## One Hundred With Six Identical Digits

How can you express the number 100 using the same digit six times?

99 + 99/99 = 100

## Painting a Bigger Room

A painter needed 3 days to paint a room. How long would it take him, working at the same rate, to paint a room twice as long and twice as wide?

12 days because the walls would be four times as big as the first room.

## The Odd One Out

Which is the odd one out and why?

A. Cassius

B. Cassia

C. Casca

B. Cassia is a tropical tree; Cassius and Casca were conspirators against Julius Caesar.

## Which Are True and Which Are False?

A. When a car is driven forwards the wheels rotate counter-clockwise.

B. If a clock is put forward 1 1/4 hours the minute hand moves through 450°

C. When a clock reads 4.10 the acute angle between the hands is exactly 60°

A. False – The near-side wheels rotate counter-clockwise, but the far-side wheels rotate clockwise.

B. True

C. False – The acute angle is a little more than 60° because by the time the minute hand reaches 10, the hour hand will have moved slightly past the 4.

## Plane Crash Off Coast of Mexico

A plane crashed off the coast of Mexico and every single person died, yet there were two survivors. How could that happen?

There was a married couple.

## How to Escape?

A man is trapped in a room with only two possible exits. Through the first door is a room with an enormous magnifying glass causing the blazing hot sun to instantly burn anything that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

Leave through the first door at night when the sun is down.

## Twice As Many Women As Children

At a party of thirty-five people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men. How many of each are there?

20 women, 10 children and 5 men.

To figure it out, let m be the number of men and you get this equation:

4m + 2m + m = 35

7m = 35

m = 35 ÷ 7

m = 5

## What Number Comes Next 6 1 3 1 4

What number comes next?

6 1 3 1 4 _

5. The numbers are the alphabetical positions of the letters in the word FACADE.

F – 6th

A – 1st

C – 3rd

A – still 1st

D – 4th

E – 5th

## Two Eights and Two Threes to Make Twenty Four

Using one or more addition, subtraction, multiplication or division operations, what formula using the numbers 3, 3, 8 and 8 equals 24?

8 ÷ (3 – (8 ÷ 3)) = 24