# Brain Practice Answers

February 2021

## Keep up those challenges every day!

Here are the answers to the February 2021 Brain Practice

**The Matchstick Challenge**

**Rotating Figures Challenge. Find the Exception.**

Answers:

### 1. C

### 2. B

### 3. D

### 4. A

### 5. B

**The Ball Challenge**

**Tennis Ball = 2**

**Explanation**

Equation 1: 10 + 10 + 10 = 30 (Rugby Ball = 10)

Equation 2: (5 x 5) + 10 = 35 (White Baseball = 5)

Equation 3: (4 x 4) + 10 = 26 (Green Baseball = 4)

**Let us assume that the value of ‘Tennis Ball’ be ‘T’;**

Equation 4:

5 + (4 x T) + 10 = 23

=> 4T + 15 = 23

=> 4T = 23 – 15

=> 4T = 8

=> T = 8/4

=> T = 2

Therefore; the value of ‘Tennis Ball’ = 2.

**Verbal Challenge**

- STRAIN
- RESTRAIN
- RESTRICT
- DISTRICT
- DISTRUST
- DISTRESS
- DISTRACT
- REACT
- REACH
- PREACH

**Can you solve these?**

- A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn’t break the law. How is that possible?
**She was walking!** - How can you share 5 apples with 5 people and still have one left in the basket?
**One person carries the apple in the basket.** **There are several suggested answers to this one. Which is correct, do you think?**– Grammar rules, the first sentence is in the present tense. So when it says he has 6 eggs, he has 6 eggs. The other sentences are in the past tense. (This is the officially correct answer ….)However:– The exact answer is 2 because if two eggs were broken from 6 eggs there will be 4 more and then she cooked and ate two extra eggs. 6-4=2 so there will be 2 more left– There are four left… he broke two, cooked the same two, and ate the same two.

You decide for yourself!

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