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August 2019

## Did you try each several times?

Here are the answers to Brain Practice, August 2019

#### Boys and Burgers Puzzle.

So sorry! the wording of the puzzle you received is not the same as the answer below. The word ‘each’ was omitted. So here is the correct answer to the puzzle you viewed:

If 3 boys take 3 minutes to eat three burgers, then EACH of the three boys eats ONE burger in three minutes. So ten boys will eat 10 burgers in three minutes. After 10 minutes, they will have eaten 33 1/3 burgers.

Thank you so much to the thinking readers who contacted me. I really appreciate your feedback.

#### Word Worm

Did you have a different solution?

#### How did you go with these brain teasers?

Split personality, Misunderstood, Somewhere over the Rainbow, History repeats itself, One in a million

I’ll be there in a minute, (David has pointed out that there is an extra ‘i’ in this puzzle – I hope it didn’t confuse too many people.)
High chair, Space Invaders, Slow down, Stand in the corner

Double vision, Walking on thin ice, Eye of the storm, X marks the spot, Once upon a time

Broken promise, Shrinking violets, Upside down pineapple cake, back door, Can’t get a word in edgeways

Cross country, Apple pie, Six feet underground, Half baked, Unfinished business

#### Did you Solve these?

When I was 2 years old my brother was half of my age. Now, I’m 100 years old. What’s the age of my brother right now?

If you make the assumption that statement “When I was 2 years old my brother was half of my age.” to mean that the siblings must have the same birthday, or you take the phrase “Now, I’m 100 years old.” to mean that you are referring to it being the exact same date 100 years in the future, then the answer is 99.
However, if you take the statements to mean their commonly used meaning of “At some point, or for most of the year, when I was 2, my brother was 1.” then the answer could validly be 98, 99, or 100.
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The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. what day is it today? Friday
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How many 9’s are there between 1 and 100? There are 20 9’s
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Which vehicle is spelt the same forwards and backwards – racecar (a bit of a tricky one – sorry!) And thank you to Juliette who came up with GIG!

B. is the image that replaces the ?