# Brain Practice

April 2017

## Did you try each several times?

Here are the answers to Brain Practice, April 2017

**Draw without crossing the line**

No set starting point for this – did you manage it?

**Fill in the Blanks**

P R O N U N C I A T I O N

**English Words**

We found only two! Did you find any others?

**NEIGH, HINGE**

**Can you Solve These?**

**Who Gets what?**

John receives $24.50 and Bill receives 50 cents.

Using the ‘guess and check’ method, it goes like this:

- Try $24 and $1 – the first part is 24 times the second part. Not quite enough!
- Now halve the $1 to give two lots of 50 cents and add one lot to John’s $24.00.
- Now John’s part is $24.50 and Bill’s part is 50 cents.
- John has 49 times as much as Bill. Poor Bill He didn’t do very well out of that!

(Dividing a number by a half is the same as multiplying it by 2. that means that dividing $24.50 by 50 cents (half a dollar), we get the result 49.

Mathematicians, of course, will set up a pair of simultaneous equations and solve them that way!

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