answers...all correct.

2. A frog eats 104 insects over a period of 4 days. Each day he eats 10 more insects than he did the previous day. How many insects did he eat in each day? (this one should be easy)

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Correct.

3. A couple have children. They buy 14 bars of dairy chocolate, 42 bars of dark chocolate, and 84 bars of cadbury's chocolate. The children each share the bars equally between each other. How many children do they have?

*Last edited by Devanté (2006-10-06 19:39:58)*

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**Kurre****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-18
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*Last edited by Kurre (2006-10-07 02:39:20)*

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Well, you could consider the size of the horse...

Kurre, both your answers are correct.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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4. Follow the pattern and draw the 4th diagram.

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**espeon****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-05
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Presenting the Prinny dance.

Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Correct, Espeon.

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**All_Is_Number****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-10
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Devanté wrote:

Correct.

3. A couple have children. They buy 14 bars of dairy chocolate, 42 bars of dark chocolate, and 84 bars of cadbury's chocolate. The children each share the bars equally between each other. How many children do they have?

*Last edited by All_Is_Number (2006-10-08 05:18:02)*

*You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once.*

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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All_Is_Number, you are also correct.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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5. POWERMAT

This word has the same as you for dinner.

Can you solve it?

EDIT: Another clue. Unscramble the word to solve.

*Last edited by Devanté (2006-10-08 22:37:05)*

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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6. GIRLGANG

"This'll help get rid of those frogs."

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Well done, both correct.

I'll have to think of more in a hurry.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Technically, 24 (4!) is the true technical answer for #C1.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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PETLOVERS

This can be embarassing, depending on the circumstances.

Unscramble to solve.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Another anagram.

RENTDOME

Males went about coaching younger people.

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**Toast****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-08
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Those were way hard

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Correct, Toast. I make them as hard as possible.

This one is slightly easier:

Using the following numbers, make 689. You may use brackets, +, -, × and ÷. If you want to, use any other operations as well, such as sqrt, factorials, etc.

50 1 9 2 3 4

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Are you just getting all of these off Countdown?

689 = (50+3) * (9+4) {*(2-1), if you want them all used}.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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