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Mensa Mind teaser

on Sun Dec 24 2017, 19:02
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1}I know MYG likes a puzzle so specialy for her and everyone else of course.

If you had a pizza with crust thickness 'a' and radius 'z', what's the volume of the pizza?


2}Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6.

How Come ??


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on Thu Feb 15 2018, 13:30
You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Appleland to Bananaville. Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time. Every time you travel a mile towards Bananaville you must pay a tax of 1 apple but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Appleland).

What is highest number of apples you can get to Bananaville?
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Thu Feb 15 2018, 23:58
Take the last 1000 apples on the final 1/6 of the journey leaves 833 full apples.
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:44
Well done myg

Sorry Mrs A, I had a look at it yesterday, I just couldn't get my head round it!!!!!!!
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:47
Indeed well done MYG. Not to worry RMJ there will be others Very Happy

Answer: 833 apples.

Step one: First you want to make 3 trips of 1,000 apples 333 miles. You will be left with 2,001 apples and 667 miles to go.1
Step two: Next you want to take 2 trips of 1,000 apples 500 miles. You will be left with 1,000 apples and 167 miles to go (you have to leave an apple behind).
Step three: Finally, you travel the last 167 miles with one load of 1,000 apples and are left with 833 apples in Bananaville.
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:54
I have seven letters and am something you eat. My only anagram can help your pain. If you remove my first 2 letters I wear things down. Removing my first 3 letters is an adjective and removing my first 4 letters leaves a measure of time. What am I?
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:54
Also works with first leg 334 miles and second leg 499 miles losing 2000 along the way.
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 15:03
@Admin wrote:I have seven letters and am something you eat. My only anagram can help your pain. If you remove my first 2 letters I wear things down. Removing my first 3 letters is an adjective and removing my first 4 letters leaves a measure of time. What am I?

Anyone?
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 16:31
1) I have seven letters and am something you eat, what am I? = Sausage

2) My only anagram can help your pain = assuage

3) If you remove my first 2 letters I wear things down = usage

4) Removing my first 3 letters is an adjective = sage

5) Removing my first 4 letters leaves a measure of time = age

I had a bash at it earlier, before our afternoon walk, to no avail.
I’m sure the brain works subconsciously in the background,
Cos I ‘ve just got back and solved it seconds.
The key word thing was solving 5).

I wrote down eon, era, age, sec, and min.


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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 18:00
Of course, I may be wrong ^^^^^^^^ Embarassed Laughing
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 18:01
No you are correct RMJ Very Happy
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 16 2018, 18:08
Thanks Mrs A

It seems I'm ten times better at words than numbers Embarassed Laughing
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Sun Feb 18 2018, 17:42
A motorcycle and a car set off from the same point, at the same time, to travel the same journey.

The motorcycle travels at 55 mph and the car travels at 45 mph.

If the journey is 35 miles, how many minutes will there be between the arrival times of the two vehicles?
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Sun Feb 18 2018, 18:23
speed = distance x time

Therefore time = speed / distance

The car’s time = 35 / 45 = 0.7777 hr = 46.6666 seconds

The motorcycle’s time = 35 / 55 = 0.6363 hr = 38.1818 seconds

Time between arrival times = 46.6666 – 38.1818 = 8.4848 seconds
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Sun Feb 18 2018, 18:33
Clever lad Very Happy
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Thu Feb 22 2018, 20:10
What number should replace both question marks?


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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Thu Feb 22 2018, 22:45
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Thu Feb 22 2018, 22:59
Correct as always

You are too quick for me MYG.
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 12:05
How many miles should it be to Lucerne on this signpost?



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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 15:34
5 letters and spaces = 1 mile ?
 So 64 and 2 fifths miles
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 16:06
nope
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 16:49
Par bold 35
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 17:12
Nearly Very Happy
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 19:42
A clue

12,21,3. Wink
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Fri Feb 23 2018, 20:13
36


First 3 letters of name related to position
in alphabet and added up
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Re: Mensa Mind teaser

on Sat Feb 24 2018, 13:47
In which direction should the missing arrow point?

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